If only the people of Syria had the attention-getting device of the British "Royal Easel," made famous with last week's announcement of the royal baby. A single baby got wall-to-wall cable news coverage for a week, while 93,000 Syrians dying in a brutal civil war were noted in passing.
August 6, 2013

If only the people of Syria had the attention-getting device of the British "Royal Easel," made famous with last week's announcement of the royal baby. A single baby got wall-to-wall cable news coverage for a week, while 93,000 Syrians dying in a brutal civil war were noted in passing. You can help at:

http://www.rescue.org/irc-syria

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