Is this World War 2? No it is Homs as Assad has re-designed it

The great architect, the inimitable designer and planner of cities, the unique demolisher, the superb wrecker, Assad of Syria has created a masterpiece of ruins Hiroshima cannot vie with. 

This heap of broken images, this wasteland, this NOTHING, this primordial matter was once a thriving, laughing, vivacious, buzzing city.

The images I have chosen are selected from newly released pictures, after the triumphal march into the broken city by the army of Assad and his militia of looters, the Shabiha, and older pictures belonging to the history of shaping and sculpting  ruins out of Homs by the great artist Assad.  I am angry and devastated, not in equal measures.


I densest the world which has allowed this to happen




Hiroshima Homs, posted by Ken Roth

Hiroshima Homs, posted to Twitter by Ken Roth

Homs after the Assadi conquest

Homs after the Assadi conquest. The picture was posted buzzfeed

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Homs of the Ruins

Homs of the Ruins

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Ruins of our morality

Ruins of our morality

The end of everything

The end of everything

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ScreenHunter_2275  khalidiyya  Aug. 02 09.31

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The pictures below are compiled by Shab Homsi, showing the destruction of various neighborhoods in Homs

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The last 4 images were published by Buzzfeed

Credits: The images published in this post were posted to Facebook at different stages of the battle for Homs. Special credit is paid to Shab Homsi who took many of these pictures. Some of the images were chosen from the web and media.

©Alisar Iram

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About alisariram

I am an artist, a writer and a researcher. I know Arabic and English . I am interested in music and art of every description. I like to describe myself as the embodiment of a harmonious marriage between two cultures which I value and treasure.
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