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War-Traumatized Children the Media Choose to Ignore

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[ Ed. note – the boy in the above photo looks more than a tad bit undernourished, but there’s a good reason for it: he lives in one of two northern Syrian villages which have been completely surrounded by NATO-backed terrorists and under siege for more than a year now. The attacks upon the area have obviously taken their toll upon the population, but the Western media of course are highly selective in terms of which children they show sympathy for.

Interestingly, you can go here to see the New York Times’ rationalizing of why they made such a sensational splash last month out of the photo of Omran Daqneesh, the young Aleppo boy who was pictured in the back of an ambulance in an image that went viral. “Photo editors at The New York Times see images like this regularly — and we do not shy away from publishing them,” says the paper of record. The report fails to explain why media outlets like the Times seem willing to take the word of dubious organizations like the Aleppo Media Center, which filmed the video showing Daqneesh puportedly being rescued from a government-bombed building, while ignoring information put out by credible journalists like Eva Bartlett, nor does it mention that Mahmoud Raslan, the photographer who took the photo of Daqneesh, has been photographed himself in the company of Syrian terrorists.

In any event, in the report below, Bartlett gives an account of the dire situation that now exists for the people of the two besieged villages, Kafarya and Foua. ]

Syria: The Children of Kafarya and Foua are Crying in the Dark


By Eva Bartlett

A true humanitarian crisis of malnutrition, starvation, and untreated diseases has been occurring for over a year in Syria far from cameras and headlines, and has been steadily worsening under the total siege, imposed since March 2015 by terrorists of the Jaysh al-Fateh (Army of Conquest) coalition on the two northern Syrian villages of Foua and Kafarya, completely isolated and surrounded by Western-backed terrorists.

The Syrian poster child of suffering is not the Aleppo boy whose image was recently splashed on front pages and social media in a coordinated act of propaganda. The Syrian poster children of suffering—starvation, murder, maiming, and denial of medical care, thanks to Western-backed terrorists—are many, but perhaps the most severe and continued examples these days come from Foua and Kafarya.

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