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IRAN THREATENS TO RELEASE SPY PICTURES OF INTIMATE ISRAELI FACILITIES
October 30 2012
Tehran, Iran – Few would debate that in a battle, a real battle, over Iranian nuclear weapons Iran would come out the loser. Faced with the effective Israeli military, undoubtedly backed by the awesome U.S. military, any attack on the nuclear facilities in Iran would leave them devastated.
That is something Iran likely realizes, part of the reason they have made occasional motions towards conceding their program, at least tests of the water temperature for such a thing. Iran, though, is still Iran and can’t seem to prevent itself from doing what it seems to always do, antagonize the people it’s trying to make peace with, something they may well have done again.
According to a single Iranian MP, the country has acquired, through the use of spy drones, close up and intimate pictures of Israeli facilities, pictures they are holding onto for now, presumably for the right buyer. That announcement comes just weeks after Israel shot down an drone launched from Lebanon which had parts manufactured in Iran, a sign perhaps that Iran has engaged in a new offensive against Israel that threatens to spread delicate pictures of them all across the internet.
“These aircraft transmit their pictures online, and right now we possess pictures of restricted areas,” said Esmail Kowsari, chair of parliament's defense committee.
Israel officials have denied that any such incident could have taken place because, as they did with the Lebanese drone, they would have just shot the drone down.
It’s not clear if the MP has any plans on showing the pictures, at least a few of them, to show that he indeed does have the images or is just talking as people in his country often do.
“Obviously if Iran does have these pictures Israel is going to be very upset but of course they are usually very upset. They tend to get upset over burned coffee and threaten to destroy the maker’s house so that will be nothing new but of course this is something slightly different, though very slightly,” said Scrape TV International Conflict analyst Mario Martinez. “We live in a world of images and pictures and keeping anything secret for very long is well nigh impossible. I’m sure these facilities have been photographed over and over again by satellites and very possibly are already on Google maps right now, which of course would not be a major coup for Iran. They may think that having access to those maps is pretty unique but everyone can go on that site.”
Because Iran has not shown anyone the pictures it’s just assumed that they are lying.
“The bigger story would of course be that Iran managed to get a drone over Israeli territory without being noticed. That would be a major security concern for Israel and perhaps even one more excuse for war, though still dramatically paling in comparison to what Israel does to Iran, blowing up their scientists and infecting their computers with viruses. Still, it’s a good excuse,” continued Martinez. “It would also be embarrassing for Israel to have those pictures out there in the wild, knowing that everyone is looking at them. Heck, that could prompt an attack just so people don’t get a chance to look at their super secret facilities where only the most important of things are happening, like advanced coffee brewing methods.”
The U.S. has not responded to the claims and is unlikely to do so, much to the chagrin of Israel.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent