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Friday, November 09, 2012

Cognitive dissonance in pictures of Syria and the West Bank


The Atlantic has a haunting photo essay entitled Syria in Ruins - a very disturbing series of photos of devastation and death in Syria:









And there was another story with photos, in Your Middle East, showing unimaginable luxury - in the West Bank:






So you can understand how Human Rights Watch thinks that things are roughly as bad in the "occupied territories" as in Syria..

You can hardly tell the difference between them.