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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:57 PM

 

Meet Ahmed, 8-year-old Free Syrian Army soldier from Aleppo




It is one of the most shocking images from the Syrian war. An eight-year-old boy draws deeply on a cigarette, the small fingers of his other hand clutching a an AK-47 rifle that balances awkwardly against his chest.


His parents killed, he's adopted by the FSA who hand him an AK and put him on the front lines. The framed shot at the end was incredible, a thousand-yard stare from an 8 year old.

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Reply Meet Ahmed, 8-year-old Free Syrian Army soldier from Aleppo (Original post)
Paul E Ester Mar 2013 OP
idwiyo Mar 2013 #1
AsahinaKimi Mar 2013 #2
David__77 Mar 2013 #3
Paul E Ester Mar 2013 #4
Paul E Ester Mar 2013 #5
marble falls Mar 2013 #6

Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 08:07 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 08:52 PM

2. Whats sad is

He will never have a real childhood. Playing games, fun, and being just a kid.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 09:19 PM

3. Why is this not considered a crime by the insurgents?

I am pretty sure that if the Syrian Arab Army was pushing small children into the front lines with a weapon, the condemnations would soon follow from governments, NGOs, and media. Yet here, there is nothing of the sort. It's a real double standard.

I happen to think recruiting minors to perform scouting, communications work, or logistical support of military activity is not nearly so bad as the recruitment of minors for direct fighting/armed activity.

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:02 PM

4. Kindergartners with ak's

 

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Sat Mar 30, 2013, 06:07 PM

5. Kindergardener martyrdom video

 

at the link youtube.com/ watch?v=vTd-1OHjtXI

contains footage of boy fighter, boy dying. The FSA are sick monsters, fueled by religion. Death is seen as the ultimate sacrifice and honor.

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Response to Paul E Ester (Original post)

Sun Mar 31, 2013, 11:41 AM

6. Child armies. Wonderful.

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