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Iran Threatens to Photoshop Israel from Map

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(2008-07-12) — 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.

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.”

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68 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Hawkeye // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Now you see it… Now you don’t!

    Actually, I use the GIMP myself… a good open-source alternative to Photoshop. (Can’t beat the price.)

    Thanks Scott! :smile:

  • 2 gafisher // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:27 am

    “It must be true — I saw it in the Times!”

  • 3 Hawkeye // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:30 am

    I could GIMP-out Israel in no time on THIS map.

  • 4 onlineanalyst // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:58 am

    It has been confirmed. Now we know that Iran not only is run by a literal mad man and mullahs but also has a virtual offensive weapons system.

    I cannot remember where I saw a commenter’s post that Obama’s plan to exit Iraq was worked out using plastic toy soldiers. The execution was flawless, according to the presumptive Dem candidate. Heh!

  • 5 gafisher // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:09 am

    OLA Re#4: “… a virtual offensive weapons system.

    You’ve perfectly linked the current thread and the last — Obama threatens serious talk, and Ahmadinejad responds with V.O.W.S.

    “Support the Troops! End the War of Words!”

  • 6 onlineanalyst // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Wow, gafisher, that was an unintentional acronym on my part. You are a mighty sharp cookie.

  • 7 gafisher // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:23 am

    Moving briefly to a topic touched on in the last thread, I’m sure many here can improve upon and add to Obama’s rendition of the great Bobby Darin song which we might call “Jackson’s Knife.”

    “Oh that Sharpton, has such teeth, dear,
    And he shows them, pearly white,
    He don’ scare me, half so much as,
    My ‘friend’ Jesse, Jackson’s knife.”

  • 8 onlineanalyst // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:26 am

    You are in rare form here, gafisher.

    OT: Sorry to be a bad-news bearer, but Tony Snow has died of complications from cancer at the age of 53. I am greatly grieved to learn of his death.

  • 9 gafisher // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:30 am

    I just heard the news, OLA. Tony will truly be missed, now absent from the body but present with the Lord.

  • 10 Hawkeye // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:35 am

    My condolences to the Snow family. He was truly a great guy. :sad:

  • 11 Hawkeye // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:51 am

    OT — WaPo says Gramm Was Right… Sure, gas prices are high (compared to a few months ago). Yeah, some homes are in foreclosure. OK, stocks are in a bear market.

    But if it wasn’t for the “whining” of the Dems, the media, and both presidential candidates (who take their cue from the media), I don’t think things would be as bad as they are…

    It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. Keep telling people things are bad long enough, and pretty soon they’ll start acting like it is… which only makes things worse.

    Dems want things to be “bad” so Obama’s message of “hope” and “change” rings true. And they never gave any credit to Bush when things were “good”.

    I mean, it’s not this is the “Great Depression” or anything. Sheesh.

  • 12 Hawkeye // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:54 am

    or rather… not LIKE this the “Great Depression” or anything.

    (Note to self: use the preview function)

  • 13 Ms RightWing, Ink // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:40 am

    Oh dear, I didn’t think Tony’s cancer had developed to the place where he would die from it. I always loved and respected that man. Deep sorrow in my heart this morning

  • 14 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I just photoshoped a image of the Lunar crater Tycho in place of Tehran…..

  • 15 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 10:00 am

    Because Isreal takes hard earned American dollars from democrat loving illegal immigrants!

  • 16 nuds // Jul 12, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Is this what they mean by cyber-warfare?

  • 17 MajorDomo // Jul 12, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Can we photoshop the Dems out of existence?
    Then we could concentrate on the real problems of the country.

  • 18 mindknumbed kid // Jul 12, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    If it were up to me I would liberate Iran yesterday. Obabbler’s plans to talk are so misguided they are laughable. When are we going to wake up and see the reality of Evil’s desire of our demise, and their efforts to see it fulfilled? This is the prophetic alliance of the nations against Jesus Christ. I see nothing to indicate that we will see that movement being beat back or postponed. Are we on the threshold of a grand finale that might be ushered in by the election of BHO? Fasten your seat belts and make sure your relationship with Christ is unshakable, our “take off” may be a bit bumpier than many Christians have been led to believe.
    Even so, come Lord Jesus.

  • 19 Saturday Links : Stop The ACLU // Jul 12, 2008 at 3:12 pm

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  • 20 da Bunny // Jul 12, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Hawkeye #11…you mean like Schmuck Schumer [D-Hell] “talking down” IndyMac bank, resulting in the failure and gov’t takeover of said bank yesterday? If there is a worse place than Hell, may these unrepentant leftists end up there.

    But, otoh…if there is an especially glorious section of Heaven, may God rest the soul of Tony Snow there. My condolences to his family, and may Our Lord give them comfort in their time of grief.

  • 21 upnorthlurkin // Jul 12, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Da Bunny - Amen!

  • 22 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    In the latter part of their reign, when the rebels have become completely wicked, a stern face king, master of intrigue will arise.
    He will cause deciet to prosper and he will consider himself superior.
    Daniel 8:23-25
    These events indeed seem to have all of the unsavory flavor of the end times. The robotic humanoids that worship his messedeye-ah, OBAMA have been pointed out even by some who claim to be secular. If they (secular humans)have an eye to see…….

  • 23 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Vote Antichrist, who needs a soul!â„¢

  • 24 mindknumbed kid // Jul 12, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Off Topic - Is anyone here a resident of Virginia? I was searching for one of my dad’s old co-workers from WV and came across his son’s website. It appears as though his son is the Lt. Governor of the State of Virginia, Bill Bolling. It also appears as though he is a solid conservative. Just wondering if anyone from that neck of the woods knows of him. My dad and his dad have lost contact with each other for about the last 30 years, perhaps his dad has even passed away. If he’s still living I want to arrange a little reunion.
    We were all shocked to discover that his son is a republican, his dad was not. I tried to send a message to his son, but it came back with an error. I’m worried that his dad may have passed away, so I’m timid about asking about him.

  • 25 everthink // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:29 pm


    “This is the prophetic alliance of the nations against Jesus Christ.”

    Where is this prophecy recorded?


  • 26 JamesonLewis3rd // Jul 12, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    The Bible. Mostly in the NT. Particularly in Revelation.

  • 27 mindknumbed kid // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    If not there, maybe try Hezekiah, the last chapter.

  • 28 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Nation shall rise against nation.
    Translating the Greek this could mean in the Modern English,
    Race against race.

  • 29 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Faith verses faith.

  • 30 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Man invoking war against God.

  • 31 mindknumbed kid // Jul 12, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    Well, my brother, sister, mom, and dad are on their way home. It was a good visit, even though I worked all week and developed a nasty head cold that I cannot seem to shake. Now life returns to normal, back to the humdrum routine.

  • 32 Libby Gone // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    Nations of Islam, terror, and EVIL.
    Pushing the Almighty to the bring and end to the upheavel.

  • 33 mindknumbed kid // Jul 12, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    “We will not have this man reign over us”, sinful man’s attitude toward God. His people nailed him to a cross, led by their “religious” leaders. When he comes again to rule their attitudes will not have changed. Satan’s first tactic was to cause man to doubt God’s word, nearly seven thousand years later, man is still at it. Question, deny, reject.

  • 34 mindknumbed kid // Jul 12, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Find it yet buddy?

  • 35 Fred Sinclair // Jul 12, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    mkk #31 - Sorry about your cold. At age 70 I have never had a cold in my entire life. I’ve never had “The Flu” and never had a “flu shot.

    I’m no Doctor by any stretch but my mother was 7th of 10 kids. Not one of them ever had a cold. They all drank every morning a mixture of 1 oz honey, 1 oz. Apple Cider vinegar dissolved in a large glass of water.


