In Afghanistan, Â children are Â selling heroinÂ wrapped in torn pages of the QuranÂ in the village streets.
A fantastic situation:
Afghanistan, “courageous restraint” and guns without bullets (Wild Goose Chase for “Hearts & Minds)
MUSA QALA, Afghanistan â€” Afghan children as young as 3 years old are being used by the Taliban as human shields or to gather spent cartridges, and teen-agers are being given motorcycles for planting roadside bombs, U.S. Marines say.
“We’ve seen children actually dropping mortar rounds in the (firing) tubes against us,” says Lt. Col. Michael Manning, commander of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment that is rotating home after seven months in this hilly northern district ofÂ Helmand province.
“I’ve never seen a culture that cares so little for human life. They (theÂ Taliban) truly don’t care unless it impacts their own personal family,” says Manning, who has lost 13 Marines and seen 127 wounded since March. (USA Today)
Bleeding hearts to the rescue: