Four years later, reports are still flooding in, covering everything from human rights violations (random and organized killing, torture, rape...), to disease outbreaks and relief needs.
Late American President Eisenhower wrote: "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." Many lessons have been or could have been learned in wars.
We know that wars cannot live without a deceptive and hateful narrative.
We know that wars kill indiscriminately and that women and children are its faceless and numberless victims.
We know that we don't know what is really happening beyond the media coverage of any given war.
In early spring 2011, protests spread and reports of unrest in Syria made headlines.No international media was allowed inside the country, the journalists were gone and the narrative came under the control of the regime.