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Pepsi can in Iraq say it has similarities to 9-11

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posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:13 PM
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I have an idea. I think there should be a worldwide ban on skyscrapers and planes of any kind...
I personally think that some people will be offended just for the sake of having something to complain about...




posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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Hey ! There is a UFO in your pic


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Dubai Refreshments launches special edition Pepsi Cans for the 40th National Day celebrations 2011




Embracing the highly anticipated 40th UAE National Day, DRC is producing special Pepsi Cans, featuring famous UAE landmarks.

Dubai, 25th Nov 2011

As the nation commemorates its highly anticipated 40th National Day, leading Emirati company, Dubai Refreshments Company P.S.C. (DRC), the sole franchisee, manufacturer and distributor of Pepsi-Cola products in Dubai, Sharjah, and the Northern Emirates, gears up to reveal more than four million special edition Pepsi Cans, symbolizing each of the seven Emirates with distinctive landmarks to highlight how their individual achievements, bound together, make the strongest of unions.

The 7 Pepsi Can designs include; Abu Dhabi’s famous seafront featuring Emirates Palace, Dubai’s skyline featuring the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa. Sharjah’s design is of the traditional Old Souk, Umm Al Quwain is of the iconic horse roundabout, while Fujairah’s Can features the bronze dallah statue. Ajman’s design portrays the splendid museum, as well as Ras Al Khaimah’s iconic dhow and castle imagery.


Seventeen Million Ways To Say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Dubai Refreshments!




DUBAI, UAE, November 23, 2009 - One of Dubai’s best known business landmarks, Dubai Refreshments Company (DRC), the sole franchisee and distributor for Pepsi Co in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, is celebrating 50 golden years of operations, making it one of the oldest and most inspiring success stories in the city.

To commemorate their 50th anniversary, DRC is distributing 17,000,000 special edition Pepsi cans, featuring Shindagha and Burj Khalifa - two distinctive destinations that are symbolic of old and new Dubai. These limited edition Pepsi cans will be available across all its distribution channels including, hypermarkets, supermarkets, gas & convenience stores, hotels and in-flight. Burj Khalifa has become one of the most recognisable developments in the world and is widely regarded as an architectural masterpiece.


The drawing on that diet Pepsi can looks like Dubai and maybe by turning the can, we'd see a picture of the Burj Khalifa.
DRC operates in the Emirates only, Pepsi's franchise in Iraq is Baghdad Soft Drinks Co.
I hope that we will discover where the can is from, that will be interesting.

I sense Pepsi will have to make a statement about it.

Anyway, don't drink this junk.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:02 PM
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There is nothing wrong about this. It is a picture of a city on a Pepsi can.. that is all.

But then I see where one could get an idea like that: "This Pepsi is for brown people and it has a picture of a building and and airplane on it ANNNNND brown people crashed a plane into some buildings 10 years ago... sooo this MUST be related".



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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Good catch. I sawer it straight away. Subliminal advertising for the market it sells in. Made a million cans disappear from Arabian market shelves because people were saying, "Did you see 911 on the pepsi can from America?" Just subliminal enough though to not stand up in a court of law. But ATS'ers saw it. What the American corp. will stoop to to sell some carbonated dye water.

BTW. sorry about the "sand box" comment. Good find. S&F



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:49 PM
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9/11 Images On A Can Of Diet Pepsi From Dubai? WTF?!

I came across this older blog post from october if the date is reliable. But all the comments are from today/yesterday... I put in doubt that it was posted in october.

Same story except it's in Afghanistan, same can, different pics. Actually the can has a slight difference, enjoy a short spot the difference game.

I have been wandering around looking at different sites or blogs and there seems to be two competing stories, the one in Iraq by Rolando Martinez ( www.facebook.com... ) and the one in Afghanistan by John Hoff.

I have found several links to the Afghanistan based story but they are all from this week...

So the Iraq story broke this week and the Afghanistan story broke or heat up this week but no blog or article seems to link the two and tell the two stories...



