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Monday, August 09, 2004 | Beheading Hoax Makes a Point That Few Get
Few Americans appear to, that is. Benjamin Vanderford's Excellent Adventure began when he threw together a little video of himself being "beheaded." He then started tossing it out on P2P nets, and after a few months, it finally showed up on one of those websites that change url every few days and might or might not be US Disinfo Projects or Mosaad Fundsponges.
The US crusadenets monitor these things like crazy, so of course as soon as Benji's little video hit there, it was immediately spewed out by everybody everywhere.
Only one of the original wire stories noted that Ben was not wearing an orange jumpsuit.
Vanderford's point, to show how easily such an event can be faked, is well taken, especially for those Americans who have spent the last few months foaming with outrage over a little miniseries of poorly overdubbed clips of heads being severed from motionless orange jumpsuit clad victims.
You would think that by this time, Vanderford's point would be one that did not need to be made, however there is a distinct reluctance, maybe natural to a degree, but a degree that has long since been exceeded, on the part of the US public to consider the possibility that quite a few things might not be what they are decreed to be.
This subject comes up on message boards and offline discussions frequently, and the popular consensus seems to be "I just don't wanna go there," whether the subject is the miraculous appearance of Mohammed Atta's passport, wrong season figs on the tree next to Saddam's "spider hole," the timing of US terralerts and suicide bombings in Israel, or beheading victims who do not struggle, just to name a few.
Recently, there have been a few hesitant whispers even in the US media regarding the terralerts, but the issue has not been pursued aggressively. We're not talking about reports of new evidence in the Lacy Peterson case, after all.
Vanderford's hoax appears at this point to have been in vain. The FBI says it is investigating the possibility of prosecution, but they may have a tough time if they intend to go by the book.
All Ben did was put a home-made video in his shared Kazaa directory, everything else was done by other people.
Of course, they could just send some thugs to his house and seize him, lock him up incommunicado.
Public objection to that popular tactic has been somewhat muted, too.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill