This video is called Amnesty International “Child Soldiers”.
From ANI news agency:
Wednesday 19th October, 2011
Military chiefs ‘inadvertently’ sent the youngsters, all under 18, to fight on the frontline. It is understood the teenagers were deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan where they risked being shot or blown up by homemade bombs, the Daily Mail reports.
The revelation led to outrage in the country because according to a United Nations accord, Britain is not supposed to send children on to battlefields. The London-based charity Warchild said: “Using kids as soldiers constitutes one of the most horrendous breaches of those rights and it is simply and unequivocally wrong.”
However, junior Defence Minister Andrew Robathan blamed the mistake on commanders preparing to send troops overseas.
Robathan, who was heavily criticised for failing to enshrine the Military Covenant in law before David Cameron personally intervened, said: “The pressures on units prior to deployment have meant there have been a small number of instances where service personnel have been inadvertently deployed to an operational theatre before their 18th birthday.
Britain’s boy soldier: Teenager, 17, lies about his age to fight Taliban (even though he’s too young to play Call of Duty computer wargame): here.
Military shouldn’t be let near our children: here.
At least 30 civilians have been reported killed by British forces between 2005 and last March, a Guardian investigation reveals: here.
Kabul’s ‘unnoticed’ child workers: here.
Afghanistan: Ten years of aimless war: here.
Ten Years After the Afghan Invasion: Welcome to the Failed State of Americastan: here.
Some Afghan ministers have embezzled millions: anti-graft chief: here.
Antiwar Blog: Obama Supported Child Soldiers Before He Was Against Them: here.
US Troop Deaths in Afghan War Under Obama Now Twice That Under Bush: here.
USA: There’s a growing sense in the U.S. Capitol that the private sector will have to do much more to help Congress ease chronically high unemployment among veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan: here.
This video is called UN: Evidence of torture in Afghan prisons.
$3 to 5 trillion. Total economic cost of the Iraq war, according to economist Joseph E. Stiglitz: here.
Iraq war: Mission failed: here.
US President Barack Obama announced Friday that the remaining US troops in Iraq would be withdrawn from the country before the end of December, following the collapse of talks with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on extending the US presence into 2012: here.