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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And you really believe this sells ?
9/11 was a horrific and barbaric event felt like it all over the planet.
You live in world of lies believing otherwise.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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I see two things:

* a serene city skyline with plane flying overhead to promote ideals of "the sky's the limit in this utopia"

* a lot of Americans getting pissy over a whole bunch of nothing

Seriously, I stared hard at that image before responding and see nothing at all to do with 9/11 unless - as I stated in a similar thread weeks ago - we should ban every country from having cities that have tall buildings and flight paths in case it offends a stupid Yank in some backwoods area with nothing better to do than complain.

Unless it's the idea of Pepsi being sold in foreign languages that gets you.

Which Arab nation do you Americans wanna invade next as revenge for Coca-Cola being sold with Urdu writing on the cans for the last decade?



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:58 PM
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Originally posted by romanmel

Pepsi can in Iraq say it has similarities to 9-11


www.cafemom.com

Saw this on fb. I see the buildings, I see the plane at the top. Some people are saying they will never buy a pepsi product ever again because of it. What do you think? Do you think it's connected to 9-11?
(visit the link for the full news article)


Related News Links:
ireport.cnn.com


It's at the very least odd...why was there any need to feature a plane flying over skyscrapers anyway? For a soft drink? To depict an "urban" scenario? If a plane "needed" to be part of the design element, why have it flying from left to right, either?
Alternately, why wasn't a bird used to depict "altitude" over the skyline, if that is what it was supposed to represent? Puzzling.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:21 PM
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Originally posted by Manouche
reply to post by intrptr
 


And you really believe this sells ?
9/11 was a horrific and barbaric event felt like it all over the planet.
You live in world of lies believing otherwise.

I don't really know if it sells or not. I thought it was a cheap trick though...
I can see what others do... and you are right about terrible. Like the wars we wage as a result are even worse.
And wrong about the world view. Lot of people were dancing in the streets that America got "hers" for a change.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:28 PM
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Geez, good thing they didn't crash into an aluminum can factory. The U.S. would surely never drink out of cans again.

Desensitize yourselves!



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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Come on ! How much is a lot ?

6 billions people, how much have you seen dancing ?



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 11:50 PM
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Originally posted by Manouche
reply to post by intrptr
 


Come on ! How much is a lot ?

6 billions people, how much have you seen dancing ?



You missed the footage at the time of people in Iraq, Afghanistan and even places like India wherewhole cities seemed to be full of those burning flags, firing guns into the air in celebration and ripping up pictures of Dubya then?

I remember them well because I got home from college that day, switched on the tv and watched in horror as the second plane slammed into the towers live and then remained glued to the tv for a week watching to see what the hell was happening and seeing reactions all over the world.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:22 AM
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Originally posted by DiddlyDeePotatoes

Originally posted by mOjOm

Originally posted by DiddlyDeePotatoes
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So if i drew a picture of a bus driving down a london street would you think of 7/7 ? no , because 7/7 isnt pushed in your face every day.


Maybe I would, maybe not. That makes no difference though does it. But maybe for people in London it would be offensive, how the hell would I know, try asking them.

Obviously this pepsi thing has some people asking questions though, it's not like I came up with the damn idea now did I??? I'm just talking about it as an interested party, that's all...

So, basically, I don't see how this question matters at all to this topic nor does it matter how I personally would answer that question.


Ok so ..... " Maybe I would, maybe not " ??? you obviously dont know what i`m pressing at here , "9-11" was used as a "perfect lie" , it was designed to be the centre of the following 50 years or so , America is ashamed of being the " noob " , and is creating its own history , BY CRAMMING IT IN YOUR FACE 24 / 7.

If you cant see whats happening in the world by now ..... i dont have time to even attempt explaining it to you , use your search bar , America uses propaganda, just like the Germans ........ and America will be stopped , just like the Germans.


