Posted: 02/10/2016 at 19:54
This may upset a few but, War and its consequences, the visual images especially are very powerful images. No doubt many have seen the images from WW1and the images from the liberation of the concentration camps of WW2. Those images have shaped the history of Europe ever since they were aired. The full horror of those images has helped keep the peace for so many years and we should be grateful that they were shown to our parents and grandparents. Is it not the right of those war torn countries to have the same good fortune in turning public opinion against acts which they currently endure. War is part of the human condition, and until we as a species find other ways to resolve our conflicts in better ways it will continue in many parts of the world. The News channels need to show graphic images if thing are to change for the better. Graphic images change public opinion and are powerful tools if waring parties are to be brought to the peace talks. Sanitising the news does no one any favours and a picture paints a thousand words. If ISIS videos can disgust us and motivate us to fight an evil ideology, then graphic images of the events in Syria need equal if not more and more graphic publication.