Telegraph Gaza Photo Bullsh*t

The Telegraph posted this "remarkable" image of a missile falling on Gaza:


It is amazing until the article includes a second image from the same location. This image is even more amazing because it shows either the world's fastest donkey cart or the world's slowest missile. Look how much the foreground changes while the missile seemingly floats above its target:


The differences are apparently lost on the Telegraph journalist, who writes about the second image:

In another wider view from almost the same angle, a donkey cart has moved into focus and the cars have continued on their journey.

Oh! Its a wider view! Well, that explains the magically appearing donkey, the disappearing cars, and the bobbing Lockheed missile...

Even assuming two missiles were dropped and both were miraculously captured on camera, one had to have struck before the other. But there is no explosion in either picture indicting one had already detonated.

I'm calling it bullshit. A target may have actually been bombed where the missiles in the images are apparently headed, but these photographs are Pallywood propaganda.

Below the fold, I posted both pictures side-by-side for comparison. (It is also handy to share on Twitter or other social media.)


Posted by: DMartyr at 06:21 PM


1 This is one of the New Israeli Self Warning Missiles.
It floats there for 20 minutes broadcasting:
The NYTimes, CNN and other lib/progs claim it is Israeli PsyOps.

Posted by: Kafiroon at August 04, 2014 06:49 PM

2 The first image shows a GBU-24, and the second appears to be a GBU-10--same weight, different guidance.
I've evaluated precision guided munitions for 10 years and dropped them for twenty. I've never seen a GBU-24 achieve a 90-degree impact angle as depicted in the first image. They took a picture of a GBU-24 in mid-course guidance and rotated it 90 degrees.

Posted by: Barney at August 04, 2014 07:30 PM

3 Fastest emplacement of tires in the road also.

Posted by: obsidian at August 04, 2014 07:37 PM

4 ^What he said.

I wonder if The Flash is operating in Gaza? Putting up those tires faster than the speed of light to tell the innocent Pallys that a bomb is about to fall?

Posted by: Yalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! at August 04, 2014 07:41 PM

5 They must quite accustomed to missile attacks. No one in either image seems to even notice or care that one is about drop close by!

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at August 04, 2014 08:37 PM

6 Not just the emplacement of the tyres, that white van had to accelerate at warp speed to get out of frame in the time for the "missile" to have fallen a few feet. That is, to have fallen a few feet upwards because the missile in the supposed first frame is actually closer to the ground than in the second frame. Note also if you zoom in, there is a whole group of guys standing on the sidewalk on the right with a supply of more tyres. Look more like storeowners cordoning off an area for a delivery driver to arrive than people expecting a missile strike.

So, lets assume that the photo sequence is the other way around given the missile being closer to the ground in one than the other. Now you really see how fast that donkey is.

Posted by: The Realist of Qld at August 04, 2014 09:52 PM

7 Israel has used non-explosive missiles as a warning knock for targets that likely hold civilians before sending the real deal. But I'm troubled by the straight down entry on the one. I suppose it could have originated from a different angle...exactly 180 degrees behind the camera and the arc could be hidden. It's a stretch. Good call on the tires in the road obsidian. They would have been rolled out after the first delivery.

Posted by: bauhaus at August 04, 2014 10:43 PM

8 It is, Maybe, possible that they actually caught one on photo/video (?).
I put far more faith in Photoshop, at a minimum, for one if not both.

Posted by: Kafiroon at August 04, 2014 10:56 PM

9 Ah hell, all this needs now is Flat Fatima to show up wailing.

Posted by: Spiny Norman at August 04, 2014 11:33 PM

10 Awhile back I read that the diameter of the Israeli rofkets are only about 6.5 inches.
So how can this one be so much larger?
Because its media BS!

Posted by: Phil at August 05, 2014 10:16 AM

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