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You'll Find This On Snopes Eventually

Supposed hostage:

GI Joe Doll
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Coincidence? I think not.

[mystery solved on Fark]

You mean to tell me not one editor at any of the 2,000 or so AP sites this showed up on found that picture at all suspicious? I looked at it for two seconds and knew it was an action figure.

Hostage head
GI Joe Head

Farkers were the first people I saw figure this out (not that it was an action figure - because most of us realizes that way before the media did - but that it was specifically a GI Joe Doll, and which one). Credit goes to TFers Orange Milfaus and xmscratch.

We have captured Rainbow Brite, and we will hang her as an infidel at dawn!

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Comments

And notice the gun hovering in the air.

Check out the head in closeup and it becomes even more obvious:

www.conservativefriends.com/viewtopic.php?p=5331

Bloggers all over the web are tearing this to shreds. Even CNN is doubting the veracity of this one.

I laughed out loud so forcefully I scared my coworkers.

Jeez, how lame can it get? Even Fox fell for it.

Is this the same soldier?

That would be too bad, seeing as how Hasbro chose to honor him this very day.

Notice the plastic gun floating in midair.

Whoops. Wrong soldier. John Fox has a mustache, upon closer review.

All your GI Joe dolls belong to us.

http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37038 came to the same conclusion at Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:14pm

All in all, AP failed the due diligence test. Heck, they didn't even pass the sniff test.

Gotta, gotta love Fark:

005-02-01 02:38:53 PM Santos L. Halper
I hope they don't pull his head off.

Jesus, now they're going after our action figures too? Has anyone seen Han Solo lately??

I'm gonna go up-armor my Hot Wheels in an effort to stay one step ahead of those devils.

This makes me piddle-happy.

Barbie is, like, soooo relieved.

It's ok, I have Michael Moore doll captive...I will pop his head off if they even lay a hand on John Adam.

It won't be long before the Left blames mastermind Karl Rove for this stunt, so as to discredit the media, just like Rathergate...

Well, it looks like AP has "redeemed" itself. link.

Come on, you guys. We all know its FAKE BUT ACCURATE!

Read the threads at KOS and puke. They wanna use the doll to support the fillibuster against Gonzalez.

Well, at least we know what the next Mark Steyn column will be about. "You have to feel for Iraq's insurgents. On Sunday, eight million Iraqis turned out to give them the finger -- literally. Two days later, still traumatized by the rejection, Zarqawi's boys had regressed to the point of playing with dolls. One wonders whether the ratification of Iraq's new constitution this fall will lead the local dictators to start wearing Depends. Assuming they aren't already." Etc.

Zarqawi: "Did you see anything?!"
Lieutenant: "No, sir. I didn't see you playing with you dolls."

I too frightened my co-worker with my outburst when I saw the photo. In addition to all the items mentioned above, note the black magazine on the M-4 in the photo and the black magazine on the action figure weapon. Also note that the Acog Sight has been cut off the M-4 in the photo and you can see where this has been done.

They just can't seem to seperate fiction from reality anywhere these days!

Fucking Boba Fett. YOU IDIOTS

ROFLMAO@Shawn! I've seen many other hilarious comments about this story, but that one literally reduced me to tears from laughing.

Of all the movies that have turned out to be real, who would've guessed it would be Team America?

Hang in there, Cody. Colonel Spottswoode never leaves a man behind!

Ya know, I saw this when you first posted it this afternoon and I thought you were just off your rocker (again). Damn, I can't stop laughing about the Hungry Hungry Hippos.

They're lucky they didn't take an Evel Knievel doll hostage. That thing could take any abuse you could think of. This has been such a great day!!

this HAD to be done by bored soldiers. Either that or Dan Rather's back in business.

thanks for the laugh , michele!

IF IT AINT IN ORANGE IT AINT A HOSTAGE
THESE STUPID PEOPLE THINK THEY ARE SO SMART

But the terrorists are refusing to release him from their kung-fu grip!

If a jihadist blows himself up killing GI Joe, does he get 72 Barbies?

- "Saheed, where in Allahs name did you put that sales slip...."

- "...Aaaeeeiii....I think the goats ate it Abu oh magnificent one...."...

- "Just Great....first you lose the Christmas rebate coupon, now the sales receipt...May a camel squat in your humis bowl....and get me AP on the cell, the media is screwing things up way too much...."

I just wanna know how long it took them to make the tiny little banner behind him.

Hold on! Where's Mary Mapes?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v243/timetogetridofsomethings/fake.jpg

Who would be on the team to free Cody? I recommend the Fisher-Price Adventure People parachute guy, Han Solo in Stormtrooper armor, the Six-Million Dollar Man in his spacetube thingy, and a Corporal Hicks from Aliens.

If the team fails, we can work out a prisoner exchange using Saruman the White as bait, since he's the spitting image of that dead Hamas guy. We may have to stop interrogating Saruman using those low-rise-pants-wearing Bratz dolls soon anyhow, if the courts don't learn to mind their own business.

bin Laden's gonna be MAD, he doesn't have a doll!
Maybe he'll have Z-man skinned and stuffed.

Farmer Joe,

My Arabic-speaking coworker was impressed and appalled with the banner. She read it, and it was the usual Mujahadeenia. I'll ask her what it says again in the morning, and post the translation here.

I think they got Mr. Potato head. Have they no humanity?

Michele is a true prophet. The story is already on Snopes.

Well, the top line says "la illaha illa Allah", which means "There is no God but Allah". The last word on the bottom line is also "Allah".

These scumbag losers must really be getting desperate. I didn't think the war was a good idea, but I have to take this along with the election (among other things) as a sign that maybe I was wrong. I hope so.

LOL, the regular Army doesn't even use equipment like that, and the only unit I have ever seen using painted M4 carbines were Navy SEALs. That vest isn't the type used by any of the SOF guys I've seen over there, either. If somebody's going to put together a fake like that, they need to do it right. For that matter, the coloration of the boots is wrong, look at some pics of Americans over there, just compare the uniforms and equipment, it becomes very obvious.

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6894934/

Look familiar?

Thats crazy!!

Yeah...uh...This is Joe's mama and I have a statement to make to the press. "I just know that if anyone can bring that fancy plastic face I gave birth to home it would have to be the W. Stick it to 'em for what they did to my son Mr. President!"

All Cody all the time

Www.redstaterant.com

I am working at an "undisclosed location near BIAP" (Baghdad International Airport) as a civilian working in what was Saddam's evil playground. Needless to say, the soldiers are more than LOL on this one. One resourceful soldier is going to post the news on Cody at the gate. He hopes to form an Iraqi/Coalition HRO (Hostage Retrieval Operation) to go after the poor chap before he loses his l'il plastic head.

Damn insurgents... they'll stop at nothing to torment our children!

Someone send Team America to the rescue. A bunch of puppets should be able to liberate him.