Friday, 4 September 2015

Death porn

I really can't say much more than that which Brendan O'Neill wrote yesterday for the Speccie: "Sharing a photo of a dead Syrian child isn’t compassionate, it’s narcissistic".

Since Blair's war in 2003 some 10,000 Iraqi children under 18 have been killed by car bombs, mass gunfire, suicide bombers, booby traps and as collateral casualties in the murder of their parents in a sickening sectarian debauch. 

Strange that Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham, both of whom voted enthusiastically for Blair's War in 2003, the event that more than any other led to young Aylan's drowning off the Turkish coast this week, seem to have selective memories. Their posturing seems to me more like sickening political hypocrisy making electoral capital out of a child's corpse than anything else - and will seem like this until I see them grovelling contritely and begging our forgiveness for their part in the deaths of those 10,000 Iraqi kids. 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I detest the emotional blackmail.

Political capital, preaning wannabes, guilt displacement, wearing you heart on your sleeve liberal bleeding hearts - and making the British pay again and again - oh and fuck off to guilt trippers of the champagne Socialist wankeratti and therein to the EU.

I feel sadness for this pathetic poor child, what human being wouldn't?

Though, what is not being asked:

What parent would put his children in a air filled plastic boat in choppy seas?

Who was guiding it, didn't he realize the risks - oh but he bailed out.....

Why, all of a sudden - is Turkey emptying out those refugee camps on its territory - are they making a political point, dropping a bomb on the EU?

Where did this family, in what part of Syria was it, were they under attack from the Daesh, al qaeda/al nusra or bashar al assad? How is that the British people's fault?

Why was, the Sykes Picot line drawn where it was, has anyone mentioned the Iraq war and the thousands of Iraqi refugees flooding in to Syria destabilized Assad's government?

Does anyone ever mention the salient fact, that turning over land to growing biofuels crops to distill into alcohol to burn in vehicular transport toppled the first domino, raised world commodity prices of basic food stuffs which caused massive and prolonged rioting across the Middle east and the Maghreb - called the "Arab spring".....

Who is to blame then?

Why are we being asked to do more, when we are doing so much now, Britain feeds hundreds of thousands in refugee camps in Jordan, Turkey, our foreign aid budget is twice that of France and we already give shelter and housing to [700,000+] migrants from all over the world.

Why do Corbyn, Staffordshire trust Andy [Burnham] and the rest jump on the bloody bandwagon of "we must do something"?

Hungary, we stand with you.

Anonymous said...

preening.

mikebravo said...

Not to mention the possible half million under 5 deaths from the Iraq blockade that Madelaine Albright considered to be a cost worth paying.

DAD said...

From WSJ http://www.wsj.com/articles/image-of-syrian-boy-washed-up-on-beach-hits-hard-1441282847

From his hospital bed on Wednesday, Mr. Kurdi told a Syrian radio station that he had worked on construction sites for 50 Turkish lira (roughly $17) a day, but it wasn’t enough to live on. He said they depended on his sister, Tima Kurdi, who lived in Canada, for help paying the rent.

Ms. Kurdi, speaking Thursday in a Vancouver suburb, said that their father, still in Syria, had suggested Abdullah go to Europe to get his damaged teeth fixed and find a way to help his family leave Turkey. She said she began wiring her brother money three weeks ago, in €1,000 ($1,100) amounts, to help pay for the trip.