2016-08-19

Atrocities -- a scrapbook

I had been thinking of displaying a set of pictures at my office, about the states of human conditioning which are often not thought about or talked about (for better or for worse) by people in general.

This evening, some sanctimonious comments from a friend about visual comparisons I was making between Omran Daqneesh another friend, have motivated me to increase the priority of this project.

The source photos here are from the Internet, of course, and they will be modified prior to the final installation.

Loss of limb and general gore has been deemphasised, since you really get those in all kinds of accidents. I think what people should always remember, regardless of the time of day, is that all these things happened intentionally, as a result of hate, fear, what have you, and generally were actuated by strongly intentional people. The existence of such people and the states-of-affairs that they perpetuate must be part of the consciousness of any educated society, its children and adults alike.

A friend said: Jerng, your infamous picture of the Syrian kid has a back story =P

The picture of the kid (Omran Daqneesh) was taken by Mustafa al-Sarout, a journalist who is a known associate of Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki - one of the rebel groups in Aleppo funded and armed by the US, at least 1,000 Zenki fighters were directly on the CIA payroll.

This "moderate" US funded group last month beheaded a child and posted the video to social media. (News link in comments, but no video or images in case my account gets reported, lol. It is easy enough to find for those inclined to do so.)

Russian airstrikes are key to reclaiming territory from rebel groups like these. The likely reason for the release and public dissemination of Omran Daqneesh's picture is to drum up support towards the US forcibly ending Russia's airstrikes in Aleppo.
Basically, the US is doing what it's always done for decades - they go in, fund and arm rebels or opposition parties in order to destabilize the government, there's a list of at least 20 countries where they've already done that. (edit: look up what they did in Indonesia)

Omran's picture is just the latest tool they're using.

An observer: "And the point is?"
Me: "We are bored by the subject."

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