I blogged earlier this week how sickened I was that there was little coverage in the press of the massacre in Syria the day before. A massacre of innocent women and children. That post is here
In an article in the Times on Wednesday they said:
The children of Houla were not killed by random shelling. The UN yesterday revealed that they were murdered one by one. The militia came in the night armed with knives and guns, and the young victims were executed with a bullet to the head or a knife to the throat. One photograph shows a cherubic baby girl, no older than 2, with a tiny gold ear-stud. She is wrapped in a white shroud. Half her skull has been hacked or blown away.
They went on to publish photos to graphically show the people who had been killed. Photos I made myself look at. But that I cannot put on here as they are too upsetting.
But maybe we need to be upset. Maybe we need to all see them to understand what is happening in Syria RIGHT NOW. For too long we have looked the other way. Turned a blind eye because we didnt really want to know. We were busy doing other things; it was too complicated to understand; we didn’t really care.
Well now we all need to.
Today, June 1st, has been declared a day of coming together on twitter and blogs, all over the world, to say #stopthekilling. That this is the #tippingpoint. We now have to take notice. We have to understand and we have to do something.
That we must do something. Anything. Rather than nothing.
Please sign this petition: Save The Children. A petition for an immediate and legally binding “Resolution to Protect Children”. 10,000 people signed it in the 48 hours after the publication of the Times article. Please please please add your name to it.
Over half a million people have signed this petition to the UN on Avaaz . But that is not enough. Please sign up here too.
Please tell people today to go on line and sign the petition. To tweet that they have signed it. Using the #stopthekilling and #tippingpoint #syria .