Remember the world heroe, Muntazer al-Zaidi, the reporter that threw his shoes at Mr.George W. Bush? Well, he was recently in Paris and during a press conference some Iraqi guy threw his shoe at Muntazer. This cool dude in a suit comes up and socks him one in the face and then another before he is pulled away and then he was basically on his own, he didn’t get arrested I assume.
Anyway, here is the video. As to the validity of this one, I think its real. The Al-Zaidi shoe throwing incident has too many kinks for me to call it legitimate, I think that one was just for publicity. This one is for realzzz!
To much of my surprise I saw, on Yahoo, the above title (minus the questions mark). The story goes, George W.Bush makes a surprise visit to Iraq. During a press conference with Iraqi president (I don’t know his name) a Journalist throws both of his shoes at the President. The President ducked and was NOT hit by either shoe. No one was injured during this fiasco.
As all of you probably know my anti-New World Order attitude, it only seems natural for me to debunk this. I am, and I think you will be pleased with the results.
Before we start I want everyone to see the real thing so here is a video. The captions in the video are what the journalist is saying during his rampant shoe throwing.
Now let me show you the flaws with this whole scenario and why this was all an act…..a rehearsed act. Just like the Bin Laden Videos.
Mr.Bush, Just seconds before a Journalist throws the first of two shoes at him.
Mr.Bush, Just milliseconds before a Journalist throws the second of two shoes at him.
Now lets skip to the more exciting part. While the shoe is actually making its way over Mr.Bush’s head.
Mr. Bush, while the first of two shoes comes over his head.
Let us analyze the first flaw in this act.
"How is Bush able to duck, yet the Iraqi president can't react?"
How is Bush able to swiftly duck, yet the Iraqi president can barely react? That “shoe” is a sandal, which carries significantly less mass which means significantly less velocity.
The second shoe is flying over Bush's head.
Now the flaws.
"The Iraqi President has yet to offer a believable reaction."
The Iraqi President has yet to offer a believable reaction. Unwillingly, extending your arm is in no way protecting the president nor changing the trajectory of the sandal.
Seconds after Bush nearly get hit in the head by two shoes thrown by a journalist.
Now the flaws of this image.
Bush shoos a security guard after the guard comes to his aid.
You may need to watch the video again to spot this one. Mr.Bush actually shoos the guard away as the guard comes to his aid.
Now I want to talk about the key area in this video. It is the whole back half of the room. Here is an untouched picture with no visual aid from me. Pay attention to the back half of the room. Just think, what is missing?
Pay attention to the back half.
Do you know what’s wrong? well, here are the answers.
The chandelier is in the way of the sandal throw.
First off, their are no security guards behind the president or on either side. There isn’t even anyone sitting at the desk to the left. Here’s why, Judging by the reflections of the chandelier off the wall and desk, the chandelier is directly or approximately under the desk and in line with Bush and the Iraqi president. To be honest I’ve never seen the president, or any president, talk at a podium at the FAR right of a room and skip the middle. If Mr.Bush and the Iraqi president were in the middle of the room, like they were suppose to be, and the guards were near the president, like they were suppose to be, The sandal would have hit the chandelier and all havoc would wreak. Pieces of chandelier would be everywhere and the president could have been injured.
If you look at the chandeliers height, based on reflection, it is right in-line with the door which is at a safe guess of 7ft. Assuming that the president is an average height of 6ft that makes the chandelier only 1 foot higher than the presidents head.
Instead of catastrophe, the sandals quietly slam into the wall behind and guards suspiciously run out from the door on the side of the wall behind the president. It took a whopping 7 seconds for the guards to reach the president from that back room as well as the guard that had to stagger over people. According to my calculations if the journalist had a standard hand gun, he could have got off 9 to 11 shots in that same period of 7 seconds. The last time the secret service was not around the president was during John F.Kennedy’s deadly drive through Dallas.