Debunked: Simpsons Syria 'premonition'...? [old flag]

BombDr

Senior Member.

Can this be debunked?

At first glance, it does appear that the Simpsons displays the Syrian opposition flag on the vehicle being bombed.
 

BombDr

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Though not sure what conspiracy is being claimed as I was under the impression that CTers believed the US was supporting the Syrian opposition. So maybe Matt Groening is secretly an Assad fan....

I'm leaning towards co-incidence as the stars on the Jeep appear to be black...
 

Melbury's Brick

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It's like Syria's "old" flag, assuming the stars are red. From 1946-1958 so "before the Syrian opposition existed" is irrelevant....
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/sy-his2.html

Old Iraqi flag also features "bars 'n stars"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Iraq


Likely that the Simpsons flag is an attempt at a generic middle eastern flag, given the subject matter of the clip.

(I think the idea that someone out there is planning events 10,20,30 years in advance and then "warning" us about it in cartoons etc. is among the most ridiculous of all the conspiracy theories.)
 

Soulfly

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Who is to say the Syrian opposition didn't watch this and think that might be a good flag design for their group. :)
 

cosmic

Senior Member.
New Kids on the Blecch
Season 12, Episode 14
Aired Feb. 25, 2001

[Full episode link; the music video begins at 10:58.]

With that bit of background established...

At first glance, it does appear that the Simpsons displays the Syrian opposition flag on the vehicle being bombed.

The stars on the flag look green to me rather than red. Given the song lyrics and original airdate, I think it's more likely a spoof of the Iraq flag, or as @Melbury's Brick said, perhaps just a generic mockup.

 
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cosmic

Senior Member.
To correct what I stated earlier, the stars do appear red in a better quality copy of the episode. I still don't think it's an intentional reference to Syria. People read too much into minutiae.

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