Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
Sigh. Are shameless photo-ops like this really necessary? Do they tell us anything newsworthy that we didn't already know—other than the fact that Syria has been completely ignoring the Golan Heights until it found that the territory could be used to weaken Israel? Was it really appropriate to put the girl next to such an emotional construct as barbed-wire, which could as easily have been placed by the Syrians as by the Israelis?
It's almost as if Reuters wants
to be the official propagandists for the Syrian dictatorial regime.Interesting:
I can't be 100% certain of it, but the odds are
fairly good that this is the car that the girl (and possibly her photojournalist friend) used to get to the Golan Heights. Notice anything peculiar about it?
Far be it from me to suggest that the dictatorial government
of Bashar al-Assad coerces people into acting
for the international press to observe.
And farther be it from me to point out that we've seen propaganda like this before
As the world turns, Reuters burns. Or something like that...
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