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Friday, March 25, 2011

Can the Ophthamologist Read the Handwriting on the Wall?


Via the Enduring America Blog. The graffiti in Syria reads "Your turn has come, Doctor." (The al-Dur/Ya Duktur rhyme in Arabic makes it catchy.)

Bashar al-Asad is a Doctor of Ophthamology and practiced in London before his brother Basil died and he returned to Syria to become heir to the throne Presidency.

1 comment:

Martin said...

Were these written by children? Were the parents scared when they saw it?