AN INFOGRAPHIC THAT NEEDS WORDS AND WORDS TO EXPLAIN IT!

Files under General | Oct 15th

The Times of London has today a brilliant and brave leading editorial:

Keeping Shameful Company: Iran has systematically undermined Middle East peace, promoted terrorism and sought a nuclear weapons capability. British businesses have helped it.

And explains:

Iran aims at the annihilation of a member state of the UN. It should not, in any circumstances, have access to overseas capital. Yet when President Clinton sought to impose sweeping sanctions on Iran in the mid-1990s, the UK banks Barclays and Lloyds TSB went to elaborate lengths to enable the Iranians to circumvent them. The most flagrant manoeuvre was to remove references to the identity of Iranian clients in transactions so that US authorities would not be alerted to the transfer of funds from Iran.

Later in pages 38 and 39, The Times tells with more words the story of these dealings.

And as you can see (but not understand), includes an infographic about How they were linked


Well, if you are able to understand this infographic without reading the editorial or the long article, you are my hero.

What a chaos of arrows and lack of clarity!

If the the Malofiej Awards had a category for the worst graphic of the year, this is a serious candidate.



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One Response to “AN INFOGRAPHIC THAT NEEDS WORDS AND WORDS TO EXPLAIN IT!”

  1. Tom says:

    The only thing I can get out of this is that the bloody Conservative Party is linked to the bloody Iran President! Not surprised! But hey, we always knew the Conservative Party in the UK is not to be trusted.

    But to keep it short: yes, this is a bad infographic, to put it mildly!!!!!

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