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Iran's Photoshopped Missile Launch
Little Green Footballs ^ | 7-9-08 | Charles Johnson, hat tip webs87

Posted on 07/09/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo

At least one of the photographs released today by Iran and published by an unquestioning Western media has been Photoshopped:



TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bogus; fakebutaccurate; fakephotos; fauxtography; freepun; geopolitics; iran; iranianmissiles; jihad30; lgf; photoshop; proliferation; propagandawingofdnc; stalinisttactics; waronerror
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1 posted on 07/09/2008 6:44:27 PM PDT by SeafoodGumbo
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To: SeafoodGumbo

I do believe you are correct.


2 posted on 07/09/2008 6:45:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

OH yeah, totally! Damn those stupid media lackeys...


3 posted on 07/09/2008 6:45:45 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (I'll take a "third Bush term" over a second Carter term ANY DAY!)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

what? dirt can’t form the same exact dust clouds?


4 posted on 07/09/2008 6:47:31 PM PDT by thefactor (the innocent shall not suffer nor the guilty go free...)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

posted, toasted, and roasted....

dem irani’s ain’t any too bright, eh?


5 posted on 07/09/2008 6:48:19 PM PDT by xcamel (Being on the wrong track means the unintended consequences express train doesnt kill you going by)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

I’m not sure why, but this has to be good news for us, right? Why isn’t launching 4 missiles impressive enough?


6 posted on 07/09/2008 6:50:05 PM PDT by kc8ukw
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Man! The “Fake But Accurate” thing has taken off world-wide. Is Dan Rather pimping himself out to foreign governments now?


7 posted on 07/09/2008 6:51:19 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

*Snicker* Clone Brush is a WONDERFUL tool, isn’t it?


8 posted on 07/09/2008 6:52:11 PM PDT by Severa (I can't take this stress anymore...quick, get me a marker to sniff....)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

The first thing I thought of this morning was someone did this to stop the fall in oil futures.


9 posted on 07/09/2008 6:53:18 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Severa

I see Obama’s birth certificate on one of those missiles!!!


10 posted on 07/09/2008 6:53:30 PM PDT by xDGx
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To: cripplecreek

The 1st and 4th ones appear to be the same.


11 posted on 07/09/2008 6:53:44 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Yep, it’s a sham!


12 posted on 07/09/2008 6:54:25 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Wow..I do better with PS 2 and Xnview!


13 posted on 07/09/2008 6:54:52 PM PDT by Coffee200am
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To: SeafoodGumbo

It seems to me that the two missiles on the right are leaving identical smoke plumes and possibly the one on the far left. Also the air around the missile second from the left looks lighter.


14 posted on 07/09/2008 6:54:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Voting conservative isn't for the faint of heart.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

There could have been one launch, imaged by two or more cameras in different locations. Photoshop used to make it look like a coordinated precision launch, like ones we’ve done during testing of SDI.


15 posted on 07/09/2008 6:56:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Without the second, the rest are just politicians' BS.)
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To: xDGx

excellent


16 posted on 07/09/2008 6:56:57 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Iran wants the world to think it’s got 9 operational missiles to spare for a “test”.


17 posted on 07/09/2008 6:56:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Black dogs and bacon bombs.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
Question:


18 posted on 07/09/2008 6:59:29 PM PDT by icwhatudo
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To: SeafoodGumbo
Sucks to be the guys that have to fake info to appear strong.

/johnny

19 posted on 07/09/2008 7:00:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Bless us all, each, and every one.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
Not so this was a legit test.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97lH0-tuuWE

20 posted on 07/09/2008 7:01:12 PM PDT by Liberal Bob (looneyleft.com)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Busted. BTT.


21 posted on 07/09/2008 7:01:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Didn’t they already test the Shihab-3’s anyway? I seem to remember reading they did, but maybe I’m misremembering.

Iran’s big plan to scare the world after the G8 tells them to quit enriching uranium is photoshopping a launch of missiles they’ve already tested? It’s almost funny.


22 posted on 07/09/2008 7:01:42 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: SeafoodGumbo
This is what really happened.
23 posted on 07/09/2008 7:01:49 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (The world WILL be cleaner, safer and more productive without Islam.)
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To: icwhatudo

LOL, man, now it looks like it was all one missile, two at most, that means they don’t have many and didn’t want to waste the few that they had. Great work you guys, heck, I’ll bet our defense department didn’t even pick up on that, this is real news !!


24 posted on 07/09/2008 7:03:18 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: All

I’m just thinking outside the box here...

