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Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- An 8 year-old boy was hanged by militants in Afghanistan's Helmand province after the boy's father -- a police officer in the southern city of Gereshk -- refused to comply with militants' demands to provide them with a police vehicle, officials said.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai condemned the hanging, saying "this action is not permitted in any culture or any religions," according to a statement Sunday, which provided details of the incident.

Karzai said he has ordered local authorities to root out the militants and arrest them "as soon as possible."
These people are like thugs in our streets here on steroids. Just a band of wandering soulless out casts who need to be exterminated.

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These people are like thugs in our streets here on steroids. Just a band of wandering soulless out casts who need to be exterminated.

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I agree with your sentiment, but I don't think that this sort of practice is going to end any time soon, because when you look at the ugly fact, civilized people tolerate it.
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These people are like thugs in our streets here on steroids. Just a band of wandering soulless out casts who need to be exterminated.

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Souless is right

It's like the atrocities in the Congo, or the forced child soldiers.
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Souless is right

It's like the atrocities in the Congo, or the forced child soldiers.
Like the child soldiers in Libya that are being DEFENDED by us (unconstitutionally)...
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Like the child soldiers in Libya that are being DEFENDED by us (unconstitutionally)...
No argument from me on that.

Edited to add: I'm opposed totally to child soldiers - but, I shouldn't have added - who is defending the use of child soldiers in Libya?
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No argument from me on that.

Edited to add: I'm opposed totally to child soldiers - but, I shouldn't have added - who is defending the use of child soldiers in Libya?
I believe that his point was that since we are defending the Rebels, for who knows what reason, and they are using child soldiers, then we defaco are defending the use of child soldiers.

From the point of view of people in some other cultures, the use of child soldiers makes good sense, because children are far easier to replace than adults. In extremis, almost any culture will use child soldiers. (This isn't my reasoning, but others do think this way. )
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this was done by that religion of peace and tolerance right?
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I believe that his point was that since we are defending the Rebels, for who knows what reason, and they are using child soldiers, then we defaco are defending the use of child soldiers.

From the point of view of people in some other cultures, the use of child soldiers makes good sense, because children are far easier to replace than adults. In extremis, almost any culture will use child soldiers. (This isn't my reasoning, but others do think this way. )
excuse me but EYE don't defend the rebels. THAT is your president Obonehead that is doing that. AGAIN on the wrong side. NOT that Kadaffi Duck is better but the rebels are no better and probably worse for the World.
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Here's more; Note the little boy in the picture. Had his eyes gouged out before they strangled him. filthy scum of the earth.

Then if you read on, they forced another 6 to 8 year old to step on a bomb to test it. it worked. The boys leg was reduced to hamburger. They took him to an American hospital unit and he was transferred out for more treatment.

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/07/26/p...tep-on-a-bomb/

but we all know that it is the Christian terrorists that we must condemn.
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Old 07-26-2011, 06:29 PM
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Who here supported the surge? Who here supported Patreaus? Who is ready to leave?
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