Imagine that you are an 8 year old child that has finally returned back to your home in what was referred to as East Aleppo until recently. The same East Aleppo that was littered with terrorists and the infamous White Helmets that have shamelessly become a household name due to their $100,000,000+ in funding and frequent media publicity. The same East Aleppo that was said to have “fallen” in mainstream media by presstitutes and fake activists on social media. The East Aleppo that had been terrorized for years and was under the intolerable extremists that western media playfully referred to as “modern rebels”. The East Aleppo that has now been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army, Russian Airforce, Hezbollah and allies. You have now come back home. One day while playing outside you find a doll, partially buried under some dirt and rocks that are a reminder of the sheer destruction your city has endured. You pick it up, you wipe the dirt off of it’s face, brush the dirt off of its dress and then with a big smile on your innocent face you hold the doll tight in a loving embrace…suddenly you feel sharp pain all over your body.. as you take your last breath, your lifeless body falls to the ground. Your soul leaves your body and rises to meet your creator. You have been the recipient of a gift from the terrorists. Your mother runs outside after hearing the explosion, she falls to the ground and screams and cries with horror as she sees your remains and the aftermath of the explosion. Her child has been reduced to blown apart pieces of flesh and blood. She looks up to Heaven and with her arms reaching for the sky cries out saying “whyyyyy”? She is wracked with hysterical grief.
This tactic of using explosives in seemingly ordinary toys is not unique to Aleppo, Syria. Here are just two examples where ISIS has used this same devious, disgusting, child targeting ploy. “Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been discovered in toys across war-ravaged Mosul.” “In the two years the bomb unit has been searching for explosives, they have cleared 50 tons of explosives and discovered several homemade mines across schools, classrooms and five tons of bombs in the city of Sinjar alone”. “ISIS has targeted children, civilians, enemy militants and has even targeted Kurdish bomb disposing engineers with decoy, easy-to-detect, mines meant to lure them to more deadly explosives buried beneath them”. According to Catholic.org. Another example was in Baghdad, Iraq. “The diabolical plan was to scatter all the dolls alongside the road between Baghdad and Karbala during the Arbaeen pilgrimage, which is a Shia Muslim annual religious observance” according to RT.com. Thankfully they were all found and disarmed before they could cause any casualties. Unfortunately in Aleppo the children weren’t as lucky. Fares Shehabi states: “NATO “moderate rebels” left these explosive toys for our kids! Today three school children were killed! Hundreds of such toys remain hidden”. Children, the most innocent among us should never become part of these adult wars but they are the silent victims. Who will help end this war? Almost 6 years of death and destruction. Who will help these children’s regain a sense of normalcy? These children could have been ours, or they could have even been you or me had we been born in war torn Syria. This invasion has changed Syria and everyday that goes by the scars become deeper. I think Shakespeare accurately words what we are all thinking when we read about these tragedies.” Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” Daesh are devils of an unprecedented kind. Pray for the end of this war, pray for peace, pray for these innocent lives that have been lost due to this prepared, planned, and carefully executed invasion.