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

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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 03:26 PM
While I do believe 9/11 was allowed to happen, if not staged by our own gov't, I think it's sad that people choose to investigate such pointless conspiracy theories like "WTC on a Pepsi can."

How about the fact that the whole war on terror is a ruse to westernize the Middle-East (with stuff like Pepsi and McDonald's) and turn them into a bunch of tax slaves for the multinational powers - much like all of us American and European dummies... anyone?

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 03:31 PM
Here's what I don't understand...

Pepsi would never offend the United States directly, since obviously, we drink a lot of the crap. However, they spend millions of dollars to evoke deeply embedded thoughts of wealth, power, sex, and the like when they design every commercial, can, or other public image regarding their product. There are optics panels, focus groups, and extensive market research with the intent of maximizing goodwill for their product. Remember the "sex" pepsi cans a while back?

They have a history of pushing it but not going over the line. Did they intentionally spell "sex" in the link? I can't tell. You can decide for yourself.

Kinda sounds familiar, right? They didn't draw planes going into the buildings, there's no fire, and it's not exactly the New York skyline. Of course not. That said, the design is certainly NOT random, was tested extensively, and think about their target demographic for that can....

How many people who might buy that can think the twin towers tragedy was a victory for them? I'd say more than a few. I don't think it's inconceivable that a particularly clever design department would come up with that intentionally, or more likely, that of a number of submissions, some exec chose this exactly because it looked reminiscent of the event, knowing it could be passed off as nothing more than coincidence and free publicity for the product.

It wouldn't be the first time Pepsi pulled this crap. Probably won't be the last. That's why I only drink beer.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 03:40 PM
reply to post by romanmel

ahahaha, your joking?

Its a picture of a metropolis, clearly with an airport. High rises??? ic a city!!! GASP! Planes + buildings + corporations = 9/11

Whoever said they are never buying a can of pepsi again, because of this, is a dolt.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 03:41 PM
reply to post by Jiggyfly

I agree with you 100%. The marketing industry is fully aware of the effects that imagery and symbolism has on the subconscious. Ever wonder why prepared food boxes and fast food chain colors are almost always yellow and red? It's because those colors stimulate the hunger centers in the brain. Marketing people are very sharp, well educated and some of the highest paid people in business these days. It's no accident that the images on the Pepsi can invoke recollections of 9-11. It was definitely done on purpose.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 04:09 PM

Originally posted by romanmel

Originally posted by JoshuaUK92

Originally posted by romanmel

Originally posted by StormMysticD
reply to post by romanmel
WOW! That is a lot to take in. It is definitely, at the very least suggestive of 911. Really sad Pepsi

I agree.

Unfortunately, some of the posters here seem to have had their reasoning altered from drinking far too much of PepsiCrapola.
I drink the diet version of these drinks and I don't think my reasoning has been damaged in the slightest, the fact is you have just used Pepsi as an excuse to dismiss other people's opinions and state yours as fact. A poor attempt I might add. People have their opinions on things, that does not make them wrong unless it is proven otherwise. I don't know if it is deliberate or not, it could just be misinterpreted and American's are being to sensitive over the issue but it could be a deliberate attempt to wind up American's and if so Pepsi should be ashamed. It looks to me that this is something that you can only decide for your self as to the actual purpose of this story.
edit on 18/12/11 by JoshuaUK92 because: (no reason given)

No joke.

If you drink diet Pepsi with "aspartame" you indeed are injesting crap of the ecoli bacteria...


Just because I'm injesting it. It doesn't mean I am being affected by it, it's only if you consume ridiculous amounts of aspartame.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 04:18 PM
reply to post by intrptr

Then we have very different experiences and I am sorry for yours though I still question you have perfectly understood what was shared with you.

Observer of the US international news, I wouldn't say that the anti-American sentiment is always downplayed, it is misrepresented, downplayed at times, overplayed at others but for sure the critics towards the American global policies are not explained to the American people and hidden behind "they hate us for our freedom" and such...

American movies or American music artists have success everywhere, it shows it is not about individuals outside group behaviour.

As said before, 9/11 is ingrained in American collective consciousness and for a good reason. Americans are permanently reminded the event through international and domestic policies. 9/11 is constantly used to manipulate public opinion.
Outside the US, it is not forgotten but it is not as pervasive. A skyscraper remains a skyscraper. Middle easterners have their own domestic or regional atrocities and horrors to worry about.
I can understand those who see a reference to the WTC attack, they live in their own social reality where this image is ever-present. This reality is different in other places in the world, the perceptions and psychological conditioning reflex actions are different.

