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Was Famous Picture of Obama during Bin Laden Raid a Fake?
Big Journalism ^ | 5/19/11 | Nachum

Posted on 05/19/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by Nachum

Someone sent an email to me suggesting that if you blow up the photo of Obama sitting in the situation room during the OBL raid, it looks "Photoshopped".

Sooooo, you know how much I love a good conspiracy....

Are there any 'puter experts out there who want to take a look and analyze it it? The perspective does look a little small.

What says FReeper Nation?


TOPICS: Conspiracy
KEYWORDS: famous; obama; picture; raid
Pic at link. Heck, the pic is all over the internet.

One can't have too many rumors about the Fraud in Chief.

1 posted on 05/19/2011 10:41:43 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

It’s real alright, the President is thinking about all the gold he missed out on that day.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 10:48:12 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Nachum

He does look like a dwarf in that pic.


3 posted on 05/19/2011 10:48:43 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Eyes Unclouded

*golf*


4 posted on 05/19/2011 10:49:23 AM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Nachum

It is very dificult to retouch or alter digital images without leaving artifacts and things like irregular shadows.


5 posted on 05/19/2011 10:50:58 AM PDT by Minn
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To: Nachum

If you zoom in on the idiot, he is clearly wearing a golf shirt and jacket, which lends credence to the story that he didn’t know this was about to happen and was “fetched” from the golf course.

Also, observe the body language of the idiot, as well as those in the room.

I truly think he wasn’t aware of the raid until it was already in motion.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 10:51:37 AM PDT by cooldog (Islam is a criminal conspiracy to commit mass murder ... deal with it!)
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To: Nachum

It does look odd, like he’s been shrunk or someone has inserted a picture of him from a different sized picture.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 10:52:48 AM PDT by kathsua (A woman can do anything a man can do and have babies besides.)
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To: Nachum

I highly doubt someone like Gates would go along with it.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 10:54:58 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Nachum

Is there ANYTHING about Obama that is NOT fake?


9 posted on 05/19/2011 10:55:37 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: Nachum
Was Famous Picture of Obama during Bin Laden Raid a Fake?

Was Picture of a Fake Obama during Bin Laden Raid Famous ?

Was Picture of Obama during a Fake Bin Laden Raid Famous?

OBL got 72 virgins, we got 72 versions.

10 posted on 05/19/2011 11:01:35 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Nachum
Now way.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 11:03:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: Nachum

Not looking for any conspiracy here, but these are some of the same questions I had when I first saw the photo with Barry in the corner. Check out my post #28 on this thread when the WH photo was released.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2713877/posts


12 posted on 05/19/2011 11:04:58 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (The United States Marine Corps, your greatest friend or your worst enemy. YOU choose.)
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To: Nachum

If it was faked they wouldn’t have used a pic of him in golf attire. Plus, they would have put him in a more prominent spot to pretend he was in charge.


13 posted on 05/19/2011 11:06:02 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
He does look like a dwarf in that pic.

I agree.


14 posted on 05/19/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I love it!


15 posted on 05/19/2011 11:08:43 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

bookmark


16 posted on 05/19/2011 11:11:31 AM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: cooldog

I think you’re exactly right. I believe Leon Panetta pulled the trigger on the operation, and by the time Premier Hussein could be retrieved to the situation room it was too late to abort the mission.

That also explains why the leaks about how in touch he was, clearly trying to cover up the fact he was an inactive participant in the planning.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 11:12:46 AM PDT by Bean Counter (If Obama is the answer, how stupid was the question??)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

As a former photographer, I’m guessing it was taken with a wide angle lens which distorts the size of objects in the front to appear larger, and shrinks objects in the background.

I’ve been able to take a picture with two objects only 2 feet apart, but appear 1/3 the size depending on the lens used.

Not much to see IMHO...and I don’t think you could PS something like that without leaving artifacts / false shadows just right.

Occams Razor: the simplest answer is probably right.


18 posted on 05/19/2011 11:13:14 AM PDT by 1st I.D Vet
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To: 1st I.D Vet

bttt


19 posted on 05/19/2011 11:15:54 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Minn
If this is superimposition, the forger is pretty good.

Hard to understand him/her working for 'bam when he could make a mint forging Vermeers.

