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The Passion of the Toys [More photos from Beirut]
Slublog ^ | August 08, 2006 | Slublog

Posted on 08/08/2006 12:51:07 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia

The Passion of the Toys

In Platoon, Oliver Stone said the first casualty of war is innocence.

He was wrong.

As the photos here show, the first casualties of war are...the symbols of innocence. And photographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors.


Ben Curtis, AP


Sharif Karim, Reuters


Sharif Karim, Reuters


Sharif Karim, Reuters


Issam Kobeisi, Reuters


Mohamed Azakir, Reuters

This last one is the only one that seems...untouched.

Feel the pathos. Mourn for these oh-so-photogenic and suspiciously dust-free trinkets of childhood.

Just don't ask any questions about their veracity.

That would be wrong.


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To: Muzzle_em

Tourist guy and other favorites will be in this ongoing non saga.

Thanks re my tagline. This photo shopping and staging shows that communism is still alive in the MSM.


101 posted on 08/08/2006 1:43:02 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Shermy
"nstead of rescuing the semi-useful suitcase, he's going to rescue the toys! What a beautiful soul! This isn't staged at all!"

This is probably the photographer loading up for his next photo session.
102 posted on 08/08/2006 1:44:08 PM PDT by hophead ("Enjoy Every Sandwich")
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To: Shermy

Good catch! proves without a doubt what is really going on...


103 posted on 08/08/2006 1:45:44 PM PDT by groovejedi
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To: All

104 posted on 08/08/2006 1:47:09 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: Steve_Seattle

All of the left wing MSM Elite Mediots think and behave in the same manner.

Now we catch them in their lies, staged photo ops, and doctored photos posing as news.

The reaction from them can be quick like Rooters pulling all of the photos of the clown we outed.


105 posted on 08/08/2006 1:49:55 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Why in the world do we have Keywords?


106 posted on 08/08/2006 1:51:34 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I have been looking at Reuters, AFP, Getty and AP photos from war zones since 9-11, and at their photos from Israel and the disputed territories for longer than that. The photo of the "child's toy or doll in the rubble" is a staple of those "news" organizations, as is the "Muslim (usually) person standing in front of a bombed building/security wall/olive tree/your meme here with hands and eyes raised to the sky." A famous staged version of such a photo was taken along Israel's security wall about a year ago. I always wonder if the photographer plants the toys and stages other photos.


107 posted on 08/08/2006 1:52:09 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: All

108 posted on 08/08/2006 1:52:59 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

109 posted on 08/08/2006 1:55:09 PM PDT by haywoodwebb (2004 The Year of the Black Conservative Renaissance.)
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To: TET1968
These folks got busted by the long shot. The published picture was cropped to show just the woman. If Pallywood hands out awards for best performance, they should call them the "Arafats."
110 posted on 08/08/2006 1:55:51 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: musicman
Their trucks are with filled with an assortment of stuffed animals, assorted dolls, baby blankets, childrens' sheets and bedspreads, a hefty supply of bloody bandages, and fake casts, stretchers, and various obscure metal pieces that can be displayed as anti-koranimal bomb parts.

I'll bet they say those trucks contain humanitarian assistance to those in the area.

111 posted on 08/08/2006 1:56:59 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: Cecily

Great pic!!!......(by chance, do you have a link to it????)


112 posted on 08/08/2006 2:06:29 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Cecily

I found the link!!


113 posted on 08/08/2006 2:08:47 PM PDT by musicman
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To: Shermy

That "Minnie" is just like the one laying in the rubble above...different photographer though.


114 posted on 08/08/2006 2:10:03 PM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: All

For the record, all of these photos are up on Yahoo News right now:

You can find all of these up on Yahoo right now:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060807/481/1f82098785e14ba1a2d7ee523eaddc25

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060728/ids_photos_wl/r3577351291.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060726/ids_photos_wl/r1891896384.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060721/ids_photos_wl/r1375024449.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060721/ids_photos_wl/r3826567308.jpg

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/060720/photos_wl/2006_07_20t082331_329x450_us_mideast_questions


115 posted on 08/08/2006 2:13:39 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Is the one on the left Saddam or Freddie Mercury?


116 posted on 08/08/2006 2:16:08 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Saddam, but I think he's singing "Fat Bottomed Goats"


117 posted on 08/08/2006 2:16:56 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Crazier than a rattlesnake at a Thai wedding)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL


118 posted on 08/08/2006 2:23:53 PM PDT by pissant
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I know these pictures are real. I took the one above myself at a bombed out Hizzbolah Day Care Center/Milk Factory.

119 posted on 08/08/2006 2:24:59 PM PDT by TankerKC (Step Back! Doors Closing.)
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To: HungarianGypsy
It's a cool tiger. Looks realistic. :-)

Yeppers. The one I have, which is I swear looks just like the one in the picture, guards the house from atop the bookcase. hehe

120 posted on 08/08/2006 2:28:28 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

It is odd how clean they are.You would think that with the amount of dust and debris from an explosion the toys would be coated with dust.


121 posted on 08/08/2006 2:33:04 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

You, sir, are made of win. Nice job!


