Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Iran: U.S. Navy Video and Audio a Fake

For sheer comic relief alone, the Iranian news outlet Press TV is a hoot. It comes off as a version of The Onion for mad mullahs.

Today, Ron Paul's biggest supporters veer off into fantasy-land by claiming the video and audio taken by the U.S. Navy in the Straits of Hormuz the other day is a fabrication.
IRGC says the US video of Sunday's incident in Hormuz Strait involving Iran patrol boats and US ships is archive footage and the audio is fake.

A member of the Navy Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) told Press TV on Wednesday that the footage released by the US Navy had been compiled using file pictures and the audio had been fabricated.

Earlier Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini said the incident was a normal identification request by the Iranian side.
Outside of the far-left fringe in this country and assorted Koolaid drinkers around the world, I don't see how anyone can think this is staged.

A bit of projection though, since they know all about fake videos.

See for yourself.

UPDATE: More from Jules Crittenden.

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