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Iran missile firing was a hoax, and Trump’s Generals in charge fell for it

Not fake news, but fake nukes.

Us President Donald Trump got all riled up last week during his UN General Assembly speech, blasting Iran for a ballistic missile test.

Trump tweeted on Sunday that Iran was cooperating with Pyongyang following the missile test.

Problem (as Zerohedge reports): It turns out this was “fake news”, or rather “fake nukes”, as Iran never actually fired a ballistic missile, according to Fox News government sources, and instead the video released by the Iranians was more than seven months old – dating back to a failed launch in late January, which resulted in the missile exploding shortly after liftoff, according to two U.S. officials.

After the footage was aired, Iranian media claiming a successful test launch – though it apparently showed the failed January launch. At the time, Iran was attempting to launch its new Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile for the first time. It flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle, officials said at the time. The failed late January launch was first reported by Fox News and prompted the White House to put Iran “on notice” days later.

However, apparently news of the fake launch was not filtered by the US “intelligence” apparatus before it reached Trump who responded to the reported launch in a late-Saturday tweet, saying, “Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!” Last week, speaking before world leaders at the United Nations, Trump slammed the Iranian regime and called the Iran nuclear deal an “embarrassment” to the United States.

Trump told reporters, back when he thought Iran’s missile test was real…

“We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program.”

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the U.N. one day after POTUS Trump, calmly noted…

“We never threaten anyone, but we do not tolerate threats from anyone.”

According to Fox News, Rouhani returned to Tehran two days later to preside over the missile parade featuring the new medium-range design and said his country would build as many missiles as necessary to defend itself.

Afterward, the footage was aired, with Iranian media claiming a successful test launch – though it apparently showed the failed January launch.

Via Fox News

At the time, Iran was attempting to launch its new Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile for the first time. It flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle, officials said at the time.

The failed late January launch was first reported by Fox News and prompted the White House to put Iran “on notice” days later.

Iran’s new medium-range missile is based on a North Korean design—Pyongyang’s BM-25 Musudan ballistic missile, which has a maximum range of nearly 2,500 miles, putting U.S. forces in the Middle East and Israel within reach if its problems are fixed.

“The very first missiles we saw in Iran were simply copies of North Korean missiles,” said Jeffrey Lewis, a missile proliferation expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. “Over the years, we’ve seen photographs of North Korean and Iranian officials in each other’s countries, and we’ve seen all kinds of common hardware.”

Last weekend, a senior Iranian general said the missile had a range of less than 2,000 miles.

“The Khoramshahr missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers [1,250 miles] and can carry multiple warheads,” Iran’s official IRNA news agency quoted Revolutionary Guards aerospace chief General Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying.

The missile “is capable of carrying multiple warheads,” Hajizadeh added.

“I am not sure why the Iranians are lying about the range,” one U.S. official said. “I think they don’t want to piss the Europeans off.”

The official and others declined to be identified because they were not authorized to disclose sensitive information to the press.

Experts say Iran possesses the largest arsenal of ballistic missiles in the Middle East, with more than 1,000 short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. Tehran has conducted over 20 missile tests since 2015.

Via Zerohedge

While U.N. resolution 2231, put in place days after the Iran nuclear deal was signed, calls on the Islamic Republic not to conduct ballistic missile tests, but does not forbid them from doing so, after Russia and China insisted on the watered-down language in order to pass the resolution. Iran is “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology,” according to the text of the resolution.

Iran possesses the largest arsenal of ballistic missiles in the Middle East, with more than 1,000 short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. Tehran has conducted over 20 missile tests since 2015. Tehran claims the tests are legitimate because they are defensive in nature.

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Hass
Hass
September 26, 2017

No Trump, it’s not an embarrassing “Nuclear Deal” the only thing embarrassing is your pathetic amateurish style and incompetence.

GeorgeG
GeorgeG
Reply to  Hass
September 26, 2017

No, no –:). General Kelly is supposed to filter the “intelligence” that gets to Trump, and what ever does get to him has to be in line with what the CoG apparatus wants. Obviously command-and-control broke down. Big embarrassment with FOX reporting on it. Just shows you, open-source spooks nowadays can do better than people with access to “secret informtion.” Kelly, you goofed. Sure, you can hide your face in shame over Trump’s UNGA performance, but face it, you goofed.

Keith Smith
Keith Smith
September 26, 2017

Trump may be sacking Generals soon?

seby
seby
September 26, 2017

Remember at the beginning of the Bugs Bunny Show, the cast would dance across the stage and sing “on with the show, this is it!”.

