Syria's First Lady Cheeses It Up for Instagram in Wake of Chemical Weapons Attack (PHOTOS)

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asma al-assadWhile President Obama and Congress debate whether or not to use force against her country's militaryAsma al-Assad, Syria's First Lady, appears to be tending to the serious business of ... catching up on her Instagram posts! Yes. Really.

Yesterday, the @syrianpresidency Instagram feed decided to put up some smiley, happy photos of al-Assad. Looks like even apparent chemical attacks that killed nearly 1,500 civilians, including at least 426 children, can't stop the Syrian government from engaging in what the U.S. State Department calls “nothing more than a despicable PR stunt.” Yeah, no matter! Check out these refined, well-polished photos of al-Assad hanging out with academically talented Syrian kids!

asma al-assad with children

asma al-assad

Wow, she's so casual. So poised and relaxed. (So J. Crew-ad-ready with those perfectly coiffed curls and that nautical knitwear.) You'd never guess there was murder and mayhem and international political unrest and the threat of a World War due to the actions of her husband's regime. If she's under any distress or in any turmoil whatsoever right now, she's certainly not showing it in these outrageously timed photos. In fact, it's quite the opposite.


What's your reaction to these Instagram shots?


Image via SyrianPresidency/Instagram

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danie... danielleapril

Do you really think that woman makes any of her own decisions?

frogg... froggyt11

The USA is at war, we are dealing with stressors such as bombing a country that we have nothing to do with, and our first lady poses for all sorts of pictures smiling and waving. that is what first ladies do. try to keep things in perspective.

Elaine Cox

Video: Syrian Rebel Admits Using Chemical Weapons...“We’ll kill their women and children like Osama Bin Laden said”.

Elaine Cox

The U.S. Military Dumped 20 Million Gallons of Chemicals on Vietnam from 1962 – 1971,Israel Attacked Palestinian Civilians with White Phosphorus in 2008 – 2009,Washington Attacked Iraqi Civilians with White Phosphorus in 2004,The FBI Attacked Men, Women, and Children With Tear Gas in Waco in 1993

Elaine Cox

Syrian rebels in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta have admitted to Associated Press correspondent Dale Gavlak that they were responsible for last week’s chemical weapons incident which western powers have blamed on Bashar Al-Assad’s forces, revealing that the casualties were the result of an accident caused by rebels mishandling chemical weapons provided to them by Saudi Arabia

sweet... sweetcherry_59

Elaine, it's sad that our elected officials will not acknowledge the FACTS in this or listen to the majority of the American people. This war is WRONG!!

bills... billsfan1104

And again, there is absolutely no proof that Assad gassed his own people.

nonmember avatar DaisyDee

This pretend outrage over the death of 1400 people is sickening. No one cared about the 100,000+ that were killed before that. This is about politics, nothing more. If the politicians aren't listening to the people. then we have to MAKE them listen.

nonmember avatar American Expat

Everyone knows Bitchy Basma really runs the country and Al Assad is just a nutless henpecked dictator lmao. Well, everyone who isn't clueless about the middle east, which definitely EXCLUDES these commenters here lol. Some idiot on video claims his group used chemical weapones and you guys swallow it hook line and sink. Thank god you don't make policy. Yeah, like, really, aside from it being well known government forces often pose as rebels and commit attrocities, Syrian rebels aren't even close to controlling Damascus LMAO! Seriously, hillbillies, save the analysis for the big boys.

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