This video has recently appeared on YouTube claiming that it proves
the incident was staged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFxrXa0u9s8 .
It's a difficult one to contest.
It starts badly with an advert for Veterans Today and scientific woo...
Then he uses Gordon Duff as a source. This is the same Gordon Duff that asserted that PTSD levels in the IDF were lower than the US Army as they had more psychopaths. Of course he didn't cite any academic studies that might support this hypothesis. Gordon Duff 2016?
To the meat: I can't explain the lines, but I don't see it as part of a multi-layered international conspiracy either. Off the top of my head of the possible could be a leak from the car of some sort for the line that emerges near the front right wheel....? Happy to be corrected, but if this was take two, why use such a massive line when chalk would have done the job...?
Next, the blanks thing is also an assertion, as the rifles would need modification for semi-auto fire (like a movie gun), or a blank firing attachment on the end of the muzzle. This would be visually obvious, as would the ejected shell cases. How Mr Duff and the video uploader can assert the volume levels from mobile phone footage is beyond me, but I don't hear anything that supports the blanks theory.
Google Earth: That is some amazing investigating as everyone knows that street view is exactly the same as reality and never changes. Trees never grow, cars never move, roads are never repaired. All of these assertions can be instantly dismissed as the news from the scenes show the cars parked like that, filmed from the pavement, which is like that. Unless of course the media also filed their reports from a movie set...?
Gun ballistics: He does not know the type of ammunition used nor the material that it struck. Assertion with no testing.
I couldn't listen to anymore, but this is another case of investigation by internet, no supporting evidence, lots of assertion, from a country an Ocean away.
*Edit: Debunking thread to be written about Gordon Duff's PTSD assertions, as this is the subject of my PhD studies.
**Edit 2 to comply with politeness policy