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Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by MarioOnTheFly
I would say that whoever got the kids to pose for the picture asked them to hold a pre-made sign that they (whoever was photographing) had made. If the kids even know about the Boston bombings I'm sure they probably feel compassion for those injured and killed, but I'm just guessing that somebody said "Here, hold this sign and try to look sad and you'll be stars". I hope they got some money out of the photographer.
whatever holding a sign thing is being used all over facebook normally with something like "something good if i get so many likes/shares".
Originally posted by MarioOnTheFly
reply to post by Hawking
You are missing the point man. I have no problem with kids being caring and sensitive. The problem is...they aren't usually. And I'm finding it hard to believe that Iraqi kids, know or even care about Boston. I'm just saying...somebody else did this and made the kids pose for the photo.
I would think these kids would know empathy for another living being at an earlier age because they have grown up within a war zone themselves. A lot of them have seen bombings and the aftermath left by them
So a 9 year old in Iraq cannot write legibly? In English? Your ignorance and intolerance of other cultures is a bit disturbing. I may not trust people but I'm certainly not going to underestimate their abilities. What if those 2 boys were American? Would you still be questioning their motives?
Geez, does it matter? Isn't it the sentiment and the idea that kids wanted to participate in it what's important? Don't you think that, if any place might be able to commiserate with the horror and tragedy that comes with senseless acts of terror - it's Iraq?