So to me, giving credance to the idea that a representation of 9/11 can be used as a marketing tool in the ME is a kind of cultural anachronism. An American eye might see the WTC but other eyes will only see buildings.

The whole thing actually looks like a smear campaign.

And another remark, cola soda is one the few American food symbols, it's very American. Coke and Pepsi are symbols of the American hegemonic culture. It's quite incoherent to drink Pepsi if you are a radical adversary to the point of being sympathetic to 9/11. There are cola sodas everywhere and their main advertising claim is that, to keep drinking cola sodas but locally manufactured ones and reject the commercial monopoly of the 2 big corps ( )
edit on 19-12-2011 by Manouche because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 04:24 PM

Originally posted by romanmel
reply to post by mOjOm

I agree.

My thought is that they should not put ANYTHING out that could be misinterpreted.

Anything and everything can be misinterpreted. People are always looking for deeper meaning and quite often think that they find it even if it isn't really there.

I can't see anything wrong with this can. It's a city scape with a plane flying OVER the buildings. That happens in real life right? Every day.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 04:42 PM
reply to post by RMFX1

OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!! Dont you realize that you are being manipulated!

Planes dont just "fly over buildings". They go crashing through them! neiiirrrrwwwwwkblawwwwwww

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 05:33 PM
am I missing something...?

this is a depiction of Dubai City in pop art, guys... with bubbles, skyscrapers and yes, oh my god, a plane... (ever been to dubai? it's hard to get there by foot, public transportation or car...)
if you read the op's source you surely didn't miss the update, or did ya...?


before jumping to conclusions you should read a little bit more carefully...

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 05:53 PM
reply to post by beltemps

Either way its tasteless not really wanted

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:15 PM

Originally posted by CALGARIAN

I just don't see it?... That might be smoke coming from the building on the left, can't say for sure.

Maybe it's subconsciousnessly reminding the Iraqi people why the U.S is/was there?

If you can't see it, you need glasses, good picture, good call ? So what was pepsi pulling here?

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:19 PM
reply to post by romanmel

I asked you this question before and you ignored me, so I'll ask again. WHY do you trust the soldiers more than anwyone else? Can soldiers not be as foolish as anyone else? Can soldiers not simply be wrong? And again, it was one soldier.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:26 PM
reply to post by Erica1631

He/she also corrected all the silly people who see something that is not there, thereby doing the ATS community a service. If one compared the image to a picture of the twin towers, one would be hard pressed to see a resemblence. When one compares the image to the actual building in Dubai, one would be hard pressed to not see a resemblence. Unless one simply wants to rant.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 07:40 PM
reply to post by Plotus

I agree with you, its pretty obvious when you look at it... 2 buildings, the plane... I guess if you're looking for it it's easier to spot... I'm not sure if I would jump to this conclusion though if I looked at this can without the idea being planted in my mind first to look for it..

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 08:13 PM

soda companies are noctorious for subliminal messages and spend money to research it.
edit on 19-12-2011 by Foxy1 because: fix

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 09:29 PM
Again, as stated in this post, this has been explained by Dubai Refreshments as being the Dubai skyline, one of several themes for a national anniversary campaign.

People are just steamrolling right along, continuing to assert that it is the New York skyline and 9-11, but unless Dubai Refreshments are simply lying (a possibility I am more than willing to at least acknowledge,) that doesn't seem to necessarily be the case?

The link to the official explanation for this was under the picture of Pepsi on the first link in the first post of this topic. So even the original source for this story is pointing to it. Are people just ignoring it, or failing to see it? Or do people just think they're lying? (If so, then I respect people's opinions and as I said, acknowledge the possibility.)

Just putting it out there. (Again.)


posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 09:37 PM
this is the dubai skyline and not NY and the can originated in the UAE not Iraq.

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 09:45 PM
Another absolutely ridiculous front page thread,

Its a can of Pepsi for christ sakes

This forum really is spiralling down the toilet pan recently

posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 09:48 PM
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posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 09:50 PM
Sorry i don't see it, it just looks like random verticle lines to me. I see no 9/11 slap in your face plot here.

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