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The Uncensored, Bold Words Of Syrian Children - Video

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Watch and listen to these children the true causalities of war. Their dreams are the dreams of all children, their nightmares should not be.

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Kit B (276)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 10:03 am
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The Uncensored, Bold Words Of Syrian Children That Show The World What's Really Happening

Here at Upworthy, we got together to talk about Syria and we realized that despite all that information out there, the situation is complex and, well, there is just so much to take in.

One thing we wanted to be sure to highlight is the voices of Syrian people, the children on the ground, the human beings living through this. This is about them, and we want you to hear these voices - the voices of those growing up - yourself.

Video - 3 minutes to watch and hear the children -

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Phillipa W (199)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 10:34 am
very insightful children. I wish them well.

fly bird (26)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 11:18 am
Kit. Thank you for posting this. I watched and felt for these brave children. It's true they are in survival mode and can't be children. They are in shock and losing their childhood. How much longer???
They want to go home, they want to be in their schools and with their friends. They want the life they knew and the refugee camps are hard and making them ill. Their families are in limbo, so are they.
My heart goes out to them.
Assad and the rebels must have a cease fore, they must stop the bloodshed and the violence for he sake of the children and the future of Syria and it's people.
This should have been the priority, and come what may, Assad should have thought of this, and left the course of things in the hands of others, for the protection of the Syrian people.
This is all I can conclude - as a non political, humanistic decision, to save lives and not fragment families and communities.
The continuity of lives shattered has taken a shocking toll on children.
President Obama and Kerry, the warmongers, should see this -
Truce! please stop the war machines.
The U>N. and rest of the international community must step up, and Obama must do all he can to get immediate peace talks underway with Iran's leader, and not go down the path of further hostilities for the sake of peace.

The conditions of the refugees are dehumanizing, harsh and lasted too long. They want their homes back. Life will not be the same! Re-building Syria must be the goal - "leaders", must start this now. No more destruction.

JL A (281)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 12:46 pm
I have watched so many videos like this and my heart bleeds--and am horrified that major news is not providing coverage on this part like I recall from Huntley, Brinkley and Cronkite on wars and famines in my younger years.

Carrie B (306)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 2:14 pm
Too heartbreaking Kit. Tweeted.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:11 pm

pam w (139)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 5:46 pm
What will they be like as adults?

Elizabeth Fuller (134)
Sunday September 8, 2013, 11:15 pm
I hope and pray for the well being of the children for they are the ones who will grow up to hate war and hardship and hopefully be able to solve their countries problems with intelligent, peaceful and noble solutions so that no one needs to suffer as they did.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Monday September 9, 2013, 5:38 am
The resiliency of these children is remarkable to behold. There was one statement that especially gripped my heart. It was a young boy who said "Now I know what the word refugee means." It just tears me apart that any child should have to know exactly what that means. This insane war must be stopped. No more bloodshed. No more families being uprooted from everything they know. I was also impressed by how many of these children want to grow up to be doctors or surgeons. Having learned firsthand just how important it is to have access to medical care, and being denied that access, has obviously made it's mark in their minds and bodies. I just want to hold each and every one of them and tell them that everything is going to be ok. But of course, I can't. Because will it? Thank you Kit for posting this stark reality video. I have shared it on fb and twitter.

Gene J (290)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:43 am
I wish that their elders had half the wisdom of these children. I hope these children grow up knowing that warring against others over theology is fruitless and that their experiences cause them to reject the path that jihad lays out for them. Their dreams are not of war but peace and helping. If everyone's dreams were so peaceful the carnage that is the middle east could be ended overnight. When these children come of age, I hope they have kept their dreams and end the suffering of children, and adults, throughout the middle east forever. They could, they want to and I hope they get the opportunity. Something there has to change and I think these children are the generation that truly understands that.

Arielle S (313)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:48 am
I was a child during the Cuban missile crisis - I remember thinking that I might die and never get to be a teen or adult, never get married, never have children.... the world is a scary place as it is without fear of bombs and wars.

. (0)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:20 am
Those children are very insightful. I hope things work out for them.

Kit B (276)
Monday September 9, 2013, 8:38 am

These babies are the true face of war. Not the soldiers with rifles or leaders pontificating about causes, the children are always the real victims of the human folly we call war.

Marija M (29)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:21 pm
Heartbreaking.Thank you.

Teresa GarcĂ­a (40)
Monday September 9, 2013, 12:32 pm
Poor litle ones!, they should not be in that horrible situation... Noted & Shared on twitter

Jessica O (9)
Monday September 9, 2013, 2:25 pm
Very inspiring and so sad at the same time. I hope life doesn't make them jagged and they fulfill their dreams one day, and their short term dreams of wanting to go home I hope are answered soon.

Diane K (134)
Monday September 9, 2013, 4:40 pm
It is really sad to hear the kids disappointment in being away from their friends & homeland. Sad situation that they
have to grow up in the war environment in their country or have to leave it behind. Thanks for posting, Kit

Sherri G (128)
Monday September 9, 2013, 11:43 pm
Children will always give us a BIG dose of reality if we listen and hear what they are saying to us. No politics, and no denials just gut wrenching TRUTH. It is the adults who muck everything up. Thank you for posting Kit. Noted.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 10:48 am
Thanks Kit for posting this video.In your message to tour friends ,including me,You asked us not to "let anyone tell you not to smile" Watching the sufferings of these children can never make us smile. I am not blaming you or any other person but it is really hard not to cry while children are suffering and the way out of this isn't easy as many people think. I am torn between opposing Assad's dictatorship and Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood fascism. They are both terrifying. Let us pray for a political solution that will help getting rid of Assad and avoid the falling of Syria in the hands of the terrorist> May God bless Syria and her innocent civilians specially the children .

Kit B (276)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 11:34 am

I agree. Abdessalam. This video brings the horror of war into a sharp reality. I'm afraid there are not currently any good choices for Syria. We may well have a solution to the chemical weapons issues, but that is but one of many weapons in Assad's arsenal. This civil war, (there is nothing civil about it) is now passing into the third year with at least 100,000 dead and 2 million refugees that might not ever be able to return home.

Stan B (123)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 3:24 am
It's hard to watch these children without sharing their sadness and innocence. They have been let down badly by the tribal factions fighting this awful war and I cannot see any solution to this problem which might allow them to return to their homes and villages.
Syria, as a country, has been torn apart and may never recover and these unfortunate children are paying the price.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 8:43 am

Thanks for those thoughts, Stan. Children always pay the price for the uncompromising stupidity of adults.

Sheryl G (360)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 11:47 am
During WWI 40% of the casualties were civilians.
During WWII 65% of the casualties were civilains.
Korean War 195% of casualties were civilians. Estimated 20% of entire population died.
Vietnam War 182% casualties were civilians.
Lebanon War 85% were civilians.
Chechen Wars combined total 76%

And so on and so forth with so many wars and ongoing conflicts. What I'm trying to say, is all of these military actions inflict great pain, suffering, and damage to the people's of the area that tend not to have any say in the matter.

Those who start conflict and wars tend to not be the ones who suffer the most. I don't know an easy answer to this, but as human beings that feel we are so superior over the animals and all other forms of life on Earth I feel we fail greatly. I do not see any superior being that walks on 2 feet, I see a very deadly life form that isn't even respectful of it's own kind.

Too many speak of peace and love too few in the actual places of power place that as their first priority.

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Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:18 pm

Rehana VN (0)
Friday September 13, 2013, 1:11 pm
Children are always the innocent victims of conflict. Very sad indeed.Thanks for posting
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