Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Making Killers of Kids

Folks, slavery is not even close to being a problem of the past.

There are nations, militaries, paramilitaries, and thugs groups that make soldiers out of children. They snatch these children from their families, kill their families, brainwash them, and threaten them and make killing machines of them. OF CHILDREN!!!!!

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The Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007

Stopping the use of child soldiers begins at home.

The UnitedStates currently provides military assistance to eight of the nine countries that are reportedly implicated in child soldier usage:

* Burundi
* Chad
* Colombia
* Cote d'Ivoire
* Democratic Republic of Congo
* Sri Lanka
* Sudan
* Uganda

However, a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate would putrestrictions on U.S. military assistance for governments thatuse child soldiers. The Child Soldier Prevention Act of 2007 (S.1175) would curtail U.S. military assistance to governments that fail to take stepsto demobilize and stop forcing/recruiting children into thearmed forces or government-supported militias. Countries that do take steps to disarm, demobilize and rehabilitate child soldiers would be eligible for certain forms of assistance to help professionalize their forces and ensure that U.S. tax payer dollars are not used to finance the exploitation of children inarmed conflict.

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