Monday, August 17, 2009
The children of the world at war!!
Taliban Legacy of using children at war!
Originally I was going to do a story I knew would be controversial as I was going to discuss the convoluted strengthening relationship between "the Great Satan and the Government of Pakistan even as the hate for the US by the Pakistani people continues. Lord knows you can not fault them for that. We have earned it! Pakistan can't admit it but we did them a favor killing Mehsud because Pakistanis oppose the Taliban but still revile US. I was sent something I have to discuss that is more important and it is not just the Taliban kidnapping little children to be used as suicide bombers or forced to fight for them. So I am just going to supply the links on the changing relationship between Pakistan and the US since President Zadari'es election and now the death of Mehsud. Killing of Militant Shows Cementing us-Pakistan Ties
Poll: Pakistanis oppose Taliban, still revile US
For the last week or so I have been seeing stories that the Taliban was kidnapping boys to be used as suicide bombers and to fight for them. I thought that was pretty much expected as it happens all over the world. I watched a special on Islam and how little kids are taught to hate kill and even die! It focused on Afghanistan and Palestine where tiny kids who had family killed by Israel said they wish they could be Hamas to kill Jews. This brainwashing of children to carry on adults old hatreds has to stop if we are to put an end to these traditional hatreds and killings.
Looking at the facts in the below link compelled me to post The children of the world at war!!
Check out "A Taliban Legacy: Using Children as Weapons : ALL THINGS PAKISTAN"
I know I am from the old school, I mean 1776! Thomas Jefferson thought principles were inate and so did I.Researching him and experiencing the world today makes me realize those of us with principles are a dying breed. Stupid me I have been disgust at the lack of morality I have seen since Bush. Nothing should surprise me any more but it always does.
Stupid me I grew up with the warrior code and still have it. I believe in doing the right thing and living by example. Anyway I do not understand that the Taliban was kidnapping and brainwashing kids as young as 9 to fight for them. I was a bit surprised to find that Baitullah Mehsud also recruited little kids to fight for him. Level of duty determined by brains and physical prowess. Seems to me like the small and unintelligent would be chosen as suicide bombers.
In the all things Pakistan link it was noted that 300 or 400 kids were kidnapped to fight for the Taliban. Also that 250,000 young boys were used to fight in wars around the world. The link below uses 300,000. Even young girls are recruited to fight and die. After watching them fight in Africa for years in Darfur Somalia and other parts of Africa along with everywhere else in the world
Experiences of child soldiers
* In closing it is harder than ever to be a child anywhere today let alone fighting and killing and dying as a way of life before you even hit puberty. At any rate II would expect the number of children being used to wage war to be well over a million and growing. If we are to end these often age old wars we have got to start with the children, reach them and reeducate them.