Sunday, May 31, 2009

New Tactic In Taliban Fight In Pakistan - Teenage Suicide Bombers

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.

9 comments:

DangerRus said...

It is so sad. How could a family hug their son good bye and send him off to a sure death?

Anonymous said...

As a mother of three sons, no matter what my belief's, I could not send them to a certain death. These people have no value for life !!!

James said...

It still seems to me that many of us still misunderstand the fact that there are fundamental differences in values between what we consider to be right and good, and that which others in different parts of the world believe. A great many years have passed, and many people have died over the same differences, while animosity for westerners has grown. I agree that it is terribly unfortunate, I agree that the values of the Taliban are disgusting and perverted. It took a long time for those in the world who despise us to decide that they hate the western way of life. It will take a long time for that sentiment to change, if in fact it ever will.

Zack263 said...

War is War. War is bad no matter what form it takes.

Gary Baumgarten said...

You're not suggesting, Zach, that all tactics used in a war are acceptable are you?

Or do the acceptable rules of war only apply during declared wars between nation states and not terrorist uprisings?

maiddy78_1 said...

well i m agree gary report that the teenagers r used for the sucide bomber,s and as soldiers because all the terrorist group,s are abusing young children,s by techniques it is not in 1 single country almost in all country where terrorist are active n making terror because they can,t face himself to face sodier,s for fight as a coward they r. thats,s why abuse chidrens to do such activities.

Anonymous said...

Gary, we read this and we see it on TV and video, and yet so very difficult to comprehend this brutality, this brainwashing of the innocent, to do these Evil acts. The middle East looks to the West and describes us as Satan, with our Porn and sex scandals in high places , The rapes of women and children etc, as if to report this will dignify their acts with having innocent children be suicide bombers!!! We can look and see depravity here , but the children are not taught to do these terrible acts . the child's brain is like a mass of modeling clay or silly putty. and it can be shaped for evil ideology and its goals or can be developed, molded if you will, to be and assume all of his. her potemtial. Raising and nurturing our children is our highest calling as men and women , and the most important job we will ever have., Also can be one of the most rewarding. Jamie_38

Anonymous said...

It is beyond sad, it is sick the way that people are recruited as suicide bombers. This is even more poignant because these are young boys - not even men.
What we fail to recognise is the difference in mindsets that create the hugs divide between East and West. This is seen in thought, action and deed. It points to a basic ideological missmatch - a belief that gives you the freedom to choose, as opposed to one that dictates your every action - a belief that teaches love for life as opposed to one that glories in death.
Where is the meeting point?

WorthyOfUrAttn said...

In America, child abuse is an understatement when it comes to suicide bombing. In the middle east, being a suicide bomber is an honor be it a teen or adult. The Muslim religion even believes that after you die, you get 77 I think virgins - so it's an honor to them, and they look forward to that. Globally speaking, we do not follow the same human rights standards. When this action comes to America, then I'll have a problem with it.