June 24, 2014

As Headlines Mash, War & Sports Mixed Metaphor of the Day

World Cup mania + Brazil ’16 meets Baghdad/ISIS?

via: Boston Big Picture: The crisis in Iraq: Thousands train to fight against militant Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

(photo: Mohamad Ali Harissi/AFP/Getty Images caption:An Iraqi man who volunteered to join the battle against jihadist-led Sunni militants takes part in a training organized by the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), an Iraqi Shiite political party, on June 18, 2014, in the southern city of Basra. Saudi Arabia warned of the risks of a civil war in Iraq with unpredictable consequences for the region, after Sunni militants seized large areas from Shiite-led government forces.)

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