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Syrian opposition misses unilateralist cowboy George W. Bush.

They're not the only ones.

At least, that’s the impression that one gets from the fairly unambiguous picture found below:

Obama’s procrastination kills us:
We miss Bush’s audacity. The world
is better with America’s Republicans
Occuped Kafranbel 16 12 2011

Kafranbel is a town in northern Syria which has been one of the centers of peaceful protests for most of 2011; and the photo looks legitimate. It’s often the custom to immediately assume a photo’s been altered – and for good reason – but check out the images below:

(taken from the :20 point in the YouTube video below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r382I1SvqQ8

…or…

(from this article)

…and, if nothing else will convince you, there’s this:

…which is another video capture (:18) from this YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JhPNi7kpvU&feature=youtu.be

 

So I think that it’s fairly safe to say that this is a real sign, and that it represents a real attitude among Syrian dissidents and rebels. And that’s not really surprising, either. Say what you like about President George W Bush, but when it came to smiting the forces of evil he had a very laudable tendency to hit hard, hit often, and leave impact craters behind. It would appear that that these tendencies are better appreciated by people being shot at by regime thugs than they are by American and European antiwar liberals.

Shocking, that.

Moe Lane

PS: You know what might help this Syrian situation? A no-fly zone. Certainly the Syrian opposition agrees with Governor Perry that one would be a great thing to have. They’re even offering to cover the costs of an intervention:

Even if all of this is merely an inspired propaganda campaign designed to target American sensibilities, if that sign doesn’t embarrass you at least a little then I really don’t know what to say to you.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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