More News on the Iranian Rocket ‘Splosion

| September 2, 2019

This image taken from President Donald Trump’s Twitter account shows an undated photo of the aftermath of an explosion at Iran’s Imam Khomeini Space Center. The explosion Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, left the smoldering remains of a rocket on a launch pad at the center, which was to conduct a satellite launch. (Via AP)

This is an update on the Iranian satellite rocket explosion:

From the article:  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The unexplained explosion of a rocket at an Iranian space center grew more mysterious Saturday as President Donald Trump tweeted what appeared to be an American surveillance photo of the site and Tehran showed off a satellite meant to be launched.

Trump’s tweet showing the aftermath of Thursday’s explosion at the Imam Khomeini Space Center drew a taunting tweet from Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi. However, Jahromi declined to say what went wrong while showing local journalists the Nahid-1 satellite meant to be launched.

“I have no idea about the Americans’ comment about Semnan space site,” the minister said. “But what could be seen today is that the Nahid satellite is here and has not yet been handed over.” – article

Okay, sure.  (Gigglesnortt!)  I have some sand I’d like to sell Jahromi.

The photo I included in the previous post shows that the Iranians had been attempting to cover up the mess by painting the launch pad blue.  Wankers!!

Category: "Truth or fiction?", Iran

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Yep, something (s) went all ‘splodey. Usually when you have a catastrophic failure to launch with a rocket, it is generally pretty spectacular. Cause a lot of collateral damage too. And a big heat signature…that gets the attention of eyes in the sky…’specially if those eyes are in the ‘hood anyway.

    Seems like they made mention of those facts when we were nurse maiding the Sergeant (5/77) and the Lance (1/333) Missiles. And those were Baby Rockets.

    • Hondo says:

      Yep. When a rocket motor that’s supposed to release its stored chemical energy over a period of, say, 30 to 60 seconds instead releases most of it in about 1 second . . . the result is pretty impressive.

      Well, it’s impressive from a distance, anyway. Up close, maybe not so much. (smile)

  2. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Well, turns out it -is- Rocket Science!

  3. Do they play Guided Missiles (Cufflinks) during the launch.???

  4. Poetrooper says:

    Liberals are throwing a hissy fit over Trump supposedly revealing our intelligence capabilities by posting the image. Like the Iranians don’t think we have a critical eye focused on every move they make???

    I say let’em know and let ’em ponder what we might do if we see them doing something we (or the Israelis) really, really don’t want them doing.

  5. The Other Whitey says:

    “We will launch this rocket above the infidels, insh’allah—” BOOOOOOOOOM

    Deus vult, bitch.

  6. Poetrooper says:

    Ex, this funny email from Boomer (I know it’s been around a while but still worth another viewing) may explain the constant liberal butt-hurt:

    The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel.

    Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented they just stayed close to the brewery. That’s how villages were formed.

    The wheel was invented to get man to the beer and vice versa. These two were the foundation of modern civilization and together were the catalyst for the splitting of humanity into two distinct subgroups:

    1 – Liberals

    2 – Conservatives

    Some men spent their days tracking and killing animals to BBQ at night while they were drinking beer. This was the beginning of what is known as the Conservative movement.

    Other men who were less skilled at hunting (called ‘vegetarians’ which was an early human word meaning ‘bad hunter’) learned to live off the Conservatives by showing up for the nightly BBQ’s and doing the sewing, fetching and hairdressing. This was the beginning of the Liberal movement. Some of these Liberal men “evolved” into women. Others became known as girlie-men.

    Some noteworthy Liberal achievements include the domestication of cats, the invention of group therapy, group hugs and the concept of democratic voting to decide how to divide the meat and beer that Conservatives provided.

    Over the years Conservatives came to be symbolized by the largest, most powerful land animal on earth, the elephant. Liberals are symbolized by the jackass for obvious reasons.

    Modern Liberals like special flavored beer (with lime added), but most prefer white wine spritzers or imported bottled water. They eat raw fish but like their beef well done. Sushi, tofu and French food are standard Liberal fare. Another interesting evolutionary side note: many Liberal women have higher testosterone levels than their men. Most college professors, social workers, personal injury attorneys, journalists, film makers in Hollywood, group therapists and community organizers are Liberals. Liberals meddled in our national pastime and invented the designated hitter rule because it wasn’t fair to make the pitcher also bat.

    Conservatives drink real beer. They eat red meat and still provide for their women. Conservatives are members of the military, big game hunters, rodeo cowboys, lumberjacks, construction workers, firemen, medical doctors, police officers, engineers, corporate executives, athletes, airline pilots and generally anyone who works productively. Conservatives who own companies hire other Conservatives who want to work for a living.

    Liberals produce little or nothing. They like to govern the producers and decide what to do with the production. Liberals believe Europeans are more enlightened than Americans. That is why most of the Liberals remained in Europe when Conservatives were coming to America. They crept in after the Wild West was tamed and created a business of trying to get more for nothing.

    Here ends today’s lesson in world history.

  7. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Who knew? Acme delivers stuff to Iran.