What is this?
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on March 19, 2009
I noticed this advertisement yesterday:
What is it? The title looks to me like the English expression “Actions speak louder than words”, although here it is “Numbers are deeper than talk”.
The flags represent Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Iraq, Egypt, and Bahrain. Jordan is not included, and neither is Syria. Next to each flag is a dollar amount, running from $734 million by KSA to $3 million for Bahrain, and a description of what the money was used for: housing units, development, and aid work.
I’m guessing that these numbers have something to do with the Palestinians. But I’m only guessing, because this advertisement is woefully short on information. It is “signed” by “the Lebanese”, but there is no suggestion of where to go to find out more (a website, a phone number, a hint of any kind …?).
Do any of you know what this ad means? Is there some value to its vagueness?