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    Saddam 'statue killing' staged - no surprise

    Take a look at these photos. Almost no one was there participating. Can you say 'staged media event'? I knew you could.

    More at http://blog.kynn.com/shock/archive/000311.php
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    Even if it was (and I'd hardly call what could obviously be a photoshop'd image from someone's blog definitive proof that it was) who cares? Seriously? Its not like thats the only media coverage that has shown Iraqi's very happy that Saddam is gone, or welcoming troops.

    Besides... considering how there were independent journalists at that statue toppling I'm going to have to wonder why they didn't report how it was staged and instead this amazing guy who runs a blog got the inside scoop.

    If you want I could spend a couple hours and photoshop that photo full of people. I won't though, because its not worth my time. It has become quite obvious to me that people will believe what they want to believe and if someone wants to villify the US they will do so regardless of what the truth is.
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    we already went over this in another thread...

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    Earther,

    Where DO you get all this garbage?

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    Even it it weren't edited in PS (not saying either way, who cares), what difference does it make? I'm just as disgusted with this side of the rhetoric as I am of the mainstream media rhetoric jamming the airwaves 24/7.

    Maybe there is a very simple reason for the non-participation everyone is questioning. Think about it earther, I know you can.
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    Dig this forum members.

    Theres alotta cover ups in the world more than we realize and i would almost say its almost the way to run a country but there will be many who are always in tuned to yet to be proven fictional stories and conspiracy theories.

    Be that as it may unless not.
    I say we got the point already and i seen many very annoyed by this so the best thing i would do is maybe find a group with the same intrest and find a way to aquire more info or evidence that would do a better job in convincing people or at least getting them more interested rather than irritated.
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    Well said, Illicious.

    Opposition is not what pisses people off. But the way opposition is made. Like a boatload of SP'ers are going to be able to make any bit of real difference. All it does is let the poster's rant and let off steam. No productivity there. Instead, getting into a special interest group can be very productive and levy the assets of that group toward the cause.

    I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allie
    Earther,

    Where DO you get all this garbage?
    I got this one at:
    http://www.wildmatters.org/curio.php...f83d9a43f18e11

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbolte
    we already went over this in another thread...
    Oops, sorry I missed that.

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    While the image made me pause, as it's entirely plausible, my first thought was "okay, this was staged for journalists across the way... How would you fool 100 journalists into thinking there was a "mob" of people"?

    That's the biggest reason I don't buy this conspiracy theory. Nothing wrong with photo ops. There is with mis-representation, but I doubt this is that, for the above reasons.

    Anwyays, this is in another thread, so I'll close this one

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