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Hezbollah’s child soldiers

Deep in the comments of a previous thread, I posted a link to a MEMRI translation and reproduction of an Egyptian newspaper report on the child soldiers of Hezbollah.

Commenter mettaculture wrote:

I really think you should post on it (notwithstanding the inevitable ‘and what about Baden Powell?’ from the armchair relativists).

I once had a gun pointed at me by a child guard of a drug lord in a favela in Rio, its one of the least pleasant things I can think of.

Nothing is quite so sapping of hope for a better future than the sight of child militias.

George Galloway’s apologists need to be reminded that– when he glorifies Hezbollah without reservation or qualification– this is what he is glorifying.

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There is, of course, historical precedence for this sort of thing.

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But no– even with its many flaws and its sometimes indefensible actions, there’s nothing like this in Israel.

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