March 07, 2011

Vogue Shilling Dictator's Wife, Lauded as Some Kind of Role Model

I'll admit it, she's kinda hot in that MILFy way that seems oh-so fashionable in the post Desperate Housewives age. But she's the wife of a despot. And not just any despot, the kind of despot who's a state sponsor of terrorism.

And it's not just Mrs. Assad that Vogue decides to go to bat for. They also feature this picture of the happy-go lucky Syrian dictator with his Kennedy-esque family.


I'm left wondering what motivates a fashion magazine to do PR for one of the Middle East's worst pro-terrorism, anti-Semitic, and anti-American dictators?

And it's not just the images, the story is laughable:

Syria is known as the safest country in the Middle East, possibly because, as the State Department’s Web site says, “the Syrian government conducts intense physical and electronic surveillance of both Syrian citizens and foreign visitors.”
Read: massive gestapo spying on its own citizens. The next part isn't even worth commentary. I'll let the italics speak for themselves:
Asma’s husband, Bashar al-Assad, was elected president in 2000, after the death of his father, Hafez al-Assad, with a startling 97 percent of the vote

Thanks to Shy Guy.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:02 AM | Comments |