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Child Soilders
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Posted 1/31/11 , edited 1/31/11
its the law of jungle kill or be killed. humans are just like animals when it comes to survival. Were also lowered to the level of beasts,and savages to insure we survive. These children don't really have a choice in the matter it's kill or,be killed by the person who ordered you to kill. in these cases they become nothing,but loyal pets to their masters.
Posted 3/1/11
Child soldiers, what is the difference between a 'child soldier' and a 'soldier' ?
Same motive,same purpose. To kill, to spread fear.

Have we become so sensitive towards war as if we weren't built on it?
or have we lost interest in the power of our creation's we put inside the man/child's hands.

Now, I believe that this conversation should be towards the minds of the Generals of the 'Child soldier sponsors'.
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Posted 3/10/11
A lot of the time the families don't want to do it but they are in such desperate poverty they have to so they sell their kids to some army and the kids are taken off and trained. It seems to be the case in places like Columbia where the rebel factions rely on these poverty stricken areas of the country where government opinion is low and people are easier to convince to join up or send their kids off in exchange for some money and the protection of said rebel faction from bandits or giving them a job on a plantation which in turn helps fund the rebels through the drug trade etc. Anyway back into child soldiers.

Having met some it amazed me how focused they are on their job. The human mind is amazing when a child can be trained to think and act like a trained soldier instead of a kid like i expected kids running wild with guns but they were remarkably well diciplined. Shame though that they'll never experience a childhood only war and death since the Columbian civil war will probably never end.
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Posted 3/10/11

MrMoondoggie wrote:

A lot of the time the families don't want to do it but they are in such desperate poverty they have to so they sell their kids to some army and the kids are taken off and trained. It seems to be the case in places like Columbia where the rebel factions rely on these poverty stricken areas of the country where government opinion is low and people are easier to convince to join up or send their kids off in exchange for some money and the protection of said rebel faction from bandits or giving them a job on a plantation which in turn helps fund the rebels through the drug trade etc. Anyway back into child soldiers.

Having met some it amazed me how focused they are on their job. The human mind is amazing when a child can be trained to think and act like a trained soldier instead of a kid like i expected kids running wild with guns but they were remarkably well diciplined. Shame though that they'll never experience a childhood only war and death since the Columbian civil war will probably never end.


Not only do many families give up their kids to the armies but quite a few are orphaned or kidnapped and forced to fight
Posted 3/12/11
I havn't read the whole topic, as i'm tired, but i hope the film Johnny Mad Dog has been referenced.

It's a film which casted genuine child soldiers to play the main roles.

It's an awesome film but it's definetly worth a watch to see how they really behaved (as it's realistic).

Also the documenatary on it was life changing.
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Posted 3/20/11
thats one long ass sentence
Posted 4/5/11
I feel very sorry for children who had to go to war. Instead of having a normal life, they had to leave home and fight. They don't even know why they're fighting. And when war is over and they're to go home, it's not the same anymore. The families really, or of they don't have, the people they're closed with should be the first to understand what they'd gone through. Those children have a lot of things they want to say and the best people can do for them is to listen and understand. Little by little, the parents should help them accept their past and then go on with life.
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Posted 4/11/11
Didn't really read all replys but... I've been reading a book about a 12 year old boy that were forced to be a childsoilder in Africa. He separeted from his parents in an attack against their village (they propably died) and the only way for him to survive was to join the soilders.
"We were brainwashed to kill, and because of the drugs we didnt feel scared or pain." He wrote.
It's horrible that kids being dragged into the adults war .
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