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Old 07-08-2009, 09:54 AM   #1
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Default Taliban Now Buying Children to Use as Human Bombs...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/...uicide-bomber/

The Religion of Peace® strikes again!

Pakistan's top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children as young as 7 to serve as suicide bombers in the growing spate of attacks against Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. targets, U.S. Defense Department and Pakistani officials say.
A Pakistani official, who spoke on the condition that he not be named because of the sensitive nature of the topic, said the going price for child bombers was $7,000 to $14,000 - huge sums in Pakistan, where per-capita income is about $2,600 a year.
"[Mehsud] has turned suicide bombing into a production output, not unlike [the way] Toyota outputs cars," a U.S. Defense Department official told reporters recently. He spoke on the condition that he not be named because of ongoing intelligence efforts to catch Mehsud, a prime target for a U.S. and Pakistani anti-Taliban campaign.
An apparent U.S. effort to kill Mehsud last week failed. On Sunday, the Pakistani government offered a reward of about $615,300 for information leading to the capture of Mehsud, dead or alive. The U.S. State Department has offered a bounty of $5 million for Mehsud, who is thought to be hiding in the tribal areas near the Afghan border.
Suicide bombings have become frequent in Pakistan in the past year, including high-profile attacks on hotels frequented by Westerners, as well as on Pakistani police and military installations. There has also been a spate of such attacks directed at U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan.
The U.S. official said the price depends on how quickly the bomber is needed and how close the child is expected to get to the target.
"[Mehsud] produces these suicide bombers, which are sold or bartered, which can be used by [Afghan Taliban leader Mullah] Omar's Taliban or ... other groups," the U.S. official said.
In some cases, he said, the children are kidnapped and then sold to Mehsud.
Using child suicide bombers "is the grim reality of the Taliban Frankenstein that now threatens to overwhelm the Pakistani state," said Bruce Riedel, a Brookings Institution scholar who chaired a review of Pakistan-Afghanistan strategy for President Obama.
Efforts to reach a spokesman for Mehsud were not successful.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:17 AM   #2
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Default Re: Taliban Now Buying Children to Use as Human Bombs...

And the Western World is nuts?
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:23 AM   #3
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Default Re: Taliban Now Buying Children to Use as Human Bombs...

You know, it's sort of related, but when I poke fun at Mormonism or Scientology, I should also say that those religions are, for the most part, largely harmless (although Scientology does have some kidnapping in their background, and they've been known to cause financial ruin to more than one family).

Christianity has a bloody past, but there is no doubt in my mind that Islam is far and away the most dangerous religion of all time, if for no other reason than that they may actually gain access to WMD at some point and will not hesitate to use them.

It's one thing to be silly, but another thing entirely to be literally a threat to millions.
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Default Re: Taliban Now Buying Children to Use as Human Bombs...

why would it be so bad to just drop a bomb on the middle east?
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Default Re: Taliban Now Buying Children to Use as Human Bombs...

And we are supposed to just sit around and be reasonable with these nutjobs! Yeah, right!
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And we are supposed to just sit around and be reasonable with these nutjobs! Yeah, right!


what the hell are you talking about? who the flying fig said that?

i know people here are so jaded that its almost taboo to talk about anything good obama does, and will only be scoffed at and mocked, but your president has been stepping up efforts in pokiston and afghanistan and pushing to give the military commanders the autonomy and support they desperately say they need.

i cant find the exact article (its been a month or 2) but i think its general patreus who is being re deployed to oversee and head up the efforts.

http://blog.taragana.com/n/obama-adm...ith-pak-48841/

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WASHINGTON -The Obama administration is pushing for a new proposal which would give the US Central Command (CENTCOM) a wartime authority to deal with Pakistan.


The new proposal, if accepted by the US Congress, would give the military commanders the same total authority that they enjoy in Iraq and Afghanistan’s war zones.

It would also enable the CENTCOM to surpass the State Department and other US Departments while taking decisions about the providing any military assistance to Pakistan.

According to the Dawn, US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates recently revealed the blueprint of the new strategy during a congressional hearing, and asked the Senators to approve the proposed military aid to Pakistan with a sense of wartime urgency.

The programme would also enable CENTCOM chief General David Petraeus to control all the military funds for Pakistan that the US has earmarked for counterinsurgency training and for providing sophisticated equipments.

The United States is planning to provide 400 million dollars to Pakistan in the current fiscal year itself. The Obama Administration is seeking to provide Islamabad a total of three billion dollars over the next five years in aid. (ANI)
i think its paramount that we snuff out these nutjobs asap and so does our current CIC.
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why would it be so bad to just drop a bomb on the middle east?
Believe me, I'd love to do just that. Unfortunately, the peaceniks in the American Left and in Europe would never, ever, EVER let it happen. If it were up to me, I'd have pressed that motherfathin' button 2 seconds after WTC 1 went down, and then told the peaceniks to kindly piss off.
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Believe me, I'd love to do just that. Unfortunately, the peaceniks in the American Left and in Europe would never, ever, EVER let it happen. If it were up to me, I'd have pressed that motherfathin' button 2 seconds after WTC 1 went down, and then told the peaceniks to kindly piss off.
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Default Re: Taliban Now Buying Children to Use as Human Bombs...

I've softened my view on that a lot. Many people live under extremely repressive regimes...they are powerless, and, most importantly, silent. I think we'd kill a ton of innocent people along the way...there's got to be a better solution.
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No blood for poppies!

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