Saturday, September 3, 2016

Syrian Tourism Board: 'What War?'

USA Today: Life's a beach in Syria (says regime-backed tourism video)

Vacationers, Syria wants you.

A new promotional video released by Syria's Ministry of Tourism this week shows the war-ravaged country, where hundreds of thousands of people have been killed over the last five-and-half years, in a completely new light: A coastal paradise for sun worshippers that has jet skis, palm trees, lush green grass and inviting blue-turquoise swimming waters.

The one-minute, 43-second video published on the Ministry's YouTube page does not mention the country's bloody civil war.

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WNU Editor: Who are they hoping to attract?


RRH said...

"Who are they hoping to attract?"

Maybe Canadians.

Most of them don't have a flippin' clue about what is going on in Syria (or the world in general). Anyway, it's not like danger puts them off. They keep running down to Mexico to get robbed and murdered. What's a little civil war outside of the resort?

James said...

If they reeeeally wanted to go for irony, they would announce a Live Aid concert to be held there.