Thursday, December 22, 2011

Kafr Anbel or someone's backyard in Rockville, Maryland?

So the idiot (or cynic) who concocted this wanted to makes us believe that these are truly hapless Syrian villagers who make writing mistakes (occuped) but still manage a fairly decent phrase with audacity and procrastination! (apparently there is more to this: scroll up)
Knowledgeable reader 'Anon' writes:
"Drawing on my lebanese civil war "sense" I enhanced this photo and removed the shadows in order to get a better look at the people behiend the banner, here is what I came up with: None of the people in the photo seem to be older then 40 years of age .

12 out of the 12 people in the photo who's heads are not coverd seem to have a 4 to 6 weeks worth of hair on their heads indicating that they have not been to town for a while.
16 out of 16 pairs of feet showing bellow the banner are wearing tennis shose, in a syrian village in winter, what are the odds.
4 people standing immediatly behined the banner are wearing the exact model tennis shose indicating that they didn't bring their own "training" shose and a standerd teniss shose was issued for them.
These guys are in a paramilitary training camp."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Drawing on my lebanese civil war "sense" I enhanced this photo and removed the shadows in order to get a better look at the people behiend the banner, here is what I came up with:

None of the people in the photo seem to be older then 40 years of age .

12 out of the 12 people in the photo who's heads are not coverd seem to have a 4 to 6 weeks worth of hair on their heads indicating that they have not been to town for a while.

16 out of 16 pairs of feet showing bellow the banner are wearing tennis shose, in a syrian village in winter, what are the odds.

4 people standing immediatly behined the banner are wearing the exact model tennis shose indicating that they didn't bring their own "training" shose and a standerd teniss shose was issued for them.

These guys are in a paramilitary training camp.

parviziyi said...

The photo looks like very genuine, ordinary anti-regime people in Kefr Nabl in Idlib province on a Friday. The Arabic name of the town is كفرنبل or كفر نبل and if you search for that text at youtube and you'll see what I'm talking about. Here are a few examples where you'll see the same sort of English signage and you can observe a good few protesters wearing tennis shoes:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8019US65wo (Friday protest 25 Nov 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jDi0kWluVM (Friday protest 23 Dec 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1J0y2nLfYE (Friday protest 23 Dec 2011)

I've been intermittently looking at the crowd size at Friday protests at Kefr Nabl in particular, since early April. They've always been peaceful to the best of my knowledge -- I haven't looked every week. The fundamental law abidingness of the protesters week after week has been a key reason why they've been able to sustain their turnout numbers and good spirits, I believe. The governmment has never attempted to disperse a Friday protest in Kefr Nabl to my knowledge and I repeat I've watched many different dates of Friday videos coming out of this particular town all through the year.

A different point about Friday-Lunch-Club's photo is that the faces in the photos are way too at ease to be in a paramilitary training camp getting ready to get into a fight with the mighty Syrian army. The Maryland notion would be more plausible than that to my mind.

Anonymous said...

Bush audacity ??? this motherfucker should be in jail right now but hey amerikkka is the land of the free and justice

Anonymous said...

Check more of the Arabic banners (with maybe the same people in the photo above) here:

https://www.facebook.com/kafar.nobol

(Some banner are quite funny!)

Anonymous said...

I believe that no one of those guys know even 10 words in English to rise such label!!!!!!!!!!