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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: Shermy

HEY, look at what he's got in his left hand!

Isn't that the very same Minnie Mouse as in the picture at the top of this thread?!


151 posted on 08/08/2006 4:38:12 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Blessed is the Nation who's God is YHVH.)
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To: HungarianGypsy

They also look VERY western. Does anyone know if that is common in this area?


152 posted on 08/08/2006 4:40:23 PM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: PajamaTruthMafia
Here's another staged photo:

(not hot-linkable -- Corbis photo)

Notice the rocks placed "just so" -- one large one under it, two in from of it -- so as to prop up the undusted, undamaged photo perfectly for the camera.

153 posted on 08/08/2006 4:41:00 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: HKMk23; PajamaTruthMafia

PajamaTruthMafia is playing with you.

Shows how easy this product is to manipulate.


154 posted on 08/08/2006 4:41:48 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: musicman

Probably one in every major Hezzie villiage. I would not doubt that some of the double as them Local Cooter, too.

If he can't rent or sell a replacement, he'll fall back to fixing what ails...for the right price.


155 posted on 08/08/2006 4:42:07 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: Shermy

A Lebanese man holds toys he will plant for photographers.


156 posted on 08/08/2006 4:42:28 PM PDT by RetSignman (New York Times.."All the news that fits our agenda")
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To: mewzilla

You Guys MUST SEE THIS VIDEO, It explains everything...


http://youtube.com/watch?v=t_B1H-1opys ^


157 posted on 08/08/2006 4:49:18 PM PDT by FreeAndRight
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

If you people keep up this atrocious debunking of our stories and photographs, you will force us to amend the copyright laws, to exclude any "fair use" or discussion, except by qualified journalists

(SS)
AP
Rooters
AFPPPants
Commies for Peace
BBC
Dan Rather
....


158 posted on 08/08/2006 4:51:26 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: haywoodwebb

159 posted on 08/08/2006 4:55:48 PM PDT by Sloth ('It Takes A Village' is problematic when you're raising your child in Sodom.)
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To: Shermy; HKMk23

Shermy, I think what HKMk23 is saying is that your post #19 pic shows the guy carrying the same Minnie Mouse as in Post #1. Check his left hand...2 toys... purple cow and what could be a Minnie Mouse


160 posted on 08/08/2006 4:56:25 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: HKMk23

Yeah, he wasn't picking UP toys, he was going around planting them.


161 posted on 08/08/2006 5:00:10 PM PDT by RetSignman (New York Times.."All the news that fits our agenda")
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To: Shermy
The man looks too clean to be riffling through rubble. I think the toys were part of the photographer's accessory bag.
162 posted on 08/08/2006 5:05:07 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; HKMk23; Grampa Dave; jonrick46

I see that now. HKMk23 has a great find. In the left hand at #19 is a Minnie Mouse doll, partly shaded by the purple teletubbie. The same Minnie as in the other pic...?


163 posted on 08/08/2006 5:12:06 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: RaceBannon; flightline

Good thread.


164 posted on 08/08/2006 5:13:17 PM PDT by freema (Marine FRiend, 1stCuz2xRemoved, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: FreedomCalls
Notice the rocks placed "just so" -- one large one under it, two in from of it -- so as to prop up the undusted, undamaged photo perfectly for the camera.

The million monkeys just banged out all of Shakespeare's works today, plus the first 19 books of the Bible, with Spurgeon's Commentaries appended.

Allah Reuters works in mysterious ways, indeed!

165 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:32 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; HKMk23; Grampa Dave; jonrick46
Same Minnie Mouse?


166 posted on 08/08/2006 5:14:41 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Shermy

167 posted on 08/08/2006 5:23:57 PM PDT by PajamaTruthMafia
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To: Shermy

BTTT!

this blatant creation of news is getting stupid...


168 posted on 08/08/2006 5:37:08 PM PDT by t_skoz ("let me be who I am - let me kick out the jams!")
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Bookmark.Excellent.Post.


169 posted on 08/08/2006 5:40:09 PM PDT by Tinian
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To: PajamaTruthMafia; All

finnman69 coined a new word...FAUXTOGRAPHY!! Pass it on!!


170 posted on 08/08/2006 5:43:10 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: mewzilla

LOL!


171 posted on 08/08/2006 5:44:08 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sloth

Isn't that a doll???


172 posted on 08/08/2006 5:46:14 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

FUNNY!!!


173 posted on 08/08/2006 5:47:00 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Suzy Quzy
finnman69 coined a new word...FAUXTOGRAPHY!! Pass it on!!

Sorry, Charles Johnson at LGF was there first. Great word, just place the credit where it is due.

174 posted on 08/08/2006 5:52:49 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: monkapotamus

LOL..Green helmet man.


175 posted on 08/08/2006 5:54:05 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: Grampa Dave

Whom ever photo shopped them has real talent.


176 posted on 08/08/2006 5:54:51 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: FreedomCalls

gee...i did as soon as you corrected me before.


177 posted on 08/08/2006 5:56:57 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Shermy

Take a careful look at the near-vertical fractured concrete column at the top of the frame, above the Minnie Mouse doll, in the top pic and compare it with the fractured concrete column just above-left of the man's head in the middle pic. It's the same column. Also, as noted above, the Minnie Mouse doll that appears in two (or maybe all) of these pictures is the same one.

Same man, same shirt, same toys, same day -- these three photos were taken in the same place, at the same time. But in what order?

