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SYRIAN FIGHTERS NOW KILLING CHILDREN IN IRAQ FOR SOME REASON
September 8 2012
Al-Qaim, Syria – One of the biggest concerns of the ongoing Syrian crisis has been the impact it will have on the neighbouring countries. Already some have started to feel the impact with tens of thousands of refugees flooding over the borders into Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon but it is the violence that is the greatest concern.
Violence has, in a limited way, already spread to neighbouring countries. The biggest example of that was the downing of a Turkish fighter by Syrian government forces, an event that sparked fierce words from the Turks. Violence has also crossed into other nation with fighting reported in Lebanon and the border regions of Iraq.
Now it appears that the war was truly broken out after an apparently errant rocket, launched by one side or the other, crossed into Iraq and killed a little girl whose only crime was being born close to the border with a warring nation. Well, that and showing support for the government or rebels, the opposite of whichever side launched the rockets to kill her in her home.
“She was sitting on my lap just before we heard the rocket. I knew she was dead immediately after the explosion,” father Firas Attallah told Reuters.
It’s not clear why Attallah himself was not killed in the attack and why the young girl was left alone at home, though a sacrifice is possible.
In total four rockets were fired into the town of al-Qaim and the Iraqi government has threatened military action over the incident, seriously, if they can figure out who launched the rocket.
Both sides in Syria are blaming each other of course.
“This is really quite sad but it’s going to happen in war. This kind of thing is really part of the reason that people, in general, try to avoid war. There are always going to be innocent victims in these kinds of conflicts and that is presumably what has happened here. I mean there’s no evidence she was anything but innocent even if she was left as a sacrifice by her parents,” said Scrape TV International analyst Gustav Hander. “Unfortunately you can’t just pick up and move and entire country. That would be extremely cool if you did but it would likely result in even more conflict. Some battles would be avoided of course but nations would be crashing into each other in order to get to the good places and that would create war.”
It’s believed such a thing is impossible, even in the future.
“I mean some countries would end up being on their own, isolated as they should be but I guarantee there would be a lot of countries trying to settle on the equator because of the climate and I can tell you right now that that just wouldn’t work out. Plus all the animals would die and the economy would get all screwed up. It would be a mess,” continued Hander. “Obviously something like that would have benefited this little girl but it just isn’t going to happen and she is dead and unless we develop a time machine she will stay that way. Very sad, very sad but I guess that’s what happens when people fight wars. They blow up kids.”
The Syrian government has of course already blown up thousands of their own kids but this is the first foreign child to die in the war.
Emil Uliya, International Correspondent