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CNN did not use images from 1991

The person who made the original accusation against CNN has retracted it. Had claimed the footage that they aired of Palestinians purportedly celebrating the 9/11 attacks was actually many years old. He now admits that he erred in making this claim. In fact if you scroll down you will see his retraction is on the same page as his initial accusation.
CNN did not use images form 1991
by Undercurrents 4:43am Sat Sep 15 '01

If alternative media is to be believed we have to check our sources and i did. This is what i found.

CNN did not use images from 1991. I challeged the guy who put this posting out and here is his reply

From: "Marcio A. V. de Carvalho"
To: Valerio Soares ,
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 07:52:49 -0300
Subject: CNN

Dear all,

Last September 13, I've sent an email to this list in which I provided
some information about the falsity of the images of Palestinian
celebration for the terrorism in USA, information given to me by a
teacher. I spent the last day looking for that teacher, and,
unfortunately, when I found her, she DENIED having access to such
images.

She said that she was sure she had seen the images back in 1991, but SHE
CAN'T PROVE. She was not willing to provide further information, DENYING
what she had said before to a full class of students.

I sincerely apologize for this uncertain information; unfortunately I
can't prove the information contained in my last post; IT'S ONLY A
CONJECTURE, THAT THOSE IMAGES OF PALESTINIANS CELEBRATING IS FALSE. I
bought the idea myself, and reproduced it for you because of the
importance of it, in the case it was to be confirmed.

Whatever news I get I'll pass to you.

Best regards

M?rcio A. V. Carvalho
State University of Campinas - Brazi

homepage: homepage: http://www.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=63288&group=webcast

mduh 23.Sep.2001 02:46

matchboy matchboy@tearitalldown.com

i thought the people in the background with newer motorola cellphones clipped to their pants in the videos gave it away.

sometimes just checking the video clears up these 'theories'
however much i want to believe them

10 Hour Difference 23.Sep.2001 23:52

Bonfire

Another factor to consider is that there is a 10 hour difference, I believe, between N.Y. and Israel. If I remember correctly, the video seemed to be taking place in broad daylight, when it should have been between 8:00-9:00pm Israel time when the attacks occured. I'm not saying that the video is from 1991, but it may have been seperate video that was not connected to the attack.

That asside, if I had spent my life watching my friends and relatives being oppressed and slaughtered by Made-in-the-USA weapons, with USA support, all the while watching them act as if they were invincible, I just might celebrate as well. Not for the lose of innocent lives, but for the symbolism of an arrogant bully who is finally shown to be vulnerable.