I saw the original pictures from this manual years ago! The drawings were from the Baathist Party during Saddam's reign. See the originals here:
Original site showing Baathist torture manual
Take note of this web page's last update (check the bottom of the page): January 20, 2003
This past year I saw the pictures changed and a lot of websites, including Smoking Gun, adopted the changed version (with the photo editing of "Al Qaeda torture manual" text written onto the pictures) as truth:
Al Qaeda torture manual, google image search
The Smoking Gun showing 'Al Qaeda torture manual' rather than pictures in their original form
Golem posted this disinformation here on Liveleak:
'the al-qaeda torture handbook, chamber, and victims'
When I commented on Golem's upload about the original drawings -- that they were from the Baathist Party and not 'Al Qaeda' -- and wrote the original website's URL Golem erased my comment
Pinero of Liveleak also posted this disinformation:
'Al-Qaeda Torture Drawings and Pictures'
My main question is: Who changed the context of where the pictures came from and why?
Click to view image: '111274-smokinggun.jpg'
Click to view image: '111274-alqaedamanualsearch.jpg'
Click to view image: '111274-original.jpg'
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