Hezbollah and General Aoun busted over photoshopping
General Aoun, a Lebanese Christian leader who’s aligned himself with Hezbollah and hezbollah photoshoppers have doctored an image to show a member of
the Lebanese Forces, a rival Christian faction led by Samir Geagea, who’s currently aligned with the anti-Syrian/anti-Hezbollah faction, shooting at
Its a poor frameup of the opposition, even to drawing a Cross on the soldiers arm.
Here is a video of how it was done, from the undoctored images, to the final one with the man in the bottom left
Lebanese newspaper Daily Star has picked up on the photoshop as well Here
(more about the internal politics on the url)
BEIRUT: Lebanese Forces MP Antoine Zahra criticized Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Michel Aoun on Sunday, urging the opposition leader "not to use
any document before making sure it is credible."
Addressing a news conference at LF leader Samir Geagea's residence in Bzummar, Zahra said that "doctored photos are being used to distort the LF's
image in the public eye."
"Aoun is being provided with doctored documents in a bid to incite people against the LF," Zahra said.
In an interview with Al-Manar television late Friday, Aoun held up a picture, which he said was taken during Tuesday's riots, allegedly showing an LF
member carrying an assault rifle and shooting at people.
Zahra quoted a media specialist as saying that the picture was an Associated Press picture of a Hizbullah fighter taken in Kfar Shima during the
summer 2006 war with Israel. The fighter was cut and copied to Nahr al-Kalb, where LF and FPM supporters clashed, and an LF cross was placed on his
Zahra then held up his own picture showing an FPM activist carrying a weapon.
"We only aim at confirming that LF partisans were not the ones who took to the streets carrying weapons. Weapons were held by those trying to wage a
coup," Zahra said.