pennine: A lovely little lad, bless him & his family, these are good souls. A great pity they had,through no fault of their own, fallen victim to the scurrilous propaganda intended to tar Mr Assad’s government & the Russians as “the bad guys,” thus manipulating & influencing hearts&minds & subsequent permission of western people, (because we live under democratic systems) into supporting the intervention of our own military into the conflict. We saw how the lifeless drowned body of the Turkish-Kurd three year old toddler Alan Kurdi washed up on the shore was used too,in order to garner support for bringing many refugees into our lands,(under the guise of “Syrian refugees” which as it’s turned out,only a certain amount have been refugees, & Syrian, many from other lands have grabbed the chance & Germany’s Angela Merkels invitation, for maybe good job opportunities or a freebie style of living) which has had terrible consequences through the fact that among the hordes were criminals& rapists & possible terrorists.
Wherever there has been grave injustice or a situation that is bad, which could be alleviated or even stopped by our actions or permissions, then no one could argue against such photo-evidences being employed. But when abused, in the way it has been about little Omran (& indeed little Alan Kurdi) simply to achieve some unjust & devious political agenda by those who probably don’t have an ouce of love or pity for others in their hearts, then it is absolutely despicable!!!
Courtesy of Ms Claire Bernish & DC Clothesline
Father of Famous Aleppo Boy Just Exposed How the US & White Helmets Lied to the World
Months of hiding, dodging further unwanted attention, plagued Daqneesh — until ire at brazen manipulation of his son boiled over into statements with journalists clarifying Assad and the Russians should not bear blame.
Terrorists — some armed, trained, backed, and laughably reclassified by the West and its allies as ‘moderate rebels’ — still aim to depose Assad and dominate Syria. In some places, they do.
And while it would be equally as farcical to sterilize atrocities committed by Syrian and Russian forces, denying Western and American complicity in the horrors besieging civilians belies a pomposity in politicized warring — with children like Omran unknowingly symbolizing two fundamentally differing justifications for its continuance.
Omran isn’t Syria. But because he is Syrian, the ugliness of conflict in the Middle East — stoked by a laundry list of geopolitical, religious, and other conniving agendas — found shameless solace in emblazoning his image on propaganda conveniently supporting each, individually.
And shamelessly so.
If Omran Daqneesh is to be a poster child of this war, then let the five-year-old grace only posters calling for its end — for a return to a life Westerners might not be familiar in its normalcy, but which suited the majority of Syrians.
Until, that is, the time the otherwise insular conflict took on proxy outgrowths and began using traumatized children as pawns.
If you wish only to never see another Omran — less so, his counterparts, who were fortunate enough to escape the additional burden of the international floodlight, but who suffered worse fates — then war must end. Troops must be delivered back to their families. Death must cease to be a commodification of the need to intervene in affairs of sovereign nations.
Diplomacy, even that not fully in sync with either warring party, must return as a viable alternative to the murder writ large in pro-war arrogance and propaganda.
Otherwise, there will be more Omrans — worse, there will be an interminable list of children lost to war, whose names and faces only their families will mourn.
That, not a situation manipulated to appear as something more, is the true horror of war.
Courtesy of The Free Thought Project
Claire Bernish began writing as an independent, investigative journalist in 2015, with works published and republished around the world. Not one to hold back, Claire’s particular areas of interest include U.S. foreign policy, analysis of international affairs, and everything pertaining to transparency and thwarting censorship. To keep up with the latest uncensored news, follow her on Facebook or Twitter: @Subversive_Pen.