Written by Scott Ott
July 12, 2008
Iran Threatens to Photoshop Israel from the Map
by Scott Ott for ScrappleFace
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said his nation's missile tests this week are part of a previously-secret plan to "Photoshop Israel from the map."
Images of the missile tests showed apparently-real, as well as computer-generated duplicates of Shahab missiles, which Iran claims have a range of up to 1,250 miles - long enough to strike Israel - a claim which has since been questioned by Western arms experts.
In the four-missile version of the image released Wednesday by Sepah News, the media arm of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, two major sections (encircled in red) appear to closely replicate other sections (encircled in orange). (Illustration by The New York Times; photo via Agence France-Presse)
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Mr. Ahmadinejad said that while it may take years to produce actual weapons that could strike "the Zionist state", Iranian scientists and graphic artists have already demonstrated the ability, using Adobe® technology to "completely obliterate" Israel from the map.
"We can do it at a moments notice," he said, "Even now I have my finger on the button of a device that can make the borders and all the cities of Israel vanish in seconds."