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Ok, a post to gain back some respect

"ye'es, I vouch perzon'aly for deez imiges. Why wouldz we lie?"
Buffing off my recently tarnished image, I present you with a much relevant and timely post regarding news of the day.


I promise.

With a hat-tip to World Net Daily comes this report:
A U.S. military official says Iran fired only one missile Thursday, not a full round, based on U.S. intelligence assessments.

Iranian media reported the country's military conducted a second day of test-firing missiles, but the U.S. military official told CNN U.S. radar and satellite imagery don't support the claim.

The military official said it was possible that Iran tested short-range missiles.


They say that Iran planned on firing 7 missiles on Wednesday, but one misfired. Thus the reason for the doctored photo seen propagating through the willing media. They fired that lone missile on Thursday.

UPDATE:
U.S. diplomatic and military officials said they believe Iran did fire seven missiles -- including one long-range Shahab-3 -- Wednesday.


Well, the news just keeps coming in. It appears that even this might have been faked.

Iran's missile test this week did not demonstrate any new capabilities, according to a U.S. official familiar with the intelligence, and the test may not have included one of the longer-range missiles Iran claims was among those launched.

But an independent national security blog, ArmsControlWonk.com, Thursday analyzed video footage of the launch posted by the Iranian government. It determined the missiles were identical to a version of the Shahab missile first demonstrated in Iran in 1998 that has a known range of 746 miles.

In a post called "Same old Boring Shahab 3," it compared the diameter of the missile to its length and found it to be identical to the 1998 version.

Unless the Iranians built a larger missile with the same length to width ratio, dramatically improved the thrust of the rocket or decreased its internal structural mass, the missile could not achieve the range Iran claimed it did. Otherwise, it is the same knockoff of North Korea's Nodong-1, according to the blog.


Via Drudge Report:
The missiles tested DID NOT not have 2,000-kilometer range, the NEW YORK TIMES is planning to report on Saturday.

Iran DID NOT launch a Shahab-3 missile, able to reach Israel.

It was an older missile that was out of production, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE.

And a video showing what appeared to be many missiles being fired -- is actually one missile, filmed from different angles!


 Tags: ahmadinejad #Fact-checking

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