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    Al Qaeda - Terrorists Forced To Recruit Children

    Al Qaeda - Terrorists Forced To Recruit Children

    December 13, 2007: As al Qaeda suffered greater and greater losses in Iraq, recruiting became a serious problem. In desperation, leaders were ordered to recruit whoever they could. This meant more women and more teenage males. Normally, al Qaeda does not like to employ adolescents. They are too inexperienced and unreliable. That combination gets everyone in trouble, and adult al Qaeda do not like to work with kids.

    But earlier this year, al Qaeda found that fewer and fewer adults were willing to join up. This was largely due to U.S. troops capturing several key al Qaeda leaders, and lots of membership records. Too many al Qaeda members were being arrested or killed, and recruiting became very difficult. So kids were hired for a lot of simple jobs, like placing roadside bombs, or guard duty. Turned out that these kids were more likely to run away, or just surrender, if confronted with Iraqi or American troops.

    As a result of that, nearly half the al Qaeda under arrest (950 of 2,000) are under 18. Only about eight percent of the terrorists held by U.S. forces are al Qaeda. The rest belong to various Iraqi militias or terror groups (most of them Sunni Arab.) Al Qaeda is the most hated terror group, because of the heavy use of large suicide bombs against civilians. And with this recruitment of children, who are easy to interrogate, and convert to government supporters, the government now knows more about what the terrorist organization is up to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie65
    Al Qaeda - Terrorists Forced To Recruit Children

    December 13, 2007: As al Qaeda suffered greater and greater losses in Iraq, recruiting became a serious problem. In desperation, leaders were ordered to recruit whoever they could. This meant more women and more teenage males. Normally, al Qaeda does not like to employ adolescents. They are too inexperienced and unreliable. That combination gets everyone in trouble, and adult al Qaeda do not like to work with kids.

    But earlier this year, al Qaeda found that fewer and fewer adults were willing to join up. This was largely due to U.S. troops capturing several key al Qaeda leaders, and lots of membership records. Too many al Qaeda members were being arrested or killed, and recruiting became very difficult. So kids were hired for a lot of simple jobs, like placing roadside bombs, or guard duty. Turned out that these kids were more likely to run away, or just surrender, if confronted with Iraqi or American troops.

    As a result of that, nearly half the al Qaeda under arrest (950 of 2,000) are under 18. Only about eight percent of the terrorists held by U.S. forces are al Qaeda. The rest belong to various Iraqi militias or terror groups (most of them Sunni Arab.) Al Qaeda is the most hated terror group, because of the heavy use of large suicide bombs against civilians. And with this recruitment of children, who are easy to interrogate, and convert to government supporters, the government now knows more about what the terrorist organization is up to.
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    Yeah, the North Vietnamese did the same thing.
    To gain food and water and rest in the heart of a people's wicked land. - Mystery Shopper

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    Citation ChewTraitor?

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    I wonder what fraction of the afghan population is under arrest.

    Bet that it is less than in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystery Shopper
    Citation ChewTraitor?
    Its in there speedbump. In case you need it in bigger letters:

    [SIZE="7"]From Stratfor by subscription[/SIZE]

    I don't have $350 per year to get this. But I have a friend that does....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chewie65
    Its in there speedbump. In case you need it in bigger letters:

    [SIZE="7"]From Stratfor by subscription[/SIZE]

    I don't have $350 per year to get this. But I have a friend that does....
    who wrote it?

    what is Stratfor

    why does it cost $350?

    for news articles?

    come on, out with it ChewLeaker

    Forget it: It's a group playing dressup, with little dolls and everything

    You really are the stupidest farker on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystery Shopper
    who wrote it?

    what is Stratfor

    why does it cost $350?

    for news articles?

    come on, out with it ChewLeaker

    Forget it: It's a group playing dressup, with little dolls and everything

    You really are the stupidest farker on the planet.
    Google it Farck stain.

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