" ... A team from the Lausanne-based Dalle Molle Institute for Perceptual Artificial Intelligence, IDIAP, said it was 95% certain the tape does not feature the voice of the al-Qaeda leader. ... "
A DIGITAL CREATION FROM "AL QAEDA"
... [In] one recent video, Zawahiri was featured in what appeared to be a library, complete with a desk, a banner, a bookshelf and even a toy cannon mounted on the bookshelf. All of it [was] created digitally using software like 3DStudio. Even the lettering on the banner was added separately. The software permits the creation of wire frame images that can be inserted over a green screen.
“They use multiple overlays,” said [Ph.D. computer specialist from Texas A&M University, Dr. Neal] Krawetz. “I suspect they have a portable green screen or black fabric they use for the shoot, then edit the video with multiple overlays,” all of which can be seen in a forensic analysis of the video.
“You can tell the number of times it was layered and the order in which the layers were added,” Krawetz added. And a close examination can even determine whether the “green screen” has wrinkles in it. Krawetz said he has noticed the same wrinkle in several Zawahiri videos. ...
" ... Intelligence sources tell ABC News they believe the video message from Osama bin Laden is authentic ... 'It does look oddly like he is wearing a false beard,' [intelligence source] Richard Clarke, a former White House counterterrorism official and now ABC News consultant, said. "If we go back to the tape three years, he had a very white beard. This looks like a phony beard that has been pasted on. ... "
Fake Osama bin Laden Confession Video Fraud
Submitted by Amanda on Sun, 2007-09-09 04:52.
Fake Bin Laden Videos Part 1
Fake Bin Laden Videos Part 2
The propaganda continues...unabated in the mainstream news: Not only has bin Laden just colored his hair and beard, but he pays particular attention to Democratic partisan politics within the US. Those siding with progressives within the party, are described, in the video, as siding with terrorism and therefore on his side. A very clever video...I must say, and probably produced by you know whom...???
Fake Bin Laden Videos Part 3
More propaganda in the main stream news. It is virtually endless these days, unless you pay very close attention to the sources they cite..
"Many in Arab world call bin Laden video fake"
Comment: Forget the average arab: "I think your average American is wary enough of our govt at this point to be a little skeptical of a video of Bin Laden admitting guilt just happening to show up in some house in Afghanistan. ... "
Cache of http://archive.japantoday.com/jp/news/186632/all
" ... In a few days, our devoted elected representatives will be asked to authorize continuing pay outs of millions more of our dollars to Halliburton, Fluor, DynCorp, etc. etc., not to mention the usual payoff from war in general for Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, etc.Why should we pay? It’s protection, stupid. Multi-billion dollar protection racket? ... "
Days of Future bin Laden Videos Past ...
"See the picture [left]? The guy on the right is Osama bin Laden. Who’s the guy on the left? According to the government, it’s Osama bin Laden. Specifically, the guy on the left is Osama bin Laden confessing to the 9-11 attacks. You can watch the video here, but not anywhere else, because none of the mainstream media websites have 'the smoking gun of 9-11' on their websites any more. The tape was a revelation, because on a tape leaked to Al-Jazeera on September 16th of 2001, bin Laden denied involvement in 9-11. The above tape was supposedly “found” by the C.I.A in a ruined house in Jalalabad, Afghanistan in November, 2001. You can read the official story about that ... Once the C.I.A. 'found' the bin Laden confession video, they had a link between 9-11, the Taliban (which had supported bin Laden), and Afghanistan, which our government wanted to invade. This tape was the justification which led directly to U.S. soldiers invading Afghanistan. They’re still over there, folks! Too bad 'In 2006,' Rex Tomb of the FBI’s public affairs unit said, 'The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Osama bin Laden’s Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting bin Laden to 9/11.' OOPS! Who then, pray tell, coordinated the attacks on September 11th of 2001? Must have been the Iranians, I guess!"