What came after was a hell of a lot more funny than this raggedy arse circus. Of course the great Chuck Jones, Fritz Freleng would never lower themselves and write for this dotard. Of course Mel Blanc would have done a great voice impression.

Jane Karlsson
Jane Karlsson
September 26, 2017

So why did Iran release the video? To see what Trump would do? Are Iranians falling about laughing?

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
September 26, 2017

Quite simple, to show the world how that system overthere is working and reacting.
To show the US Administration is occupied by mindless popeyes.

Seán Murphy
Seán Murphy
Reply to  Jane Karlsson
September 26, 2017

Probably.

FlorianGeyer
FlorianGeyer
September 26, 2017

American ‘Intelligence’ never fails to lighten my day 🙂

Mike from Ramsbottom
Mike from Ramsbottom
Reply to  FlorianGeyer
September 26, 2017

I think many people have noticed that US Intelligence is an oxymoron.

FlorianGeyer
FlorianGeyer
Reply to  Mike from Ramsbottom
September 26, 2017

Like always tends to employ like and for too long the good men of America have been sidelined . In fact the good men/women in all too many nations today.

Pertti Lantela
Pertti Lantela
September 26, 2017

It’s Satanic disinformation affecting Trump’s decisions that will decide the fate of the world…. When will the unrelenting shaming of dishonest journalists begin? They are the key, shame them and shame them and shame them some more…. They live for admiration, give them rotten tomatoes and the reality of their heinous part in the destruction of the .world

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  Pertti Lantela
September 26, 2017

Advice: simply stop buying and reading their stupid, disinformational newspapers and disinformational websites for a start.

Wayne Blow
Wayne Blow
Reply to  Pertti Lantela
September 27, 2017

There are no (NO) journalists anymore, they are cowards whom receive their paychecks from the “deep state” slime that are trying to rule the world !!!!!!

tapatio
tapatio
September 26, 2017

The Iran nuclear deal is embarrassing – embarrassing that Washington is a puppet of the Zionist-Talmudic Disease and its occupation government, AIPAC, embarrassing that sanctions were placed on Iran, based on 25 years of Netanyahu’s yowling lies and the Rothschild-Bilderberg lust for Iranian oil and gas, plus control of the Iranian economy. The United States is, today, the most shameful nation on Earth. It isn’t Israel – 3000 years of treachery and hypocrisy from the cult that controls America has shown that nothing else can be expected from them. The world should have been able to expect more from America,… Read more »

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  tapatio
September 26, 2017

“America” is the wrong word, tapatio, it must be read “US Inc. Cesspool” instead of the word “America”.

tapatio
tapatio
Reply to  DarkEyes
September 27, 2017

America is an idea, not the criminals who control Washington and our economy. It isn’t the founding fathers or traitors, like Alexander Hamilton. It’s people, most of whom would make good decisions if they had good information.

DarkEyes
DarkEyes
Reply to  tapatio
September 28, 2017

America, which consists of fifty independent nation-states with their sovereign nationals is still a reality. Every state has its own government for instance. Through decades the sovereign nationals’ heads have been stuffed with US Inc. Goebbel style propaganda, especially after 1945 when the US INC. imported loads and loads of Nazis from a capitulated Germany. They were doing grand jobs for the US Inc. and later for themselves thru the AIPAC federal government, but certainly not for the American Nationals. And believe me or not, behind the curtains a lot of people are working very hard to bring back the… Read more »

tapatio
tapatio
Reply to  DarkEyes
September 28, 2017

You don’t seem to know a great deal about the US. The fifty states are NOT sovereign. US law SUPERSEDES state law in most areas. States can not secede, as did the UK from the EU. The federal government taxes and places other requirements on individuals of every state. Furthermore, our Constitution has been ignored by every administration, with one exception, for 54 years. Congress has increasingly ignored the constitution, as has the Supreme Court. So, many refer to “POST-Constitutional America”. And, the federal government has reached the point where it could not care less what the people think or… Read more »

Seán Murphy
Seán Murphy
September 26, 2017

So, when is Trump, the USA, the EU and the UN going to call for a nuclear free Israel? When is Trump going to put Israel “on notice”?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Seán Murphy
September 28, 2017

Good question, Sean!!! Israel refuses to admit they have lots of nukes and won’t sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreement. Israel is absolutely terrified of its neighbors having nukes, because they will no longer be the bully!

Mr Misanthropic
Mr Misanthropic
September 27, 2017

what the US wants is all nations disarmed of nuclear and ballistic missiles, so that they and israel are the worlds power and all others subservient to their will

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