Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Syria Civil War Maps Batch Four - The Soccer Map

Many thanks to FSSP for this post

Libyan War Maps 
Syrian Arab Spring Protest Maps - Batch One
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Two - Syrian Air Defenses 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Three - Twitter and News Update Maps 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Four - The Soccer Map  
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Five - Ceasefire Violations
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Six - Houla   
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Seven - June 2012    
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Eight - Battle of Damascus 
Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Nine - September 2012 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Ten - October 2012 
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Eleven - Propaganda Maps
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Twelve - First Quarter 2013

Syria Civil War Maps Batch Thirteen - Chemical Weapons Attack?
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Fourteen - Israel Strikes Again
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Fifteen - Second Quarter 2013
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Sixteen - The Coming Western Intervention
Syria Civil War Maps Batch Seventeen - Al Qaedastan in Iraq and Syria

Daily Mail's interpretation of the soccer map
Many thanks to the readership who pointed out that it is Barcelona and not Real Madrid.  Never again will I pay attention to the sports news while I blog!

Syria's official television channel has a new claim: the Barcelona Football Club played out a secret map of how to smuggle weapons from Lebanon into Syria for the rebels.  The opposing soccer team was apparently in on it by demonstrating where obstacles would be.  This is either one of the complexly hidden maps ever or one of the biggest cases of seeing something where there is really nothing.  The latter is the correct answer.

Why would Syria even think Barcelona is a covert tool for the rebels?  Barcelona is sponsored by the Qatar Foundation, a private/public charity partnership in Qatar.

Barcelona Football + Qatar Foundation = Cartographic Conspiracy in Syrian Math
Syria believes Qatar is using the foundation as a front to support the rebels.  This is based on Qatar's overt support to Libya's rebels and Qatar pushing the Arab League for action concerning Syria's civil war.

The original map is shown below in the Syrian news clip.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Barcelona is sponsored by Qatar Foundation. Not Real Madrid.

Adrian said...

The red/blue jersey with "Qatar Foundation" on it is the Barcelona jersey, not Real Madrid. Madrid is sponsored by "bwin.com."