As the Syrian army entered Aleppo, the tweets showed the panic, which culminated with this:
A day later:Last message - under heavy bombardments now, can't be alive anymore. When we die, keep talking for 200,000 still inside. BYE.- Fatemah— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 27, 2016
And then a few hours ago:We have no home now. I got minor injury. I didn't sleep since yesterday, I am hungry. I want to live, I don't want to die. - Bana #Aleppo— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 28, 2016
For now, at least 12 hours ago, they were alive.This is our house, My beloved dolls died in the bombing of our house. I am very sad but happy to be alive.- Bana pic.twitter.com/9i0xxJrQtD— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 29, 2016
As bombs were falling and making the mother/daughter homeless in Aleppo, the president-elect tweeted this:
When the president-elect is on a completely different war path, what can one do? Especially in the case of Aleppo, after all the "never again" that the world has uttered over and over again?"@FiIibuster: @jeffzeleny Pathetic - you have no sufficient evidence that Donald Trump did not suffer from voter fraud, shame! Bad reporter.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2016
what is missing from the international community is nothing more than the actual building blocks of a community – common values. Let’s get right to the heart of the problem. We cannot have a community unless we respect the truth and seek it out; unless we share a broadly similar definition of good and evil; unless we can discriminate between what is important and what is not; unless we are united by shared emotion; or unless we distinguish between values and interests.So, then?
In other words, we cannot have an international community unless we hold these values to be universal.
We must also fight – and that means speaking out.But, will the speaking out matter when the president-elect is only concerned about his own ego and he is sucking up all the oxygen in the room?
It may seem useless, but we must never stop speaking out against this. Because it is political. And because it is crucial.Speaking up is the only action that I know. So, I will, like with the op-ed, the maniacal Facebook posts, and the maniacal tweets. And, hopefully sooner than later, here via an open blogging space as well.
ps: I drafted this post a few hours ago. I checked for the Aleppo mother/daughter tweets; yes, they are alive. But, they tweet this:
APPEAL to the world - I & Bana received death threats & we are convinced Syrian Army will target us soon because of our account and messages— Bana Alabed (@AlabedBana) November 30, 2016