Iranians Suck at Photoshop – Missile Test Photo is a Fake!

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You’ve probably heard about Iran stepping up their show of force in response to Israel’s threatening gestures and suggestions. The “successful” Iranian missile test photo quickly circulated the web. Here it is:


Hmmmm, something look strange about the photo? Of course! Aaaaah, the wonders of Photoshop. You’d think they’d have pulled the inserted missile from a completely different photo if they really wanted to pull the fake off, but noooooo – not that bright.


Here is the ORIGINAL photo:


Charming, huh? Idiots!
I have Photoshop – this is my version:


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– Ranger Man

BTW: If you want a wicked cheap ad placed on the blog, I’ll use Photoshop to build it for you. Now THAT is raging cool!

20 comments… add one
  • secret squirrel July 11, 2008, 10:02 pm

    Not only does Iran suck at making missles that work, it also has no photoshop talent. now iran is the laughingstock of the world and will be forced to launch arms due to humiliation.

  • Jennersen July 12, 2008, 7:15 am

    I like your version.

  • Rushman July 12, 2008, 8:31 am

    That is too funny. They must get there missles from russia……

  • July 12, 2008, 8:37 am

    Fake photos have been used for disinformation for many years. Now with photoshop and the like, this is being done on a grand scale. You cannot trust photographs at all.

  • Ranger Man July 12, 2008, 10:33 am

    Yossi, I’m not sure I know enough about construction and engineering to be able to answer that question.

  • Bustednuckles July 12, 2008, 9:33 am

    That is just freakin’ BRILLIANT!

  • Yossi July 12, 2008, 9:51 am

    Ranger Man, can you take a look in the “construction photo” mentioned
    in this doc (fresh look chapter) and see if it’s fake?


  • David July 12, 2008, 1:23 pm

    @Iranians: Epic fail.

  • July 13, 2008, 5:55 am

    Get used to Iran guys – a number of you are likely to be stationed there, rotting away for several years liberating it from evil while Bush and his Haliburton buddies party it up.

  • Dan July 14, 2008, 10:24 pm

    Incredible, why is 4 so much better than 3? They just make themselves seem like the joke they really are! I agree with a post above, go buy them from Russia, buy 10 get 1 free..

  • Fail July 19, 2008, 1:32 pm

    “Incredible, why is 4 so much better than 3?”

    The fourth failed to fire.
    Now, that could have simply been a fluke, a once-in-a-lifetime event that happened at an inopportune moment for them, but more realistically, it screams that there is at least a 25% failure rate, possibly higher (since there have only been a few of the missiles fired, it is impossible to know for certain what the failure rates are, but having one of the four misfire during a big photo-op moment speaks volumes about failure rates).

  • Ranger Man July 19, 2008, 5:24 pm

    tim, these are the images used widely by major media outlets. Google “official iran missile photo” (or similar words) and you’ll see.

  • tim July 19, 2008, 4:24 pm

    well i think you have a point there about the photo being a fake but that isnt the official photo. i have seen the original movie of those missiles being launch and i can tell you that there is no fake in it. of course the photo that you have here is a fake (that one missile) but thats not the official. where did you get the image?

  • paresh July 20, 2008, 4:33 am

    thanks for sharing.

  • I hate secret squirrel July 23, 2008, 5:55 pm

    Iran is awesome excuse you poopie squirrel


  • Bro B July 24, 2008, 9:30 pm

    Neat, they’re so outclassed by western funded imperialism that they have to fake photos to try and keep from being slaughtered like your common Iraqi child.

    That will make killing them for being Muslim all the more LOLZ friendly.

    Israel, fuck yeah!

  • V July 28, 2008, 12:08 pm

    Lol i’m sure the Jews will all be smirking like you when only 3 out of 4 missiles hit their cities!

  • Mike Hartman Sr October 24, 2008, 4:39 am

    Here’s another one. Check out Stands for muslim Americans FOR obama 2008. How does nobama get so much political donations? How about Iran and Saudi!! Vote PRO American for McCain/Palin or ANTI American !! Simple as that!!

  • Anderson April 14, 2011, 6:27 am

    Most of those images you see on the Web are usually fakes and you can’t really trust them. To get rid of such confusion, a handy and useful tool called Photoshopped Image Killer will tell you whether an image has been edited by some software, or it’s real. As indicated by it’s name, the tool has best performance for Photoshop. However other image editors are covered as well.


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