by Felix Quigley
August 13, 2008
The amazingly wonderful Byzantine Blog has just carried out the most damning exposure of the Western Media. It has not in all honesty been the most difficult thing in the world to do. It has merely meant the juxtaposition of two photos from Reuters. But THEY have done it and I personally am most grateful to them.
[begin quote from Byzantine Blog here]
August 12, 2008
Deceiving the World with Pictures
This photo was first published by the Reuters as an image of a “dead woman being carried by the Georgian soldiers from the town of Gori”. But this “dead woman”, incredibly, is clutching the nurse’s arm.
This man exhibiting rage and grief happens to sit in the exact same place where the earlier picture was taken: the same pile of garbage is behind his back and scraps of metal from the picture of a “dead” woman being ‘rescued’ are lying around like in the earlier photo — plus some, additional, unidentified scraps of metal. What are these supposed to represent?
Fighting Dirty: Pictures to Provoke Hatred and More Suffering
Remember the image of an emaciated Bosnian Muslim allegedly caged behind “Serb barbed wire”, in a “Serb concentration camp” Trnopolje? The fake photo filmed by a British news team became a worldwide symbol of the war in Bosnia. Even after it was proven that the “prisoner” wasn’t a prisoner to begin with, and was filmed outside the gate, part of which had barbed wire, this picture had still continued to be proudly exhibited all over the world to this day as the “evidence” that Serbs ran the “concentration camps” in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Even the Hague tribunal’s web site carries this fake image on its home page, offering another demonstration of its patent bias and voluntary blindness, a willful disregard for the facts and truth in all forms.
Deception through imagery is as old as man’s ability to produce images. But photo-manipulation and staging the atrocities against one’s own people to have them immediately filmed, disseminated throughout the world and used to provoke violent reaction — retaliation — against the designated culprit, was never used with so much success in propaganda war as during the 1990s, against the Serbs in all stages of Yugoslav civil wars
This is a great blow struck against the Imperialist and Fascist liars of today.
A few weeks ago 4international considered the issue of the Great Srebrenica Hoax scandal and we were seeking to place it in its historical context. We remembered about the Hoax of Jenin:
[begin quote here]
In this vital article we place what we call the Srebrenica Hoax in the context of many other similar hoaxes in our recent living memory. And this should surely make people pause when they hear this story of Srebrenica.
We never ask people to take OUR word that Srebrenica is a Hoax charge, that Srebrenica Massacre is a hoax. But we do ask people to examine evidence very, very carefully indeed.
(THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT IN WHICH THIS CHARGE HAPPENED)
The Big Lie technique has been used in these cases which are in my own personal recent observation, as opposed to something I have read about, as in the War or Holocaust
These come to mind very strongly
- Jenin. That very weekend members of left wing and republican groups (connected with the ISM) and centred around Anthony McIntyre (who had been a republican Provisional IRA prisoner in Long Kesh) stood in the middle of the Falls Road, where it meets up with the Ballymurphy Road coming down, and handed out leaflets saying that there was a massacre by the Israelis of all the Palestinian Refugees in Jenin.
read more of this on
Back to the pictures by Reuters
It is not just the woman presented as being “dead” who is grabbing onto the sleeve of the guy carrying. What a miracle that is!
But it is the incredible piece of theatre that is going on in the whole situation. The expression on that guy’s face is something to behold. Sir Lawrence Olivier could have done no better!
But that little piece of scrap (marked 1) does give the whole game away. So well done Byzantine Blog! Those Jews who have been disgusted by the Palestine Arab lies surrounding the El Durra Hoax will be mightily interested!
See it on