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The TFT Guide To... Fake torture photos

It's looking increasingly likely that the Mirror's pictures of British troops torturing Iraqis are a hoax by TA soldiers, causing editor Piers Morgan to defend their authenticity with the unfortunate comment 'This is like, did they land on the moon?' Yup, the moon hoax conspiracy was total bollocks as well. But how can TFT readers tell the pictures are faked?

14 May 2004

1) Subtle inconsistencies in the images - inconsistencies like looking quite relaxed when you're being clubbed to death by a mob of bloodthirsty soldiers.

2) Victim can clearly be seen wearing T-shirt saying 'I went to Basra and all I got was this lousy beating.'

3) The British torture, unlike the Americans', did *not* involve ramming broom handles up people's arses. Since stuffing broom handles up their bums is second nature to many British troops, it is highly unlikely that any torture would not have involved this popular squaddie recreation.

4) Whole set-up is too clean and tidy. Any soldiers planning to beat up Iraqis in the future and not get caught might care to do a quick whizz round with the Hoover before they get stuck in to the ragheads.

5) Lord Lucan, Shergar and Nessie can clearly be seen in background.



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