Skip to comments.The Illusion of Obama's Bin Laden Raid Situation Room Leadership (must read alert)
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.
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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!
Obama, Composite In Chief.
Obama, Professional Agitator
(whether the problem is real or PERCEIVED- drummed up by the leftist media)Saul Alinsky agitating tactic...
Love the poster...keep it coming and make everything the imposter says or does a BFJ, Big Frickin’ Joke!
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.
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.
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.
Love that floating hand.
This demonstrates a 100% complete lack of moral leadership.
It is typical of the Boy Emperor.
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.
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?
"NOFORN" isn't a codeword. It's a designation indicating that the information contained is not releasable to foreign nationals.
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.
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
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.
Remember when the dimrat media use the term “slick marketing and packaging” about Reagan?
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.
Oh and that floating hand is too much. LOL
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.
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.
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
The person at the head of the table is and Air Force officer in his blue uniform.
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.
I like the Photoshop of this pic with FR on the screens.
Obama’s entire “Composite Presidency”....
Thanks for posting the correct picture. I was beginning to worry about my comparison abilities.
Will this photo have the same effect as the one of Dukakis wearing the helmet while sitting atop the tank?
Take up knitting.
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.
The Justice League pic is awesome!
Why shouldn’t the white collar be showing there?”
Anyone with even a minimal amount of Photoshop training can demonstrate exactly how the lazy application of the Photoshop tool caused this.