April 03, 2013

Bad: 8 Year Old Fights in Syria
Worse: 8 Year Old Has Assault Rifle in Syria
OMFG! 8 Year Old Smokes Cigarettes in Syria


This video has just a little of everything to offend.

Child soldier? Check.
Child with an "assault rifle"? Check.
Child smoking a cigarette? Check.

In fact, it's almost too good to fact check. What more evidence do we need that the Syrian opposition are full of monsters?

Sure, they get their kids to help them murder the people they capture by cutting off their heads. Eh, it's been done.

But this? This is something that's really offensive.

If you really want kids like this saved, why not forego the Marines altogether and call in the big guns: The New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services.

I kid, I kid.

But not really. Pictures of this kid "Ahmed" have gone viral. I don't seem to recall the same outrage when a video showing a Syrian kid beheading a man came to light.

This is just a little bit too on the nose, don't you think? I'm tempted to call BS if for no other reason that the fact that the Assad regime has been known to hire European PR companies in order to sell a favorable image to the West. And what could be better to win over liberal nanny-staters than this?

Thanks to Halal Pork Shop.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:05 AM | Comments |