The Taliban Kids
They say "youth is wasted on the young." If you're a jihadist recruiter in Afghanistan's hinterland, you may not have George Bernard Shaw's original intent in mind, though.
The Taliban are recruiting children as young as nine years old to conduct suicide bomb attacks on coalition troops. Of course, this level of depravity by the enemy is nothing new. Perhaps you recall these atrocities:
The Talban rape tapes. "He arrived in each village with Siraj Haqqani’s uncle, Ibrahim, and Siraj’s cousin, Ishak, in tow. With them, the Haqqanis brought along their own very special tools of terror – a video camera and an eye for human flesh. You see, with Haqqani healthcare, you not only received a medical exam, if you were an attractive young girl, you also got a screen test. And heaven forbid you passed."
The Taliban's torturers. "Basically any form of pleasure was outlawed," Mr Hassani said, "and if we found people doing any of these things we would beat them with staves soaked in water - like a knife cutting through meat - until the room ran with their blood or their spines snapped. Then we would leave them with no food or water in rooms filled with insects until they died."
- Taliban mutilate Afghans for helping US. They hacked off the ears and noses of three Afghan drivers captured helping American forces.
There is only one prescription for such psychotic behavior. Shoot them in the neck.