Since then, a couple of people have highlighted claims that the video was faked, the first claim being based of this image:
This attempts to suggest that the video is fake because the chair cannot be seen on the assassination video. If we look at this earlier video of Al-Bhouti sat in the same position we can see it matches what's shown in the assassination video
Now let's take a look at the assassination video before and after the explosion, in particular the area circled in red
Here we can see that what would have been covering the chair before the explosion appears to be missing in the second photograph. Rather than evidence of the video being fake the original claim actually provides more evidence than points to the video being genuine.
Another claim, based off the original picture of alleged fakery and the following photograph, is there's two mic stands, while only one is visible in the video
These are photographs that were published on the SANA website, which also provides other photographs that help clear this up. Here we have a side view of the mic stand, which clearly shows the mic taped on top of the stand with white tape, which from certain angles gives the appearance of their being two microphones
So again, this seems to be more confirmation that the video of genuine. To me, it seems very hard to escape the fact that this video is the real deal, so the question remains, what does this actually show us about the attack?
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