April 20, 2012

State-Sponsored Photo of the Week

Okay, so I know they’re not nearly in the same weight class, but the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this picture was Hitler at a Bar Mitzvah. As we all know, when your home is bombed and your family dead, nothing picks you up better than an Assad-packed care package.

More: screen shots off the teevee.

(credit: Reuters/SANA/Handout caption: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad (2nd L) and his wife Asma (L) prepare aid for Homs citizens at al-Fahya stadium in Damascus in this handout photograph taken April 16, 2012 and released on April 18, 2012 by Syria’s national news agency SANA. State television broadcast pictures on Wednesday of the Assads receiving a rapturous welcome at al-Fahya stadium in Damascus.They joined hundreds of volunteers boxing cartons full of flour, sugar, cooking oil and pasta for victims of fighting in Homs, where the president’s forces are crushing an uprising.)

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