The Use of Child Soldiers In The World

The Human Lens

Child Soldiers International

The phenomenon of child soldiers is a prevalent reality for many countries in the world. The illegal use of  young children in “armed hostilities” and state military forces continues as we speak. In 2013, United Nations pledged to end child soldiers from the world by 2016 and has done substantial work across many parts of the world.

We have seen that number of global child soldiers has declined in last years, but the methodology in which under age children are used as soldiers and places where they are kept as militia are more harder and harder to find and report on.

But with world going insane and super powers lusting for power and resources, many conflicts are brewing leaving greater number of children are risk.

Who recruits and uses child soldiers?

Child soldiers are recruited and used by both official government armed forces and by national and local…

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FBI Warns of More Attacks by Black Extremists…

Trigger Reset

The FBI Counterterrorism Division warned about the potential violence that could come from members of “Black Identity Extremists” (BIE), according to a document obtained by Foreign Policy.

The Aug. 3 document warns of the potential violence that members of the BIE movement could possibly perform against American law enforcement officers, Foreign Policy reported Friday.

“The FBI assesses it is very likely Black Identity Extremist (BIE) perceptions of police brutality against African Americans spurred an increase in premeditated, retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement and will very likely serve as justification for such violence,” the document read. Foreign Policy notes that the document was marked for official use.

The FBI report points to the 2014 Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown as the start of the anger and violence on the part of the BIE movement. Police brutality only helped fuel the anger, the FBI noted in the report.

“The FBI…

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