Video of bin Laden released in 2001
Washington Post: " ... Bin Laden, after denouncing the 'capitalist system' that 'seeks to turn the entire world into a fiefdom of the major corporations,' called for Americans to convert to Islam because, among other things, taxes are lower in Islamic states. It's a bizarre, almost ridiculous, video - and before it is forgotten in the coming debate on Gen. David Petraeus's Iraq report, it's worth spending a few minutes, on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, trying to understand what it might mean.
"I am not alone, I should note, in wondering whether a man who is supposedly hiding in the Hindu Kush could possibly care about the 'insane taxes and real estate mortgages' endured by Americans. A number of commentators are suspicious about the video, in which bin Laden has dyed his beard jet black -- either a sign that he intends to renew his jihad or evidence that the tape, though authenticated by the CIA, is fake."
"Others wonder whether the speech, which makes approving references to the wisdom of Noam Chomsky yet garbles the chronology of the Vietnam War, might actually have been written by Adam Gadahn, an American who does English-language propaganda for al-Qaeda, has been indicted for treason and now is featured on a Justice Department 'wanted' Web posting, along with bin Laden himself. ... "
September 10, 2007
Osama tape fake after all?
Is it an OsamaBot? Or a clever audio forgery?
Blogger George Maschke at Boomantribune.com has spotted an intriguing bit of cutting and splicing in the latest video purported to be from Osama Bin Laden. The only evidence that the video is authentic is that Osama's presumed voice refers to recent events. But as Maschke writes, "All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen!"
Odd, isn't it? Maybe Osama has joined the worms in some cave after all, as many of us suspected. And maybe a voice-alike is doing the audio.
Otherwise, why freeze the tape just at the most crucial bit of evidence?
Maschke believes that "The audio track does appear to be in the voice of a single speaker. What I suspect was done is that an older, unreleased video was dubbed over for this release, with the video frozen when the audio track departed from that of the original video."
Well, no wonder Osama looks years younger in this tape. He's discovered the secret of eternal youth! It's like the 1989 movie A Weekend at Bernie's! Osama might be a little bit gaga, but with some help from his friends he looks like the real, live thing. Al Qaida even has its own "media production company," according to CNN. Anybody with cheap video software could produce this fake.
One of Osama's sons could have been used to do a voice-over, in a particularly goulish bit of terrorist showbiz --- but that's what these characters do anyway. What's the reason to have a young boy cut off some unfortunate man's head, except for terrorist showbiz?
And if Osama is alive, why freeze the video just at that point?
"Blackbeard" Bin Laden and the Great American Protection Racket:
Can We Be Fooled Again?
by Rosa Schmidt Azadi
September 11, 2007
In the new video, "Blackbeard" [bin Laden] says the US is losing in Iraq. He speaks fondly of the Democrats and Noam Chomsky. If you ask me, the people "bin Laden" really loves are Bush Sr., Dick Cheney, and Bush Jr. . . . [T]he bearded boogeyman sure seems to want to help the American Far Right. This is at least the third time he or al Qaeda has emerged like an evil genie from a magic lantern just in time to restore citizen support for the neoconservative agenda. . . .
I’m not kidding around, though, when I suggest that the U.S. military-industrial-security complex has been running a protection racket against U.S. taxpayers, and "bin Laden" is in on it, whether "he" knows it or not.
In a few days, our devoted elected representatives will be asked to authorize continuing pay outs of millions more of our dollars to Halliburton, Fluor, DynCorp, etc. etc., not to mention the usual payoff from war in general for Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics, etc.
Why should we pay? It’s protection, stupid. Protection from . . . terrorism, personified by the boogeyman, who has appeared on TV with perfect timing—just before the Iraq War progress report—in the form of "Blackbeard" bin Laden.
Here in Iran I watch satellite TV—BBC, CNN international, EuroNews, Aljazeera English. Some of the commentators on these channels have been discreetly hinting that they have doubts about the identity of the black-bearded one. One commentator asked, "Can’t Al Qaeda afford a decent camera?" The picture is quite blurry; the channels show contrasting images of "bin Laden" in previous incarnations so that we can make our own comparisons. Another journalist remarked, "Funny that bin Laden knows so many details about internal U.S. politics, don’t you think?"