I don't detect anything along the edges of the figures, the artifacts look fairly consistent.

But what is 'bam looking at? Does bite-me have lice?

20 posted on 05/19/2011 11:22:13 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: Nachum

If it was Photoshopped, it would have been more complementary to Obama.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 11:30:45 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
ROFLMAO ... "borrowed" ☺
22 posted on 05/19/2011 11:32:41 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: dead

LOL...perfect.


23 posted on 05/19/2011 11:33:22 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Nachum

why not? everything else about this guy is fake.


24 posted on 05/19/2011 11:38:09 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: cooldog
he is clearly wearing a golf shirt and jacket, which lends credence to the story that he didn’t know this was about to happen and was “fetched” from the golf course.

It could also mean that part of the plan was that he act totally casual and relaxed until the last hour so as not to give a clue that something big was about to happen.

25 posted on 05/19/2011 11:40:52 AM PDT by wideminded
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To: Nachum

I tend to doubt a photoshop job. If it was, don’t you think they would have fixed it so it didn’t look like obama was sitting at the kiddie table during Thanksgiving dinner.
Ha ha ha.


26 posted on 05/19/2011 11:52:49 AM PDT by slackerjack
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That pic hanging on the wall of O Bros is the real deal.


27 posted on 05/19/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: dead

Is that Emanual sitting behind Hitlery? If so Then this photo was taken much before he raid.


28 posted on 05/19/2011 12:06:14 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: bgill

curious that computer screens are blank, yet military man is looking at his computer??????


29 posted on 05/19/2011 12:09:01 PM PDT by charlene4 (Why does one man have so many names and so many Social Security numbers????)
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To: charlene4

He’s just making sure someone is protecting Barry’s ball on the 9th.

Did anyone ever figure out what those papers were by Hillary? Kinda dumb to have those publicized.


30 posted on 05/19/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: charlene4

He’s just making sure someone is protecting Barry’s ball on the 9th.

Did anyone ever figure out what those papers were by Hillary? Kinda dumb to have those publicized.


31 posted on 05/19/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: charlene4

He’s just making sure someone is protecting Barry’s ball on the 9th.

Did anyone ever figure out what those papers were by Hillary? Kinda dumb to have those publicized.


32 posted on 05/19/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: charlene4

He’s just making sure someone is protecting Barry’s ball on the 9th.

Did anyone ever figure out what those papers were by Hillary? Kinda dumb to have those publicized.


33 posted on 05/19/2011 12:14:50 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

I heard you the first time,and no i dont know what they are and yes i think its dumb


34 posted on 05/19/2011 12:21:44 PM PDT by Craftmore
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To: Craftmore

Didn’t do it on purpose. Multiple posts have been happening to me since yesterday. I’ve seen it happening to others today on other threads as well.


35 posted on 05/19/2011 12:23:50 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Craftmore

Didn’t do it on purpose. Multiple posts have been happening to me since yesterday. I’ve seen it happening to others today on other threads as well.


36 posted on 05/19/2011 12:23:50 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: charlene4
>>>>>>curious that computer screens are blank, yet military man is looking at his computer??????<<<<<<<

He is showing a Power Point presentation others were watching on the large screeen.

I find it odd that nobody commented how small Situation room looks on the picture.

From the pictures available online it can be seen that Situation Room is rather large. There is a huge conference desk at the middle of the room, fixed chair seating around the room

see the size of carpet:

The question is: Why is this particular odd-looking photo selected among 200 photos taken in the situation room?


37 posted on 05/19/2011 12:53:11 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Nachum

That wouldn’t be the first photoshopped photo of Obama...


38 posted on 05/19/2011 3:07:57 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: Nachum
Faked? In the sense of being staged, maybe, even probably.

And possibly cropped or computer tweaked to make it what the White House wanted.

We can assume that everything nowadays is photoshopped in that sense.

But when you can stage a photo to make it what you want to be, what would be the point of photoshopping people into or out of it?

You're saying that -- what? -- they couldn't get people into the building at some time that day to take a picture so they had to photoshop them in or out of the picture?

That's a strange theory and it's unnecessary to assume tampering in that way given what was possible without photoshop.

39 posted on 05/19/2011 3:16:04 PM PDT by x
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