June 18, 2007

US Airstrike Against Taliban

While the death of a child is regrettable, all the buzz is about how the airstrike led to the death of seven children. The real blame lies at the feet of the Taliban and al-Qaeda for indoctrinating kids with their murderous Salafi-Wahhabism and using young children as soldiers. The taliban considers 12 years of age old enough to begin learning the old chop chop choppity chop.

Via WAPO: SLAMABAD, Pakistan, June 18 -- U.S.-led coalition forces killed seven children in an airstrike against a suspected al-Qaeda hideout in Afghanistan on Sunday, adding to a civilian death toll that has become an increasing source of tension between the coalition and the government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai....

...Coalition troops had "surveillance on the compound all day and saw no indications there were children inside the building," Belcher said. "This is another example of al-Qaeda using the protective status of a mosque, as well as innocent civilians, to shield themselves . . . We are saddened by the innocent lives that were lost as a result of militants' cowardice."

Could the image below have been one for the yearbook at a school like this? (Graphic image warning)

Update: Hey when you are right, your are right. Looks like I hit the nail right on the head with this one. (below the fold).

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Let's not forget the Taliban's own er uh "errors", where children and civilians were clearly present and still the Taliban chose to murder them in hopes of killing one or two Coalition troops.

Update: Heh, could be. Is it just me or is th uniform this young man is preparing to put on for his "graduation" to suicide bomber strikingly similar to the uniform the boy holding the head in the photo above?

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By Howie at 09:23 AM | Comments |