Maybe I’m just getting older, but it seems that child actors are getting younger and younger.
Watch the video below as a Kurdish mother mourns what she is calling the slaughter of her daughter, whose death she is blaming on President Trump and the United States for pulling out of Syria, giving Turkey a wide-open path to exterminate Kurds in northern Syria.
But, never are things quite what they seem these days.
From Red State
We are officially entering the age of the Deep Fake, where video production can be manipulated so convincingly that we may never be able to trust our own eyes again. And it’s becoming something of a problem in terms of how it can sway public opinion.
Take for example the recent decision by the Trump administration to move a small group of U.S. military members and support staff out of the way of Turkish forces as it invaded Northern Syria in an attack against the Syrian Democratic Forces, leaving some Kurdish forces to face the onslaught.
There was a great deal of debate over the controversial decision given the U.S. relationship with Kurds in the region who had fought alongside U.S. troops to help squash the rise of the Islamic State.
Many Americans on both sides of the political aisle were critical of the decision, suggesting the U.S. had left allies to be slaughtered. To that end, videos began appearing that bolstered that narrative, with one particularly disturbing video purported to be a Kurdish woman holding up a dead child and condemning the U.S.
The video, if that is indeed what it contains, is tragic and went quickly viral. Now however, there’s some question as to whether it’s real as the child in question seems to be blinking her eyes and moving her head. To be fair, the woman, if the translation is correct in the below video, does acknowledge that she doesn’t know if the child is alive or dead. But the video was circulated as proof the Kurds were being indiscriminately killed.
And the Academy Award for best actress goes to Blinking Dead Kid for her performance in Blinking Dead Kid! pic.twitter.com/l07TyaD7ou
— Thomas Madison (@tmadison200) October 17, 2019
Dead bodies don't blink~
— Sitalea (@sitalea) October 15, 2019
— Vincent Vicious (@VinceVicious1) October 15, 2019
That was the baby's acting coach, flown in from Dem headquarters.
I heard she was fired.
— CebuJoeAndTy (@cebu_ty) October 15, 2019