No, I DO understand what you're pressing at, I just don't care as it makes no difference to me and you're still bitching about proving a stance on 911 and whether or not it was a conspiracy and proving who did what and so on which is NOT what this post is about. This is about a pepsi can ad. BTW I feel exactly the same way about 911 and the B.S. which is being pushed in everyone's face and the lies which the whole facade is being held up by, but once again, NOT THE TOPIC AT HAND.

I can see just fine what is happening and the last thing I need is you to explain any of it to me, thank you!! No # America uses propaganda just like the Germans and just like EVERY COUNTRY ON EARTH has since the whole thing got rolling thousands of years ago. One might even say that this PEPSI AD. (the topic at hand) could be seen as a type of propaganda being used by the Corporate Arm of the Governing Elite.

Are we starting to understand each other yet???? If yes, great, maybe we can actually have a conversation which we'd most likely find each other on common ground. If not, I really don't care anyway. Have a nice day sir.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:26 AM
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Originally posted by Manouche
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Come on ! How much is a lot ?
6 billions people, how much have you seen dancing ?

I live in America. MY MSM downplayed that a lot.
But I hang at flea markets and recycle centers where I know and have a "lot" of friendships with people from other countries. I asked them what they thought... what the general consensus was among them, not US... THEM.
They told me true and you should listen. On 911 America got a little payback for the way they have been treating the world.
YOU don't know that?



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:36 AM
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There is a footage of Palestinians celebrating and dancing. You can still find it easily on YT or other.
I have never seen any other of this kind, please forward the vids to me if you can find them, especially for India.

Footages from Iraq during the last years of Hussein and from Afghanistan under the Talibans were quite rare, you know ?



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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That's a bit of a reach.It's well known that most companies use different marketing in every country.I'm with the people here who say it's nothing.It's as simple as a city scape..in fact,if I had come across this can on my own my first thought wouldn't have been'hey,9/11,outrageous!'.Nothing to see here.Some people make a big deal out of nothing.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 12:52 AM
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It's the consensual explanation for why 9/11 happened, it is a consequence of the USA international politics.

Is it what they tried to say to you or were they happy that it happened ?

I don't live in the US and I have travelled, I have met all kind of people and have all kind of friends or acquaintances including muslims. I have nevet met someone who was happy for 9/11. I am sure there are probably some though, illuminated ugly souls probably.

Now back to topic, I don't think a picture alluding to 9/11 would sell sodas in the ME. If you really hate America, why would you buy Pepsi in the first place ??? There are other beverages, why buy from an American company and one of the most emblematic ?



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by nightstalker78
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That's a bit of a reach.It's well known that most companies use different marketing in every country.I'm with the people here who say it's nothing.It's as simple as a city scape..in fact,if I had come across this can on my own my first thought wouldn't have been'hey,9/11,outrageous!'.Nothing to see here.Some people make a big deal out of nothing.


How wonderful, I'm so very glad to once again hear someone's personal feeling about what they see in this ad. However, I am not, nor have I ever been interested in hearing such opinions from each person who decided to read this post. I realize that there are various opinions about what people see or don't see and I am not in disagreement or siding with either of them.

If you think that it's too far out to even possibly entertain the idea that Pepsi Co. might use such a tactic to boost sales or whatever the motive may be, FINE...THAT IS GREAT, but why bother telling me about it???

The questions I've asked so far are:
1.) (To anyone familiar with the public opinion of those living in the middle east) Would this even be a possible tactic which would boost sales or not???

2.) What does the text on the can actually say??

3.) Do you think Pepsi Co. would use the same artwork for their can's here in the states?? If so, why and if not why not??

Would anyone actually like to answer those questions or do you just want to push your personal interpretation of the artwork at me over and over. Because I DON'T CARE if you see pink elephants in the ad or 911 or just a plain city, that is of no interest to me. I'm only interested in discussing whether or not Pepsi is knowingly using questionable marketing methods. I am addressing this from the standpoint that others, (not myself), see this ad as something of a questionable nature. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE YET????? Again, don't tell me how you only see an innocent city, cause I don't care what you see. People can see different things, all of which are equally valid to me since I do not dismiss anyones opinion here. If you see nothing great, move on. If you are able to see where others might see something different or you see it too, great, then lets move on to the next step of discussing why Pepsi Co. would actually do something like that....

