Bag’s Take-Away:
This “rebel” probably doesn’t know about Nixon’s iconic photo, but what the hell.
 Full FP slideshow: Qaddafi’s Mile-High Club 
(photo: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images caption: A rebel flashes victory signs at the door of Qaddafi’s plane in Tripoli on Aug. 29.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

This “rebel” probably doesn’t know about Nixon’s iconic photo, but what the hell.

Full FP slideshow: Qaddafi’s Mile-High Club

(photo: Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images caption: A rebel flashes victory signs at the door of Qaddafi’s plane in Tripoli on Aug. 29.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I want to rejoice over a scene like this, as if I, too, had stumbled upon and donned the Colonel’s hat, or got to share the moment with my comrade who did. But then, how often does a photo like this simply serve as the high water mark for the hopes of the revolution?

NYT Slideshow: The Battle for Libya

(photo: Bryan Denton for The New York Times caption: A rebel fighter in Tripoli wore a military-style hat like the one often seen on the head of Colonel Qaddafi himself. The rebel was also carrying a scepter and had an enormous gold chain hanging around his neck.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

I want to rejoice over a scene like this, as if I, too, had stumbled upon and donned the Colonel’s hat, or got to share the moment with my comrade who did. But then, how often does a photo like this simply serve as the high water mark for the hopes of the revolution?

NYT Slideshow: The Battle for Libya

(photo: Bryan Denton for The New York Times caption: A rebel fighter in Tripoli wore a military-style hat like the one often seen on the head of Colonel Qaddafi himself. The rebel was also carrying a scepter and had an enormous gold chain hanging around his neck.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
The Libyan resistance is as much a romantic notion as it is a grinding, flesh-and-blood uprising. This rebel swapping out a government flagin a town recently abandoned by Gaddafi forces (if you don’t look too closely) has the feel of a flying Superman.

(photo: Youssef Boudlal / Reuters caption: A rebel fighter removes a Libyan flag from a house previously held by government forces in Yafran on June 6.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

The Libyan resistance is as much a romantic notion as it is a grinding, flesh-and-blood uprising. This rebel swapping out a government flagin a town recently abandoned by Gaddafi forces (if you don’t look too closely) has the feel of a flying Superman.

(photo: Youssef Boudlal / Reuters caption: A rebel fighter removes a Libyan flag from a house previously held by government forces in Yafran on June 6.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I’ve maybe not been looking closely, but this is first time I’ve seen Libyan rebels wearing standard-issue uniforms. 

Thank you, NATO? 

Who you callin’ “rag tag?” 


(photo: Altaf Qadri/AP caption: In this photo taken Saturday, April 9, 2011, Libyan rebel fighters prepare to fire rockets in the desert half way between Ajdabiya and Brega, in Libya. Libyan rebels said NATO airstrikes on Sunday helped them drive Moammar Gadhafi’s forces out of the hard-fought eastern city of Ajdabiya that is the gateway to the opposition’s stronghold.

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Bag’s Take-Away:

I’ve maybe not been looking closely, but this is first time I’ve seen Libyan rebels wearing standard-issue uniforms.

Thank you, NATO?

Who you callin’ “rag tag?”

(photo: Altaf Qadri/AP caption: In this photo taken Saturday, April 9, 2011, Libyan rebel fighters prepare to fire rockets in the desert half way between Ajdabiya and Brega, in Libya. Libyan rebels said NATO airstrikes on Sunday helped them drive Moammar Gadhafi’s forces out of the hard-fought eastern city of Ajdabiya that is the gateway to the opposition’s stronghold.

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Upcoming NYT Magazine catalyzing media love affair with the Libyan rebels. This photo from the VII Network, in particular, drives home the symbolism of the “citizen-warrior.”
(Media - especially visual media - does like to keep it simple: heros-and-villains, black-and-white.)
(photo: Eric Bouvet/VII Network, for The New York Times caption: The anti-Qaddafi forces were composed of both civilians and some ex-soldiers no longer loyal to the regime. slideshow here.:
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Bag’s Take-Away:

Upcoming NYT Magazine catalyzing media love affair with the Libyan rebels. This photo from the VII Network, in particular, drives home the symbolism of the “citizen-warrior.”

(Media - especially visual media - does like to keep it simple: heros-and-villains, black-and-white.)

(photo: Eric Bouvet/VII Network, for The New York Times caption: The anti-Qaddafi forces were composed of both civilians and some ex-soldiers no longer loyal to the regime. slideshow here.:

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Bag’s Take-Away:
When it comes to the Libyan opposition … sort of the whole problem in a nutshell?
(photo: EPA caption: A teenager in Benghazi has been recruited to help regulate traffic in Benghazi. The city is the center of the rebel movement, but at night, gunfire rings out in the streets as death squads from both sides hunt down their victims.
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Bag’s Take-Away:

When it comes to the Libyan opposition … sort of the whole problem in a nutshell?

(photo: EPA caption: A teenager in Benghazi has been recruited to help regulate traffic in Benghazi. The city is the center of the rebel movement, but at night, gunfire rings out in the streets as death squads from both sides hunt down their victims.

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