‘Join us for war on Syria!’ (Send cash now!)
August 22nd, 2012
’seasoned warrior poets’
“…Do not anticipate and at this time are powerful hedges. But from the way VanDyke and Bwisir pitch their film, they’ll be trading on their credibility from the Libya war, as their combat experience gives them “a far deeper understanding and level of interaction with the Syrian rebels than journalists ever could.” (Bwisir plans on “entertaining and improving rebel morale with his famous revolution songs, including new ones or variations of his Libya songs modified for the Syrian revolution.”) VanDyke and Bwisir plan on distributing their film for free on the internet like Invisible Children did with their KONY 2012 campaign.
All they need is $19,500 by Wednesday. They’re about $4,000 short. VanDyke and Bwisir are hoping Americans care enough about the Arab Spring to help raise awareness for the Syrian rebels and inspire “others around the world to protest for their freedom as well.” It’s your chance, they say in their sales pitch, “to become part of the Arab Spring.”
Perhaps. It’s also a good way to end up dead, as Assad has killed perhaps as many as 17,000 people since the uprising began a year and a half ago. The pitch video on VanDyke and Bwisir’s Kickstarter page portrays them as gunslingers. They might not plan on fighting. But they might need to fight once the fighting comes to them. (Which, in case you’re wondering, would be legal for VanDyke to do. Again.)..”
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