Thursday, January 03, 2013

Syria Civil War Maps: Batch Eleven - Propaganda Maps

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

As Catholicgauze wrote about Libyan Civil War propaganda maps: "Propaganda maps reveal stories that the cartographer wants you to think."  Both sides of the Syrian Civil War are using propaganda maps to show the war through their eyes.

All maps downloaded from Facebook.

Pro-Assad/pro-Syrian Arab Republic maps

Pro-Assad/pro-Syrian Arab Republic maps have two main themes.  The first theme shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as the embodiment of the Syrian nation.  The second major theme shows Syria under attack from foreign forces thus trying to reduce the Syrianess of the rebels.



Original from the official website of Syria's president.  Note that Hatay is shown as Syrian and not Turkish.


The United States encounters Syria which will stop its disrupting the region.

The United States and Israel shown as playing literally geopolitics with Yemen, Sudan/South Sudan, Iraq, Libya, and Egypt 
Wahhabism shown coming from Saudi Arabia and infesting the whole region
Pro-Rebel maps

Almost all pro-rebel maps show Assad.  Most pro-rebel maps show Assad as waging war against/killing Syria itself while a few show the country gaining revenge on Assad.





Syria is shown choking Assad

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