I’m scared of dreams….

I am walking in a house and then some snipers stand

in a circle around me.

And then

They shoot me!

One shoots me here and one shoots me here

And then one shoots me here.

I remember we used to walk around everywhere

and buy ice cream.

We would eat, shop, go everywhere.

You go past the checkpoints to the market.

You walk that way.

You see crowds of people.

There’s the ice cream!!

We love ice cream.

And people are like that and that….filling the street.

Like a demonstration.

They stop the traffic.

Like a demonstration.

And a little boy shouts

“The people want to topple the regime”.

Then we go home and collect shrapnel for daddy to make the bombs.

We want to help him topple the regime.

Sara, aged 5, Aleppo.

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Comment by Belle Rose on February 4, 2014 at 5:25pm
That is so sad
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on February 4, 2014 at 6:01pm

Full Video here

Comment by Belle Rose on February 4, 2014 at 6:47pm
Eating ice cream with my son will take on a whole new meaning. The little things in life are the most beautiful.
Comment by Physeter on February 4, 2014 at 11:20pm


Comment by Belle Rose on February 5, 2014 at 12:51am
Thank you for sharing that Reg.....What brave people....I really admire them.. Aboude is a born leader.....

Little Sara reminds me of my son. She even laughs like he does....

What brave families to stay and fight. Although something at the end really bothered me. The father said, "I hope God will find favor with me, because I sacrificed my children.....as if he was doing it all for himself. That just didn't sit right with me....If he had said, "I'm doing this because it's what I stand for or believe, it's the right thing to do........"......but he made it sound like it was only for his OWN standing before his god. Anyone else think that?.....Maybe it's just me.
Comment by Belle Rose on February 5, 2014 at 1:22am
Ok....that video has surfaced several moral dilemma's in my mind. Being that I'm a typical coffee drinking Seattlite sporting my blue and green shoe laces, with the true northwest boots, jeans, and celebrating our amazing Seahawk victory, this video was sobering, inspiring, sad, maddening, and beautiful all at the same time. I live far from the type of world these children face, and I think my life is hard? What the fuck!

But what's more is these people are subjecting their children to this violence, but what's not clear to me is WHY...is it just for their god? Or is it for freedom of their people? If it's just for their god then it raises the question, "would they still be in Syria fighting the front lines if they were atheists? And if they didn't.....if no one did, what would happen to Syria? So they seem to be fighting for something that is worthwhile, but if they knew that if their children die they won't EVER see them again, would they still be fighting?....I suppose the question can be asked of both sides. But it's made me ask myself, if Seattle broke out into a civil war, would I stay and fight and subject my child to violence? Or would I become a refugee??? My first instinct says that I would get the hell out and do everything possible to protect him. My child is my life. Does that make me selfish? Or are these parents selfish for keeping their children in harms way in the name of their god?....but they are fighting too keep their freedom too......it's jumbled in my head and I can't get the right words out. I'll sleep on it.
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on February 5, 2014 at 12:50pm

The situation is getting worse by the day. One of the most insidious things happening now is the presence of Al Qaeda and other jihadist groups that have come from outside of Syria. They are now trying to implement Sharia Law when and wherever the can. This includes everything from verbal warning being issued to people about how they should now conduct themselves, to beating up people for smoking or drinking. Of course they are also looking after the welfare of women and young girls by beating them for wearing “western attire”. All this is happening to a society ravaged by 3 years of brutal oppression. The scale of the damage being done is akin to the final years of WW2.


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