09 January 2008

Hunt for Blue January

Recall the opening of the film "Hunt for Red October:"
''Nothing of what you are about to see ever happened."
That blip seems to be the marching orders at always-reliable Iranian Tee Vee news with regard to the incident earlier this week their plastic speedies joy riding in the wake of a US Navy combat group.
Iran on Wednesday called video and audio released by the Pentagon showing Iranian Revolutionary Guards boats confronting U.S. warships in the Strait of Hormuz "fabricated," a state-run television station reported. "The footage released by the U.S. Navy was compiled using file pictures and the audio has been fabricated," the English-language channel Press TV quoted an official in the Revolutionary Guards as saying.

(Vice Adm. Kevin) Cosgriff also has disputed Iran's claims that the incident was a routine encounter, saying Iran's "provocative" actions were "deadly serious" to the U.S. military.
Here's some video of what didn't happen. Hey; who says life doesn't imitate art?

1 comment:

flamer said...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,2240533,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=networkfront

"The Pentagon said it recorded the film and the sound separately and then edited them together to give a "better idea of what is happening"."

Wait... what? You EDITED it???

Ok, so sound is wild, picture is edited, the suicide bombers are wearing life PRESERVERS, and there's no wind or motor sound on the voice track.

No, really. I believe you.