August 14th, 2006

chibi

Hezbollah's flag

After seeing the previous post I stumbled over to Cox & Forkum's page and saw this cartoon:



Maybe I just don't get enough news exposure, but this was the first time I'd ever seen Hezbollah's flag. I actually at first assumed that C&F had made up the symbolism on the flag, due to its sheer WTF-ness, but after some googling I found out that this really is what Hezbollah's flag looks like:



Does anybody have pointers to explanations of WTF is going on in that image, and its symbology? If it were a Rorschach ink blot, I'd guess that it's a monkey-sword-fishhead armed with an AK-47 and a shrubbery, making love to a Beholder.