Lately, the photo of baby Aylan has been all over social media, with well-intentioned people sharing the tragedy of he, his family and countless other Syrians’ (who were fleeing the violence of NATO’s death squads) drowned bodies washed ashore. A photo of an innocent dead child always has great impact, particularly when splashed on front pages and over social media. But the photo is without context, particularly the context of the NATO/Saudi/Zionist war on Syria. The highlighting of this particular photo, and the absence of photos of the thousands of dead Syrian children martyred by the same NATO and co mercenaries within Syria is not accidental. With the tragic photo come calls for “saving Syria”… and the Imperialist war agenda’s ridiculous answer that the way to do so is by imposing a “no fly zone” on Syria. This is addressed in commentaries below.
But lets return to the issues of the photo, who shares it, and what news many of them do not share. For some people, it is only “safe” to mourn a tragedy they don’t have to have integrity and political courage to lament over.
What about the tragedies occurring daily in Syria by the NATO-alliance’s terrorists brigades?
The September 2nd terrorists’ van-bombing outside an elementary school in Latakia [SANA: “…terrorists detonated a white van loaded with large amounts of explosives that was parked in front of Imad Ali School at al-Hamam Square at the outskirts of Lattakia”] which killed 10 people and injured 25, apparently merits no mention by the media, let alone those sharing the baby Aylan photo.
Also not spoken of are the daily terrorists’ mortars on Damascus, the routine mortars and rockets on Latakia, on Foua and Kafarya [attacks which have reportedly killed 150 children in the period between March 27 September 9]; the terrorists’ landmines around besieged (for 4 years) Nubl and Zahara, likewise being mortared and rocketed.