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Friday, June 13, 2008

Mad Mullahs From Space!

The Tehraniacs are about to go in orbit, or at least the rarely reliable FARS news agency says they are:
TEHRAN (FNA)- The deputy head of the Islamic Republic of Iran's Broadcasting (IRIB) for parliamentary and provincial affairs said that his organization will launch a satellite in the near future.

"With the launch of this satellite, we will be able to send signals to everywhere in the country," Musavi Moqaddam said in the western city of Sanandaj on Wednesday.

Stressing that radio and television networks should be developed in Iran, he said, We need 450bln to 500bln Tomans (approximately 450m- 500m dollars) of credit to expand our signal coverage across the country.
Looking at the photo that accompanied the article, I have just one question. If they're using the satellite to broadcast television programs propaganda to Iran ...

... why did they put it in orbit around the moon?

But seriously folks, if the Mad Mullahs succeed in getting a satellite into orbit, it's a matter of grave concern to folks who would like to live with high levels of radiation everywhere.