122 posted on 08/08/2006 2:36:58 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: Grampa Dave

Love your pics--they're awesome. Could you correct the misspelling in 'bus fair' to 'bus fare'? (I'm a former English major :-))


123 posted on 08/08/2006 2:39:03 PM PDT by DCMB (Bless GWB and all our troops)
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To: DCMB

Nope that is locked and I don't have the tools to change it.

You must have missed the missspelling of anti?:)


124 posted on 08/08/2006 2:41:22 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
"[P]hotographers from Reuters and the AP just happened upon many of these perfectly placed symbols of war's horrors."

"Boy that Sharif Karim from Reuters has a real nose for stuffed animals!"

And not a speck of dust on them.

From the Disney store in downtown Beirut to Hezbollah-held land in South Lebanon.

You could probably do a check of his credit card and show that he purchased them a few hours earlier.

125 posted on 08/08/2006 2:43:00 PM PDT by tom h
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To: Cecily

You'd think Mama Sheehan would hurry her butt over to the ME to get in on the action.


126 posted on 08/08/2006 2:46:36 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: monkapotamus

#104 LOL!

Mickey Mouselim?


127 posted on 08/08/2006 2:47:32 PM PDT by PattonFan (“If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.”..General George S. Patton)
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To: monkapotamus

LOL!!


128 posted on 08/08/2006 2:51:28 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Lx

Remember last year when Hurricane Katrina knocked her right off the front page, and she got miffed about it? She learned her lesson about getting upstaged by events. The best she can do anymore to get attention is to attach herself to the White House grounds or to Crawford, Texas in August when the media is down there with nothing better to do than take pictures of her and her 15 moonbat buddies.


130 posted on 08/08/2006 2:52:46 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: Grampa Dave

LOL!


131 posted on 08/08/2006 2:53:36 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Grampa Dave

Oh my--how'd I miss that? Loved the bomb magnet, BTW.


132 posted on 08/08/2006 2:58:07 PM PDT by DCMB (Bless GWB and all our troops)
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To: Shermy

This was the fourth picture of the same guy showing kids toys at what looks like different places. How dumb to these folks think we are?


133 posted on 08/08/2006 2:58:48 PM PDT by Faith-Hope
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
More stage presence than Liza Minelli.

WHO would be stupid enough not to see that these are staged???

134 posted on 08/08/2006 3:06:50 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Mo1

A spoof??? Yes I think it MUST be a spoof...these people have NO joy in their lives....if they are Muslim....now the Christians I assume, smile and laugh, but NOT the Muslims.


135 posted on 08/08/2006 3:08:18 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: DCMB

Dead is so funny with his graphic arts. I have to make sure that no coffee, lemonade or water is in my mouth when I scan his graphic arts like Bomb Magnet Lady.


136 posted on 08/08/2006 3:08:58 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: Toskrin

WHAT the hell is THAT picture of??? That HAS To be a spoof.


137 posted on 08/08/2006 3:13:59 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; Grampa Dave

I finally found one! A rare photo of bomb site that looks like it is being authentically searched. I suspect it's their house. The boy is carrying some unphotogenic object, red shirt is seems to be rescuing a possibly salvagable refrigerator condensator. Not staged imo.

138 posted on 08/08/2006 3:14:26 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: musicman; All
LOL!!! VERY GOOD THINKING!!!! A Middle East "Mr. Haney"!!!! VERY GOOD!! I think you've got it!!

All freepers would do well to read Musicman's post!!

139 posted on 08/08/2006 3:17:07 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: haywoodwebb

HAHAHAH!! Wasn't that a DOLL??? Geesh, these wacky Muslims!!


140 posted on 08/08/2006 3:19:22 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: the beholder

Oh God...I did NOT want to laugh....but I had to!


141 posted on 08/08/2006 3:21:30 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: All

142 posted on 08/08/2006 3:27:13 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: PajamaTruthMafia


Guaranteed un-retouched photo from Reuters.
143 posted on 08/08/2006 3:27:44 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Image hosted by Photobucket.com is this the same guy what put the stones on the beach for SlickWillie to play with in front of the cameras???

any statistician will tell you the odds of finding THAT many perfect pictures is incalculable... ie fixed.

144 posted on 08/08/2006 3:37:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist ©®)
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To: Shermy
That one must have slipped by the Global Photo Editor. Let me see if I can fix it:


145 posted on 08/08/2006 3:41:00 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Photogs with muzzie names.


146 posted on 08/08/2006 3:51:13 PM PDT by gotribe (It's not a religion.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Fauxtography!
147 posted on 08/08/2006 4:26:07 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: LoudRepublicangirl
When one of those guys is pictured recovering an Easy Bake Oven that's when my tears will fall......

What I miss seeing is all the toy guns, toy bombs, toy suicide belts...

What would make me cry would be a ST:TOS Original Bridge Set, with Spin Action Transporter.

148 posted on 08/08/2006 4:26:08 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Sloth
Wow, not a speck of dust on that Minnie Mouse doll. Well, at least we know what the "photojournalists" mean when they say they were just removing the dust and scratches. ; D.
149 posted on 08/08/2006 4:29:12 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: f zero
So how come nothing ever falls on the toys?

I don't know, but if I'm ever stuck near a terrorist...I'm hanging out with the toys.

150 posted on 08/08/2006 4:34:37 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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