sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

August 30, 2011

That Libyan Opposition, That’s no Longer the Opposition

Filed under: Middle East, politics — Tags: , , , — edge of the sandbox @ 1:18 pm

Take a look at this graffiti in rebel town of Benghazi:

This picture was taken by an Australian photojournalist Jeromy Starkey in May 2011.

Now it all makes sense: Gaddafi is a tool of Zionism!  And what do we learn from this one?

Same photojournalist on the same trip.

Apparently, they are aware of Che, Hitler (but Jews are the root of all evil, heh?), “No Fear,” pacifism signs, and perhaps Leo Tolstoy.  Just like us!

Jeromy Starkey took some production pictures.  This graffiti does not appear to be a work of some kids with spray cans; it’s produced by artists who work on sketches in a studio.  I suspect there is some kind of institution behind it.

I never really expected the Libyan Rebels, or whatever they are supposed to be called, to be model philosemites.  Even the better guys in the Middle East are wacky genocidal conspiracy theorists, and I’m not sure that the opposition are better guys.  I’m glad Gaddafi is gone, and now I’m cautiously pessimistic.



  1. Hope and Change doesn’t promise the results you want, only those you’d like to happen.

    Comment by Harrison — August 30, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

  2. Che and Adolf, now there is a pair of national heros for the people of Libya to look-up to! and your only cautiously pessimistic? I see no reason for caution, Edge. 🙂

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — August 31, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

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