High-resolution Islamic State hoax
February 28, 2015 by Thomas Wictor
Two days ago I wrote a post titled “The Islamic State Debunks Itself,” in reference to the terrorists’ film A Message to Jordan. Well, someone has sent me a link to a high-resolution version of the movie. If this doesn’t convince you that Healing the Believers’ Chests is a hoax, nothing will. Royal Jordanian Air Force pilot Lieutenant Moath Youssef al-Kasasbeh was murdered, but his death was not caused by fire. The flames were very poor-quality computer-generated imagery (CGI).
Rather than repeat myself, I’ll point out various new flaws at random.
In A Message to Jordan (left), Lieutenant Kasasbeh dies holding the sixth cage bar from the right; in Healing the Believers’ Chests, he’s holding the seventh bar. His hand is marked with blue arrows.
That continuity error alone proves that multiple takes were filmed, and that the burning is a hoax.
They had lots of problems with the CGI flames. These screen grabs depict the same moment. A Message to Jordan is on the left, Healing the Believers’ Chests on the right.
The flames are utterly different, which proves that they’re CGI.
After that glitch, they synched up the flames again and added a CGI blister (green arrows) that instantly sprang into existence on the back of Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh’s hand.
Though he has a massive blister, his hair is completely intact.
They tore his right trouser leg, exposing his thigh (green arrow).
His skin is totally uninjured, and look at how obvious the animation of the flames is. That’s a cheap, shoddy, amateurish attempt at creating fire.
More rotten animation. The “flames” on Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh’s body are just squiggles.
Do any of the flames in this screen grab look real?
They used CGI to laboriously paint his skin black, but for a fraction of a second, his uninjured neck and head are visible (green arrow).
This orange flare (green arrow) indicates that at least part of the scene was filmed in front of a green screen.
The same issue alerted filmmakers that the Islamic State movie A Message Signed with Blood to the Nation of the Cross is fake. The giant terrorists and their victims are leaving ghostly afterimages and flares of color.
Those anomalies are evidence of superimposition.
Just a reminder: Healing the Believers’ Chests shows a short steel rod at the corner of the cage (red arrow).
It’s absent in A Message to Jordan.
That continuity error is more incontrovertible proof that the videos are fake.
Here are three examples of terrible fire effects.
The little flaming dots on the ground (red arrow) appear to be hand drawn, while there’s a hard delineation between the fire in the cage and on Lieutenant al-Kasasbeh’s body (green arrow). And at the top of the screen grab, we see the return of the flames that look like spaghetti with tomato sauce.
Now, the final evidence that both Healing the Believers’ Chests and A Message to Jordan are hoaxes. Until 2:05 in A Message to Jordan, the flames obscure the bars marked with a green arrow.
After 2:05, the flames avoid those bars (green arrow) and go behind the other bars on that side of the cage (red arrow). Impossible.
Not only are the flames CGI, it appears that the side of the cage was superimposed as well. It could be that the cage had only three sides and a top.
The Islamic State is making quite a reputation for itself—a reputation as fakers.
It looks terrible – vandals of the Islamic State attacking ancient Assyrian statues with sledge-hammers.
Nineveh, on the site of modern day Mosul, was the capital of the Assyrian empire that lasted nineteen centuries from 2500 to 605 BC.
But, according to archaeologists, most if not all the statues in the Mosul museum are replicas not originals. The reason they crumble so easily is that they’re made of plaster.
“You can see iron bars inside,” pointed out Mark Altaweel of the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London, as we watched the video together. “The originals don’t have iron bars.”
According to Eleanor Robson, chair of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, the majority of original statues have been taken to the Baghdad Museum for safe-keeping.
I’ll tell you what’s real.
As I was almost finished writing this post, I heard the unmistakable sound of someone walking in the gravel driveway outside my window. I called my brother Tim and asked if he’d just been outside. No, he’d been inside all day.
So I took Brother Cat off my lap, and Tim and I put our plan into action. I won’t tell you what it is, except that it involves firearms. For both of us.
After we got into our positions, I saw a male figure dressed all in black, moving stealthily through my back yard. From my hiding place, I aimed my .357 magnum revolver at him and waited. Tim waited in his hiding place, aiming his AR-15 rifle. The black-clad figure bent down—and picked up a basketball from the bushes. He tossed it over my fence and climbed the locked gate to get out.
He was one of the Emo kids from across the alley. After he threw his ball into my yard, he went all the way around the block and down Tim’s driveway. He probably didn’t want to go over the fence until he knew what was on the other side, so he came onto my property from the front.
I wasn’t afraid at all. Tim said he wasn’t either. The Emo kid didn’t even come close to getting shot, because Tim and I are responsible gun owners. We didn’t have our fingers on the triggers. Since guns are incredibly dangerous, we treat them with the care required. But note that we didn’t say anything to the person. We don’t give trespassers any warning. That’s due to the nature of those who send us messages. We’ll wait to see who the trespassers are, and then we’ll make our decision. Silently.
It was nice to learn that our plan works and that we remain calm when men in black come into our yards at night.
Keep that in mind.
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