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Iran: Photo shows wrong space monkey
Associated Press
Published: 03.02.13, 08:05
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1. Scramble, scramble
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.03.13)
Head fake. I think someone's headed for the jib crane. Probably more than just one. No one is fooled. The Iranians are inept. They have proven it. Geez -- perhaps they ought to concentrate their efforts on building flushable toilets. There's a dearth of that in Iran, that's for sure. Leave the rhesus monkeys alone. They do, after all, deserve to live and have no control over their destiny. Shoot a mullah into space. Now THAT would impress me -- if he comes back alive, that is. Which he won't. But who on earth would miss one Iranian mullah?
2. Hardly a Pioneer
Chico ,   NYC, USA   (02.03.13)
The Americans and Russians were sending monkeys into space half a century ago. This is about as pioneering -- even saying they pulled it off, which is doubtful -- as throwing someone off a cliff and claiming you invented the airplane.
3. Photoshop tricks, again ?
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (02.03.13)
4. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the ape....
Haim ,   TA   (02.03.13)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the ape they should have sent in to space.
5. Iranian space monkey very genuine
Shahram ,   Tehran   (02.03.13)
For those who have taken their skepticism to levels of irrationality, the link below takes you to a four simultaneous videos which have recorded iran's space launch. It leaves no doubt that the launch and its recovery was successful as reported.
6. #5 Video casts more doubt
Cynthia ,   USA   (02.03.13)
How about a video showing the monkey being placed in the rocket. Then the same rocket launched into space followed by the same rocket returning to earth and the monkey being removed from the rocket. Until such a video is presented, this is more Iranian monkey business.
7. problem telling truth
Larry ,   Los Angeles   (02.03.13)
It seems that the Arabs have this problem with telling the truth. Lying seems to be a way of life and if they can convince some one, that is to them the most important thing. Truth and honesty do not have much currency in their lands or minds. Pity.
8. Shahram, why do you bother to defend
HaifaGuy   (02.03.13)
your ridiculous regime? You are a rational and intelligent person, as can be deduced from your short yet well-worded post. Why would anyone like you defend the gang of insolent and ruthless cave dwellers that hold your country hostage? Dude it's even kind of embarrassing - boasting an achievement like that... What next: North Koreans inventing the WC? You used to be Persians, now you're just another terror-supporting and hate-inciting Islamic entity with a life span of a couple of generations. Mark my words.
9. monkey stories
GR   (02.03.13)
They can't get their monkey stories straight and yet they expect me and the world to believe their stories? Sounds like a lot of monkey business to me.
10. A true space story.
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (02.03.13)
Before Gagarin, the first astronaut was launched, he spoke with Khruschev. Khruschev was a humorous man and told him as follows : " Yura, nobody was upstairs so far. Anything can happen there. So if you meet with an old person, with large beard wearing an aura over his head, first greet him politely. Then tell him that the Central Comitee of the Communist Party of the Sovietunion is on the platform of religious freedom, and allows all forms of religious life"
11. Iranian Monkey Astronaut
Dave S ,   Anchorage USA   (02.04.13)
It is the same monkey. Passing through a disturbance in the space-time continuum accounts for its altered appearance. The Iranians need to pay more attention to the graphics accompanying their propaganda.
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