" ... Leaked documents even admitted that the Pentagon had concocted fake Al-Zarqawi letters boasting about suicide attacks and leaked them to the New York Times. The same documents directly stated that the false promotion of Al-Zarqawi included marking the the 'U.S. Home Audience" as one of the targets of a broader propaganda campaign.' ... "
New Al Qaeda Video More CIA Black Op Propaganda
Pathetic pretence kept up that "Al Qaeda" is still or ever was a real organized terror outfit and not the creation of deep intelligence.
September 4 2006
The latest cobbled together trash home video to be released and accredited to "Al Qaeda" is yet another piece of scripted propaganda that portrays a desperate attempt to give the impression that the group operates as a cohesive unit.
It is becoming tiresome to have to address these endless videos which are released whenever the Administration is feeling the pressure, something that now seems to be a permanent feature of this government.
As Kurt Nimmo so eloquently puts it, this time the tape features “Azzam the American,” aka Adam Yahiye Gadahn, born Adam Pearlman, and also going by the names Abu Suhayb al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, and Yihya Majadin Adams (a score card is required to keep track).
“Californian Adam Gadahn, wearing a white robe and turban, introduces the message by calling on Westerners to convert,” reports CNN. “We invite all Americans and believers to Islam, whatever their role and status in Bush and Blair’s world order,” Gahahn declares. “Decide today, because today could be your last day.”
Oh the drama. FEEEEL the force of the Dark Side, you know you want to give in to it, come over to us while you still have a chance.
Gadahn is the perfect turncoat, the proof positive that we are engaged in a global turf war with the terrorists for hearts and minds.
Gadahn, who disappeared from California seven years ago, first appeared unmasked on an al Qaeda tape made public in July of this year. His past is however very sketchy and more than a little suspicious. Could he be an invention of Western intelligence?
Adam Gadahn is in fact the grandson of the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County. Carl Pearlman was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993. This information today also appeared in the Jerusalem post.
The Washington Post has previously reported that “While living with his grandparents in suburban Santa Ana, he made his first trip to the nearby mosque in 1995. He introduced himself as Yahya - the Arabic name for John the Baptist, revered as a great prophet in Islam.”
So what is the grandson of a prominent Jew who lives with his grandfather doing attending a mosque? Furthermore given this context it seems suspicious that he would then assault members of the Mosque and turn to radical Islam, which is what he then did just before disappearing off to Pakistan.
Gadahn / Azzam/ Pearlman is also known for an internet essay “Becoming Muslim”, which, as Los Angeles City Beat Journalist Annette Stark has pointed out, is itself very suspicious:
“On the left, conspiracy theorists – no less energized than their right-wing counterparts – got busy, too. They thought it strange, they said, as if the government stitched the story together from scratch. Some kid who never before posted to the Internet drops a deeply personal revelation onto a USC website, a diatribe that is chock full of anti-government, anti-Christian sentiments, and then pretty much disappears from cyberspace."
It is basically written from a Zionist perspective and not the perspective of the American government in 1995. Remember there was no war on "Islamic Fascism" in 1995.
Another key indicator that Gadahn / Azzam/ Pearlman is in the employ of Western Intelligence comes from a report out of the Orange County Weekly which details how a man named Khalil Deek, a computer expert who attended the same Mosque as Gadahn and later became a "top Al Qaeda deputy", was continually protected by US authorities and allowed to go free on several occasions. Khalil Deek and Adam Gadahn were accused of organizing a terrorist cell in Anaheim in the mid to late nineties.
In the past we have highlighted numerous cases of intrinsic links between the major intelligence agencies and Al Qaeda operatives. Quite a few of these have happened to be Jewish or MOSSAD operatives....
The Sydney Morning Herald also reported :
"The Palestinian Authority arrested a group of collaborators who confessed they were working for Israel, posing as al-Qaeda operatives in the Palestinian territories," said the official, on condition of anonymity."
