August 14, 2010

"Marooned flood victims looking to escape grab the side bars of a hovering Army helicopter..."

A harrowing photograph.

ADDED: The link goes to the first picture in a slide show of the week's photographs. Check out #20 too.  Rihanna strikes a pose.

14 comments:

Scott said...

And this is in a country with nuclear weapons.

The Drill SGT said...

That Rihanna photo is now burned into my cortex. Thanks Ann.


I'll remember it the next time some feminist talks about how men objectivify women.

c3 said...

Watching the images from Pakistan I can only ask:

What the hell have they done with all of that aid money

Fred4Pres said...

Rihanna gets away doing that and Jim Morrison got arrested at Madison Square Garden doing essentially the same thing.

Okay, so Rihanna's was a strap on.

edutcher said...

Way too reminiscent of 'Nam.

As for Rihanna, feminism has been doing that to women for 40 years.

c3 said...

PS We've been here before.

So we know how this will play out.

peter hoh said...

Look at 19, and then look at 20.

Freedom rocks.

Though it might not always be in good taste.

Anglelyne said...

#29 was interesting as an example of Muslims showing sensitivity to other religions, apropos of the mosque/religious tolerance thread:


Observant Christian women protest against the airing of a program about Jesus on two Shiite Muslim TV stations, including Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV, at a Catholic Maronite center, in Beirut's northern suburb of Jal el-Deeb, Lebanon, Aug. 13. Two Shiite Muslim television stations announced Friday that they have stopped airing a program about Jesus after many Christians in the country criticized the work that refers to Jesus as a prophet.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

A harrowing photograph.

The Pakis or Rihanna?

Kirby Olson said...

The Taliban should make a bridge with their beards to save everyone.

paul a'barge said...

what a piece of trash

Daniel Fielding said...

C3- I will tell you where the US Aid money went. Here, on the campus of the Univ of michigan, there are undergrads driving Porsche Boxters, drinking in bars, and partying up a storm. All these guys are sons of Pakistani Generals/ministers/senior govt officials.

Most of the aid money has gone into the pockets and Swiss bank accounts of the elite in Pakistan, not to the people of Pakistan.

Freeman Hunt said...

The caption didn't answer the most obvious question. Did anyone hang on? Did anyone manage to escape that way? If we're going to see their faces, of course we're going to wonder about their fates.

Sixty Grit said...

Someone should punch Rihanna in the face for behaving like that. Wait, what?