The Taliban has begun a new tactic in its fight against Pakistani troops in the Swat region of that country. They've begun recruiting teenagers as suicide bombers to use against local security forces.
The following is the chilling video of a young suicide bomber's final video message.
The use of suicide bombers is repulsive enough. To recruit teenagers to become human weapons is beyond reprehensible and, once again, illustrates the extent to which terrorist organizations will go to meet their ends.
While we in the west struggle - as we should - with the issue of interrogation techniques and treatment of detained terrorist suspects - let's not lose sight of the fact that the more serious human rights violations are being made by them, not us. Using children as soldiers, as we have sadly seen in many areas of the world, including, most recently, Sri Lanka, is a form of child abuse and disgusting. To use them as suicide bombers is the ultimate example of child abuse.