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(The New Republic)   Sure, Bashar Assad may be a genocidal dictator. But at least he he manages to keep his cute Instagram feed up to date   (newrepublic.com ) divider line
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2013-09-04 03:00:14 PM  
he he
funny
 
2013-09-04 03:00:54 PM  
Genocidal? Since when?
 
2013-09-04 03:01:23 PM  
The '1977" Instagram filter really gives the picture of children who died by a chemical attack that old-timey feel to it.
 
2013-09-04 03:05:39 PM  
"President Assad, can you check my eyes, I seem to have gotten some sarin in them"
 
2013-09-04 03:07:46 PM  
www.newrepublic.com

This pic screams

"Just don't cry and they promised me daddy would be let go"
 
2013-09-04 03:08:19 PM  
The more I read about his regime, the more I wish we could help topple him.

Unfortunately, there is that small issue of the rebels apparently not liking us either.
 
2013-09-04 03:11:33 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Unfortunately, there is that small issue of the rebels apparently not liking us either.


Well that depends on which faction of the rebels you talk to, there was at least a section of secular revolutionary folks who still think the US can and will come through
 
2013-09-04 03:13:52 PM  
 
2013-09-04 03:14:41 PM  

SirEattonHogg: The more I read about his regime, the more I wish we could help topple him.

Unfortunately, there is that small issue of the rebels apparently not liking us either.


The problem is that the rebels are not a single, homogenous faction - and in some cases have fought against each other AS WELL as the Assad government.

At any rate, the best solution to this is to kill them all. Look, both sides are bad, right? All we do is ensure a nuke doesn't hit the Russian port, and we just glass everything. The Russians will probably appreciate the self-lighting parking spots.

/Disclaimer: This is what some people actually support.
 
2013-09-04 03:17:04 PM  
Asma's a British computer science grad. What's not to like?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asma_al-Assad
 
2013-09-04 03:17:10 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: [www.newrepublic.com image 514x343]

This pic screams

"Just don't cry and they promised me daddy would be let go"


She isn't even really touching that kid in the picture.  It looks like she's trying to suck out her essence...
 
2013-09-04 03:17:36 PM  
I'd do her... and then run like hell before the bombs fell on me.
 
2013-09-04 03:18:55 PM  

Famous Thamas: She isn't even really touching that kid in the picture. It looks like she's trying to suck out her essence...


That's how they all keep their youthful appearance, the blood of innocents apparently.
 
2013-09-04 03:25:04 PM  

Famous Thamas: She isn't even really touching that kid in the picture.  It looks like she's trying to suck out her essence...


Fortunately the girl made her saving throw against the lich's touch attack.
 
2013-09-04 03:25:33 PM  
So Noreen Malone opens this "article" with "If you had asked me yesterday if there was such a thing as an evil version of a Madonna-and-child tableau, I would have said no."

Hyperbolic much? It's almost like propaganda. Oh wait.
 
2013-09-04 03:25:36 PM  
Ok, so this guy uses instagram and social media outlets. Why have his accounts not been hacked and tiny dick pictures/naked pictures/photoshops of his kinda hot wife been posted to these accounts?

I'm shocked that with all the technology and sniper bad-assery abilities that exist, he's still alive.
 
2013-09-04 03:26:20 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: [www.newrepublic.com image 514x343]

This pic screams

"Just don't cry and they promised me daddy would be let go"


They're probably Alawites. The Assads are about all that's standing between them and being ethnically cleansed.
 
2013-09-04 03:29:05 PM  
Everyone else in those pictures has that "I hope this account gets deleted when the regime is toppled" look.
 
2013-09-04 03:30:50 PM  
It's interesting that in this official portrayal of Syria that almost all the kids are dressed in western clothes, hardly any of the girls have hair coverings and none are wearing anything even approaching the burka.

I wonder how things will look in a few years if one of the more Islamist groups that make up the not-very-united rebels ends up in power.
 
2013-09-04 03:33:16 PM  
ITT people claiming that bored kids look terrified.
 
