September 13, 2006

Fauxtography from Iran.

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See-Dubya is running a post this morning pointing out that an Iranian film claiming to show Iran’s capability to stop shipping in the Persian Gulf is actually a Chinese film of the Chinese military.

See Dubya via Junkyardblog: Oooh, don‘t mess with us, they threatened by implication. If America gets fresh, we can hit your oil tankers in the Straits of Hormuz from our subs and bring the world to a standstill.

But what they ran was actually Chinese footage of a Chinese submarine testing a Chinese missile in China.

Iran probably does have some of this capability. But I doubt the Chinese are silly enough to provide them with their best systems. They have an interest in keeping the Gulf open to shipping as well. A youtube video of the test was available but has been removed.

Here is the orginal FOXNEWS report.

Exclusive footage of Iran's newest missile.

By Howie at 09:20 AM | Comments |