Images like these are often circulated around the world with the patent tag of Assad as the scapegoat. That the war was his idea, to kill his people, continue his rule, and the barrage of malicious humbug that go with it. But there's never a whisper on the merciless strangulation caused by killer-sanctions on countries like Iran and Syria (and now Russia too) and their shattering impact on civilians, most of all children.
Syria and post-revolution Iran, two of the most peaceful lands with excellent welfare systems are on the line of heavy fire by Israel's allies aiming at total annihilation of the present societies and raising new ones with brand new indoctrination.
Writes Franklin Lamb "Going back to the 1980’s Syria was among best countries in the Middle East and North Africa to be a child. Today, due in no small measure to US-led sanctions it is becoming one of the worst. The sanctions which increasingly affect most aspects of domestic life has caused the death of thousands before their first birthday with more than three million children suffering life-threatening effects from prolonged and rising malnutrition and food deprivation by the time they reach five years."