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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:54 AM
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The FBI Sucks at Photoshop [PIC]
http://mashable.com/2010/01/17/fbi-bin-laden /

The FBI this week released a digitally-altered image showing what Osama Bin Laden possibly looks like now hes older.

While the FBI claims to have used cutting edge technology to create the image, a Spanish politician has noticed that the poster is a modified version of his campaign photo he now finds his face in Americas most wanted list.

While on the surface its an amusing misstep by intelligence agencies, Gaspar Llamazares, the former leader of Spains United Left coalition, calls the move shameless. His safety is at risk, he told the BBC, and he no longer feels able to travel to America now his likeness is on a wanted poster: Bin Ladens safety is not threatened by this but mine certainly is, Llamazares said.

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photos at the link

BBC link here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8463657.stm

Shameless is one word for it.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:19 AM
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1. I think the British are the ones who aged this picture and the FBI
picked it up. Is that the way it was.
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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:23 AM
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2. No, from the BBC article...
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 09:24 AM by deminks
The FBI admitted a forensic artist had obtained certain facial features "from a photograph he found on the internet".

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invictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:36 AM
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3. K&R
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:51 AM
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4. "His safety is at risk,"...??
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 09:51 AM by dysfunctional press
the only part of the pic that looks like the guy is the hairline.

the eyes, nose, ears, mouth, & chin are all completely different.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:52 AM
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5. They photoshopped the politician's hair on bin Laden.
Other than that I don't see any other resemblance.

They really shouldn't had use his hair anyway as it looked too much like it was styled professionally.
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bluedave Donating Member (206 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:01 AM
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6. TAXI
Hey it's Jud Hersch
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:07 AM
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7. Well, you gotta start somewhere, I guess.
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dickthegrouch Donating Member (838 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:53 AM
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8. FBI Credibility is the most at risk
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 10:56 AM by dickthegrouch
If the FBI lies and says it used computer-based aging technology, but actually fabricated the picture from multiple elements, who in the world is ever going to believe their technological skills?
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How many photo-id based cases could now be thrown out because they didn't actually use computer technology the way they testified in court?
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 11:34 AM
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9. The FBI needs to hire Donnie....
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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:31 PM
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10. kick, just became aware of this now. Wow, "accidentally" using Leftist's photo, huh?
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