But consider this:
Maybe there were were 4 successful launches, the rockets and trailing plumes are genuine... But the launch platform/vehicle in one of them was identifiable (something they might want to keep secret) in the photo and the easiest way to obscure it was to just clone the dust cloud.


25 posted on 07/09/2008 7:03:49 PM PDT by LegendHasIt (Noone/Nohow '08)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Methinks same rocket photographed at different stages in flight and layered in Photoshop, besides copying and pasting exhaust smoke.


26 posted on 07/09/2008 7:04:08 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: SeafoodGumbo; Eaker; Allegra
Hey, this is kind of like when Harry Potter attacked Beirut!


27 posted on 07/09/2008 7:05:10 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Eye of Unk

Ahh that’s the “Shaheeb COX III”


28 posted on 07/09/2008 7:05:13 PM PDT by cmsgop (How come they never made "6 Pack" II)
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To: icwhatudo

Apparently so. This is the image at LGF.

29 posted on 07/09/2008 7:05:27 PM PDT by dighton
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To: SeafoodGumbo

That pick is clearly a photo shop but they did have a successful launch.


30 posted on 07/09/2008 7:06:35 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Liberal Bob
ROTFLMAO!

That was pretty damned funny!

31 posted on 07/09/2008 7:06:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Waiting for them to fly in bomb-magnet woman and Rescue guy from Lebanon for their next PR stunt.


32 posted on 07/09/2008 7:07:00 PM PDT by Shqipo
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To: Eye of Unk

Or this:


33 posted on 07/09/2008 7:07:26 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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To: icwhatudo

I think the little piece of smoke thats just above the red squares on the 2nd and 4th square from left. That part looks very similar as well.


34 posted on 07/09/2008 7:08:23 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: SeafoodGumbo

Photoshop made the price of oil rise!


35 posted on 07/09/2008 7:09:35 PM PDT by airborne (End the "open primary" system now!!! Only Republicans should vote in Republican primaries!)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
null null

"That was just footage from the movie Independence Day, but Iran's real missiles would be a lot like that... yah..."
36 posted on 07/09/2008 7:09:44 PM PDT by WrightOnTarget
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To: SeafoodGumbo
I saw the same missile launch videos the last war games like 6 months or a year ago.
37 posted on 07/09/2008 7:10:26 PM PDT by McGruff (This is not the [insert name here] I knew.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo
An offical Iranian representative present at the test firing (right)
has called the photo tampering claims "ridiculous"...


38 posted on 07/09/2008 7:10:39 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Green-Helmet Guy")
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To: Liberal Bob

“Cannot be shot down by ant know weapon...” ROFL!


39 posted on 07/09/2008 7:11:33 PM PDT by Allegra (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

I just saved the JPEG and zoomed in and it’s obviously cloned smoke. The Missiles are probably inserted and the smoke is designed to cover the lack of launchers.


40 posted on 07/09/2008 7:12:27 PM PDT by tobyhill (The media lies so much the truth is the exception)
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To: Shqipo

LOL .... Ref #38


41 posted on 07/09/2008 7:12:59 PM PDT by mikrofon ("Green-Helmet Guy")
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To: SeafoodGumbo
It looks legit to me..........


42 posted on 07/09/2008 7:13:34 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: humblegunner

For his next trick, I wonder if Harry would be amenable to dropping one of them thangs in the vicinity of the Elborz Mountains?


43 posted on 07/09/2008 7:13:48 PM PDT by Allegra (If you lived here, you'd be home by now.)
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To: SeafoodGumbo

ha!


44 posted on 07/09/2008 7:14:27 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2040058/posts?page=297#297


45 posted on 07/09/2008 7:14:43 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: tobyhill

Someone from LGF pointed to this photo: http://www.daylife.com/photo/07z0fO0d5I2d3/missiles_iran as the original (or close to it.). So it looks like the third missile from the left was photoshopped in, using the plume from the second missile and the dust from the fourth.


46 posted on 07/09/2008 7:15:48 PM PDT by norcal joe
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To: SeafoodGumbo
The only thing missing was:

1. Green Helmet Guy

2. Rage Boy

3. Tourist Guy

4. Palistinian Car Swarm Mob

47 posted on 07/09/2008 7:17:40 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (Senator McCain, what did GWB promise you back in 2000? And you believed him? BWAHAAAAA!)
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48 posted on 07/09/2008 7:18:33 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Wouldn’t it be great to just happen to have an Aegis Cruiser in the Gulf the next time they try this trick for a little target practice?


49 posted on 07/09/2008 7:21:12 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: There is no god named Allah, and Muhammed is a false prophet)
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This was a completely valid test, I triple-guarantee you!

50 posted on 07/09/2008 7:23:40 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat
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