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The Illusion of Obama's Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Leadership (must read alert)
American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2012 | Mara Zebest

Posted on 05/23/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT by Zakeet

Apparently, my previous article on the famous "Situation Room" photo tapped a nationwide nerve. The response ranged from some eye-opening tips on other photos to a few perplexed criticisms as to the motivation for Photoshopping a Situation Room photo.

The answer to that latter question can be summed up in one simple thought: To hide the truth. Obama was out golfing while the OBL mission was unfolding, and the administration needed the Situation Room photo op for public perception -- to give the illusion that he's presidential.

Obama's entire "Composite Presidency" and administration are orchestrated in this fashion. Not only is the photo's legitimacy in question, but so is the narrative illusion behind it. Obama knew of OBL's location for a year and refused to act. The CIA admits that there was "no live video feed," as implied by the iconic White House photo. It is anyone's guess what the captive audience was looking at, but it wasn't the OBL raid. It was recently reported that a highly lawyered CYA memo was drafted that made it clear that the military would take all blame for any errors, while Obama would claim all glory for successes. Not surprisingly, the real heroes seem to have a problem with this form of spiking the ball and using our brave SEALs for political gain. Why would Obama need to Photoshop the Situation Room photos? For the same reason behind everything else he does: to influence perception in which everything is about Obama.

As a follow-up to the previous article, a second "Situation Room" photo will be the target of discussion here.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: binladenraid; fraud; navyseals; obama; seals
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The depths to which Libtards will sink in order to try to build up this completely worthless phony are truly amazing!

1 posted on 05/23/2012 4:11:26 AM PDT by Zakeet
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2 posted on 05/23/2012 4:20:50 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Zakeet

Obama, Composite In Chief.

Obama, Professional Agitator

(whether the problem is real or PERCEIVED- drummed up by the leftist media)Saul Alinsky agitating tactic...


3 posted on 05/23/2012 4:21:42 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Zakeet

4 posted on 05/23/2012 4:24:05 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: BO Stinkss

Love the poster...keep it coming and make everything the imposter says or does a BFJ, Big Frickin’ Joke!


5 posted on 05/23/2012 4:26:04 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Zakeet
It does appear that Obama is out of proportion...(too small).

So Eisenhower was out golfing when they hit the beaches, right??

Something is just sooooo wrong about the whole thing. Unfortunately I'll be dead by the time the truth comes out.

I do NOT believe we got Osama and it was a stupid move besides. We have lost our supply route in a war that needs them. Obama is an idiot.

6 posted on 05/23/2012 4:27:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Zakeet

Hilary needs some attention too. She’s tarnished by this as well. Don’t let her off the hook and keep the heat on Obama.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 4:29:32 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Zakeet
The depths to which Libtards will sink in order to try to build up this completely worthless phony are truly amazing!

BTTT.

8 posted on 05/23/2012 4:31:24 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: Zakeet

Great article. I think they need more photoshop training, they can do a better job of lying to the public if they would just do the tutorials up on YouTube.


9 posted on 05/23/2012 4:32:21 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: iopscusa
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10 posted on 05/23/2012 4:32:25 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: Zakeet

Love that floating hand.


11 posted on 05/23/2012 4:37:32 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: Zakeet

This demonstrates a 100% complete lack of moral leadership.
It is typical of the Boy Emperor.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 4:39:37 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: Zakeet

Just like the composite girlfriend.......
Just like the faux Julia.........
Just like the ‘Born in Kenya’.......

Everything surrounding this man is a fabrication/facade/fantasy.


13 posted on 05/23/2012 4:39:52 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Zakeet
Can anyone seriously blame “O’s” opponents for doubting what is said, written, photographed about him or his activities?

After all the occasions where “O” has been caught-out in open lies and less than credible statements and activities... how can blind and instantaneous belief in him be expected?

14 posted on 05/23/2012 4:40:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Zakeet
The first line printed at the top of the binder clearly states "TOP SECRET CODEWORD NOFORN" with a second line message "FOR USE IN WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM ONLY." Keep in mind that the codename for the OBL mission was leaked as "Geronimo," so this is obviously a different codeword.

"NOFORN" isn't a codeword. It's a designation indicating that the information contained is not releasable to foreign nationals.

15 posted on 05/23/2012 4:42:49 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Zakeet
One commie's regime inspires another:


16 posted on 05/23/2012 4:46:22 AM PDT by drpix
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To: PuzzledInTX

bfl


17 posted on 05/23/2012 4:47:16 AM PDT by PuzzledInTX
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To: Zakeet
This article is not nearly as convincing as the previous one.

The "floating hand" clearly belongs to someone who is standing directly behind the guy in the blue shirt with his arms folded on the left side -- it is also the reflection of this hidden guy that we see in the window on the far left. His "floating hand" is actually his hand on his chin, as if in thought.

I am similarly unmoved by the "transparency" of Gates' hair and eye. Looks pretty normal to me.

I think all this tin-foil stuff about doctored photos detracts from the author's main point -- that Obama was out golfing and had minimal involvement with the SEAL team raid. I find that all to easy to believe.

18 posted on 05/23/2012 4:48:15 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Zakeet

Just like the two other phonies Bubba and Hillary

And please spare me the “He is much worse”

All 3 are liars from Bubba’s “crying over Black Churches Burning’ to Hillary’s “Dodging Bullets on the Tarmac” etc etc etc

I could list many lies they were caught in


19 posted on 05/23/2012 4:51:22 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: drpix

I have an interesting book called “The Commissar is Missing”, about the policy of Stalin to excise a person from all known photographs if the person became non-politically correct (the origin of the word, by the way). In the days before Photoshop, they would either redact the photo with black marker, or use scissors to remove certain persons and then re-arrange images as needed to fill in the gaps.


