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Photo: Egyptian rioters were wearing Guy Fawkes masks

From Washington Examiner

Photo: Egyptian rioters were wearing Guy Fawkes masks

September 12, 2012

Egyptian rioters yesterday were photographed wearing Guy Fawkes masks next to photo graffiti on a wall of the U.S. embassy during a protest in Cairo, Egypt

The rioters climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tore up the American Flag, replacing it with a black al Qaeda flag.

Link to Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/photo-egyptian-rioters-were-we...

This is posted on drudge. No other information provided. Just an FYI for the American Sheeple.
H/T InfiniteMonkeys: http://imgur.com/a/8UKgj

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Found a HI-Res Version

Some Chinese Photo Website?
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Anyone read egyptian???

It's SO obviously a 'Fake' Photo

It's SO obviously a 'Fake' Photo, or at least a VERY poorly done Photoshop job. The two individuals on the right for instance. Their shadows overlap and make a DARKER shadow. This doesn't happen.

Just take a flashlight and aim it at a wall or the ceiling. Cast two shadows with your two hands in the light without crossing them yet. Now make one hand slightly cross in front of the other making the two shadows come together. The part of the shadow that comes together from crossing one hand in front of the other IS NOT DARKER! RIGHT? Multiple light source anomalies could be of question here... but to me the shadows just don't seem to flow naturally.

This same 'darkening' happens when you overlap two layers in Photoshop that contain partially transparent shadows. Where the shadows come together, you will see an overall darker shadow where they are overlapped. The same would happen if you took two pair of sun glasses and wore one pair over the other. The glasses would be considered your 'layers'. The result is a darker visual. This is because they are both partially transparent. The light filtering of the glasses together would be double that of the single pair.

Besides... The second individual from the left is really missing his shadow... or did his shadow just really miss its mark way off to the left of him? Maybe Peter Pan can do this trick... but come on.

The first thing that caught my attention was that the textured wall behind them looked fake. The photo's resolution is brought down just far enough so that you cannot make out the press badges. I really think this could be more about creating confusion, meant to heat up the nerves of some already pissed off people over here.

BTW I use Photoshop daily. I could have done a photo like this much better. But I have ethical and moral issues with this and what it will cause.

Your brother in liberty,
Joe Patriot

Trust is earned, not granted by default...


these events were staged to antagonize the uneducated,unemployed Egyptian and Libya youth, the 2 people posing in the right corner are not from the press and didn't forget to take off their "press badges".

If you pay close attention to the photo on the right hand side, you'll see its the photo of President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt. Unless the President of Egypt is in the press business, you got nothing.

Here is a link with his photo:


The Libertarian Party, irrelevant since 1971.

This is provocateering

that's my bet anyway.

"V-for Vendetta" masks. Nice touch.


to say that these guys in the photo just didn't do that on purpose? Seems reasonable to assume that would be possible.



apparently they had press passes on , grrreeeeaat fuck the MAINSTREAM

"He's this eccentric Ghandi-Like figure that you cant touch with the normal bribes that people respond to."
the man Doug Wead on DR. RON PAUL

Error 404. They took it down. What a surprise.

Error 404. They took it down. What a surprise.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.



Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.


Yes, the obvious Egyptian teenager on the right is wearing a press pass, which depicts a middle aged guy with significantly lighter skin .. and a beard.

I'm betting the conspiracy folks out there already have a running dialog about how he must have bleached his skin for the photo, JUST so when this planned, well executed, protest happened - he wouldn't get caught.


My guess is they were stolen.

My guess is they were stolen. The one you can see is of an older whiter man with a grey beard.

This space available

I saved the photo and I'm

I saved the photo and I'm still seeing in online.


Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.



On imgur

Protesters, rioters, or killers?

The stories are not clear about who is who, probably on purpose. Supposedly there were protestors, and then the Al-Qaeda killers used the protest as cover for their rampage. We have no way to know who these guys are with the masks. There is no evidence that they were the killers.

Started another post about

Started another post about this. Please vote up so people can see what misinformation looks like: http://www.dailypaul.com/254498/misinformation-media-caught-...


Nice catch, I missed it when I first looked at the photo

That's funny that poster's

That's funny that poster's below pointed out the man on the right is wearing a press pass. LOL! Propaganda tends to get confusing.

A bump because it is so blatant and an excellent example

of purposeful misinformation.

Whats the purpose of this

Whats the purpose of this misinformation? Actually, it would an interesting subject for an article to read and to document all of the places that ran with the story.

Posibly to associate Anonymous and civil disobedience with

Terrorism and Al-Qaeda.


Why would muslim's wear the image of a Catholic man from England to protest non-muslims?


because the rioters are

because the rioters are gullible and naive teenagers, just like in any other country.

Don't take the bait.

Use your 'noggin.

Send the "hey stupid" to drudge

Go to drudgereport and in the box where you can send news tips to the site and let them know they are getting sloppy.

What I sent:


Photo: Egyptian rioters were wearing Guy Fawkes masks...

~The guy on the right forgot to remove his press pass.....

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

LOLOL. Propaganda is

LOLOL. Propaganda is everywhere. Terrifying.

Wearing Press Passes too....

Look at the two on the right.

Yes, good eye.

This is what I posted as a comment on the examiner.

This is great and all but... What is the purpose of showing us this photo? Why is this important enough for drudge to link a post that only says "hey look! those guys are wearing Guy Fawkes masks!"? And BTW.. The guy on the far right forgot to remove his press pass. FAIL!

Truth is treason in an empire of lies

Good eye.

Good eye.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Like a well designed video game

So are people who dress up wearing the mask on Halloween going to be questioned by authorities?

Truth is treason in an empire of lies