July 8, 2009

Child Abuse

During the Iran-Iraq war, the Khomeinist regime in Tehran used human waves of children to clear Iraqi landmines by forcing them to run into minefields and explode themselves. Now the Taliban, according to CNN, is buying child slaves and turning them into suicide-bombers.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at July 8, 2009 2:09 PM
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It would be nice to have independent confirmation of such barbarism, but it is sadly plausible.

Posted by: Lorenzo Author Profile Page at July 8, 2009 5:53 PM

So what do the "moderate Taliban" -- the ones that someone will soon suggest we ought to have a sit-down with -- do? Buy the children but then wait until they reach age 18 before self-detonating?

Posted by: Gene Author Profile Page at July 8, 2009 7:49 PM
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