While President Obama and Congress debate whether or not to use force against her country's military, Asma 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!
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