novel semiotics (ok, insert your headline here)

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Mar 21 21:08:37 UTC 2012
> Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s regime seems to think Argentine
> soccer player Lionel Messi and his Spanish club FC Barcelona are
> sending secret signals to Syrian rebels via passing formations. Syrian
> state TV aired a clip of a recent match between Barca and Real Madrid
> in which Messi and teammate Andres Iniesta pass and dribble through
> defenders, and eventually get the ball to Barca forward Pedro, who
> then scores a goal. A run from Iniesta is said to portray the first
> part of a weapons supply route to Syrian rebels from Lebanon. “Here we
> see the first stage where arms are loaded from Lebanon,” a voiceover
> reportedly states as the video shows Messi making his run after a pass
> from Iniesta. “Then they pass through Homs and are delivered to
> another terrorist. We also see how they warn that they will face some
> obstacles until they reach Dayr Al Zawr.”

Complete with video at the link. This may or may not be a hoax and the
current CW stands on the "real" side.


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