Iran Hilariously Busted Pushing Video Showing Israeli ‘Terror’ During Attack – Except It Was Anything But

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As we reported, Iran launched an attack over the weekend on Israel with more than 300 missiles and drones. But they didn’t do much damage. 

The attack failed, with very few missiles/drones getting through and very little damage because Israel and the U.S. had a good heads up that they were coming. Israel was “99 percent” successful in taking them down, having warded the attack off with the IDF’s David’s Sling, Iron Dome, and Arrow missiles, as well as with assistance from the US, UK, France, and even Jordan.


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So much for Iran’s attack.  

Moreover, about half of the ballistic missiles failed on their own. About 50 percent of the 120 ballistic missiles failed to launch or crashed in flight, U.S. officials told CBS News and the Wall Street Journal. The attack appears to have exposed just how their capacity/munitions are obviously overstated. While Iran is trying to brag about their “attack,” the reality is it gave them a big black eye. 

On top of that, they were so desperate to try to find things to pump up the look of their attack, they tried to use old videos and pictures of other things to show the “damage” they inflicted and the “Israeli terror” they caused. 

Iranian state TV shared footage it claimed showed “Israelis panicking” while under attack from missiles and drones – but was really just a throng of excited Louis Tomlinson fans.
The Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) shared the footage “claiming that it showed panicking Israelis amid the … Iranian attack,” according to a fact-checker for BBC Monitoring. [….]
“In fact, it shows Louis Tomlinson fans near Four Seasons Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week,” a fellow BBC fact-checker said of the 32-year-old singer and one-time Harry Styles bandmate in One Direction.

Israelis tend to be pretty stoic about such things, so that should have been the first clue that the video was nonsense. 

Here’s the video that people were spreading: 

IRINN also spread a fake picture claiming it was a missile strike when in fact it was from a forest fire in Chile and the claimed Nevatim air base in the Negev desert “exploded in a fireball.” The BBC’s fact-finder team said there was negligible impact. Other fake footage the network ran was supposedly of Palestinians celebrating the attack at the Al-Aqsa mosque when it was from last week during Ramadan. 

When they have to try so hilariously hard, you know how badly they truly failed. 


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