I've been lurking on ATS for a long time. I joined not too long ago. I've been waiting for someone to kind of start down this line of thinking
because I can not start a thread of my own and wanted my post to be relevant to the discussion. The line of thinking being the right vs left hand and
the remote. I hope you find this relative along those lines of thinking.
I watched the live announcement of this event last week. As the story changed I followed the details. As new information was released I read it. As
"new" videos were released I watched them. Some things were taken out of context or misquoted such as Panetta saying they didn't have video for 25
minutes. He said,
"there was a time period of almost 20 or 25 minutes where we really didn’t know just exactly what was going on. And there were some very tense
moments as we were waiting for information."
Depending on what feed they were watching, where that person was in the compound etc. a whole host
of factors could have been the cause of his "not knowing."
Sorry that's just a side note to let you know that I'm not just looking to confirm the official story or conspire against the official story
(stories). Jumping on that one issue ("lost" video feed) is the sort of thing that gives people ammo to question any legitimate question.
Anyway, on to my point. I read an article that showed a Jan 2010 press conference side-by-side with a screen shot from the "old man compound video"
(omcv). I didn't think anything of it at the time. That is until I watched the omcv myself. There was just something odd about the whole thing to
me. I watched it through a couple times. As I was watching it I remembered the article I had read. The article was basically talking about how they
were able to date the omcv based on this press conference. So I went back and watched the video again and focused on the tv. This is were things
started to look a bit off to me.
I don't know if any of you have watched the omcv and just focused on the tv. The channel guide covers the screen 90% of the time. The press
conference screen grab, no joke, is about two frames. You have to go back and pause within those couple of frames to see what flashes on the screen.
Stick with me here I'm getting to my point. The images that are flashed briefly on the screen build their own narrative within the narrative of the
omcv as a whole.
I'll cut to the chase here. This is where it gets good.
Everyone has habits. Most people have daily habits that they are second nature to
them. In fact they are so second nature and without a second thought that you probably don't give someone else's habitual nature a thought. Folks,
you can focus on the ears, the beard, the hairline even the curious narrative that is being told on the 52" flat screen (I mean the barely color tube
tv) in the "million dollar mansion."
But It's the little things that matter. The minutiae of everyday that gets overlooked. It gets overlooked by those performing the task unless
something breaks that habit–that minutiae the thing you have grown so accustom to. Especially if that something is something you wear. It may be a
wedding ring. Do you wear it on your right ring finger or left ring finger? Maybe it's a school ring. Perhaps, and let just say for the sake of
argument it's a watch. I personally don't wear a watch. So if I had one on it would feel very uncomfortable and unnatural to me. If you do wear a
watch, right or left arm? Do you switch it up just to throw yourself off on occasion? I'm guessing you don't. I'm guessing have been wearing a
watch on that same arm for forever. My dad wears a watch, my brother wears a watch, my wife wears one. They don't even think about it being on
their arm because they have been wearing it that way for forever. If they were to put it on their other arm, they would feel like me wearing a watch
not like they have been wearing a watch their entire life.
I think you get my point, it wouldn't occur to them to put it on their other arm. What arm was preferred by OBL? I've provided a couple of links
to help you out. Spoiler alert, his right. So why was the old man in the video wearing a watch on his left arm? I looked at the ears. I couldn't
find a picture that was clear enough and the lighting right to compare. Ears are a giveaway but the quality and lighting of the video compared to the
pictures were not enough to give anything away. But then I saw the watch. I don't really know what to make of it. I can only ask why is it on that
arm? I've done the facial comparisons. I work in the Adobe suits everyday and I couldn't come to any conclusive facial or ear comparison without
altering one of the pictures in some fashion to match the other and that would negate any findings anyway. I couldn't find a one to one comparison,
meaning left profile slightly above and behind. But the watch stands out to me and begs to be answered. With so many different reports of what
happened, if it happened, did he actual die a long time ago, I was just looking for something conclusive. I thought the ears would be the answer
perhaps a mole, freckle or scar. I didn't set out with a watch in mind but that is the one conclusive comparison that I could find. And to be
honest I think it's a pretty big one.
One more thing to look at if your so inclined is the ring. Some pictures/videos with a ring, some without. If on it's always worn on the right ring
finger or not at all. The only exception being "latest" videos released right before the old man compound video where the ring is on the right hand
pinky finger. Did he put on weight and have to move to the pinky? Did he find a jeweler in the mountainous region to size it down for him? Maybe
his fingers are all the same size and decided this one time to change things up and go with the pinky look.
I can't start threads so I hope I'm not hijacking this thread with my findings but I thought it was important enough to get to a few people. Maybe
someone can start a thread with my info or we can keep this thread going.