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A girl (looks like a toddler) has a bullet removed from her hand in Homs, Syria. The superman shirt is poignant. 
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit: Stringer/Reuters caption:  A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012.)
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A girl (looks like a toddler) has a bullet removed from her hand in Homs, Syria. The superman shirt is poignant.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Stringer/Reuters caption: A doctor at a makeshift hospital displays a bullet removed from the hand of a young girl wounded during what protesters said was an attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, at the Khalidiya neighbourhood in Homs March 8, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:
I guess you have to go fairly far away to find folks who don’t believe Obama is a Muslim.
via DayLife
(photo credit: Rahmat Gul/AP caption:  Afghans chant anti U.S. slogans as they carry an effigy depicting U.S. President Barack Obama following Sunday’s killing of civilians in Panjwai, Kandahar by a U.S. soldier during a protest in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Hundreds of students in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday shouted angry slogans against the United States and the American soldier accused of carrying out the killings, the first significant protest in response to the tragedy.)
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I guess you have to go fairly far away to find folks who don’t believe Obama is a Muslim.

via DayLife

(photo credit: Rahmat Gul/AP caption: Afghans chant anti U.S. slogans as they carry an effigy depicting U.S. President Barack Obama following Sunday’s killing of civilians in Panjwai, Kandahar by a U.S. soldier during a protest in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Hundreds of students in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday shouted angry slogans against the United States and the American soldier accused of carrying out the killings, the first significant protest in response to the tragedy.)

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One of the more heartbreaking photos from the killing of Aghani civilians by a U.S. service member in Kandahar.
via BBC News Asia
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(photo credit: AFP caption:  The US soldier blamed for the killings is reported to have walked off his base about 03:00 local time, heading for villages near his base, and to have gone from house to house shooting.)
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One of the more heartbreaking photos from the killing of Aghani civilians by a U.S. service member in Kandahar.

via BBC News Asia

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(photo credit: AFP caption: The US soldier blamed for the killings is reported to have walked off his base about 03:00 local time, heading for villages near his base, and to have gone from house to house shooting.)

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Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Never been a soldier. (Romney war-baiting over Iran at AIPAC.)

via: Daylife

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appears on a monitor as he speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 6, 2012.)

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Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Soldier. Never been a soldier. (Romney war-baiting over Iran at AIPAC.)

via: Daylife

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney appears on a monitor as he speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference in Washington, March 6, 2012.)

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The Revolution Lives! Love the old fashioned rifles and barn hay. 
via The Los Angeles Times Framework
(photo credit: Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press caption: Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean soldiers chant denunciations of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a morale-building exercise at a military base on their country’s southwest coast, opposite South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island.) 
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The Revolution Lives! Love the old fashioned rifles and barn hay.

via The Los Angeles Times Framework

(photo credit: Kim Kwang Hyon/Associated Press caption: Pyongyang, North Korea — North Korean soldiers chant denunciations of South Korean President Lee Myung-bak as a morale-building exercise at a military base on their country’s southwest coast, opposite South Korea’s Baengnyeong Island.)

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Striking just because it shows (I assume) what it looks like when someone blows themselves up in a room.  Ghastly.


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(photo: Umar Qayyum/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption:  A police station in Peshawar, Pakistan, was attacked Friday morning by three militants who blew themselves up after nearly two hours of gun battle with the police. Four policemen were killed and five others injured in the shootout.)

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Striking just because it shows (I assume) what it looks like when someone blows themselves up in a room. Ghastly.

via:

(photo: Umar Qayyum/Xinhua/Zuma Press caption: A police station in Peshawar, Pakistan, was attacked Friday morning by three militants who blew themselves up after nearly two hours of gun battle with the police. Four policemen were killed and five others injured in the shootout.)

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As two soldiers in the Kuwait desert celebrate America’s withdrawal from Iraq, this shot, by Getty’s Mario Tama, might be closest we’ll get to the Times Square kiss.  


(photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: Specialist Ashley Walter (L) hugs Staff Sergeant Diana Royal from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division after Royal arrived in the last American military convoy to depart Iraq on December 18, 2011 in Camp Virginia, Kuwait. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence on Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of December 18, 2011. All U.S. troops were scheduled to have departed Iraq by December 31st, 2011. At least 4,485 U.S. military personnel died in service in Iraq. According to the Iraq Body Count, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence)
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As two soldiers in the Kuwait desert celebrate America’s withdrawal from Iraq, this shot, by Getty’s Mario Tama, might be closest we’ll get to the Times Square kiss.

(photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images caption: Specialist Ashley Walter (L) hugs Staff Sergeant Diana Royal from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division after Royal arrived in the last American military convoy to depart Iraq on December 18, 2011 in Camp Virginia, Kuwait. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division ended their presence on Camp Adder, the last remaining American base, and departed in the final American military convoy out of Iraq, arriving into Kuwait in the early morning hours of December 18, 2011. All U.S. troops were scheduled to have departed Iraq by December 31st, 2011. At least 4,485 U.S. military personnel died in service in Iraq. According to the Iraq Body Count, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Tell me this photo, by Getty’s Joe Raedle, isn’t the most ironic image to come out the Iraq war — or the troop withdrawal, at least. Oh, what we paid for that Neocon mug.


(photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images caption: A U.S. Army soldier from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carries his John Wayne coffee cup as he prepares to leave Camp Adder as the base is readied to be handed back to the Iraqi government later this month on December 6, 2011 at Camp Adder, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Camp Adder is one of the few bases remaining that the United States controls as America’s military continues its pullout of the country by the end of this year, after eight years of war and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.)
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Tell me this photo, by Getty’s Joe Raedle, isn’t the most ironic image to come out the Iraq war — or the troop withdrawal, at least. Oh, what we paid for that Neocon mug.

(photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images caption: A U.S. Army soldier from the 2-82 Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carries his John Wayne coffee cup as he prepares to leave Camp Adder as the base is readied to be handed back to the Iraqi government later this month on December 6, 2011 at Camp Adder, near Nasiriyah, Iraq. Camp Adder is one of the few bases remaining that the United States controls as America’s military continues its pullout of the country by the end of this year, after eight years of war and the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

The reason why the photo of the Afghan soldiers behind the tree was in so many photo galleries yesterday? Well sure, it’s a super-kinetic shot. The guy flinching has a political twist as well, though. With the Afghans losing their grip on the Capitol, here attempting to defend the U.S. Embassy, for God’s sake, even if the tree guy is just reacting to the noise and the middle guy is just in a guarded stance, (award points to the Taliban) it’s the same body language as cowering.

(photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters. caption: Afghan police officers fired toward buildings that Taliban insurgents took over during an attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Militants fired grenades and assault rifles at the embassy and other sites in the capital, while suicide bombers struck police buildings.)
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The reason why the photo of the Afghan soldiers behind the tree was in so many photo galleries yesterday? Well sure, it’s a super-kinetic shot. The guy flinching has a political twist as well, though. With the Afghans losing their grip on the Capitol, here attempting to defend the U.S. Embassy, for God’s sake, even if the tree guy is just reacting to the noise and the middle guy is just in a guarded stance, (award points to the Taliban) it’s the same body language as cowering.

(photo: Ahmad Masood/Reuters. caption: Afghan police officers fired toward buildings that Taliban insurgents took over during an attack on the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday. Militants fired grenades and assault rifles at the embassy and other sites in the capital, while suicide bombers struck police buildings.)

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Perhaps the NYT would argue the print ads were necessary to subsidize their impressive special 9/11 section, “The Reckoning,” but the commercialization of the tragedy by way of full-page “remembrance” ads, especially by defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which profited so handsomely from the “War on Terror,” is really disturbing. 

If the Lockheed Martin ad copy is also a little ambiguous, no surprise. It reads: "September 11, 2001 changed us forever. We carry on, but our hearts will never forget."

I guess “carrying on” is another way to describe the $3 trillion dollar tab for the Iraq adventure, in particular. (For checking figures, look no further than the article in “The Reckoning” insert on the cost of 9/11.)

The Boeing ad here
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Perhaps the NYT would argue the print ads were necessary to subsidize their impressive special 9/11 section, “The Reckoning,” but the commercialization of the tragedy by way of full-page “remembrance” ads, especially by defense contractors, such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, which profited so handsomely from the “War on Terror,” is really disturbing. If the Lockheed Martin ad copy is also a little ambiguous, no surprise. It reads:
"September 11, 2001 changed us forever. We carry on, but our hearts will never forget."
I guess “carrying on” is another way to describe the $3 trillion dollar tab for the Iraq adventure, in particular. (For checking figures, look no further than the article in “The Reckoning” insert on the cost of 9/11.)

The Boeing ad here .

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