Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No It's A Russian ICBM.. Over Iran?

Tyler Durden's picture

While we are no experts in either geography (did Iran and Kazakhstan just get a lot closer?) or inter-continental ballistic missile identification (was anyone else test-firing nuclear missiles last night), the skies over Iran were glowing last night with what the news agency astrological experts said was "according to previous experiences, guessed to be the final stages of a long-range ballistic missile launcher." This is good news, for Iran, but, according to the Russian Navy blog, they are preparing for another ICBM test-firing next week... so Norway might want to be on the look-out.


Strange light in the sky in NorthWest Iran was Russian ICBM, INSA Says

Initial reports Mnttshr late Tuesday night, showed the bright object in the sky at around 21:41 hours on the same period in Tabriz and Urmia Sky and other cities in East and West Azarbaijan, has been observed.


Zare true amateurs Urmia said the unidentified object in the vicinity of 30 degrees above the horizon 21 hours and 40 minutes West has seen around June. Witnesses reported that a luminous object shaped tapered tail cone of the cone to the north and the south were targeted.


With notice of the cone, and repeat it several times to collect pictures of this phenomenon in the Iranian sky, space science and editorial experts on the nature of space phenomena discovered astronomy.






Shahram Yazdanpanah, a space scientist said: "The time compared to the sunset viewing area, shape and appearance of the observed phenomena and observed a large area, leaving no doubt that we have an orbital phenomena, have been. According to previous experiences and observations of a phenomenon that is guessed to tank the final stages of a long-range ballistic missile launchers or space must belong. Place it most likely occurred at much height at which time the night is over, and so there is still sunlight reflected sunlight from the fuel tank gases abandoned, Tuesday evening in the West,'s probably scene daunting Iranian is created. "ballistic missiles, space rockets close to the very structure of the upper atmosphere layers are crossed.


Yazdanpanah was founded in response to the phenomenon of Astronomy magazine said: «? according to location, space launchers, the observed phenomenon seems to have been the result of a space-launched ballistic missiles most likely to be the test is related to the Russian

And so while Iran (and Kazakhstan) may now be clear... the Russian Navy has said another ICBM launch is coming...




So maybe looking North this time? Perhaps Norway should lock its doors?

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813kml's picture

The 4th of July might come early this year.

ACP's picture

Makes sense, someone is banging up this market like there's "no tomorrow".

power steering's picture

If they build cars at GM the way they build those missle defense systems well then......

Jack's Digestible Ideas's picture

"Shahram Yazdanpanah, a space scientist said:..."


Sounds legit.

power steering's picture

I think it's time for your paid menstrual leave

knukles's picture

This same cone aerial phenomenon has been seen all over Europe, Russia, the Nordic countries for several years without commensurate rocket launches by anybody.
That's a fact.
No, nobody knows what they are.
They move too slowly for rockets.....

You'd be more comfortable with this, suspending some disbelief

I am more equal than others's picture




Looks like a birdie from badminton to me. 


Temporalist's picture

Putin just can't keep it in his pants.

DaddyO's picture

Anyone remember the one off the Cali coast a while back?


pods's picture

I remember watching that the night it went off. Even the news was excited talking about the rocket.

When the DoD came out and said it wasn't theirs, then all of a sudden it was that jet, yeah, a jet.


matrix2012's picture

hmmm badminton?

did you mean the Thomas & Uber Cups playing the last four in New Delhi at the moment?

urbanelf's picture

Space scientist?  I'm pretty sure ICBMs fall under future-weapons and terror-from-above science.

DutchR's picture

Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus..............

Citxmech's picture

". . . the observed phenomenon seems to have been the result of a space-launched ballistic missile[]"

Er . . .   space launched?  Isn't that a HUGE treaty violation and kind of a super-big deal?  See;

Day_Of_The_Tentacle's picture

My guess is that it is a case of distorted pixels.

Pickleton's picture

Donchu worry none, Preezy stompy foot is shore to swing his arms, huff and puff, and yammer about red lines.   Oh wait.  


Ya, and back in reality we can prolly expect to get severely EMPd in the not too distant future.



Flagit's picture

Was wondering if anyone was going to catch that.

Now is as good a time as any. So now we have mystery space missiles, and a missing airplane.

I think its time to give serious consideration to the possibility we have a real life James Bond villain on the loose.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

The most important story of the year, Tyler, heads up.


