2 Million Syrians Are Now Refugees And More Are ‘On The Way’: UNICEF has reported that over one million Syrian children live as refugees in other countries, and two million children are displaced within Syria itself.

Let me just ‘splain something. I am a pacifist because violence begets violence, and there is always—always—a better way to ease human conflict, if not resolve it. Aside from avoiding the evils of war and needless human suffering, that better way is quite frequently more cost-effective for those who would intervene, too.

Here are some pictures of Syrians. Perhaps one might consider these faces when contemplating whether a country that executes its own citizens with drone bombs has any fucking business teaching Assad or anyone else a lesson about how best to kill his own people. Or whether, you know, violent U.S. action just might make a bad situation worse (see, e.g., Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Columbia, Palestine, Chile, etc.).





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About Iris Vander Pluym

Iris Vander Pluym is an artist and activist in NYC (West Village), and an unapologetic, godless, feminist lefty. Raised to believe Nice Girls™ do not discuss politics, sex or religion, it turns out those are pretty much the only topics she ever wants to talk about.

3 thoughts on “Syrians.

  1. It’s great to have women like Iris Vander Pluym who can speak their minds without being fearful of a a backlash from those who disagree with her.She uses reason, observation and common sense in her disbelief of the supernatural( God).

  2. Putting a face on the Syrian people certainly brings it all home. This looming potential full blown war should be left to an Extreme Fighting Match between Assad and Obama, a fight to the death finish. This way there will be no innocents killed. The ratings would be great, HBO, Showtime, CBS, would all try to outbid each other for transmission rights.

    Could be the model for all future wars.

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