June 10th, 2010
08:31 AM ET

Officials: Taliban executes boy, 7, for spying

Suspected Taliban militants have executed a 7-year-old boy, accusing him of spying for the government, officials in southern Afghanistan said Thursday.

The execution took place Tuesday in the Sangin district of Helmand province, said Dawoud Ahmadi - the provincial governor's spokesman.

In the past, militants have carried out similar killings of those accused of spying, Ahmadi said.

Three years ago, a 70-year-old woman and a child in the Musa Qala district of the province were executed following the same allegations, he said.

During a news conference Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said officials were looking into reports of the execution and said he condemned the act if it is confirmed to be true.

"I don't think there's a crime bigger than that that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit," Karzai said. "A 7-year-old boy cannot be a spy. A 7-year-old boy cannot be anything but a 7-year-old boy, and therefore hanging or shooting to kill a 7-year-old boy ... is a crime against humanity."

"If this is true, it is an absolutely hiorrific crime," British Prime Minister David Cameron said during the news conference on an unannounced stop in Kabul. "If true, I think it says more about the Taliban than any book, than any article, than any speech could ever say."

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  1. James

    The only good rat is a dead rat.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Naomi

    Has this been confirmed? witnesses? God-forbid, video? This should be heard everywhere. Are we becoming numbed to the shocking reports? There are few of us who are able to do much more to help a situation but shake our head.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. d

    and what of the hundreds of children killed by our forces?

    June 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      And how many of those children were the Taliban hiding behind?

      June 11, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  4. James

    The only good rat is a dead rat. Lol

    June 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JayTopStix

    So american border agent shoots a 14 year old mexican boy in the head and people is like "he is an illegal, he had a stone, he deserved it". Then taliban kills a 7 year old, and people are like kill the taliban. WOW....america, your priorities are really screwed up! basically it is not who gets killed but whether you think should be killed.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dale

    A US border patrol shoots a15 year boy for for what he felt was a treat to him and his partner we call it murder. The Taliban executes a 7 year old kid for spying and it is called culture, what a strange world we live in.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. daryl the canadian

    Guys the good old U.S.A. is not going to get out of Afganistan until a stable western favoring regime is in place. Reason why? The former USSR needs to get a pipeline built thru Afganistan to be able to export their natural gas from the "stans" to western countries va shipping. Again, $$$ and oil/gas are the main reasons we are all over there fighting. Do you guys honestly believe our governments really give a sh^% about helping poor people? If thats the case why are we not all over invading poor african countries whose citizens suffer at the hands of tyranny? Oh right there is NO OIL in most of those countries....

    June 10, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Retired Marine

      Unless you have ignored history completely you should know that Europe has invaded all the countries of Africa. It was the European countries that took the African tribes and forced them into false boundaries that became national borders. The Europeans keep things in check and built roads and hospitals and schools. When they left the tribal mentality took the people in most of the nations back into a barbaric mind set where they just started to butcher tribe on tribe. BUT It was the Taliban that supported the al-Quadi (sp) before, during and after the terrorist attack on the USA. That is why we are there. I realize you are from Canada and don’t care about what happened in NY, but please keep in mind that we do not go to war lightly. And as for oil and other riches in Africa, there is a LOT of oil and diamonds and gold and other riches in sub-Saharan Africa.

      June 12, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  8. flossmore

    Send Michael Moore and Tom Cruise over there to try and talk some sense into the Taliban. These misguided trolls to Islam will someday see the light......of a muzzle flash. I wonder if the 72 virgins will be in a burqua (or however the hell you spell it) and will the wine be French....I'll have a Bourdeaux please....Alla-hu Akbar my butt!

    June 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Henry

    This is exactly why we should wipe muslims terrorists out of the Earth....

    June 10, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alan

    another instance of those idiotic morons and their fanatical religon they will burn in hell

    June 10, 2010 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jersey

    More evidence that religion and people don't mix. We take everything so literally. Borders, wars, Gods, it's all a bunch of made up crap anyways. Killing over arbitrary lines on pictures of land and in the name of fairytales that just haven't been classified as mythology YET, ridiculous.