More clues:
In the bottom photo, the pink-clad doll appears with the clothes nearly off, but it's fully-dressed in the middle frame. If the man bothered to get the doll dressed, he had to put down the other two toys that he had in his hands. So, why aren't they in the suitcase, or on the ground at his feet? If he's retrieving the doll from the rubble in the bottom frame, then why isn't the teletubby in the suitcase already in the middle frame? The Minnie Mouse doll COULD be the object just below the pink doll in the suitcase picture (though I'm not convinced), but where's the teletubby? The man had all three in his hands in the bottom picture, but it seems the teletubby got lost between there and the suitcase.

Quite obviously, as many have already pointed out, the whole shoot was a totally staged event. This al-Stoolie isn't collecting beloved toys, he's setting up props for a feauxtographer.

178 posted on 08/08/2006 6:03:03 PM PDT by HKMk23 (Blessed is the Nation who's God is YHVH.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

Only the blue one (some sort of Smurf?) might be face down. The rest conveniently are hamming it up for the camera.

Amazing how the tiger landed upright; and particularly amazing that it did so on a nice flat rock.


179 posted on 08/08/2006 6:05:17 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: HKMk23

Good catch again.

"If the man bothered to get the doll dressed, he had to put down the other two toys that he had in his hands"

I think he tore the clothes off the doll to give it a distressed look.


180 posted on 08/08/2006 6:06:35 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Suzy Quzy
gee...i did as soon as you corrected me before.

Different thread. We are about accuracy right?

181 posted on 08/08/2006 6:15:28 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Shermy

--Instead of rescuing the semi-useful suitcase, he's going to rescue the toys!--

The suitcase (and its contents) are too clean - he brought the BS-Photo-Kit to the site himself!


182 posted on 08/08/2006 6:17:59 PM PDT by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Suzy Quzy

I still like Reutered as in a Reutered image.


183 posted on 08/08/2006 6:19:51 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Shermy

If you have the FireFox extension that allows you zoom in, check out the area of rubble just above the left hand of the man pawing through the suitcase. Is that a real doll's head? a human skull? the play of light on rubble? I'm waiting for the next issue of The Weekly World News to find out for sure.


184 posted on 08/08/2006 6:44:02 PM PDT by Tinian
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To: Grampa Dave


They missed this one.

185 posted on 08/08/2006 7:06:09 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: Shermy

A great find. Yes it is the same Minnie Mouse doll.


186 posted on 08/08/2006 7:15:15 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: FreeAndRight
I heard Michael Medved talking about the funeral procession video. Like the YouTube video, a picture is worth a 1000 weapons. I looks like these Muslim liars are trying to rewrite The Arabian Lies: The Thousand and One Lies. After this is all over, will the world ever again trust these barbarians?
187 posted on 08/08/2006 7:51:17 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: BIGLOOK

Could someone tell me if that's a doll???


188 posted on 08/08/2006 8:35:54 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Suzy Quzy

Old story. Yes, it's a doll.


189 posted on 08/08/2006 8:46:53 PM PDT by Theo ("Scientists" believe in both evolution and man-caused global warming. They're wrong in both cases.)
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To: Suzy Quzy
That's a doll. It's GI Joe series named Cody. A photo fraud.
190 posted on 08/08/2006 8:51:02 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhauling is a sensible solution to mutiny.)
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To: CholeraJoe
" Isn't it odd that none of the stuffed toys are burned, soot-stained or even dusty?"

Will the Hezbogoons stop hiding behind women and children, and take now cover behind Teddy Bears?

191 posted on 08/08/2006 8:57:59 PM PDT by cookcounty (Army Vet, Army Dad)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

All of this talk about photo propaganda reminds me of the one Calvin and Hobbes script where Calvin, in order to show his mom that me has cleaned his room, shuffles all of the messy stuff from the bed to the southern part of it, and has Hobbes take a picture of only just the front, to show his mom that yes, his room(or at least his bed) is clean. I don't remember what he said at the end, that was witty, but for some reason it came into my head when I read this thread.


192 posted on 08/08/2006 9:26:05 PM PDT by Merta (I am a Neo-Con, Zionist, Semi-Libertarian, Semi-Rockefeller Republican.)
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To: PajamaTruthMafia

I think Green Helmet guy has a toy concession in Beirut.


193 posted on 08/08/2006 10:25:54 PM PDT by garyhope (It's World War IV, right here, right now courtesy of Islam.)
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To: BIGLOOK

Thanks....did they really try to pass that off as real??


194 posted on 08/08/2006 10:32:26 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: FreeAndRight

placemark


195 posted on 08/09/2006 4:35:22 AM PDT by fanfan (The MSM has no clothes.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Somebody needs to photoshop the looter guy from Hurricane Katrina carrying a basket of toys.


196 posted on 08/09/2006 7:06:25 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Suzy Quzy

Yes, they did. There is an old story about it somewhere on FR.


197 posted on 08/09/2006 7:12:52 AM PDT by Miss Marple (Lord, please look after Mozart Lover's and Jemian's sons and keep them strong.)
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To: HKMk23

1) Man arrives with suitcase full of American toys and dismantles doll in pink dress.


2) Man carries dismantled doll, minnie mouse and teletubbie for placing in position.


3) Fauxtographers take pictures when props are in position.
198 posted on 08/09/2006 9:27:49 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Wal-Mart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Grampa Dave

That is the most jarring juxtaposition of iconic photos I have seen in quite some time.


199 posted on 08/10/2006 9:05:34 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order)
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To: ccmay

Check out reply #198 just above your reply for jarring.

I had one of these photos in my series. I will add all of them.


200 posted on 08/11/2006 6:33:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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