The EIA has reduced by 96% estimates of recoverable oil in the Monterrey shale, which had been thought to hold 66% of the US's shale oil.

Of course, at WTI's $104, maybe Iran will be faster getting theirs shipped to the Russian pipelines northward.

power steering's picture

Yeah the same guy claiming that 66% of US recoverable shale oil was in CA ? HAhaha

Spastica Rex's picture

So where is it?

You seem smart, and sound like you know.

GoinFawr's picture

jeez SR, everybody knows that 2/3 of US oil reserves are in Canuckistan.

Jumbotron's picture

HAH !!

It's a Badminton Shuttlecock !!!

I thought Badminton was banned by the Muzzies in Iran because you have to say "cock" when you say Shuttlecock.  ;)  LOL !

Magnix's picture

Thats probably the flying bug or bird on that photo - next!

Winston Churchill's picture

Weather balloon.
Aren't they all.

Hippocratic Oaf's picture


Of all people, you should know better.



Buzz Bomb


Baldershymn's picture

Intercontinental Aurora Boris Missle Spiraling over Norway. Life is such a soap opera...

Citxmech's picture

WTF was that anyway?  About the only thing I'm sure of is that is was not some quaint visual artifact from a malfunctioning rocket. . .  

Devotional's picture

Norway finally gets some light. Awesome!

pods's picture

Funny but those people in the pic don't seem to be wearing a suicide vest.  And they have electricity?

I thought all of those terrists were plotting to disembowel all of us?  How do they have time for a stroll by the pond?


TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

...and the sand. Where's all the sand? They're not even wearing turbans, and there's not a sign of a camel anywhere.

Don't they know that there are American stereotypes to conform to?

BlindMonkey's picture

They hate is for our freedoms.

(I get the biggest chuckle from saying that these days.)

hoist the bs flag's picture

 oh's roughly a quarter's worth of a "Norway Spiral"...

Spungo's picture

It's Big Pharma. They're planning to detonate a large nuclear device above major US cities so the cancer rates go up and they can make money through cancer treatment!
/Alex Jones 

b_thunder's picture

Yesterday Russian PR claimed that the test was sucessful and "hit the intended target" somewhere in Kazakhstan... after a fly-by over Iran?   Well, at least it didn't explode a few seconds after take-off like the latest satellite Putin tried to launch.

For the russians that already counts as "success."



Hippocratic Oaf's picture

Me thinks you have the Ruskies and the North Vietnamese confused, eh?

Poundsand's picture

It's not the missle that typically leaves this type of trail, it's the rocket stage after separation.

Zwelgje's picture

Don't make a fool of yourself. 

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture


Don't make a fool of yourself.

Too late. b_thunder has a firmly established net.kook reputation.

NoWayJose's picture

Hey, don't give the false flag gang at the CIA any more ideas - like routing missiles over unfriendly countries to make it look like the unfriendly countries launched them toward friendly countries.

Frank N. Beans's picture

no, it's a giant badminton birdie


BlindMonkey's picture

This will be a fun show when the SEIU is the first to wage a Frank Herbert inspired Butlerian Jihad against the service robots.

bbq on whitehouse lawn's picture

Physics majors: does that curve look right to you?
Anyone want to try the math?

Quantum Nucleonics's picture

Yes, it's actually about right.  The missile was fired from from a site near Volgograd.  ICBM's fly to a height of about 600 miles.  From Iran it should appear low on the northern horizon.  Used to see similar sights all the time in California when the Air Force launched ICBM's from Vandenberg.  It's probably the second stage re-entering the atmosphere.

The interesting thing is how short the flight was.  Volgograd to Kazakhstan is probably near the minimum range for an SS-25. They usually fire them off towards Kamchatka.

americanspirit's picture

Great observation Quantum Nucleoniocs - so the Russians are seeing how well their MIRV'd SS-25 performs at shorter ranges. Hmmmm. What targets could possibly be within "shorter" ranges from Russian ICBM sites?

Toolshed's picture

Obviously a comet. Nothing to see here. Move along citizen.

Dr. Engali's picture

Looks like we are sending ground troops to Nigeria. #invadeanotherbrowncountry.

Winston Churchill's picture

Just as well there is no oil there otherwise their motives might be dishonest.
Oh wait....