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The Battle for the Kuwaiti Emiracy: Chapter Six

The videos emerge, and they are virtually all of them fictitious.


The so-called "Kuwaiti Sheikhs" trial in Geneva that lasted between 30 August 2021 and 7 September 2021 was about the authenticity of a series of videos allegedly showing Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah engaged in acts of gross wrongdoing, including organising a coup d'état against the then Emir Sabah Al-Sabah; banking in Tel Aviv; and banking in Tehran.


The trial involved the question of whether these videos were genuine or fakes, and the verdict is due on 10 December 2021. For now, we present a selection of those videos with our own commentaries and opinions.


It is the view of The Paladins, that sunlight is the best disinfectant; and that these videos are almost each and every one of them fakes, forgeries or misleading, the result of splicing; mergers of faces with those of actors; stretching; imposition of fake oral narratives spoken by actors; addition of misleading or wrongful subtitles; and/or other gross and improper manipulations that render these videos defamatory, offensive and deceitful. The methods used to create these false videos are familiar to virtually every person these days with an advanced mobile telephone. But back in 2013 / 2014, these techniques for manipulating videos were much rarer. What we take for granted today was shocking and unbelievable back then.


Only six of the videos were determined genuine by English experts, out of almost 200; and of those six the people in them were impossible to identify; it was also impossible to say with precision what they were talking about. Virtually all of the rest of the videos appear to be false.


At current count, we list some 70 contested videos that are linked to below.








































































There are many, many more of these videos. The above represents just a fraction of the whole. The viewer may consider these videos, and the many other videos that may be published, and ask for themselves whether these videos are genuine or in some sense fake. Some English experts considered that a tiny faction of these videos were genuine, the genuine ones having inaudible audio and unidentifiable people in them. Some Swiss experts considered some videos uncertain. Having read the opinions above of The Paladins, the viewer can make their mind up for themselves.

6 Comments


Unknown member
Oct 05, 2021

Nice insight


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Unknown member
Sep 20, 2021

I thought that this trial was about fraudulent abuse of the arbitration process. Doesn't matter much if the clips are false or not, what these folk are going down for is undermining the reputation of the host jurisdiction.

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Unknown member
Sep 20, 2021
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Odd sort of comment when the papers write such clear English. Here is what the Associated Press published:


The sheikh attended court on Monday alongside three of the other four defendants: A Kuwaiti former aide and Geneva-based lawyers from Bulgaria and Ukraine. A fifth defendant, an English lawyer, was not in court.

They face charges relating to arranging an arbitration case in Geneva in 2014 to authenticate video evidence that was allegedly manipulated.

Prosecutors in Geneva — a hub for international arbitration cases — accused Sheikh Ahmad of being key to staging a false hearing to create the impression that video footage circulating on social media was genuine.


Perhaps if the English lawyer had turned up to face the music…


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Unknown member
Sep 14, 2021
Most of the clips are not clear at all, and some of the audio is not clear, so it is difficult for many to verify the authenticity of the content of the conversations
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Unknown member
Sep 15, 2021
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ادعو الله العظيم رب السموات والارض ان يحفظ الكويت 🇰🇼 واهلها من كل شر حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل

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