sábado, 23 de mayo de 2015

Mapas


MENA es el acrónimo anglosajón para "Middle East and North Africa". Fíjense en estos mapas. Les agregan Pakistán Indonesia y un poco más, y tenemos a la casi totalidad del mundo islámico, ¿no? Esto salió hoy en Zero Hedge:


Título: ISIS: Mapping A Militant Expansion

Texto: To let the media tell it, ISIS has launched a successful “offensive” of late, taking control of Palmyra, a Syrian city that’s home to ‘treasures of antiquity’, as well as Ramadi, which gives the group control of  “strategic highway linking Iraq and Syria.”

ISIS has also claimed responsibility for a mosque bombing that claimed the lives of 21 Saudis on Friday. 

As the US moves closer to putting boots on the ground, The New York Times is out with a series of graphics which document the group’s spread. 




Note that the last graphic — which depicts a giant globe with highlights on “countries with groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIS” — makes it look like ISIS has launched a Naziesque blitzkrieg on the way to invading multiple countries. This, of course, is completely absurd. There are a lot of groups who can claim membership in a lot of countries meaning that we could produce a lot of these maps if we wanted to, but it wouldn’t mean that any of said groups were on the verge of a Napoleonic global conquest.

But reality never got in the way of a good story.

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