Osama Bin Laden's time advanced photo used facial features from a Spanish politician 17 replies

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#1 11 years ago

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

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A Spanish MP, Gaspar Llamazares, was shocked to see that the time-advanced photo that the FBI released had some of his facial features- you can see this most obviously from the hair and forehead.

The FBI had originally lauded the time-advanced photo as an example of the high-level of technology American security agencies have access to.

Llamazares, a member of the Spanish Communist Party, noted that

"I was surprised and angered because it's the most shameless use of a real person to make up the image of a terrorist... It's almost like out of a comedy if it didn't deal with matters as serious as Bin Laden and citizens' security.""

The FBI responded with this statement

"After a preliminary review, it appears that in this instance the forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the internet."

So, for those of you with good photo editing skills, there are jobs for you at the FBI.




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#2 11 years ago

Commissar MercZ;5212953http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8463657.stm

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A Spanish MP, Gaspar Llamazares, was shocked to see that the time-advanced photo that the FBI released had some of his facial features- you can see this most obviously from the hair and forehead.

The FBI had originally lauded the time-advanced photo as an example of the high-level of technology American security agencies have access to.

Llamazares, a member of the Spanish Communist Party, noted that

"I was surprised and angered because it's the most shameless use of a real person to make up the image of a terrorist... It's almost like out of a comedy if it didn't deal with matters as serious as Bin Laden and citizens' security.""

The FBI responded with this statement

"After a preliminary review, it appears that in this instance the forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the internet."

So, for those of you with good photo editing skills, there are jobs for you at the FBI.

If I was the MP, I would be pisssssed. Can you imagine the attack ads againest him next election? This man looks like Osma Bin Laden.........Don't vote for him.




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#3 11 years ago
Commissar MercZ;5212953So, for those of you with good photo editing skills, there are jobs for you at the FBI.

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#4 11 years ago
70's Porn Stache;5212986Already applied.

I'd better not see my picture pop up.




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#5 11 years ago

There are a lot of people who look alike out there. I'm not buying it. Sure he may have used his face as reference material but at the same time it's hardly unique.




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#6 11 years ago
Nemmerle;5213015There are a lot of people who look alike out there. I'm not buying it. Sure he may have used his face as reference material but at the same time it's hardly unique.

Look at the hair on their heads. It's virtually the same thing, waves and everything, pasted on to future-Osama's head, just recolored.

The forehead has the same exact wrinkle line too.




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#7 11 years ago
Commissar MercZ;5213010I'd better not see my picture pop up.

I will 'shop my terrists to wear oversized t-shirts, so watch out.




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#8 11 years ago
70's Porn Stache;5213024I will 'shop my terrists to wear oversized t-shirts, so watch out.

So parts of me will finally be in a real gang? Sweet.




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#9 11 years ago

They probably pool from a variety of photographic resources to make the image, it's not that odd.




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#10 11 years ago

"After a preliminary review, it appears that in this instance the forensic artist was unable to find suitable features among the reference photographs and obtained those features, in part, from a photograph he found on the internet."

So, for those of you with good photo editing skills, there are jobs for you at the FBI.

And good lying skills, it seems.

There are a lot of people who look alike out there. I'm not buying it. Sure he may have used his face as reference material but at the same time it's hardly unique.

I'd buy that...if it weren't for the horizontal and vertical wrinkle on the forehead. I mean, lots of people have wavy hair like that; but not many have just one horizontal wrinkle so low on the forehead with another vertical wrinkle right beneath it.




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