Posts Tagged ‘rescue’

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It’s not all bad news.

Nigerian army frees 241 women & children from Boko Haram

http://twitter.com/RabeAbubakarDDI/status/646741529105727488

Syrian-boy-rescue

I’ve been detailing numerous frauds, many of them with war propaganda value. These are used to demonize people half a world away. Today we have another unlikely fake, and exposed by the Daily Mirror no less, a tabloid rag upstaging the Telegraph, Fox and Daily Mail!

Footage of Syrian ‘hero boy’ dodging sniper’s bullets to save girl revealed as FAKE

How many of you passed this on as real? I was tempted to here.

I want you to read an article from 1999 in the Washington Post, to finish up this thread on fakery and propaganda:

When Seeing and Hearing Isn’t Believing

By William M. Arkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Monday, Feb. 1, 1999

“Gentlemen! We have called you together to inform you that we are going to overthrow the United States government.” So begins a statement being delivered by Gen. Carl W. Steiner, former Commander-in-chief, U.S. Special Operations Command.

At least the voice sounds amazingly like him.

But it is not Steiner. It is the result of voice “morphing” technology developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

By taking just a 10-minute digital recording of Steiner’s voice, scientist George Papcun is able, in near real time, to clone speech patterns and develop an accurate facsimile…

P.S.

Fake youtube hero video was noticed by Tony Cartalucci; his article.

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Wow. We all like to think we’d run toward the danger and be heroic, rather than running away from the sounds of gunshots.

…the teacher intercepted the gunman as he paused, possibly trying to reload.

It was not clear if the student committed suicide or if he accidentally shot himself while in struggling with Silberberger.

Teacher hailed for intervening in Washington high school shooting