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Iran May Have Faked Its 'Successful' Space Monkey Trip

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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 10:31 AM

internet users have gone over the photos released by Iran's FARs news agency, and many believe that the monkey shown in photographs back on Earth is not the same monkey that went up to space. As the Independent points out in this photo, the monkey that went to space (right) appears to have a large birthmark over its eye. However, the monkey that returned to Earth (left) has no birthmark in this place.

France24 also points out that images of the launch have been shown widely in Iranian state media, but images of the rockets return to Earth are conspicuously absent.

US Questions Monkey Launch:

This isn't the first time they've been caught by Reddit for photoshopping, or just plan, hoaxing their military and space accomplisments.


posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 10:35 AM
I love those missile photos.. As for the monkey though, maybe he didn't make it back...

posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 10:48 AM
Wow, how impressive, going to outer space gets rid of birth marks and makes you younger looking. I could market this.........

posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 11:05 AM
Wow they managed to fake it.
What else can you expect from an evil Islamic country like Iran.

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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 11:09 AM
What does sending a monkey into space do to help the energy problems, economy and issues they say are so dire there in Iran?

sooo.........just making nuclear material for power.......

but diverting a lot of time and energy now into trying to make rockets that can go into orbit........

All while the whole middle east is ready to explode........

sure......nothing going on here............

(sticks head in sand)
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posted on Feb, 1 2013 @ 11:17 AM
Damn stunt double...Somewhere out there there is a Monkey Lost in Space. The poor little monkey should go straight to monkey heaven.

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 10:53 AM
The 'official' line now is as follows:-
1.The monkey did successfully come back from space (successfully meaning alive)
2. Yes it is acknowledged that the two photos are different - the first apparently being a stock photo from a previous attempt (!)

This according to The Guardian

They really do seem to be stumbling around this one!

posted on Feb, 23 2013 @ 11:13 AM
OP ... excellent information.

Remember this one by FARS?

Iranian News Agency Plagiarizes 'The Onion'

Apparently unaware of the unwritten rules of both ethical journalism and satire, an Iranian news agency published an edited copy of a report from The Onion on Friday, without crediting the original or acknowledging that it was fiction.

The Fars News Agency, which is close to Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, posted its version of the report on its English-language Web site under the same headline used by The Onion for the original four days earlier: “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad To Obama".

Although the dateline for the news brief says that the reporting was done in Tehran by Fars, the first sentence is identical to the earlier Onion parody: “According to the results of a Gallup poll released Monday, the overwhelming majority of rural white Americans said they would rather vote for Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than U.S. president Barack Obama.”

FARS is the propoganda outlet for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
They can be rather entertaining at times ...

The fake monkey flight and/or pictures is just another example ....

posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 02:50 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

FARS is the propoganda outlet for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

If FARS is the propoganda outlet for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard what does that Make CNN,MSNBC none propoganda outlets?
oh yea lets forget they are the most trusted name in news.

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