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The Alternative

Posted in War on Terror by homeyra on July 22, 2008

When I think of war, I think of that one picture. I don’t need to see more or read more to recognize its ignominy. If the mainstream media wasn’t that clearly pro – (or hired by) the so called “war on terror”, this one picture would have been enough to move the masses. But we are not there, far from it.

Now they say there is an alternative! Iran: War or Privatization: All Out War or “Economic Conquest”?


Today I came across the following articles:

  • A BBC-Persian report on a Afghan fashion show in London – why not
  • John Pilger on “How Britain wages war”, highly recommended if you want to get an idea of the scale of trillion dollars deals and some barbaric practices beneath the clean-shaved “civilized” world.

I would be more than happy if I am totally wrong in my impressions and conclusions, or to learn that the picture is also “photoshopped”.


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  1. Pedestrian said, on July 22, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Wow … I had never seen that photo before. When I think of war, I think of
    Robert Capa’s
    “Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death, Cerro Muriano, September 5, 1936.”

    I know it can be considered fancy pance war photography and not the annihilation of human souls as war really is.

    But the way he is falling, the realness to it, is the ultimate death of the human spirit.

    And I wonder Homeyra, what the symbol of war should be today: when war is no longer about world domination or power or the conquest of land per se. But the war for markets: from sky rocketing bridges to Nike shoes.

    I guess George Orwell said it perfectly:

    “We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”

  2. homeyra said, on July 23, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I just read your post. What an amazing story. 70 years between the two photos, where images of violence where banalized.
    Great Orwell quote!

  3. 99 said, on July 23, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I just came up with the GWOP.

  4. homeyra said, on July 24, 2008 at 8:10 am

    Coming right over:)

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