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Another doctored image deepens Obama mystery
WND ^ | July 18, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi

Posted on 07/18/2012 7:04:39 PM PDT by Smokeyblue

Does a family photograph of a young Barack Obama posted on the president’s Facebook campaign page offer a clue to the identity of his real father?

A professional graphic artist who examined the 1973 photo believes the image of Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was airbrushed into the scene to cover up an African-American man who was standing next to Obama at the Honolulu airport.

Filmmaker Joel Gilbert, who commissioned the analysis, told WND there’s substantial evidence that the man in the original photograph was Frank Marshall Davis, the Communist Party member, pro-Soviet propagandist and pornographer who played a fatherly role in Obama’s teen years.

In his full-length documentary “Dreams from My Real Father,” Gilbert presents a compelling case that Davis was Obama’s biological father as well as his ideological mentor. He believes the Dunham family recruited the Kenyan student Barack Hussein Obama to act as the father, to cover up an illicit affair with a subversive political activist.

Gilbert posted a page on his website at the time this article was published with details of his find.

Gilbert says the black male hand under Obama’s armpit is strikingly similar to the right hand of Davis.

“We know from Obama’s own writing and interviews with Davis’ neighbors, that Obama was a regular visitor to Davis’ house from age 10,” Gilbert told WND. “This doctored photo on Obama’s own Facebook page seems to be part of a pattern of document forgery by President Obama to hide his biological and ideological relationship to communist Frank Marshall Davis.”

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KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; frankmarshalldavis; naturalborncitizen; obama
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To: RummyChick
Something just doesn’t sit right with me. This photo is CLEARLY doctored. So is the one on the bench with grandpa’s floating hand. So, is someone doing bad jobs on purpose for a reason.

Russians did sloppy work because only a fool would point out their 'mistakes'. That an advantage for totalitarians - no one questions them casually. If it wasn't Russians it was old style Hyde Park extremists - not that there's much difference... It sure as hell wasn't our guys - who would have done a much better job.

81 posted on 07/19/2012 2:31:01 PM PDT by GOPJ (Political correctness is simply George Orwell's Newspeak by a non-threatening name. FR- Bernard Marx)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Another thing that strikes me is where is the famous Obama smile?

82 posted on 07/19/2012 2:31:06 PM PDT by Humbug
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To: All
How do you Birfers expect to win an election which such conspiracy theories such as Obama has lied about his past. Really!

We can win if we start talking about the issues!

Let's return to reality such as...

Hollywood's new Batman movie is all about Obama and the villain is Mitt Romney.

83 posted on 07/19/2012 2:35:39 PM PDT by tsowellfan (
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To: RummyChick

Shaft no ride camel! Shaft ride ass!

84 posted on 07/19/2012 2:37:47 PM PDT by Rastus
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Communists were big on doctoring photos long before it became easy with home computers.

Famous example:

Voroshilov, Molotov, Stalin, Yezhov

Voroshilov, Molotov, Stalin

85 posted on 07/19/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Humbug
so since the time this went live and FR crashed right about then..I did a little hunting.

The photo has been out for awhile as seen in this 2008 video

Here is something someone did testing the pic

I tried a different test. Using that video for the timeline (which could be off) the photo of black hand Ann is before Sr/Obama at the airport. Take Ann's height to SR and then compare to Obama's height to SR and then compare to the black hand pic.

If anyone has a good timeline reference for those photos it would be helpful since Obama's is bigger in the black hand Ann photo.

Some have suggested that it is Obama that was put into that picture. You can't see Maya's purse behind his leg but that could be possible because of the angle of the photo.

As for Russians not doing a good job of forging photos- there are a lot of examples on the net of just how good they were - before there was such a thing as Photoshop.

I went to a site that many claim is either operated by the CIA or has CIA posting on it. Mixed reviews. Some say photo degradation and others say edited photo. I don't have a conclusion. It does look to me like Ann could be pregnant in that photo.

It is possible that Ann was holding some kind of purse. Notice Obama's shoulder. There is some kind of handle there. Say his shirt sleeve dips down over her wrist. It is possible for a hand to look large at a certain angle when in a fist holding a purse. Notice that Grandpas arm is almost dark. The chairs can be explained away by different seats. It is possible there were different seating sections there. The angle could be due to the camera. Still, I have no conclusion about it being fake or not.
86 posted on 07/19/2012 2:51:40 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cynwoody
**News Flash: Obama takes personal credit for everything the Beatles ever wrote. obamaairportfull beatle1
87 posted on 07/19/2012 2:58:08 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: cynwoody

Put a tutu on Yezhov and he is a spitting image of Rahm Emmanuel

88 posted on 07/19/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: bunster
It has great history, too, of the communist movement in the 40s thru 60’s and how they infiltrated the dockworkers on the West Coast and in Hawaii.

Which probably explains why the port cities on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts to this day are bastions of radical leftism.

89 posted on 07/19/2012 2:59:31 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Smokeyblue
The black hand under Obama’s right armpit doesn’t match Ann Dunham’s right arm. The size and color is wrong for a white female, and the hand is positioned closer to the camera than Dunham’s arm. The hand appears to be a remnant from a black male before it was airbrushed.

That's all pretty suspect. Not the photo -- the interpretation. It looks like part of SAD's arm and hand, dark because it's in shadow. The shade is much like her father's arm, also in shadow.

