A Terrorist is a Terrorist
The US military liberated Afghanistan from the evil clutches of the Taliban by invading, pillaging and then occupying her. This was in retaliation for Saudi Arabians hijacking airplanes on 9/11.
In spite of this liberating gesture, our soldiers contine to be attacked on a regular basis for absolutely no good reason. I think any non-bleeding heart kook can agree: anyone that attacks our soldiers is an enemy combatant and deserves to die (at best).
And when I say anyone, I mean anyone.
So it is great news that the US government military apparatus agrees in an article entitled “Some Afghan kids aren’t bystanders“:
When Marines in Helmand province sized up shadowy figures that appeared to be emplacing an improvised explosive device, it looked like a straightforward mission. They got clearance for an airstrike, a Marine official said, and took out the targets.
It wasn’t that simple, however. Three individuals hit were 12, 10 and 8 years old, leading the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul to say it may have “accidentally killed three innocent Afghan civilians.”
But a Marine official here raised questions about whether the children were “innocent.” Before calling for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System mission in mid-October, Marines observed the children digging a hole in a dirt road in Nawa district, the official said, and the Taliban may have recruited the children to carry out the mission.
…“It kind of opens our aperture,” said Army Lt. Col. Marion “Ced” Carrington, whose unit, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, was assisting the Afghan police. “In addition to looking for military-age males, it’s looking for children with potential hostile intent.”
Any rational person can agree that these kids need to be droned endlessly until they stop attacking our benevolent soldiers.
The only other alternative is to detain these psychotic children, and then hold them indefinitely. Oh, and we do that as well (of course):
By Peter James Spielmann – The Associated PressPosted : Saturday Dec 8, 2012 11:14:59 EST
NEW YORK — The U.S. military has detained more than 200 Afghan teenagers who were captured in the war for about a year at a time at a military prison next to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, the United States has told the United Nations.
The U.S. State Department characterized the detainees held since 2008 as “enemy combatants” in a report sent every four years to the United Nations in Geneva updating U.S. compliance with the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
So if you were worried that Obama might be “soft on terrorists”, stop worrying.
He will be do whatever it takes.