Friday, August 26, 2016


This is coolbert:

Wave the bloody shirt?

As it was in China almost eighty years ago as it is now in Syria?

Courtesy of gettyimages this most famous and described as iconic image [1937] from the Sino-Japanese War. A child in the bombed-out railway station of Shanghai after a Japanese air raid. Denounced by some [Japanese] if not a staged photograph at the least embellished!

The Aleppo Boy. Child obviously in a state of shock, a victim of an  air raid, Aleppo, Syria, 2016. Also denounced by some as being if not staged at the very least embellished! 

"'Critics have suggested that [the video] is part of a propaganda war, aimed at creating a 'humanitarian' excuse for Western countries to become involved in Syria,'" [Russian Times]

 "'The workers did not make rapid rescue efforts, and instead quickly set up a camera.'" [Russian Times]

That use of small children and victims of war to "make your point", embellishing or staging photographs if indeed done an obnoxious and abhorrent behavior.


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