The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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A brief flash of honesty

It would appear that one of our photographers hasn't gotten The Message. From this photograph, we learn that (a) There are elements in Hezbullah with ties to Iran, (b) They are repeating Iran's official line:—Lebanon has won a "Divine Victory", (c) Hezbullah is proud to make Lebanon be the "Graveyard of invaders," Israelis in particular, and (d) The United Nations is not a credible peacekeeping force in the region.

To see this particular caption come across AFP leaves me doubly shocked. I think I'm going to have to take some time-out time now!

Posters erected by zealots of pro-Iranian Hezbollah are seen along a Beirut highway showing an image of fighters loading Katiyusha rockets and a slogan that reads: "Divine Victory", in front of another poster showing Israeli soldiers carrying a coffin of their comrade and a slogan that reads in Arabic "Graveyard of invaders". A fragile truce ending 34 days of war in Lebanon has entered its second week with each side charging the other has broken the ceasefire accord, while the United Nations struggled to create a credible peacekeeping force.(AFP/Anwar Amro)


UPDATE 11:21 EST: The above image has been re-issued across the wire with a minor caption correction, ending with "while the United Nations was struggling to create a credible peacekeeping force." Doesn't seem to be a significant edit, but I figured I'd mention it anyway.

We can offer examples of similar placards from Iran:

A woman holds a picture of Hizbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as she prepares for Friday prayers in the women's section of Tehran's university August 18, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)


A woman holds a picture of Hizbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as she prepares for Friday prayers in the women's section of Tehran's university August 18, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)


Worshippers hold posters of the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (L), Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and Hizbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah as they chant anti-Israeli slogans during Friday prayers in Tehran August 18, 2006. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)

 Tags: anwar amro raheb homavandi REUTERS AFP Israel/Lebanon War 2006


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#1 anwar amro 28-Dec-2006
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