A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Friday, December 4, 2009

On that Bus Explosion Yesterday in Damascus . . .

You'll recall I noted yesterday in my post on the Syrian bus explosion that those killed (officially three; some say more) allegedly died because a tire they were inflating exploded from overinflation. No terrorism here, no sir, nothing to see here. Keep moving, please.

I put air in my tires. What do they use in Syria? Look at the bus:

Guys, better cover story, please? Either that or you need to crank down the pressure on your tire air pump. A lot.

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