Illustration by Justin Gray Morgan, from Jason Barrera's SyncBook chapter: TheSyncBook.com
"Call me . . . Bush"
Trying to suggest something about the duality of man?
"Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,” poring over terrorist suspects’ biographies on what one official calls the macabre “baseball cards” of an unconventional war. When a rare opportunity for a drone strike at a top terrorist arises — but his family is with him — it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation." (NY Times)
The drone attacks also evoke the classic "Death Cards" from Vietnam, particularly "Death from Above" . . .
(smiting by lightning strike)
A detailed history and many more variations at http://psywarrior.com/DeathCardsAce.html
. . . a theme that was revisited with the "Most-Wanted Iraqi playing cards"
"In the 2003 invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition, the U.S. military developed a set of playing cards to help troops identify the most-wanted members of President Saddam Hussein's government, mostly high-ranking Baath Party members or members of the Revolutionary Command Council. The cards were officially named the "'personality identification playing cards'" -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Most-wanted_Iraqi_playing_cards
Oh, this just in:
Oh, this just in:
*Washington Post's idea of Obama as Zeus, tossing down his lightning justice, is another nod to Zeus' battle with Typhon: "The inveterate enemy of the Olympian gods is described in detail by Hesiod as a vast grisly monster with a hundred serpent heads ...
... Once conquered by Zeus' thunderbolts, Typhon was cast into Tartarus"
(refer back to the May 3rd 2011 post on MaskOfGod)