The Ghost of Snapped Shot

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A brief flash of truth?

Either these signs are really railing against corruption in the mob-run Palestinian Authority, or they are genuinely anti-Condi.

We won't know for sure until we see the Incredible Burning Condi Effigy.

Palestinians hold banners against United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visit at the center of the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wenesday, Oct. 4, 2006. Rice on Wednesday called on Islamic militants to cooperate with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, saying the Hamas government cannot govern in the region. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)


Update: The Incredible Burning Condi Effigy has finally made its appearance! Oh the joy! Of course, the effigy made its appearance at a Hamas rally, not this one. I still haven't seen any additional shots of the signs above, so perhaps their message wasn't "coherent" enough for the press to continue to report on. And by "coherent," I mean "blatantly leftist." As usual.Update 13:47 EST: A wider shot isn't much more revealing, other than to curiously illustrate that most of the protesters appear to be Western. The second sign from the left is also curious—"NO TO Palestinian Compromise...!" (The photo isn't very clear, so "Compromise" may not be the actual word used. update, in fact, I don't think that's the word at all, but the Reuters photo is too low-quality for me to tell for sure. Will have to wait for additional pics to tell for sure what that sign says.)

Even with a wider shot, this does not look like your typical Condoleeza Rice protest at all. Muhammed Muheisen would have us believe that it is against her, yet even REUTERS won't go that far. (The protest is "during" a visit by Rice to the Middle East, not "against" her visit!)

This is quite curious, indeed!

Palestinians take part in a protest during the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in the West Bank city of Ramallah October 4, 2006. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, bolstered by a visit by Rice, said on Wednesday he might opt to dissolve the Hamas-led government and unity talks with the group were dead. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (West Bank)


Update 6-Oct-2006 11:03 EST: The Incredible Burning Condi Effigy has finally made its appearance, at what appears to be a Hamas event. Notice how distinctly different it looks from our mysterious protest here, though.

Update 12:06 EST: WOW! My first link from the inestimable CAMERA Snapshots (no relation) blog! My day is made!

 Tags: ammar awad muhammed muheisen AP REUTERS Intifada


Comments:

#1 bshara 13-Oct-2006
àðé çæ÷
#2 Brian 13-Oct-2006
I'm not sure whether to say "thanks" or not. :)
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