Thanks to Gloire over at "Worst Case Scenerio" Iran's recent "Army Day" parade was severely curtailed.
Mullahopolis originally planned to feature a message of Air Superiority at Army Day with like all available fighters, and combo fighter/ground attack jets sweetly doing the flyby by as various despotic fans and control freaks harangued attendees.
The message may have been intended to prove that Preacher Command controls the skies and rowdy rumors of Little Satan's aerial prowess were totally overblown.
Except "Army Day" was disappointing with only a few jets and choppers hanging out.
Because!"In the first week of April, Tehran announced it would stage its biggest air show ever to dramatize a ceremonial military parade in the capital on April 18. Iran would show the world that it is capable of fighting off an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities.
Instead only four aircraft flew over the saluting stand. Iranian media explained that the big show was cancelled due to "bad weather and poor visibility," when in fact Tehran basked in warm and sunny weather.
Moscow had informed the Iranians that its spy satellites and intelligence sources had picked up preparations at Israeli Air Force bases to destroy the 140 warplanes, the bulk of the Iranian air force, on the ground the night before the display, leaving its nuclear sites without aerial defense.
A similar operation wiped out the entire Egyptian air fleet in the early hours of the 1967 war.
Iranian and intelligence sources disclose that Moscow warned Tehran Friday April 17 that Israel was planning to destroy all 140 fighter-bombers concentrated at the Mehr-Abad Air Force base for an air show over Tehran on Iran's Army Day the following day.
The entire fleet was accordingly removed to remote bases and the display cancelled."
So much for Air Superiority in the Gay Free Republic of Preacher's Paradise!
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