The photo above came from the Syrian news agency, SANA. It's part of a "story" on how Iran and Syria stand in
On the right is Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council.
On the left is Bashar Assad, Syrian President.
In the middle is evidence that anyone with Art Direction skills have left the country. The choice of furniture, background and strange, unarticulated poses are baffling - the scene is screaming, "Something awkward is going to happen any second!"
"Would you like a piece of pie?"
"Why yes! I would like a piece of pie!"
"I am sorry."
"No problem! We fart in our country, too!"
"I have an original Boba Fett action figure in mint packaging."
"Oh really now!..."
Would it have been that much trouble to stand out on a balcony and hold their clasped hands up high in celebration? Or AT LEAST, put them in the back of a convertible and drive around the parking lot..
Instead, those that would NORMALLY be all Ga Ga about this glorious moment don't even get to the propaganda itself - they're stopped cold by the photo, cluck their tongues and smarm, "Geez! Look at those two dorks."
Say what you want about them Fascists - they sure knew how to cut a Photo Shoot.