Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Iraqi Insurgency Relying On Children Now

From the World Tribune, the Iraqi insurgents are getting younger and younger:


Per the Tribune:

The U.S. military has encountered a new type of Sunni insurgent — a largely untrained teenage foreigner. Many such insurgents come from Saudi Arabia and Yemen as well as from such North African states as Algeria and Libya

"The very interesting thing is that the younger foreign fighter that we're seeing now — very poorly trained," said Col. Robert Brown, commander of the U.S. Army 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.

The first thing that came to mind for me was the Hitler Youth in Berlin heading to the front as both fronts closed in on Hitler because that was all he had left. It appears that the insurgents in Iraq now have to resort to children, just as Hitler had to in the closing days before the defeat of the Third Reich…………………..