Author Topic: Iranian Monkey Business  (Read 5660 times)

Offline Echnaton

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Re: Iranian Monkey Business
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2013, 01:14:02 PM »
It looks to be as tough to get a straight story out of Iran as it used to be trying to pry information from the Soviet Union.  I suspect the penalties for letting the state down are about the same. 
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Offline ka9q

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Re: Iranian Monkey Business
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2013, 01:21:19 PM »
There's a Siberia in Iran?

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Re: Iranian Monkey Business
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2013, 02:14:28 PM »
And to be perfectly honest, the comparison between Iran and the Soviet Union is the reason that, when I first heard the story, I looked for independent verification.  I didn't dispute a successful launch; those are hard to fake, and I said so.  However, I knew it was possible that the events did not happen the way the Iranian government said they did.  However, my skepticism feels satisfied.
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