Saturday, October 04, 2008

Photo of the Day

You don't need the green markings to spot the border between North and South Korea:

source: Global Security

As then Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a late-2002 Pentagon briefing:
If you look at a picture from the sky of the Korean Peninsula at night, South Korea is filled with lights and energy and vitality and a booming economy; North Korea is dark. It is a tragedy what's being done in that country. And the suggestion that it is a result of rhetoric from outside I think is -- misses the point.
(via Moonbattery)

1 comment:

Obloody Hell said...

BTW -- that pic has apparently been photoshopped a bit.

I don't believe that it changes the idea, so it's still valid, but you should be aware of it.

Here is another, similar pic

You may need to save and zoom to see the difference, but if you look close, it appears that there is a notably blot right where Pyongyang should be, and a number of small blots up over the Chinese border.

I don't believe those invalidate the comparison, but it seems right to call attention to the alteration. Intellectual honesty suggests awareness is in order.