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Washed up on the beach

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So sad.
standready on Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:48 pm
Wow. Misery everywhere. On the one hand it is difficult to understand that people wouldn't have understood that the dingy was overloaded and there was an almost 100% chance it would sink, but on the other hand they must have been very desperate. Wonder how many of those boats have made it to Greece?

deanhills on Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:52 pm
one of the saddest pictures of the saddest thing that is going on.
playfungames on Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:51 pm
I was watching CNN yesterday and the total avalanche of refugees landing on Lesbos island in Greece. Wow, what a nightmare that has to be for the authorities and the islanders. Problem is that there are illegitimate refugees as well among the thousands that are "washing up" in Lesbos. And very little infrastructure for processing them for putting them on board the ferries.

Looks as though they are using the baby photos to same advantage as during the war with Israel. To get world attention and help.

deanhills on Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:18 am
Saw a pretty low post on imgur last night,someone photoshopped the dead kid lying in the sand with John Cena stood above him doing his victory "You can't see me" wave.

I get dark humour,but this isn't some big event with faceless deaths,this is one single kid lying dead in the sand.
truespeed on Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:56 pm
I don't get why so many people react when they see this photo. Didn't we all know people died trying to came here all along? Do we really need photo evidence before people understand what death means?
Peterssidan on Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:59 pm
Great point Peter. The photos are used for manipulating people's opinion. In the same way they were/are used in the Palestinian war. For a cause.
deanhills on Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:23 pm
I think the picture personalized the problem,it made it real in peoples minds,rather than just X amount of people died today in Syria.
truespeed on Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:33 pm
I agree with Peter. Pictures like that have been around for a very long while.

I see the picture as a marketing initiative. Someone very powerful and wealthy decided the refugees will be allowed to pass through Europe, and hired a marketing company to lobby the media to get public opinion receptive.
deanhills on Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:46 pm

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