  • 36 Fred Sinclair // Jul 12, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    mkk #31 - Sorry about your cold. At age 70 I have never had a cold in my entire life. I’ve never had “The Flu” and never had a “flu shot.

    I’m no Doctor by any stretch but my mother was 7th of 10 kids. Not one of them ever had a cold. They all drank every morning a mixture of 1 oz honey, 1 oz. Apple Cider vinegar dissolved in a large glass of water.

  • 37 Rogue100 // Jul 12, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Again with the brilliant twist — stop with the brilliance already — the world is too serious a place for all this…humor stuff

  • 38 Fred Sinclair // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:02 am

    Rogue100 #37 - Humor is important. God has an unimaginable sense of humor. I know this because I have a sense of humor (as do all of my friends) and I do not believe that God would give mankind something that He didn’t have Himself.

    Certainly He would not give us a “better” sense of humor than He has, because if He had, we would be greater than God in the humor department. Being a self proclaimed “jealous God” that just wouldn’t work.

    Also I doubt that He would give us an attribute and not expect us to utilize it the best we can. Not using it would amount to poor stewardship on our part.

    Any doubt? Take a long look at the duck billed platypus or the giraffe.


  • 39 Libby Gone // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:21 am

    If I may extend this to those who enjoy my sense of humor, and take on lifes matters.
    Please visit my blog, I have been adding to it.

  • 40 mindknumbed kid // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:29 am

    “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

    If you want to get old quickly, forget to have fun as you go through this life’s journey.

    I rarely get anything like this, so I usually neglect to take good care of myself in getting back to healthy. I felt good for a while yesterday and nsglected to take any meds, today I’m back a step or two.

  • 41 mindknumbed kid // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:31 am

    Keep searching the scriptures, the treasure is waiting.

  • 42 Libby Gone // Jul 13, 2008 at 8:36 am

    In my humble opinion, and it seems to work for me, follow these steps.
    1 take your medicine!
    2 repeat #1
    3 read
    I am scratching trying to get the word out I am bloggin again.
    Hope you are getting well.

  • 43 conserve-a-tip // Jul 13, 2008 at 10:16 am

    MMK, I am soooo sorry to hear about your cold. They are so miserable. Hope you aren’t too much so!!

    I have been absent the last couple of days as I decided to get out and hit garage sales for the first time in awhile. Oh my! What fun. I came home and played with my treasures last night. :-)

    After reading Scott’s piece, I came away wondering if the button of which Ahm-a-durn-nut-job speaks is the paintbrush icon or just the eraser?

    Captcha: Ill Cresson: Much harder to handle then a healthy Cresson.

  • 44 conserve-a-tip // Jul 13, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Oops. That would be me. Somebody help???


  • 45 JamesonLewis3rd // Jul 13, 2008 at 10:52 am

    I took it that Rogue100 was expressing gratitude for Scott’s humor and I would like to jump on that bandwagon, if I may.
    I am beginning to wonder if BO isn’t, just maybe, a psychopath who secretly believes he is the reincarnation of JFK.
    I don’t know if I have a sense of humor or not (Mrs. 3rd thinks I’m kinda weird, for example), but I do actually make myself laugh now and then. Words are fun. Imagination is fun. Thinking is fun.

  • 46 mindknumbed kid // Jul 13, 2008 at 11:24 am

    I’m on my way to Ekalaka, Mt today to take mini-mindknumbed to camp for a month. His diabetes makes it difficult for us to be very comfortable with it, but I think he needs to have as much of a normal life as any other kid. Wouldn’t be good to have him bitter about what cards this life has dealt him. So we put it all in God’s hands and trust him to bring about the best for us. My wife is less than thrilled, she will worry. God must give mums an extra sensitive “worry” gene. Before he was diagnosed he once told his uncle, “sit down….relax…have a cookie, good advice for living.

  • 47 egospeak // Jul 13, 2008 at 11:27 am

    Just saw Claire McCaskill (Moonbat, Missouri) on Meet the Press. She is a co-chair of Obama’s campaign. Talk about an affirmative action hire.


