Skip to comments.FBI admits Photofit of Osama Bin Laden had Spanish features
Posted on 01/17/2010 1:52:36 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
A MOCKED-UP image of how Osama Bin Laden may look today has been withdrawn by the US State Department after the FBI admitted it was partly based on a photograph of a Spanish MP taken from the internet.
The Photofit image of an older, greying Al-Qaeda leader bore a striking resemblance to the left-wing politician Gaspar Llamazares, a member of Spains Communist party and a critic of the US war on terror. It turned out Llamazaress grey hair, jaw line and forehead had been simply cut and pasted from an old campaign photograph by an FBI technician.
The FBI originally claimed it used cutting edge technology to come up with new images of terrorist suspects for the State Departments Rewards for Justice website.
However, Ken Hoffman, an FBI spokesman, admitted yesterday that the agency had used a picture of Llamazares taken from Google Images to update the Photofit.
He told the Spanish newspaper El Mundo: The forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the internet.
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Worst Photoshop EVER.
The US government actually pays people to do this?
Lol....no wonder we are never going to find him...dead or alive.
Efrem Zimbalist Jr they ain’t no more...
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