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Another bogus photo?
Hot Air ^ | 8/8/2006 | AllahPundit

Posted on 08/08/2006 2:13:48 PM PDT by Uncledave

Another bogus photo? (Update: “The Passion of the Toys”)

posted at 2:36 pm on August 8, 2006 by Allahpundit
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Just got an e-mail about the following photo from someone who claims to work at Boeing.

nasser.jpg

Caption:

Two Lebanese army soldiers inspect a damaged vehicle that was struck by Israeli ware [sic] plane missiles at the village of Kfar Zabad in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006. Israel and Hezbollah sharply intensified fighting Saturday with airstrikes, rocket attacks and brutal ground fighting, an apparent bid to inflict maximum mutual damage even as the United States and France agreed on a draft U.N. resolution calling for a halt to the violence. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Says my correspondent:

I am not saying the description is false, but I spent 20 years in the Air Force, much of that time doing targeting and mission planning for aircrews which involved a lot of post-strike analysis. This is by far, the lease [sic] amount of damage from an “air strike” I have ever seen. Even a Hellfire missile does more damage than this, remember the Predator strike on the car of some Al Qaeda operatives some time back? Total destruction of a soft vehicle like this. The only damage, other than minor body damage, I see is a missing sun roof. Thought you might want to add it to your list of possible fakes.

Dan Riehl noticed precisely the same problem a week ago with photos of the “airstrike” on a Lebanese ambulance. Except the hole in the roof in that case was even smaller than this one.

I’m going to e-mail Noah Shachtman of Defense Tech. If there are any mini-missiles capable of causing this kind of damage, he’ll know.

By the way: does the name “Nasser Nasser” ring a bell? It should. It really should.

Update: SeeDubya reminds us of what cars usually look like after they’ve been introduced to missiles.

Update: Reader “Kaltes” e-mails to point out that the car has an, er, intact windshield. The miracles of Zionist technology.

Says Kaltes, “This is nothing more than a beat up old junker stripped and left in a ditch as garbage.”

Update: Dan at RightWired notes that there are no skid marks or debris on the road and no burn marks on the grass. I suppose the car could have been moved from the spot where it was hit. Given the condition it’s in, it might have been driven away.

Update: James Taranto finds it verrrry suspicious that one of the corpses laid out at Qana appears to be sitting up. Check the third photo in this post by Confederate Yankee. It’s not that suspicious.

Update: Brilliant. Ten times as damning as the car photo, if not more.



TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fakephotos; islamoganda
Looks to me like a homicide bomber popped early on the way to his gig
1 posted on 08/08/2006 2:13:49 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

I hope somebody is putting together a good site to catalogue in one resource all these propaganda finds.

I'd do it if I knew how to put a decent site together


2 posted on 08/08/2006 2:16:26 PM PDT by Uncledave
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To: Uncledave

Did they drop a diet coke with mentos, on it?


3 posted on 08/08/2006 2:19:35 PM PDT by Boiler Plate (Mom always said why be difficult, when with just a little more effort you can be impossible.)
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To: Uncledave

that car isn't damaged as badly as one is after a good old-fashioned Central Texas hail storm..


4 posted on 08/08/2006 2:19:43 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info)
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To: Uncledave; Pukin Dog; Rokke

The only way that car ate a missile is if the missle was a dud and the warhead didn't go off after making it into a convertible. If that thing took a direct hit from an explosive of any size--let alone a Hellfire or even a Maverick, whatever the IAF's got on the shelf these days--there wouldn't be a whole hell of a lot left of that car. Looks like two hajjis with sledgehammers and about two minutes' work to me. But I'm no expert.

}:-)4


5 posted on 08/08/2006 2:21:43 PM PDT by Moose4 (Dirka dirka Mohammed jihad.)
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To: Uncledave

Looks like something you'd see driving down the street in Chicago to me.


6 posted on 08/08/2006 2:22:32 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Get off my lawn!)
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To: Uncledave

I agree. No expertise, but this doesn't look like missile damage at all.


7 posted on 08/08/2006 2:23:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Bring your press credentials to Qana, for the world's most convincing terrorist street theater.)
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To: Uncledave

That's a mighty fine sunroof there!


8 posted on 08/08/2006 2:24:28 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: Uncledave

That ain't missile damage ... it's not even grenade damage ... sort of looks like it was T-boned on the right side, then dragged to the side of the road. A long time ago. The soldiers are probably checking for IEDs or lurkers in it.


9 posted on 08/08/2006 2:27:17 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Uncledave

The phoniness keeps compiling. Now we need to keep up the pressure, not only on the photos, but more importantly on the false stories that are spewed out every day.


10 posted on 08/08/2006 2:30:41 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Uncledave; All
This is by far, the lease [sic] amount of damage from an “air strike” I have ever seen.

Some cars are pretty tough

11 posted on 08/08/2006 2:32:26 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Uncledave
That is one strong windshield to still be intact after having a missile dropped directly on top of it
12 posted on 08/08/2006 2:34:15 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Uncledave
The moronic Leftists are such anti-American and anti-Israeli tools, propaganda like this doesn't even register a smirk.

It's just stupid.

13 posted on 08/08/2006 2:35:02 PM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: Uncledave
I hope somebody is putting together a good site to catalogue in one resource all these propaganda finds

Yep .. there are so many of these stories it's hard to keep up with them all

14 posted on 08/08/2006 2:36:00 PM PDT by Mo1 (Bolton- "No one has explained how you negotiate a ceasefire with terrorists")
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To: Uncledave

The disturbing make believe photos from this disturbing make believe event are shown below. Don’t allow children under the age of 30 to view this horror caused by Israel. Of course, this is Bush's fault.

