Bag’s Take-Away:
I love these detached photographs of bombings: no headless bodies, dead children, destroyed buildings, just the stunning and gorgeous effects of what happens to the physical landscape when it gets its butt kicked by F-22 fighter jets on maneuvers. 
 No grains of sand were harmed in this test. 
via Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images caption: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Smoke, dust and sand rise as missiles fired from fighter jets roil the desert during joint maneuvers with the French army.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

I love these detached photographs of bombings: no headless bodies, dead children, destroyed buildings, just the stunning and gorgeous effects of what happens to the physical landscape when it gets its butt kicked by F-22 fighter jets on maneuvers.

No grains of sand were harmed in this test.

via Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images caption: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — Smoke, dust and sand rise as missiles fired from fighter jets roil the desert during joint maneuvers with the French army.)

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As members of the GOP call for military action against Syria and Iran, the costs of Afghanistan and Iraq are strangely absent from their rhetoric. I can’t imagine why anyone thinks the American public is anything but war weary. In case we need a reminder, look at this young woman and her now fatherless child. 
via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures
(photo credit: Steve Sisney/AP  caption: Widow Lindsey McKenna and son Michael ,7, stand at the casket of husband and father Staff Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr. during his funeral on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Purcell, Okla. McKenna was killed in Afghanistan of Feb. 21, 2012.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

As members of the GOP call for military action against Syria and Iran, the costs of Afghanistan and Iraq are strangely absent from their rhetoric. I can’t imagine why anyone thinks the American public is anything but war weary. In case we need a reminder, look at this young woman and her now fatherless child.

via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures

(photo credit: Steve Sisney/AP caption: Widow Lindsey McKenna and son Michael ,7, stand at the casket of husband and father Staff Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr. during his funeral on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Purcell, Okla. McKenna was killed in Afghanistan of Feb. 21, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Benjamin Netanyahu is captured at a relatively uncovered AIPAC speech flogging the Auschwitz comparison again. Apparently, he’s holding a 1944 letter from the World Jewish Congress to the U.S. War Department in which the WJC asked the U.S. to bomb Auschwitz. The U.S. refused. See what happened? 
Iran would be just like that. Sigh. 
via DayLife
(photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images  caption: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds copies of 1944 correspondence asking the U.S. War Department to bomb the Auschwitz concentration camp while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu met earlier in the day with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where they discussed Iran. With more than 100,000 members, AIPAC is perhaps the most prominent organizations lobbying the United States government on behalf of Israel.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Benjamin Netanyahu is captured at a relatively uncovered AIPAC speech flogging the Auschwitz comparison again. Apparently, he’s holding a 1944 letter from the World Jewish Congress to the U.S. War Department in which the WJC asked the U.S. to bomb Auschwitz. The U.S. refused. See what happened?

Iran would be just like that. Sigh.

via DayLife

(photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images caption: WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu holds copies of 1944 correspondence asking the U.S. War Department to bomb the Auschwitz concentration camp while addressing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 5, 2012 in Washington, DC. Netanyahu met earlier in the day with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House where they discussed Iran. With more than 100,000 members, AIPAC is perhaps the most prominent organizations lobbying the United States government on behalf of Israel.)

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Like all of us, Mahmoud keeps the passport with the good photo, even if it’s 20 years old and “kissed” by the state. 
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Atta Kenare/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images  caption: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad showed his card at a polling place. The elections, which had more than 3,400 candidates competing for the 290-seat Legislature, are widely expected to increase the control of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Like all of us, Mahmoud keeps the passport with the good photo, even if it’s 20 years old and “kissed” by the state.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Atta Kenare/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images caption: President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad showed his card at a polling place. The elections, which had more than 3,400 candidates competing for the 290-seat Legislature, are widely expected to increase the control of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.)

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If I lived in Iran, I’d probably be pretty unhappy if a photographer took my picture on the street. Still, she doesn’t look exactly eager to take the election leaflet from this member of the Basij paramilitary. 
Why it matters: There are three groups urging conflict with Iran: 1. the GOP, 2. Israel, 3. the leaders of the Iranian government in advance of the first major election since the 2009 uprising because they need it to unite the electorate. 
I get a sense that the people of Iran are ambivalent.
via The New York Times
(photo credit: Newsha Tavakolian/The New York Times  caption: Members of Iran’s  Basij paramilitary organization recently handed  out leaflets for candidates of the Stability Front, a hard-line group of clerics who say that religion is more important than democracy. In the days leading up to the country’s parliamentary elections on Friday, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and other top officials have been crisscrossing Iran to issue stern warnings against a vast Western conspiracy to undermine the vote.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

If I lived in Iran, I’d probably be pretty unhappy if a photographer took my picture on the street. Still, she doesn’t look exactly eager to take the election leaflet from this member of the Basij paramilitary.

Why it matters: There are three groups urging conflict with Iran: 1. the GOP, 2. Israel, 3. the leaders of the Iranian government in advance of the first major election since the 2009 uprising because they need it to unite the electorate.

I get a sense that the people of Iran are ambivalent.

via The New York Times

(photo credit: Newsha Tavakolian/The New York Times caption: Members of Iran’s Basij paramilitary organization recently handed out leaflets for candidates of the Stability Front, a hard-line group of clerics who say that religion is more important than democracy. In the days leading up to the country’s parliamentary elections on Friday, the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and other top officials have been crisscrossing Iran to issue stern warnings against a vast Western conspiracy to undermine the vote.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

While Arab regimes fall and Syria’s struggles to hold on, notice in the pic how Iran — in this pro-government/pro-nuke propaganda demonstration — uses an energy twist and the bright headbands to co-opted the color green, the moral brand of the anti-government movement.


(photo: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / EPA caption: The initiative to form the human chain on Nov. 15, 2011, came after the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accusing Iran of using its nuclear technology to make weapons.)

Via TIME photogallery
: Iranians Rally in Support of Nuclear Technology)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

While Arab regimes fall and Syria’s struggles to hold on, notice in the pic how Iran — in this pro-government/pro-nuke propaganda demonstration — uses an energy twist and the bright headbands to co-opted the color green, the moral brand of the anti-government movement.

(photo: ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH / EPA caption: The initiative to form the human chain on Nov. 15, 2011, came after the latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) accusing Iran of using its nuclear technology to make weapons.)

Via TIME photogallery : Iranians Rally in Support of Nuclear Technology)

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