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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] In a message dated 12/19/03 3:22:45 AM US Mountain Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: > The picture chosen by Tom is a heavily shaded, > single frame of low-resolution video footage Perhaps the picture "chosen" by Tom was the only picture available to him at the time. Of course Per is correct in pointing out the picture at the BBC has far more resolution and if one looks at the facial wrinkles under the eyes, atop the bridge of the nose, and across the brow it appears that the two men are the same person. Tom speaks of a change of clothes, differences in the mustache etc. Bluepilgrim deals with the differences in the photos very well. Having personal experience in this area I can say with absolute confidence that the pictures are not "proof" of anything. A photo of a blonde taken in proper lighting can show the person to be a brunette. Angles, lighting, lens, shutter speed etc. As to the bushiness of the mustache, this bushiness is an assessment based on proportions that have dramatically changed from one photo to the next. Again, this is something that I have a professional background in and can assure you that you can make a persons facial hair appear longer by simply changing the proportions, the same can be done with the hair on a head. By changing the relationships or proportion you can actually cut hair thereby making it look longer. As to Per's other comments relating to the general postings of Tom, I also find little of interest in conspiracy theories. However, I think that the suggestion has been made previously, if you dislike a persons perspective, engage the delete button and allow those who feel differently to benefit, assuming there is a way to benefit. I have mentioned previously that I disagree with Tom's assessments but absolutely support his right to post. He does something that is potentially valuable for some of us, reminds us that there is virtually nothing that we can trust that comes out of the occupying powers collective mouth. Some don't need the reminders, others do. Whichever, hope you are all well and as there is so little tolerance in this world, perhaps we can attempt a bit more here. Roger Stroope Northern Arizona University Graduate Department- Anthropology Flagstaff USA _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk