Thursday, December 16, 2004

Propaganda Offensive

This is frightening, in a way. This bit of propaganda (courtesy of the Islamic Jihad Army) was so good that I wanted to see it again. They didn't even bother with stylized poses and scenes popular with with other information offensives throughout the ages. They were content with bumpy shots and odd angles - confident that the British modulated voice and the orchestral backing (and the editing) would grab the viewer's attention. They were right. And it comes from a group whom I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw them.

I haven't seen agitprop this good in a long time - not while living in Việt Nam, nor donkey's years before.

(Link via Steve Gilliard.)