2013-09-04 03:34:39 PM  
Caught my boo playing tennis:

www.seraphicpress.com
 
2013-09-04 03:35:30 PM  
Or badminton, or whateveryou call it I'LL KILL YOU ALL!!!
 
2013-09-04 03:35:48 PM  
Reading the comments to some of the pictures on the account, I wonder if they still think this was a good idea.
 
2013-09-04 03:36:34 PM  
Looks like she's pretty popular. Even the man in the near left is so happy to be there that he won't even make eye contact.
Or maybe she's telling a sad story about how Elmo is a rebel, and rebels need to be severely punished because the man behind Elmo's voice likes to diddle little Syrian kids and Assad will not allow that.
 
2013-09-04 03:44:12 PM  
If you had asked me yesterday if there was such a thing as an evil version of a Madonna-and-child tableau, I would have said no. Then this morning, I saw this picture of Asma Assad, the dictator's wife, smiling and reaching out to touch one of the small children surrounding her. Her hand is clawing up the girl's arm; the girl keeps her eyes down and her jaw set. None of the children are smiling. They look as if they are about to be tortured, which is not an unreasonable speculation on their part.

Uh huh.


"If you had asked me if there was any US president who enjoyed sex with animals, I would have said no. Then this morning, I saw this picture of George Bush getting a blowjob from a turkey."

media.salon.com

Amazing what one can "say" with a still photo.

Also: "clawing up the girl's arm"? "They look as if they are about to be tortured"? No, they don't.

which is not an unreasonable speculation on their part

Yes, it is.

/your blogsitemagazine sucks
//I'm not saying it's a "liberal rag", but it is a rag
 
2013-09-04 03:44:52 PM  

SirEattonHogg: The more I read about his regime, the more I wish we could help topple him.

Unfortunately, there is that small issue of the rebels apparently not liking us either.


I've noticed that there are a lot of articles on refugees, bad stuff about Assad. Feels like we're being primed.

I just hope it isn't some governo-corporate move to prep us for another war. The bill of the war is going to be in billions and seems there is a lot of money to be made from all this.
 
2013-09-04 03:46:24 PM  
Oh so much popcorn. Yummy. OhhhhhhhAhhhhhhh.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-04 03:47:16 PM  
Id hit it

mangoblack.com
 
2013-09-04 03:57:06 PM  
i6.photobucket.com
 
2013-09-04 03:59:24 PM  
At least she does it better than Paul Ryan.
 
2013-09-04 04:07:35 PM  

Ilmarinen: At least she does it better than Paul Ryan.


www.eonline.com

Would you fark me? I'd fark me. I'd fark me so hard.
 
2013-09-04 04:42:18 PM  
photo.parismatch.com

                                                                      *Your husband is a prick*
 
2013-09-04 04:59:39 PM  

SirEattonHogg: The more I read about his regime, the more I wish we could help topple him.

Unfortunately, there is that small issue of the rebels apparently not liking us either.


We have Korporate Amerika and their Toady Politicians  to thank for most of the world despising us.

In my travels though I've found that most don't look at you and I as representatives of our government.
At least until someone needs a hostage . . .
 
2013-09-04 05:12:29 PM  
The Syrian Dentist's Song

I'm the very model of a modern gen'ralissimo
On
YouTube I sing pop hits in a tenor quite fortissimo
I'm on the
Facebook, and theTwitter, and all the social media
And I maintain the myriad lies that are told on
Wikipedia ....

Gilbert and Sullivan. They shall never grow stale.
 
2013-09-04 05:25:16 PM  
although she hasn't shown up in photos in recent weeks

The last 5 photos (most recent 5 hours ago) are of her. Maybe Assad reads NewRepublic? Which is not an unreasonable speculation, right?
 
2013-09-04 06:33:05 PM  

thefirelizard: although she hasn't shown up in photos in recent weeks


Maybe she's a vampire.
 
2013-09-04 07:08:30 PM  

DeltaPunch: Caught my boo playing tennis:

[www.seraphicpress.com image 432x570]


I volunteer for her Rape Room.
 
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