Forensic analysis confirms Infowars investigation that footage was staged as war propaganda
Editor’s Note: The original YouTube video of Foley’s beheading was removed before I ever got a chance to see it. So I am printing Watson’s article today simply as information. Americans are becoming quite unified in their desire to see ISIS crushed. But we need to understand that there is an element of government propaganda that sometimes comes into play. This morning we have already printed an article claiming that James Foley was a useful idiot and our readers don’t want to hear it, I can tell by view and share numbers on that article. But it’s true. The man defended the very people who would eventually, at least allegedly, behead him. So I do not know if there is any real reason to believe this video was faked. However, it would not surprise me if it was. Wake up people. The truth is not always what you want to hear. Your government and their media lapdogs know exactly how to push your buttons and have you calling for war. They have proven it time and time again. I don’t defend Islamists and you know that. But I also don’t pretend that our government is above pushing our buttons. -Dean Garrison, Editor, D.C. Clothesline
###Paul Joseph Watson’s story below.###
Confirming Infowars’ analysis on Thursday, British forensic experts have concluded that the ISIS beheading video involving James Foley was in all likelihood staged using “camera trickery and slick post-production techniques.”
An international forensic science company which does work for police forces across Britain found that, “James Foley’s execution may have been staged, with the actual murder taking place off-camera,” reports the Telegraph.
The experts noted that despite Foley’s executioner appearing to draw a knife across the neck area at least six times, no blood is seen. The video itself does not show the actual beheading, merely a still image which purports to show Foley’s decapitated head resting on his body.
“Aymenn al-Tamimi, a fellow at the Middle East Forum think-tank, remarked that ISIS has greatly improved their video production over the last few years,” reports the Inquisitr. “Techniques to fake a beheading would not be difficult for them to manage, and the video doesn’t exactly leave their failures on the hidden: Despite six slashing motion to James’ neck, no blood can be seen in the video; Foley’s reaction seems to be very disconnected with what is actually occurring, the analysts said.”
This point was also covered in our analysis which emphasized how calm and collected Foley appeared to be as he read out his statement, a demeanor completely contradictory to the notion that he was about to be brutally executed.
The experts also concluded that a blip in the footage suggests Foley misread one of his lines from the script and had to re-film the sequence.
The only logical conclusion, whether Foley was later killed or not, is that the video was not produced or released by actual ISIS militants but by western intelligence agencies to be used as a casus belli to expand military expansion in the middle east.
It has also emerged that the identity of the individual seen staging the murder, one Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, is a former rapper from a wealthy family who left London to fight in Syria. Bary fits the profile of an informant for British security services.
The beheading video has been used as a poster child to push for a renewed U.S. military strike on Syria, a prospect that was derailed last year after it emerged that a supposed chemical weapons attack which was blamed on the Assad government had in all likelihood been carried out by western-backed rebels.
U.S. officials have cited the “new context” for confronting ISIS that was spurred by the release of the Foley beheading video, with Washington signaling its intention on Saturday to prepare a new military assault on Syria.
In our analysis, we pointed out several other factors that clearly suggested the James Foley video was not what it purported to be, including the absence of other militants who normally appear in beheading videos, the lack of references to the Koran and no chants of “Allahu Akbar” as the execution is taking place.
Watch our original analysis of the Foley beheading video below. Note the video does not contain any footage of the staged beheading, which wasn’t actually shown in the original footage anyway. Despite this, YouTube partially censored the video by labeling it “offensive” and blocking access to non-You Tube account holders.