    June 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jon

    Taliban are not members of the human species, not even good dogs. Pigs are too good for them as well. They are like rabid pigs at best – I wonder if they have an inbred mental disorder which makes them all chronically cruel, compulsive, controlling, constipated.as they behave this way. Every time the Taliban appear in the news they are committing a heinous crime against humanity. Don't they know how to do anything else?

    June 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ken

    The nations of the world need to agree that any person, nation, or political group who deliberately cause harm to a child, shall be declared unsecure and subject to swift justice and punishment in any nation on earth. No exceptions. The death penalty should be mandtory for individuals as well as members of the military of any nation after conviction in trial by random international tribunal. Any nation or group refusing to be a signatory of this international accord would be declared a "rogue" state or organization and be treated as an international pariah.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. QMAX1234

    This tradition has been narrated by the game authority (Yazid b. Hurmus) through a different chain of transmitters with the following difference in the elucidation of one of the points raised by Najda in his letter to Ibn Abas: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) used not to kill the children, so thou shouldst not kill them UNLESS YOU COULD KNOW WHAT KHADIR HAD KNOWN ABOUT THE CHILD HE KILLED, OR YOU COULD DISTINGUISH BETWEEN A CHILD WHO WOULD GROW UP TO BE A BELIEVER (AND A CHILD WHO WOULD GROW UP TO BE A NON-BELIEVER), SO THAT YOU KILLED THE (PROSPECTIVE) NON-BELIEVER AND LEFT THE (PROSPECTIVE) BELIEVER ASIDE. (Hadith Sahih Muslim Book 019, Number 4457)

    Amazing!!! In Islam you are allowed to kill children if you believe that they will grow up and be a non-believer!!!!

    June 10, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. nathan

    And if we werent fighting them in the caves they live in, theyd be here executing your 7 yr old.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • atheist4jesus

      Yup. The most powerful nation the world has ever seen would be invaded by a few hundred Taliban across 3000 miles of ocean to roam around executing children. Sounds very likely.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Who said invasion? Those same people thousands of miles away ran planes into our buildings and killed thousands of people... remember?

        June 11, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  16. Leonard

    Looks like the Taliban will replace the Bogeyman for generations to come.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  17. oh please

    HIRE EDITORS

    WHY CANT YOU SPELL????

    June 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Jason

    These people are sick, depraved animals. It would be nice if these countries would take responsibility for these terrorists and declare their own war on terror. Once Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan actively declare war on these Jihad Jane Terrorists, we won't have to.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. ashley

    Why do you let people comment on these stories, CNN? It just incites hatred and horrible grammar from the worst of the US population.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  20. FormCritic

    What is more shocking...executing a seven year old boy or bombing a house when you know multiple children are inside?

    Obviously, there are nuances...the two acts are not the same. Point is, this is a dirty war against dirty opponents. We want them dead because they are not nice people, but we are also willing to do some very dirty things to get them.

    Nothing about the Taliban should surprise you. If you don't want to watch this ugly game, look away from the screen.

    As for Islam supposedly being involved....these are actions of human beings who make choices. God is not to blame. Much as I don't like Mohammed, he is not to blame. The human beings who did this evil thing...they are guilty. Don't blame God for human choices.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • atheist4jesus

      The 2 acts are exactly the same, one is just a bit more hidden than the other. In all of America's wars we hear the Generals saying all the time "we do everything we can to minimize civilian casualties", which is a lie. They have a formula where they put in the value of the target, the likelyhood of him being at a certain location, the range of expected "collateral damage" (civilian deaths) and the formula tells them whether or not to proceed. e.g. if there is a 90% chance of killing a top level target with colateral damage of 10 – 20 civilians then the formual will tell them to to ahead. e.g. even knowing that 10 – 20 civilians including women, children and babies are likely to be killed, the strike will be ordered. This is not "doing everything you can to avoid civilian casualties". Doing that would be not allowing any strike with a possibility of "collateral damage".

