We have a saying in Bahrain which goes something like “give the bread to the baker even if he eats half of it!” This roughly translates to give the professional his due and don’t try to take on a job much bigger than your talents.
It seems that Iran didn’t take on this cultural advice and tinkered a bit with missile launch photos to make their attempts appear to be 100% successful. Silly really. To me, it’s infinitely more scary seeing that metal tube not firing leading me to believe that if it does actually fire then it most probably won’t hit its intended target which would mean that collateral damage would be substantial. Now if you consider that the Iranian’s main target in the gulf is just 10 kilometers from where I write this, it is indeed a rather daunting prospect!
And they want us to trust them to have nuclear capabilities? With a nutjob at the top? And misfiring missiles? With rhetoric galore that even illicit a response of hell and damnation from that other nutjob with only a few months remaining in office and who conceivably doesn’t want to leave without setting some sort of mark on Eye-Ran first?
Man this region is in for it.
But the Eye-Ran-Ians weren’t the first in the area to (mis)use Photoshop for turning a silk purse into a sow’s ear, the Bah-Rain-Ians apparently did too! You would think that with the avalanche of petrodollars pouring in, they both would have at least employed expert image editing artists to make the effect a little bit more believable!