The lighting on Ann Dunham’s face is from the far left and is not consistent with the other figures, who are lit from above. This suggests Ann Dunham’s image was placed into this scene from a different photo.

She is standing closer to a door or window or passageway. She gets direct light from outside, as well as light from the electric light above. The others, further away from the window or door or passage, get less of that light from the side and are lit more by the electric lights above.

Look at the difference in the wall tiles on different sides of the photo. It's lighter on the left because it gets more sunlight. Or do you think they photoshopped in tiles from different sources?

Ann Dunham looks to be about 25 years old, too young for this 1973 photo. Maya, who was born Aug 15, 1970, looks to be about 3 years old. Ann should look 30 years old.

"Looks to be"? That's an exact science now?


I don't get the rationale on this. Isn't it much, much more likely that a photo of Obama and his half-sister and grandfather would also have his mother in it, than that it would have Frank Marshall Davis in it?

If the Obama people had a photo of Obama with members of his family, they could use it as they do here. If they didn't have this family photo but had one of Obama with his grandfather and FMD, why would they photoshop it, taking out FMD and putting the mother in, and release it? Wouldn't they just lock up the picture and not bother with releasing anything?

Was there some urgent cry now for a photo taken on this date? Was there some important overriding reason why faking a photo and releasing it -- and running the risks involved -- was necessary, when just doing nothing (and running no risks) was the alternative?

90 posted on 07/19/2012 3:02:08 PM PDT by x
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Obama does have a big head but that picture is obviously fake.

Which means that the girl is in on it.

Her family is the Jessup/Alger Hiss/Dean Acheson/founder of a Beirut College/Penrose/Richard Helms/ Frank Wisner/ you follow the trail.

And SR was in a photo with Arnie Nachmanoff (of Henry Kissenger fame..helping to decide the fate of Chile) with Robert Ruenitz who gave 320,000 to Occidental for a lecture series and at one point was with the foreign service in Japan. Haven’t quite figured out how he made his money but he did say SR was a loner .

Round and round you go down the rabbit hole

91 posted on 07/19/2012 3:05:43 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Below O’s right hand — something is white. Is that a bag, or purse of some sort? I can’t tell.

92 posted on 07/19/2012 3:06:09 PM PDT by bunster
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To: RummyChick

for what it’s worth

Military Insider

93 posted on 07/19/2012 3:08:20 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Noamie

I’ve been using photoshop every day since 1991 and I don’t see anything funny about the photo (given the low resolution).

Put an exposure layer on and run up the gamma. I see no mismatch - as you would expect in a composite.

Put a hue/saturation on and run up the saturation. You will see her previously invisible reflection in the floor.

As others have pointed out, her hand in no darker that grandaddy’s arm in shadow.

I say this is a wild goose chase.

94 posted on 07/19/2012 3:09:04 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Sorry, I didn't know what you are talking about. I never knew that.

Still consider Obama’s roots and with whom he identified; whoever doctored the picture (or pictures) would not get away from all the scrutiny, I still maintain my skepticism.

95 posted on 07/19/2012 3:17:05 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
"He looks pudgy, whereas Obama has a lean frame."

That means nothing. Look at the kid that played in Two and ahalf men. That kid was pudgy as all get out, now look at him. My own two grandsons were real pudgy and as they got older they slimmed way down.

It isn't fair. Boys can be fat as kids then slim down, but girls can be slender at young age and then get pudgy as they get older. :-(

96 posted on 07/19/2012 3:18:06 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: bunster

I don’t know what the white thing is but there is a purse behind that. It looks like a structured frame purse. There is something above Obama’s shoulder that could be the handle part of it.

Check out the dress around the elbow of Obama. She is either fat or pregnant- or I guess that dress could be hitting her weird.

97 posted on 07/19/2012 3:21:45 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Meet the New Boss
Put a tutu on Yezhov and he is a spitting image of Rahm Emmanuel

Yezhov was one miserable little twerp. Here is the Wikipedia on the manner of his "disappearance":

Just before the execution, Yezhov was ordered to undress himself and then was brutally beaten by guards at the order of Beria, the new NKVD Chief, just as Yezhov had ordered the guards to beat and humiliate his predecessor Yagoda before his execution only two years prior. Yezhov had to be carried into the execution chamber semi-conscious, hiccupping and weeping uncontrollably.

On February 4[, 1940], he was executed by the Chief Executioner and Commandant of Lubyanka, NKVD Major-General Vasili Blokhin, probably in the basement of a small NKVD station on Varsonofevskii Lane in Moscow. The main NKVD execution chamber in the basement of the Lubyanka was deliberately avoided to ensure total secrecy.

His body was immediately cremated and his ashes dumped in a common grave at Moscow's Donskoi Cemetery. The execution remained secret, and as late as 1948, Time reported that “[s]ome think he is still in an insane asylum.″

98 posted on 07/19/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost; RummyChick; Vaduz This thread dealt with this picture in depth. This is just one example.
99 posted on 07/19/2012 3:27:16 PM PDT by GregNH (If you are unable to fight, please find a good place to hide.)
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To: RummyChick

You bring up some good points. The grandfather’s dark arms could be explained by hairiness but still, considering that the quality of the camera may not have been great, even for back then, and the film may not have been developed properly and so on, i’m inclined now to think this remains a curiosity but not much more than that.

100 posted on 07/19/2012 3:27:40 PM PDT by Humbug
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