Nothing to see here! Nope! Just Iran evidently developing long-range missiles and whatnot:
For years, Iran has been operating a secret weapons facility in a remote desert. Satellite imagery strongly suggests it’s for developing long-range missiles — which can deliver nuclear warheads — which is often “conducted under cover of night.”https://t.co/3kvGanXfgX
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 23, 2018
Oh, look. Iran is secretly developing long-range missiles. This would not violate the Iran deal. But they're doing it in secret anyway. Wonder why. https://t.co/RASbr68vej
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) May 23, 2018
More from the New York Times:
[A team of California-based weapons researchers] stumbled on a series of clues that led them to a startling conclusion: Shortly before his death, the scientist, Gen. Hassan Tehrani Moghaddam, oversaw the development of a secret, second facility in the remote Iranian desert that, they say, is operating to this day.
For weeks, the researchers picked through satellite photos of the facility. They found, they say, that work on the site now appears to focus on advanced rocket engines and rocket fuel, and is often conducted under cover of night.
It is possible that the facility is developing only medium-range missiles, which Iran already possesses, or perhaps an unusually sophisticated space program.
But an analysis of structures and ground markings at the facility strongly suggests, though does not prove, that it is developing the technology for long-range missiles, the researchers say.
Such a program would not violate the international deal intended to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, or any other formal agreement. Still, if completed, it could threaten Europe and potentially the United States. And if Iran is found to be conducting long-range missile work, that would increase tensions between Tehran and the United States.
Five outside experts who independently reviewed the findings agreed that there was compelling evidence that Iran is developing long-range missile technology.
We know, right?
Iran deal defenders will insist that this clandestine activity doesn’t technically violate Obama’s nuclear accord. They’ll say this like it’s somehow a *defense* of that deal.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 23, 2018
And, lo and behold, Max Fisher, who wrote the article, is suggesting that Iran’s apparent work on long-range missiles is directly related to the Iran Deal’s collapse. Because of course:
Breaking some big news:
Iran appears to have restarted its long-range missile program at a secret desert facility
A detailed satellite analysis of the facility reveals tell-tale signs of missile — maybe ICBM — work
Welcome to the day after the Iran dealhttps://t.co/OrBwdNM8qu
— Max Fisher (@Max_Fisher) May 23, 2018
Just in case you’d forgotten that Max Fisher is a dishonest hack.
Oh look, somebody is pretending this just happenedhttps://t.co/84Xdi6AQv5
— ☠Problematic AF™ ☠ (@EF517_V3) May 23, 2018
Wait.. you believe that they STOPPED?! pic.twitter.com/IdMYZvPIVm
— D.A. Pierce (@DarrellAPierce) May 23, 2018
To be "restarted", it would have to had stopped at some point. Here's a correct use of the word, "The media restarted their reporting on Iran's missile programs after Trump ended the agreement."
— John Taznar (@Taznari) May 23, 2018
And that’s not even the stupidest part of Fisher’s tweet.
This isn't new because of Trump's decision. This started before. The pictures are older.
— Para Aduma (@ParaAduma) May 23, 2018
Sorry, but trying to say Iran restarted its missile program because the U.S. withdrew from the #IranNuclearDeal is wrong on so many levels.
The deal never touched Iran's missile program, nor did Iran stop pursuing it. https://t.co/aOx9ohDlzo
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) May 23, 2018
Max, you're better than this. If this work has been going on since before Trump withdrew us from the deal *and* this program wasn't covered by the deal, "Welcome to the day after the Iran deal" is BS & you know it. pic.twitter.com/Pzo8kil25q
— Ira Goldman ??? (@KDbyProxy) May 23, 2018
Let us stop you right there: Max Fisher is not better than this. He has never been better than this.