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Iran's Space Monkey a Fake!


Animals  (tags: Iran, Space Monkey, Hoax, Failure, animalcruelty, abuse, animalrights, animalwelfare, cruelty, killed, suffering )

Jay
- 878 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The monkey shown to have been sent into space had light fur & a distinctive red mole over its right eye. But the monkey that returned was dark haired & had no mole."It looks like a very different monkey, the nose, the features, everything is different"



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Carola May (20)
Monday February 4, 2013, 8:50 am
That's a relief! Their rocket program looks like a failure and that lessens the danger of this fanatical Muslim dictatorship. How much longer until the Iranian people can free themselves from these 7th century bigoted, brutal thugs?
 

Russell R. (2)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:18 am
Only his hair dresser knows for sure! - Russia did the same when it started its program
 

. (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:33 am
And here is me thinking that it was Pres. Ahmadinerjacketjimijam with that beard that went up in a rocket. and now it all seems to be fakery. What is the world coming to with Iran up to monkey business!
 

Carola May (20)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:39 am
It's just sad that an intelligent sentient being had to suffer so for such a dangerous project. Bernard, it is too bad they didn't send Ahmadinejad or one of the bigoted old Mullahs up in the rocket - or maybe all of these fanatic hate mongers and free the Iranian people from this oppressive, brutal Islamic dictatorship.
 

Beth S. (334)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:46 am
I hope you're right, Carola.

Of course, it could be that Iran has discovered a way to send a monkey into space, have its mole removed and hair colored in zero gravity, which would be quite a feat and a real threat to plastic surgeons and hair dressers all over the world.
 

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:04 am
That's one way to get rid of a mole in the government!
 

Stephen Brian (23)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:06 am
It is possible that Iranian propagandists photoshopped the monkey or used a different, "more presentable" one. I have seen worse out of them. It is more likely, though, that the launch took place, but the monkey died. On the other hand, bombs are a lot more resilient than monkeys. Still, in military terms, Iran's inability to send delicate objects into orbit is a very good thing as that means Iran is unlikely to put up satellites which would seriously enable over-the-horizon warfare.
 

Patricia Martin (19)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:15 am
Sounds like there's been some monkey business going on with that launch.
 

Gillian M. (218)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:20 pm
Like the rest of the government!
 

Gene Jacobson (266)
Monday February 4, 2013, 1:36 pm
I knew it. I said it on the first story. The giveaway was that they said they shot the rocket straight up and it came straight back down. They couldn't toss a pebble in the air and catch it, no freaking way they could manage it with a rocket. Every government puffs itself up a bit, but this one is so full of hot air, I expect it to burst any day now. Liars and poltroons, every last one of 'em.
 

pam w. (139)
Monday February 4, 2013, 4:54 pm
Any way you look at it....THIS IS A DISGUSTING STORY!
 

Tommy S. (11)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:44 pm
So Ahmadinejad chickened out
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (413)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 12:57 am
Even a flea shouldn't be sent up there! I am happy it was a hoax and hope all their statements, on any subject, turn out to be hoaxes!
 

Danuta Watola (1243)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:10 am
noted
 

Suheyla C. (233)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:24 am
noted Thanks
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:41 pm
wow.
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:14 pm
The poor animal probably died, and they grabbed another one for the media....
 

Shawna S. (44)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:30 pm
lol...didn't we all know it deep down inside??
 

Nimue P. (313)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:01 pm
Yeah, I'm thinking the poor little critter died too, and they just won't admit it. Stupid eejits.
 

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 10:30 pm
noted
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:34 am
I think, that the monkey, went victim . Noted , Thanks Rob and J .
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:34 am
Poor baby probably died. We have no right to harm another living creature. They should sacrifice themselves.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 8:06 am
Leave the animals on earth!
These humans who are so interested in space travel, let THEM go!
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:42 pm
noted
 
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