The AP also reported the operation:
"Early last week, Rashi Abu Sba, head of the preventive security apparatus in Gaza, the equivalent of the Shin Bet, accused the Israeli security service of tricking young Palestinians into conducting missions in the name of Al-Qaida."
MOSSAD has been caught on many occasions infiltrating radical groups to further their own agendas.
There are also many examples of other intelligence agencies using Al Qaeda as a front for their activities.
“Al Qaeda,” formerly a Mujahideen database, began as a CIA-ISI contrivance, with likely more than a little help not only from Mossad, but German intelligence (BND) and NATO, the latter two teaming up during the so-called Kosovo War (see German Intelligence and the CIA supported Al Qaeda sponsored Terrorists in Yugoslavia). ...
We have previously revealed how former MI5 officer David Shayler has alleged, and French intel sources have corroborated, that the MI6 paid a Libyan Al Qaeda cell £100,000 in 1995 to assassinate colonel Qaddafi. The use of the group that has come to be known as "Al Qaeda" as assets by Intelligence services the world over is well documented.
The London Independent also reported 2 days before the London Bombings how MI5 has previously used so called Al Qaeda operatives as informants, allowing them to be left alone as a trade off.
This only came to light when Bisher al-Rawi was captured by the CIA and taken to the detention centre at Guantanamo Bay. The original Independent link has now mysteriously been removed. ...
Furthermore, before he was laid out to pasture earlier this year, presumably because it was getting ridiculous the amount of times he had already been reported captured or killed, Musab Al-Zarqawi's role was exaggerated by The Pentagon in order to subtly link Iraq and 9/11 and quell criticism of the war.
Leaked documents even admitted that the Pentagon had concocted fake Al-Zarqawi letters boasting about suicide attacks and leaked them to the New York Times. The same documents directly stated that the false promotion of Al-Zarqawi included marking the the "U.S. Home Audience" as one of the targets of a broader propaganda campaign."
This information is startling and again highlights how Al Qaeda exists as an organized body only where the intelligence services have created, funded and employed it.
What purpose does Azzam the American serve?
Of course the new evil is the Homegrown terrorist. As the recent plots in Britain and before them the London bombings have proven, Al Qaeda is now an ideology. This latest piece of scripted propaganda directly supports that notion. So it works on different levels to reinforce everything that the government is saying about the war on terror, that it is expanding and it is global, being fought on home and foreign soil.
The latest video also comes on the same day as the announcement that the number 2 of "Al Qaeda in Iraq" has been captured, whoever that is.
This latest video again features Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al Qaeda number 2 - where's the number 1 again?
As we have exhaustedly documented, it is becoming increasingly difficult to use new material of Bin Laden because he has been dead for at least 4 years. Much like the cult sixties TV show The Prisoner, it is clear that number one doesn't actually exist and the power behind this phantom menace will never actually reveal its face.
CIA reportedly disbands Bin Laden unit
' ... A CIA unit that had hunted for Osama bin Laden and his top deputies for a decade has been disbanded, according to a published report. Citing unnamed intelligence officials, The New York Times reported Tuesday that the unit, known as 'Alec Station,' was shut down late last year. The decision to close the unit, which predated the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was first reported Monday by National Public Radio. (Source: Associated Press, July 4, 2006)
" ... [A] senior U.S. intelligence official tells NBC News the U.S. believes the tape is new. He would not discuss the reasons why intelligence analysts feel that way. ... "
New Bin Laden Video: 100% Forgery
" ... references to current events occur during video freeze ... the video freezes at about 1 minute and 58 seconds, and motion only resumes again at 12:30. The video then freezes again at 14:02 remains frozen until the end. All references to current events, such as the 62nd anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Japan, and Sarkozy and Brown being the leaders of France and the UK, respectively, occur when the video is frozen! The words spoken when the video is in motion contain no references to contemporary events and could have been (and likely were) made before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. ... "