Category Archives: Syria

A Party for Bashar al-Assad

Dictator, mass murderer, war criminal. That’s Bashar al-Assad. In a European capital city, a celebration is held in his honor. That’s freedom of speech. Thus observed by me in Budapest in April 2015, on “Heroes’ Square” fittingly, between the Palace of Art and … Continue reading

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A Nap at the Mosque

The most practical use offered by mosques is that they are a place of silence. Weary travellers may even use them to take a nap. I took this photo on my first trip to Iran in 2008/2009. This is Jameh … Continue reading

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My Trip to Palmyra

So now ISIS have also captured Palmyra, the antique oasis town in the Syrian desert. Another cultural heritage faces destruction. The world community will be more agitated by this than by the civilians killed in Syria every day. Old stones arouse … Continue reading

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What happened to the Arab Spring?

Here is the simplified explanation: Well, at least it did work in Tunisia.

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Easily Confused (43) Drama

Watching a comedy: Watching a tragedy:

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Easily Confused (42) Convoys

Cool convoy: Suspicious convoy: Terrifying convoy:

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ISIS recruiting more German fighters

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