No Problem! Here comes your Bomb!

If 4 FDR terms were good for the America after Pearl Harbor? How about at least 3 terms for GW after 9/11 to complete the WOT?

15 posted on 08/08/2006 2:36:15 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist Homosexual Lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: South40

ROTFLMAO! My co-workers are wondering what I'm screeching at...


16 posted on 08/08/2006 2:37:58 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Uncledave
This is really unbelevable. From your link Opinion Journal

Notice the body in the background appears to be sitting.



"Bodies of Lebanese residents of the southern village of Qana near the port city of Tyre, Lebanon, are laid covered after they were removed from under the rubble of a demolished building, background, that was struck by Israeli war plane missiles Sunday, July 30, 2006. At least 50 people, including scores of children, were killed Sunday in an Israeli air strike on this southern Lebanon village--the deadliest attack in 19 days of fighting."

A close up of the picture reveals that lo and behold "He's not dead yet!"


17 posted on 08/08/2006 2:41:16 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: Republican Red

OH MAN, that's great!


18 posted on 08/08/2006 2:45:08 PM PDT by Constantine XIII
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To: Constantine XIII

I passed it on to Michelle Malkin.

Just damn.


19 posted on 08/08/2006 2:50:27 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: Republican Red

Unfreaking real.

Self ping to come look at the links from home.


20 posted on 08/08/2006 2:50:48 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: Uncledave

About the toys...don't you know that Disney is heavily into product placement? Obviously, this war is being sponsored by the Mouse & Co.!


21 posted on 08/08/2006 2:54:28 PM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
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To: Republican Red

These people were 'removed from under the ruble' and yet, they don't seem to have a scratch on them. Or blood for that matter.

White 'sheets' and no blood??

Fake???? Hmmmmmmmm???????


22 posted on 08/08/2006 2:56:17 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2
About the bodies, go to the link, then see the correction link. It appears that "sitting up guy" was really dead...different angles, different photos. Very interesting.
23 posted on 08/08/2006 3:03:54 PM PDT by blu (People, for God's sake, think for yourselves)
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To: Moose4
That aint no missile strike, period.
24 posted on 08/08/2006 3:07:57 PM PDT by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: blu

I see it now. Sorry all.

It's really getting hard to tell what is real and what is fake. When in doubt I conclude fake. Opinion Journal links to the source of the pictures and says:

"that I have now seen several photographs of the scene with the man I thought was getting up. His position is more or less the same in them all, suggesting rigor mortis."

http://www.theaugeanstables.com/2006/08/06/post-on-washington-post-removed/print/


25 posted on 08/08/2006 3:08:51 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: blu; weegee

Many years ago there was a famous NYC news photog who carried around a teddy bear in his car. Any time a child was involved in any way with what he was shooting, the teddy bear would appear in the pic.


26 posted on 08/08/2006 3:11:10 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: blu

Delayed reaction!


27 posted on 08/08/2006 3:11:24 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Uncledave
My thoughts after viewing the car hit by missiles;ROFLMAO. It's a joke, right. No evidence of burn marks, no evidence of explosion, heck, even the dry brush touching the vehicle on the passengers side is unburnt. Guess the photographers are being overly ambitious for the prestigious Pulletzer(rotten egg) Prize.
28 posted on 08/08/2006 3:12:52 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Diplomacy doesn't work when seagulls rain on your parade. A shotgun and umbrella does.)
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To: South40

Geesh!! That was funny!!


29 posted on 08/08/2006 3:25:02 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Republican Red

STOP!! you guys are KILLING me!!


30 posted on 08/08/2006 3:26:15 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: Republican Red

Nice,

Ping


31 posted on 08/08/2006 3:37:13 PM PDT by trailboss800
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To: trailboss800; Suzy Quzy

See my post #25. Seems I missed the "update" section of the original post at Opinion Journal. It has been concluded that the guy is dead and is showing signs of
rigor mortis.

Hard to believe but this one is "real".


32 posted on 08/08/2006 3:41:49 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore, even if they don't know it)
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To: Republican Red

Thanks.....you had a good eye tho.


33 posted on 08/08/2006 3:42:44 PM PDT by Suzy Quzy ("When Cabals Go Kaboom"....upcoming book on Mary McCarthy's Coup-Plotters.)
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To: South40

Holy frijoles!

That commercial would never go over here in the USA.


34 posted on 08/08/2006 3:45:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Creation "science" has a final answer--adherence to the scriptures. All other data are discarded.)
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To: All

35 posted on 08/08/2006 3:49:34 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
that car isn't damaged as badly as one is after a good old-fashioned Central Texas hail storm..

You nailed that one!
36 posted on 08/08/2006 3:50:02 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Republican Red

Yes, but remember...that building had supposedly collapsed just a few hours before. There's no possible way that that man's body could have developed that kind of rigor mortis (note that his arm is sticking STRAIGHT UP into the air from a prone position) in just a couple of hours.

Something is still very, very fishy with those pictures. I've seen one timeline that stated that the IAF bombed in the vicinity of that building at midnight but the building didn't collapse until after a nearby airstrike *eight hours later*. I don't know if that's accurate or not, but if it is, why would people still be in a damaged building eight hours after it had been hit? The whole thing still smells.

}:-)4


37 posted on 08/08/2006 4:11:34 PM PDT by Moose4 (Dirka dirka Mohammed jihad.)
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