Lowering the Recruiting Age

Al Qaeda Expanding Recruitment Of Children

Al Qaeda has successfully established a network for recruiting boys as young as 12 from across central Asia as it seeks new volunteers to enlarge its team of prospective suicide bombers and militants fighters, senior security officials from the Middle East have revealed to CBS News.

News of al Qaeda venturing into the former Soviet central Asian republics with a population that has a largely Muslim heritage marks a significant addition to reports earlier this year that the hardline group had recruited young boys in the Pak-Afghan border region.

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are two of the nations where they appear to have had more success.

Whether this is a sign that AQ is getting a bit desperate for recruits or merely a new strategy to expand the war, it promises to lead to more horrific confrontations between professional soldiers and kids on the battlefields and streets of this world war.

Comments

  1. Just in case anyone was still unclear on whether this was really a struggle of good versus evil, or just a ‘misunderstanding of foreign cultures’…

  2. ‘it promises to lead to more horrific confrontations between professional soldiers and kids on the battlefields and streets of this world war.’ ‘How can you kill women and children?’ to which the door-gunner replies jokingly, ‘Easy, you just don’t lead ’em so much!…Ha, ha, ha,…Ain’t war hell?!’