Iran’s Revolutionary Guard accused the United States on Wednesday of fabricating video showing armed Iranian speedboats confronting United States Navy warships in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, according to a report carried by the semi-official Fars news agency as well as state-run television.First off, the Iranians need to learn something: our government doesn't fabricate video; our government destroys video.
“Images released by the U.S. Department of Defense about the navy vessels, the archive, and sounds on it are fabricated,” an unnamed Revolutionary Guard official said, according to Fars.
The (Iranian) official said the sounds and the images on the video did not go together. “It is very clear that they are fake,” the official said.Sometimes we just don't use our heads. Why did the Navy condense a 20 minute incident to 4 minutes and overdub the sound? Release the full, uncut and unedited video (removing anything that is classified). Don't make sound bites. Be transparent.
The video and audio were recorded separately and then matched, Naval and Pentagon officials said Tuesday.
Fabricated? I don't think so. We do better destroying video.