Shocker: Iran Photoshops Missile Drill Results

Posted by on Jan 03, 2012 at 9:56 am

We’ve been down this road before with the clumsy Photoshopping. Well, here we go again.

At first, Iran claimed it had launched three long range missiles; a pronouncement at the end of ten days of war games in the Strait of Hormuz designed to test the patience of western nations as they weigh how to sanction Iran’s oil exports.

“We are able to announce that our shore-to-sea missile systems are so powerful that we can hit any target, any time, if it’s necessary” announced Habibulah Sayari, Iranian Navy Commander.

Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi, Iranian Military Drills Spokesman, stated “Both missiles hit the intended targets successfully.”

It turned out the missiles weren’t that long range after all.

The Qhader missile, introduced in September, has a range of just 124 miles. The U.S. Navy’s fifth fleet in Bahrain is 150 miles from Iran. Israel is four times farther.

“We’ve seen that they’ve photoshopped, for example, photographs of missile tests before to make it look more impressive than it actually is, so I would take all this with a grain of salt. I think this is mainly posturing. It’s gamesmanship. And it’s again meant to send a message that the Iranians aren’t simply going to sit back while their oil is sanctioned,” said Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

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2 Responses to “Shocker: Iran Photoshops Missile Drill Results”

  1. Have Blue on 3/03/12 at 11:59 am

    There does not appear to be any reports of photoshopping in this round of exercises. The photoshopping occured either last year or the year before when they photoshopped a launching missile over one of three that had failed. However they used the flame and smoke trail from the next missle over so that the two looking exactly the same were very easy to see.
    Plus they had previously released video of the same launch which clearly showed the missile not firing.