Qué cerca que estuviste, chabón.
"(...) In the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, people calling for an immediate American withdrawal removed their footwear and placed the shoes and sandals at the end of long poles, waving them high in the air. And in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, people threw their shoes at a passing American convoy. (...)
“Although that action was not expressed in a civilized manner, it showed the Iraqi feelings, which is to object to the American occupation,” said Qutaiba Rajaa, a 58-year-old physician in Samarra, a Sunni stronghold north of Baghdad.
But many more expressed undiluted pleasure. “I swear by God that all Iraqis with their different nationalities are glad about this act,” said Yaareb Yousif Matti, a 45-year-old teacher from Mosul, in northern Iraq.(...)"
Via BoingBoing.com, muy bueno el comentario de Cory Doctorow:
"(...) the world press has rushed to tell us that throwing shoes is a really bad thing in the Arab world. Not like here in the west, where it's a gesture of affection." o
"la prensa mundial se apresura a aclarar que tirar zapatos es una cosa realmente mala en el mundo árabe. No como acá en occidente, donde es un gesto de afecto.
Via la CNN:
Mientras tanto, por acá, un esclarecido periodista kiwi asegura que "lo único que tenemos que hacer para evitar la crisis económica es parar de mandarle plata al gobierno estadounidense".
Y via boingboing también: http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/15/iraq-shoe-tosser-guy.html