20 posted on 05/23/2012 4:54:21 AM PDT by Pecos (In God we trust. All others - bring data.)
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To: Zakeet

Remember when the dimrat media use the term “slick marketing and packaging” about Reagan?


21 posted on 05/23/2012 5:01:31 AM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Zakeet

Holy Toledo!

These photos come across very dark on my computer screen, so I opened the top photo in a graphics program and lightened it.

Man, Obama’s back and shoulders take up half the room and he’s got a teensy-tiny head. He looks like bat with huge wings.

Plus he’s got someone’s pant legs under his armpits.

No way this is real. It’s fake just like the ginormous Obama head pasted on composite girlfriend (G. Cook) photo.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 5:04:38 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Zakeet

Oh and that floating hand is too much. LOL


23 posted on 05/23/2012 5:05:40 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Cincinatus

Lighten the top photo and measure Obama’s left elbow to right elbow and left shoulder to right shoulder.

His back is massive and out of proportion to his head.

It looks like he’s wrestling someone or he’s stuffed pygmies in his jacket.

It’s like they tried to merge him sitting against the back of a blue chair with his jacket, but he’s standing not sitting.


24 posted on 05/23/2012 5:18:09 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Zakeet

I’m not sure that isn’t also Obama in the back of the room at 11 0’clock. Kind of like an in-your-face challange to show how easy it is to snow everyone. Would be a great inside joke for the photoshoppers to have him back there and also posing in the foreground as Darkwing Duck.


25 posted on 05/23/2012 5:36:38 AM PDT by ArtDodger (Reread Animal Farm (with your kids))
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To: Zakeet

President Jeebs.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 5:40:15 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: Pecos
Yes, all in a day's work for a Marxist/Marxist-Regime (contrary to the Pollyanna's who refuse to see the truth.)

When Stalin was arresting millions for execution or slave labor, hundreds of artists were more than willing to work full time on the alteration of all public images to suit the latest party line. (That's where Orwell got his "1984" material for the "Ministry of Truth", "memory hole" and the the main character's job of "re-writer of newspaper articles.")

Here's an article in wikipedia showing the before and after of many Stalinist public photos given his "historical revision" treatment: LINK


27 posted on 05/23/2012 5:40:49 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Zakeet
From this thread: Q. Who authorized release of the WH Sit Room photo?

The person at the head of the table is and Air Force officer in his blue uniform.

28 posted on 05/23/2012 5:43:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It's time to take out the trash in DC.)
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To: drpix
CORRECTION 3rd Row 2nd Column


29 posted on 05/23/2012 5:47:01 AM PDT by drpix
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To: Arrowhead1952

That picture kind of cracks me up. Even if it were a fake to make Obama look “presidential”, it would still be a total failure. Obama looks like a little boy hanging out while the grownups do their thing in that picture.


30 posted on 05/23/2012 5:48:55 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Smokeyblue
Photobucket
31 posted on 05/23/2012 5:49:19 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Arrowhead1952

I like the Photoshop of this pic with FR on the screens.


32 posted on 05/23/2012 5:54:33 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Zakeet

Obama’s entire “Composite Presidency”....

ROTFLMAO. Perfect.


33 posted on 05/23/2012 5:54:47 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: drpix

Thanks for posting the correct picture. I was beginning to worry about my comparison abilities.


34 posted on 05/23/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: Zakeet

Pencil neck.

Will this photo have the same effect as the one of Dukakis wearing the helmet while sitting atop the tank?


35 posted on 05/23/2012 5:57:28 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: Zakeet
The fact that Obama was out golfing was a planned diversion so OBL’s intel would think nothing important was about to happen. //sarcasm off//
36 posted on 05/23/2012 6:07:39 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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37 posted on 05/23/2012 6:09:01 AM PDT by McBuff
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38 posted on 05/23/2012 6:27:15 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: Zakeet
This one is my favorite.


39 posted on 05/23/2012 6:29:39 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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"What do you think? Photoshopped, or is my imagination simply on overload from too many composite stories emanating from the White House?"

Take up knitting.

40 posted on 05/23/2012 6:31:22 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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41 posted on 05/23/2012 6:32:18 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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I agree the "floating hand" isn't too convincing. The outline of Obama in the foreground just looks wrong in proportion. True, it appears like he has his hands on his hips which makes him "puff out" more, but the pictures I've seen of him indicate he is kind of a skinny dude. His shoulders and back just look too wide here. And the ratio of the width of his head to the width of his shoulders is too small. Most males have a ratio in the range of 1/3 to 1/4 for head/shoulders width. This looks more like 1/5 to 1/6.

Remember that this gang has been known to doctor images in the past. It fits a consistent pattern to make Obama appear to be something he is not. That kind of thing lends itself to questioning the authenticity of everything they put out, tin foil or not.

42 posted on 05/23/2012 6:37:52 AM PDT by chimera
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To: McBuff

BWAhahahahahahahahahahahaha


43 posted on 05/23/2012 6:40:38 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: ILS21R

LOL!


44 posted on 05/23/2012 6:43:07 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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45 posted on 05/23/2012 6:44:50 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: ILS21R

The Justice League pic is awesome!


46 posted on 05/23/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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47 posted on 05/23/2012 6:48:05 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: ILS21R

Why shouldn’t the white collar be showing there?”


48 posted on 05/23/2012 6:50:11 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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49 posted on 05/23/2012 6:55:10 AM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: chimera
The missing piece of ear is the dead giveaway.

Anyone with even a minimal amount of Photoshop training can demonstrate exactly how the lazy application of the Photoshop tool caused this.

50 posted on 05/23/2012 6:57:11 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (A vote for the lesser of two evils only insures the triumph of evil.)
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