Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Reminder of who we're fighting

If the beheading, mistreatment of women, suicide attacks, and other cowardly actions by Iraqi militias terrorists weren't enough to remind you of what kind of scum we're dealing with, perhaps this will:

Shiite militias are encouraging children _ some as young as 6 or 7 _ to hurl stones and gasoline bombs at U.S. convoys, hoping to lure American troops into ambushes or provoke them into shooting back, U.S. soldiers say.

Gangs of up to 100 children assemble in Sadr City, stronghold of radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army militia, and in nearby neighborhoods, U.S. officers said in interviews this week.

American soldiers have seen young men, their faces covered by bandanas, talking with the children before the rock-throwing attacks begin _ and sometimes handing out slingshots so the volleys will be more accurate, the troops said.
These aren't your friendly neighborhood peace-loving Islamic guys. These folks are willing to sacrifice innocent lives to achieve their bloody power agendas. Just a gentle reminder for those who would leave these children to fend for themselves -- if the terrorists in Iraq are willing for these children to die now, how much more danger will they be when there are no Americans around to protect them?