Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Dreaded Israeli Balloons of Death

AP caption accompanying the photo:
In this photo released by the Hezbollah's media office, green balloons with Hebrew writings were found in the southern market town of Nabatiyeh, Lebanon Sunday, Jan. 28, 2007. Mysterious balloons drifting in from Israel to Lebanon are unnerving people, with some south Lebanon villagers reportedly feeling ill and authorities warning residents against touching them. Hebrew on the balloons reads 'Ha-Ir' which is the title of a Tel Aviv weekly magazine. (AP Photo/Hezbollah Media Office, HO)
Charles at LGF has a different take on this than I do:
Isn’t it nice of the Associated (with terrorists) Press to let us know that they’re disseminating Hizballah propaganda and conspiracy theories?
After reading the caption a second time, I think even the A(wt)P guys were having a pretty good laugh at Hizballah's expense when they wrote up the copy.

Edited to highlight the same portions bolded at LGF and to put Charles' observation in proper context. But I think in this case it's AP letting the world know this isn't their story.

1 comment:

Urban_Infidel said...

Funniest thing I've heard all week!

The absurdity levels are reaching operatic heights.