November 19, 2012
Palestinians Fight Over Dead Baby
You know I really hate how the bodies of children are used as fodder for propaganda in the Middle East. What comes to mind for me recently is the situation in Syria where its a regular staple of reports coming out of that conflict.
The only thing worse than the conflict itself is the rush to use the suffering to advance a cause, especially when that takes the form of dead baby porn. That there are those on any side that see the death of a child as an asset to be used to advance a cause.
But there is an argument that the unvarnished truth should get out, I guess I can't go against that. So watching network coverage over the weekend of the Gaza conflict I was struck by the two Palestinians fighting over who gets to carry the dead baby past the cameras.