Let’s talk about images of children and war, shall we? No I am not talking about pictures of dead children (we have grown numb to them in this sick part of the world). I am talking about the living variety, dressed up and prodded by the sick adults who are their parent to glorify war.
Yesterday night I saw the images of the Israeli girls writing ‘messages’ on tank shells bound for Lebanon (source AFP and AP). Something like that just makes me BOIL. What the HELL is this.
I am sure these images are popping up on many Arab sites, to show the degree of barbarism the Israelis reached.
But wait a minute! For every such image, there is a mirror image on the Arab side of kids (and babies) guns and dressed up as suicide bombers, that pro Israeli sites can use just as potently to show Arabs as child-abusing savages..
Everyone living in this region has to realize how far we have gotten to dehumanize each other. And how far some of us have gone in abusing children.
Let there be no doubt: The current assault of Israel on Lebanon IS BARBARIC. But in the name of human decency let’s stop this killing of children and the abuse of the living and dead as propaganda dolls.
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