  • 48 JamesonLewis3rd // Jul 13, 2008 at 11:31 am

    I posted this elsewhere; thought I’d share it here:
    God Bless America and those who rely on the MSM for their information; who may never even notice that, one day in the future, we’re not even there (Iraq) anymore.

    These propoganda-fueled automatons will trade one derangement syndrome for the latest avant-garde symptoms and be herded down yet another avenue of desolation and misery where the only sounds are those of the wind sandblasting a parched, dead planet into a speck.
    Thank you

  • 49 conserve-a-tip // Jul 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Well, my post didn’t come up. Hmmm. Not only am I anonymous, but I am invisible. Help me, please? Somebody? Anybody? Scott? :-)

  • 50 Libby Gone // Jul 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    The audience is listening, CAT.
    Like the poster of the kitten clutching to the rope, HANG IN THERE!

  • 51 Darthmeister // Jul 13, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    President Ahmadaboutjihad and the Iranian council threaten to photoshop Israel from the world map? I thought they already did that.

    Democrats in the Pennsylvania state legislature face multiple counts of corruption as a probe by the state’s Attorney General continues. Representatives Mike Veon (formerly second in House leadership), Sean Ramaley, and 10 former aides are accused of using government offices for Democratic Party fundraising and activities. One aide had no other job but fundraising, and the rest got bonuses for the amounts of money they brought in — paid by Pennsylvania taxpayers.

    Business as usual with the Donks. I predict this story will be widely ignored by the lamestream media since these crooks don’t have an “R” behind their names.

    The Donks in the People’s Republic of Illinois have ruined this state starting with the moronic Dem governor “Blago”. Senate president Emil Jones (D-Moon) is the tin-plated despot of color who undermines the democratic process by often not allowing Senators to vote up or down on policies which favor the people of Illinois instead of the Democratic Party. Which raises an interesting question, why do Illinois Donks continue voting for people who demonstrate an overwhelming propensity to create the most repressive and fascist state in the union?

    And after two years of disasterous Donk control of the U.S. Congress, America is about the commit suicide having voted Democrat Luddites into office over the last twenty years who seem more than willing to continue frustrating all drilling and oil exploration knowing that higher energy costs will damage the American economy and cause further economic angst among Americans who in turn seem hellbent on electing more Democrats to the Congress for more of the same “change”! Stupid is is stupid does.

    And clueless blue-blood Republicans are little more than Democrat-lite cowards in not hanging the energy noose around Democrat necks and reminding the American people how the Demoncrat Party talked trash and tried to undermine the general war on terror, demonize POTUS, paint American soldiers as either jackbooted stormtroopers or mind-numbed pawns in a Bush-war, and short-circuit the surge in Iraq in hopes of securing a political advantage in future elections. Donks have become very adept about putting party before country and calling it the “new patriotism” and apparently millions of Americans actually accept such partisan machinations as a virtue during a time of war against a determined enemy that plays by no rules!

  • 52 MajorDomo // Jul 13, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Hey, Darth: Right on, but

    Don’t you know that people buy the packaging? Have you ever tried to sell a rusty oil-burning old car, and found out that if you just throw on a nice shiny coat of paint you can get your asking price?

    Damocrats know this better then Reps.

  • 53 Possumtrot // Jul 14, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I know something about PhotoSlop. I can have you crashing into the president at 200 mph. I can have you set up on the worst drug deal ever seen. I can have hooded magicians playing worldwide apocalypse in short order.

    Reality bites harder. Israel is right: we are going to have to go fight these people.

    I’m a madman making blog posts. Everyone else is voting for Obama. Hide and wait, kids!

    I miss Tony Snow. He was my mentor for cancer.

  • 54 gafisher // Jul 14, 2008 at 7:37 am

    Speaking of funny pictures, try this for a laugh.

    Michelle’s going to go back to not being proud when she sees it.