Actually, screw it.....I don't even care to discuss it anymore. Everyone just wants to proclaim their interpretation of art as the sole truth, which isn't even what this topic was about anyway. I'll think what I think, you think what you think and let's both just keep it to ourselves ok?

Nice Debate guys....Couldn't even get a simple discussion started because everyone just wants everyone else to agree with them and forget all other possible opinions. What great intellectual hurdles we will surpass with that approach!!



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 01:57 AM
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Originally posted by mOjOm

Originally posted by nightstalker78
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That's a bit of a reach.It's well known that most companies use different marketing in every country.I'm with the people here who say it's nothing.It's as simple as a city scape..in fact,if I had come across this can on my own my first thought wouldn't have been'hey,9/11,outrageous!'.Nothing to see here.Some people make a big deal out of nothing.


How wonderful, I'm so very glad to once again hear someone's personal feeling about what they see in this ad. However, I am not, nor have I ever been interested in hearing such opinions from each person who decided to read this post. I realize that there are various opinions about what people see or don't see and I am not in disagreement or siding with either of them.

If you think that it's too far out to even possibly entertain the idea that Pepsi Co. might use such a tactic to boost sales or whatever the motive may be, FINE...THAT IS GREAT, but why bother telling me about it???

The questions I've asked so far are:
1.) (To anyone familiar with the public opinion of those living in the middle east) Would this even be a possible tactic which would boost sales or not???

2.) What does the text on the can actually say??

3.) Do you think Pepsi Co. would use the same artwork for their can's here in the states?? If so, why and if not why not??

Would anyone actually like to answer those questions or do you just want to push your personal interpretation of the artwork at me over and over. Because I DON'T CARE if you see pink elephants in the ad or 911 or just a plain city, that is of no interest to me. I'm only interested in discussing whether or not Pepsi is knowingly using questionable marketing methods. I am addressing this from the standpoint that others, (not myself), see this ad as something of a questionable nature. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE YET????? Again, don't tell me how you only see an innocent city, cause I don't care what you see. People can see different things, all of which are equally valid to me since I do not dismiss anyones opinion here. If you see nothing great, move on. If you are able to see where others might see something different or you see it too, great, then lets move on to the next step of discussing why Pepsi Co. would actually do something like that....



Well isn't the point of this thread is WHAT IS ON THE CAN?Just because everyone isn't outraged at something that's clearly not there is no reason for you to get upset.Do you stomp your feet when you don't get your way in real life?

As for your questions....I don't need to know the public's opinion in the middle east,so I can't answer it for sure...But it's safe to say that ANY company is going to do what they can to boost sales no matter what region it is.as for number 2...can't tell you.If it's that important to you find a reliable translator and translate.Then report back here what you find.Can't expect everyone else to do the work if you won't do it either.3...Sure they would....why not?It's what they do.They introduce something to an area and if it sells they'll keep selling it there.Who's to say six months from now that can won't be available here?And 4...that's all I got.deal with it.And ps,don't get so wound up.It's a thread on a message board.People are entitled to their opinions,whether you agree wtih it or not.



posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 02:51 AM
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to the subconscious mind its 9/11 this is subliminal advertising, now what beckons is the message and for that you need to see it throu the eyes of an iraqi citizen most muslims celebrate 9/11 (( which is damn strange considering they didnt do it)) but theyre ignorant and stoopid so i guess theyre excused , right i think i got it .. considering most muslims see 9/11 as a win this design is simply to make the can more appealing so instead of picking up that other cola they grab the pepsi because subconsciously the design and its association creates a small endorphin rush in an otherwise backward mind... "the lynx effect"




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