On February 25, 2011 the ultra liberal, ultra chic, ultar amoral Vogue magazine published a fawning profile of Syria’s Asma al-Assad, wife of dictator Bashar al-Assad, who can only be described as a totalitarian butcher.
In the past year his regime has murdered at least 11,000 of his own people.
On March 2, 2011, Seraphic Secret reported on this profile. We likened it to “Springtime for Hitler.” We also saved the article because we had an inkling that sooner or later Vogue would, Soviet style, drop it down the memory hole.
We can only assume that the slaughter in Syria has finally registered as a bit unfashionable and indeed, Vogue has scrubbed the story.
But we think Vogue—prominent Obama fundraisers—should be held accountable for their hymn to evil, so here is their original story in case you missed it.
Read the whole thing—if you have the stomach—because the last sentence…
Asma al-Assad: A Rose in the Desert
by Joan Juliet Buck | photographed by James Nachtwey
Asma al-Assad, Syria’s dynamic first lady, is on a mission to create a beacon of culture and secularism in a powder-keg region—and to put a modern face on her husband’s regime.
Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic—the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies. Her style is not the couture-and-bling dazzle of Middle Eastern power but a deliberate lack of adornment. She’s a rare combination: a thin, long-limbed beauty with a trained analytic mind who dresses with cunning understatement. Paris Match calls her “the element of light in a country full of shadow zones.” She is the first lady of Syria.