  • 55 egospeak // Jul 14, 2008 at 8:22 am


    A couple threads ago I asked you a question which you could have answered with a simple yes or no. Let me try again. Do you believe, as your candidate Obama seems to, that you can be a Christian and also believe that all roads (religions) lead to the same God? It’s not a difficult question. What say you?


    PS - I still like to hear what you think about the parable of the prodigal son.

    wv - (eighth street) The original name for the “E” Street band

  • 56 Fred Sinclair // Jul 14, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Rent the movie ” Elmer Gantry”, the traveling evangelist who loved whiskey, women and wealth and envision a mulatto version of Burt Lancaster. It’s both uncanny and amazing as if B.O. has studied for the role. Displays of hypocrisy and showmanship will often evoke the name Elmer Gantry, especially in reference to preachers — and, increasingly so, to politicians.

    Sinclair Lewis won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Burt Lancaster won an Oscar for his performance. Now B. Hussein Obama wants to win the Presidency for his performance in the role.

    In the dictionary he’s listed “charlatan |ˈ sh ärlÉ™tÉ™n; ˈ sh ärlÉ™tn|
    a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill; a fraud. See note at quack .


  • 57 conserve-a-tip // Jul 14, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Fred, you left out one more definition: Snake oil salesman - only that might hurt a snake’s feelings. :-)

    wv: willing Asphalt open road

  • 58 conserve-a-tip // Jul 14, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Grrrrrrrr…..that was me, CAT

  • 59 gafisher // Jul 14, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Don’t feel bad, CAT. Some of the best quotes in history are attributed to your new alias. :lol:

  • 60 Maggie // Jul 14, 2008 at 11:34 am

    Good Morning,
    What is the difference between “photoshoping and photoshooting?

    MyMy,but aren’t you a fiesty little kitty this morning?
    You can bet the IRS andCheers know your name.

  • 61 everthink // Jul 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm


    Re: 55

    Your question includes a preface about Senator Obama, which I can not answer. My own answer is no.

    I do not wish to share my thoughts about the parable of the prodigal son here. See “pearls and swine”.

    I confess my dismay and disgust at what I so often see done here, where the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ is turned on end, and spun in a way as if to try to make white appear black. e.g. post 25. Eschatology is not for morons.


  • 62 everthink // Jul 14, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Hey, Possum!

    I hope you have a good day! Y’er still the best of this bunch.

    Are you a Lewis Grizzard fan? He once said he couldn’t remember his ex-wives names, so he just called them all “Plaintiff”. “… a woman that would do that would cut you!”

    He sure was a good ol’ boy!


  • 63 JamesonLewis3rd // Jul 14, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    #25 didn’t make any sense to me, either.

  • 64 everthink // Jul 14, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Well, maybe you should make the effort to climb higher on the Sycamore.


  • 65 mindknumbed kid // Jul 14, 2008 at 8:00 pm

    Revelation 19:11-21 (King James Version)
    King James Version (KJV)

    11And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

    12His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

    13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

    14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

    15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.

    16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

    17And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;

    18That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

    19And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.

    20And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

    21And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

    I agree, #25 from the last thread is senseless.

  • 66 mindknumbed kid // Jul 14, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    er, from THIS thread…

  • 67 everthink // Jul 14, 2008 at 11:35 pm


    I have questioned your statement, referring to the election of “Obabbler”, “This is the prophetic alliance of the nations against Jesus Christ.”

    You answered, “If not there, maybe try Hezekiah, the last chapter.”

    Now, in your answer, you cite Revelation 19. Does this mean you believe we are now nearing the end of the Great Tribulation?


  • 68 everthink // Jul 15, 2008 at 12:48 am

    “ET, if you are so eschatologically endowed with exact details, perfect knowledge of things to come, you should tell others so that their faith may be strengthened, unto the end.”

    I did not say I was “eschatologically endowed”. Endowed?

    I simply said “Eschatology is not for morons.”

    Then you offered proof of my point.


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