You might have heard that Iran tested some “long range” missiles recently. As Bill Clinton might say, “it depends on what your definition of ‘long range’ is.”

The US Navy’s closest fleet is still out of range, as is Israel:

At first, Iran claimed it had launched three long range missiles; a pronouncement at the end of ten days of war games in the Strait of Hormuz designed to test the patience of western nations as they weigh how to sanction Iran’s oil exports.

“We are able to announce that our shore-to-sea missile systems are so powerful that we can hit any target, any time, if it’s necessary” announced Habibulah Sayari, Iranian Navy Commander.

Seyyed Mahmoud Moussavi, Iranian Military Drills Spokesman, stated “Both missiles hit the intended targets successfully.”

It turned out the missiles weren’t that long range after all.

The Qhader missile, introduced in September, has a range of just 124 miles. The U.S. Navy’s fifth fleet in Bahrain is 150 miles from Iran. Israel is four times farther.

So Iran’s “long range” missile goes about as far as a Chevy Volt on a full battery and a quarter tank of backup gas.

Previously Iran was caught Photoshopping missile tests.

This top secret video obtained from a source in Tehran reveals that the latest test didn’t go quite as successfully as Iran claims:

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12 Responses to “Iran’s ‘Long Range’ Missile Not So Long Range”

  1. Marshall_Will on January 3rd, 2012 5:07 pm

    "we can hit any target, any time,"

    As long as it doesn't move, zigzag or uh strike back. Hate to see these feeble attempts, gives the Sheriff Joes of the world all the ammo they need to say these lunatics aren't a threat?

    As usual they intentionally miss the point. Chaos is the objective here. Just look what -financial- chaos brought to this country? Roll the dice, destabilize, challenge everything, NLAGCGTW and roll out the H & C!

  2. Dexter_Alarius on January 3rd, 2012 5:45 pm

    You forgot to mention that the Iranians made the claim in an article in Testor's "Model Rocketry Monthly". In that context "Long Range" fits.

  3. clu seatoe on January 3rd, 2012 5:52 pm

    “Both missiles hit the intended targets successfully.”

    Intended target:
    The bottom of the bay.

    We really were aiming for the water, even though the guys dropped the one and it rolled over the side.

  4. swede on January 3rd, 2012 6:10 pm

    Ya know – if Custer had photo-shop, a Ministry of Propaganda and a pliant media, he'd have won at Little Big Horn. Drat the bad luck.

  5. Marshall_Will on January 3rd, 2012 6:50 pm

    Thought for sure Doug would be lining out new propaganda tool to insert Bagdhad Bob any minute?

    Ken in Texas was a missle tech for years, as were a number of MM's posters but even by a lay understanding, this is pathetic. It did give me pause though on getting an explanation on the rocket trail off LAX about a year ago that the MSM dutifully told us were "vapor trails"? Still holding my breath on that one…

  6. Doug on January 3rd, 2012 6:57 pm

    Ah s*#t, I didn't think of Baghdad Bob when I wrote that.

  7. SignPainterGuy on January 3rd, 2012 7:04 pm

    From a source I trust, that "vapor trail" off Cali was NOT a plane AND "It was NOT one of ours" ! Imaginate at you leisure !

  8. SignPainterGuy on January 3rd, 2012 7:16 pm

    I just knew ol` Wile E.`s rocket would sput out about 10', flame out, drop to the canyon floor creating a 10' deep hole and THEN explode ! Or launch without him leaving Wile E.`s belly on fire !

    Baghdad Bob would have been really convincing, explaining in his usual great detail how both missiles hit the ocean "Precisely where intended"; perhaps even "`ciser" !

  9. SignPainterGuy on January 3rd, 2012 7:17 pm

    Ha haaa !

  10. backwoodsconsr on January 3rd, 2012 7:40 pm

    Premature emasculation.

  11. Marshall_Will on January 3rd, 2012 7:43 pm

    I remember in the Navy ( U.S! Navy actually… ) we had this "Precision Anchoring Drill" So like here we are in the middle of the Pacific and these guys were up on the bridge high-fiving each other?

    Bahghdhad ( sp? ) BOB is 'always' with us..! Like Laugh-In cutting over to Gary Owen. After awhile he became his OWN punchline! All he had to do was say his name and people would start busting up.

  12. SignPainterGuy on January 3rd, 2012 8:14 pm

    Watched a doc. last night on Super Carriers on Nat.Geo. They showed a 16 ton (I think) anchor hooked to 1,000' of chain; ea. link weighs more than 300 lbs. Now, just where is all that weight gonna go but "straight down" ? Every time !

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