May 18, 2007

Vogue: Strike a Pose

Q: Who doesn't wipe away small trickle of blood running from their hairline, down between their eyes, off the end of their nose, and around their mouth?


A: A car-swarming Palestinian, when a Reuters cameraman is nearby.

The photo appears to be a cropped version of this wider image, which shows the carswarm in progress, and the remains of the mangled militant van hit by Israeli aircraft.

Perhaps I'm too jaded to be objective after last year's Pallywood antics, but I'd guess there's a more than decent shot that his wound came from being jostled in the crowd swarming around the sharp, twisted metal of the bombed van, and not from injuries from the blast itself.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 18, 2007 03:49 PM

too bad if his wound came from an israeli strike. if the arabs in gaza want to condone war with israel, superficial wounds like this are the least that will happen.

Posted by: iconoclast at May 18, 2007 04:21 PM

It looks fake. He has no debris on his clothing, so its either a PR stunt, or as you said it came from the car swarm.

Posted by: Justin at May 18, 2007 11:06 PM

Doesn't everyone run to the nearest wreck and climb all over it?

Must be a muslim thing.

Posted by: 1sttofight at May 19, 2007 01:18 AM

Is it me or does that look more than a little like Robert Downey?

Posted by: TBinSTL at May 19, 2007 02:50 AM

That pic is phony as a $3 bill.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 19, 2007 08:56 AM

More heart-tugging propaganda from Reuters. Ho hum.

Posted by: Fred Beloit at May 19, 2007 12:39 PM

I'm sure I'm not the only one that's tired of seeing photos of them with their mouths open.

Posted by: Cindi at May 19, 2007 03:41 PM

I'm more than happy to give them something to scream and bleed over.

Much more than happy to do so....

Posted by: WB at May 19, 2007 06:27 PM

Caption: "We need better dentists!!"

Posted by: Specter at May 19, 2007 07:33 PM

You know, I've never actually seen blood that color. . .

Posted by: Trish at May 19, 2007 09:38 PM

We've seen photos of Paleostinians joyfully dipping their hands in, and actually licking, the blood of those they have murdered.

Posted by: pst314 at May 20, 2007 02:09 PM

Mr. Owens,
Just wanted to inform you of the latest news showing Syrian involvement with Al Qaeda:

"At least 48 dead as Lebanese army battles Al-Qaida in north"
A cabinet minister said the fighting with Fatah al-Islam, which the government says is backed by Syria, seemed timed to try to derail UN moves to set up an international court to try those suspected of carrying out political killings in Lebanon.

Of course, Syria denies any invovement with this group. I guess the timing of the latest clash, was just a mere coincidence....I mean anything is possible, right?

More here:

Posted by: Dude at May 20, 2007 03:22 PM

Last comment continued:

It actually is quite confusing to figure out if "Fatah al-Islam" is connected with Syria or Al Qaeda or both. Remember, this is the Middle East, you know....

Around the time of the diplomat's death in Jordan, al-Absi was jailed in Syria on charges of planning terrorist attacks inside that country, according to Lebanese officials. He was released in the fall and reportedly headed to Lebanon where he set up base in the camp, Nahr el-Bared....
In March, authorities arrested several members who they claim confessed to carrying out the attack and identified the detained group's ringleader as a Syrian, Mustafa Sayour.....
On Sunday, Fatah Islam's spokesman in Nahr el-Bared, Abu Salim, would not say if the group was linked to al-Qaida but claimed its aim was to liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and protect Sunnis.....
But Lebanon's national police commander Maj. Gen. Ashraf Rifi denied Fatah Islam's alleged al-Qaida links, saying it was a Syrian-bred group.
"Perhaps there are some deluded people among them but they are not al-Qaida. This is imitation al-Qaida, a 'Made in Syria' one," he told The Associated Press Sunday.

I tried to put up the url lik for this article, but my comment wouldn't go through with the URL link. Don't know why

Posted by: Dude at May 20, 2007 03:47 PM

Jeffrey Dahmer tease. He should be ashamed of himself.

Posted by: NortonPete at May 20, 2007 06:11 PM

what i wanna know is why a palestinian is wearing a canadian tuxedo

Posted by: paully at May 20, 2007 10:57 PM

Just remember about 30% of the men in that picture are terrorists. A bullit's too good. They should have their arms popped from the sockets or their eyes gouged first then the bullit.

That one guy squashed a packet of ketchup on his head or maybe he cut hisself with a knife for brownie points. The Arabs cut their heads up in a parade, they cut their childrens head up too. They wear white robes and show the blood. I seen it on LGF. No big deal there kind don't feel pain same as us. These men are heathen.

Posted by: Karl at May 21, 2007 12:00 AM

That's fake. Head wounds bleed like a mother and this guy only has the artistic trickle of blood and none on his clothing. A simple nosebleed can make you look like a stuck pig.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 21, 2007 02:56 PM