Don’t worry guys, I’m sure they’d look out for us if they could see us.
These days it’s more reasonable to believe in Santa Claus than it is in a politician acting on public interest alone.
In case you’ve missed it, war hawks are aching to fly again–this time to Damascus (final stop: Tehran). While British parliament has said no to intervening, a majority of American people have said “pass”, and the UN Security Council will likely put a kibosh on the question of intervention, it would appear that the Obama administration is on the cusp of saying yes. The implications of that decision are as vast as they are severe, so when words fail…at least we have images.List View ↷
Raging for over two years now, the Syrian civil war has claimed over 100,000 lives and torn apart cities, towns and villages throughout the country, with Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, receiving an incredible amount of devastation. Last week, Amnesty International released a video showcasing stunning before and after satellite images of Aleppo’s destruction as a result of the Assad regime’s administering of repeated ballistic missile strikes. Rebel groups have tried to capture the city from Assad but so far have met only bloody defeat. Says an Amnesty representative, “The images are a snapshot of a population under brutal siege.” Directly below is a gallery of the destruction in neighborhoods Tariq al-Bab and Ard al-Hamra, as well as an overview of the damage inflicted in Aleppo beginning in November 2012, along with a video.List View ↷
All images come courtesy of The Independent.
The Russian president might very well be little more than a thug in a designer trapper’s hat, but Rusky corrupter or not, the man sure knows how to take an amazingly absurd photo. Without further ado, here are some high-quality snapshots of the world’s first viral dictator:List View ↷