Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kerry Caught Using Fake Photo to Fuel Syrian War

Infowars reports:

Secretary of State John Kerry opened his speech Friday by describing the horrors victims of the chemical weapon attack suffered, including twitching, spasms and difficulty breathing.

Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The photo was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons via Assad’s regime.
However, it was later exposed the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq.  It was not related to Syrian deaths whatsoever and was later retracted.


Note: The above photo was published by the BBC and it is not clear that it was the one referenced by Kerry. Kerry was not clear about the source for the pic he cited. There is no doubt that the picture is a fraud  and not related to events in Syria.  BBC wrote:
Mr di Lauro, who works for Getty Images picture agency and has been published by newspapers across the US and Europe, said: “I went home at 3am and I opened the BBC page which had a front page story about what happened in Syria and I almost felt off from my chair.

“One of my pictures from Iraq was used by the BBC web site as a front page illustration claiming that those were the bodies of yesterday's massacre in Syria and that the picture was sent by an activist.
“Instead the picture was taken by me and it's on my web site, on the feature section regarding a story I did In Iraq during the war called Iraq, the aftermath of Saddam.[...]

He added he was less concerned about an apology or the use of image without consent, adding: “What is amazing it's that a news organization has a picture proving a massacre that happened yesterday in Syria and instead it's a picture that was taken in 2003 of a totally different massacre.

“Someone is using someone else's picture for propaganda on purpose.”

A spokesman for the BBC said: “We were aware of this image being widely circulated on the internet in the early hours of this morning following the most recent atrocities in Syria.

“We used it with a clear disclaimer saying it could not be independently verified.

“Efforts were made overnight to track down the original source of the image and when it was established the picture was inaccurate we removed it immediately.”


  1. Kerry actually said: "We saw rows of dead lined up in burial shrouds, the white linen unstained by a single drop of blood."

    How do you really know that Kerry was "referencing" this particulary photo by Marco di Lauro? Did he said so somewhere?

    I get lots and lost of hits when I search the internet for "Kerry referenced a photograph" But that's all, everybody seemingly "knows". But up to now no proof that this is indeed the case. Seems like a lot of people just jump on the bandwagon.
    Salut! Edmond V.O. Katusz

    1. THIS is the photo that Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims Kerry showed her

  2. This guy is part of the problem and he beginning to be a key player.

  3. You should take this post down as it's been proven to be a lie. Or leave it up as a signal that you have no credibility, whatever you want to do.

    1. See RW's update. The picture certainly is a fraud and was used by the BBC in that manner. Although Kerry never stated the source for his reference to a picture. It is typical government style propaganda, when they get caught, they plead distance.

    2. Editorial correction: The headline on this item should read, "Obama Caught Using Fake Secretary of State to Fuel Syrian War". We apologize for any confusion.

    3. When the NYTimes issues apologia and corrections for the hundreds of false articles they ran in support of Clinton, Bush, Obama...then RW will feel compiled to apologize.

      You can still google "NYTimes" and "Iraq" and find hundreds of patently false articles.

      So, STFU.