The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Somebody Missed "Masked" School

I'm sure this is some artifact of the translation involved—Going from Arabic, to French, and into English, I can easily see how "bandanna" could become "mask"—but it's pretty funny nonetheless:

A masked Sunni Muslim gunman poses for a picture in the Bab al-Tabbaneh district in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Two people were killed and 41 wounded in overnight clashes between rival sectarian camps in the port city, a security official told AFP. Most Bab al-Tebbaneh residents are Sunni supporters of the government backed by the West and most Arab states, while Jabal Mohsen has a majority which supports the Syrian- and Iranian- backed opposition from the Alawite Muslim sect that is a branch of Shiism. (AFP PHOTO/RAMZI HAIDAR) [Photo via Newscom]

'Course, I'm sure the fact that he doesn't exactly look like the sharpest knife in the Sunni drawer doesn't have anything to do with the laugh.


On a positive note, he does kinda resemble this dastardly scoundrel. Ant, I never knew you were so concerned with the Lebanese people's plight—Steve "Grr." C. will be so pleased to hear that!


Update: Agence France-Presse has corrected its caption:

A Sunni Muslim gunman in the Bab al-Tabbaneh district in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli. Sectarian battles continued to rage early Thursday in the north Lebanese port city of Tripoli despite a ceasefire accord reached the previous evening, after four people died, a security official told AFP. (AFP/Ramzi Haidar)


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