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Monday, December 8, 2014

Syria at Night From Space, 2011 and Today: The Lights are Going Out

They say a picture is worth a thousand words These two pictures are powerful. Via The Atlantic.

Aleppo has nearly disappeared;  Damascus is a shrunken shadow; Homs and Hama are much reduced; Deir al-Zor and the other cities in the east are faded to remnants.

Any questions about the time of night etc. are covered by the fact that southern Turkey, all of Lebanon, northern Israel and northwestern Jordan are about the same in both photos.

Welcome to a new dark age.

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