21 August 2016

Omran

In an ambulance in Aleppo, Syria, five year 
old Omran Daqneesh is too traumatised to cry...
Sometimes, words are superfluous.

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  1. Poor Omran. His brother did not survive.

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  2. Truly horrendous, but it shouldn't take a photo to make us feel guilty.

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    1. I don't feel guilty. I feel angry and helpless.

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  3. Just terrible. That photo hurts my heart.

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  4. A tragedy - why can't we do something to help these poor people?

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    1. We can send men to the moon, fly jumbo jets around the world, dig a tunnel under The Channel, build enormous skyscrapers, transplant hearts... but we seem incapable of protecting a five year old boy and giving him the future he deserves.

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  5. Heartbreaking...the poor little soul...when I saw this distressing image the other day tears immediately filled my eyes...tears of sadness, anger...and hopelessness.

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    1. I wish that this image would knock heads together and foreshadow real change in Syria and a path to some sort of sanity. The Russian presence has not helped in any way at all but I don't suppose Putin cares about children like Omran.

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  6. It's hard to look away from this little guy. so much races through your mind about what is going on to create such horror.

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    1. I just want hug him and clean him up, give him good food to eat and a warm, clean bed to sleep in.

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  7. An awful photo which brings an immediate emotional response. I wish it would also make a difference.

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    1. That's one of the reasons that the picture is so very tragic - the fact that we know it won't damned well change a thing.

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  8. Poor little boy - his face looks more like that of a 50 year old.

    Alphie

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    1. He has seen things that you and I have never seen. Thank God.

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  9. Nothing changes...that is really the heart break.

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    1. If only Omran's picture could ignite a sea change in the Syrian chaos.

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  10. I lost any composure I had had when he put his hand up to his head and held the bloodied hand in front of his face with virtually no change of expression before a feeble attempt to wipe the blood off on the seat. Even thinking about it brings tears to my eyes. Man's inhumanity to man in the pursuit of power knows no bounds.

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    1. You are as soft-hearted as I am Graham... but I wonder how Putin and Assad might have viewed little Omran. Certainly very differently.

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  11. I think words are pointless in this instance YP - I read somewhere that his elder brother died in the raid.

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    1. ...And if they clean Omran up and heal his head wound, what the hell is he going back to?

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