As shocking as it may seem, the evidence appears to confirm that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard altered the recent missile launch pictures to increase the number of missiles in a show of strength. This form of missile envy was uncovered after Agence France-Presse (AFP) ran the picture.
The picture appeared on the front pages of various national newspapers including The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune aas well as on BBC News, MSNBC, and other websites. As shown recently with faux Chinese pictures, click here, bloggers have become particularly adept at uncovering such fakes. Even a Los Angeles Times photographer was recently fired for such alteration, click here.
Of course, we may all be too quick to condemn the Revolutionary Guard. This could be a break through in the region: photoshop wars. If we can use faux pictures and photoshop skills to virtually attack each other, it would be a great improvement.
For the analysis and picture, click here.