Fauxtography: A new one from Hezbollywood

posted at 10:09 am on January 29, 2007 by Allahpundit

Totten’s got it. He assumes a little more knowledge of Lebanese politics from his readers than we do from ours, so I’ll try to explain. The guy on TV holding the photo is Michel Aoun, a Lebanese Christian leader who’s aligned himself with Hezbollah. The guy in the photo pointing a gun at the Lebanese army is supposed to be a member of the Lebanese Forces, a rival Christian faction led by Samir Geagea, who’s currently aligned with the anti-Syrian/anti-Hezbollah faction. It’s a frame up, pure and simple. And thanks to the Lebanese bloggers, it’s been detonated.

Here’s a video that puts it all together. I wonder if this will get picked up in the Lebanese media.

Everyone here recognize the fake “Lebanese Forces militiaman” in the photo, incidentally? Sure you do.


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Sounds like an open invitation to ‘shop Burning Tire Gunman into any number of scenes. Anybody have a gap in their class picture? Aiming down the aisle at a wedding?

Like that green balloon crap posted at LGF, it’s tough to imagine people are so gullible to believe some things.

JoeEgo on January 29, 2007 at 10:37 AM

Wow! That was bad. … I’m so proud that our fraud technology is much further advanced in America!

kace on January 29, 2007 at 11:10 AM

That guy has been around.

Niko on January 29, 2007 at 11:32 AM

Green Helmet

Tire Gunman

Jamil Hussein XX

If we didn’t have embeds like MM and B, Yon, etc. to tell us what is really happening ( after witnessing and experiencing the streets of Iraq & the region), we’d be limited to the stories of frauds like these three.
Add in the corrupt AP, and you have chaos…just what they want.

shooter on January 29, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Ya know, if the same photos keep popping up, that means there is less material to work with – and a lot less chaos than these yahoos are trying to project. That wailing mannish old lady gets around too.
Now, how tough can a guy be if he spends his time posing all macho in front of a dump? Dump commando. Tactical Trashman …

naliaka on January 29, 2007 at 1:18 PM