Clever Homsis defy stereotype, turn state propoganda on its head to comic effect

There are a lot of jokes about people from Homs and their alleged stupidity, but this is mostly good-natured ribbing, and I’ve never met a Homsi who didn’t take it in stride with a smile.  It seems the brave people of Homs have not lost their sense of humor, despite a sustained military assault over the past few weeks that has devastated the city.

The sign held by the two men above reads: “Syria is over…and the crisis is fine. God damn your soul, Hafez.”

This sign is of course an inversion of the official line, which is ‘The crisis is over, and Syria is fine.’

I salute your courage, and your lulz, Homs.

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