      June 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Jesus Cristo

    In America our cops do the same thing...

    June 10, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuckster

      Jesus Cristo, you are full of crap and how about giving us an example of a 7 yo hung in a tree for his supposed spying. Hey fool, if you truly feel that way why don't you go back to the poophole country of yours that you came from, probably some poophole like MEXICO, eh retard??????

      June 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Dave

    Why did we ever stop carpet bombing this region?

    June 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Braveheart

    Take the example as in the Iraq war and the insurgency later on. these Islamic radicals will murder for any reason they supposedly believe in and if left unchecked (or hard to eradicate) then situations like this will eventually balance out due to the fact that these radicals get too into themselves and start killing anyone and everyone. As seen in Iraq, the people eventually realized that they themselves are the only ones that can stop the bloodshed as they proved to be able to do so in Iraq. I say give them enough time and the country's population will solve the problem themselves. These people may appear ignorant to us , but they are not all that stupid or have a death wish. Eventually they will rise up and destroy Islam themselves. I personally believe in the religion of humans.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  24. John

    In my 61 years being on this planet, I am at last convinced the only hope left for humankind is for an asteroid the size of Montana to smack Earth broadside, then hope any straglers would rekindle civilization and do a better job than we have for the past 10,000 years. But at least one survivor will undoubtedly re-invent religion and the cycle will be repeated.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      And the first thing the survivors would say is that God sent the meteor to punish humanity. Sigh.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  25. carlos

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com I will never support any way of violence, this is include Talibans, Al-Caeda, or another group, violence rises violence, this is my viewpoint.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      If everyone lived according to your viewpoint carlos we would be living under Nazism!

      June 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. DFL

    And yet there are still those in our government who think we can reason with these people and make peace. If a child's life is not sacred, then what is? Justice will never be served for this child as they know no justice.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Dave

    I am completely against torture but executing people for crimes against humanity is legal. Killing a 7 year old is a crime against humanity and shows how truly low the Taliban is. They are a bunch of fools lead by the teachings of Sayyid Qutb who is a malignant narcissist that hated America because he was rejected by American women. The Taliban are fools who violate every principle of Islam for hatred and their treatment of women is in direct conflict with the teachings of the prophet Mohammed.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ed

    They will claim that 'god' told them to do this – the mentally sick problem of believing in imaginary beings is the source of far too many evils that can be counted.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Kreczk

    Israel kills small children all the time and justifies it by saying they are terrorists or they were standing next to terrorists...soooooo.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      So even Israel is not so low as to abduct and kill a 7 year old in the middle of the night. They kill children standing next to terrorists because terrorists hide behind women and children. I’m not a huge fan of Israel but they are way better humanitarians than the Taliban.

      June 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Retired Marine

      Kreczk, your statement is proof that GOD hates your mother and father. If he didn’t he would not have made you so stupid.

      For all others, this is about a 7 year old that was murdered by the evil criminals that are the Taliban. But this should not surprise anyone. These creatures of darkness are the ones that execute teen age girls for being out of their fathers house without a male relative to escort them. Every one of this is insane. That is the type of creature the troops are having to deal with.

      June 12, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. Omar

    And you'll hear not a word of condemnation from any of the world's so called human rights organizations. Not even a feeble attempt to place any shame on the Taliban for any of their massive human rights violations. Not for this one, not for the thousands already committed, and not for the countless numbers to be committed in the future.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • atheist4jesus

      I see. Human Rights organiziations only bother to chastise innocent Americans while cheering on terrorist organizations? Is that your point?

      The Toliban are not a government of any land or people and are not going to be influenced by anything that anyone says.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        I don't care if the Taliban won't listen to the human rights people. It's just the point that the human rights organizations never even try to say anything when the Taliban commits horrific atrocities (this latest atrocity is nothing new for the evil Taliban). That's just wrong that those organizations won't say anything.

        June 11, 2010 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  31. RichP, Easton, Pa

    With every week and month that pass the perverts that are taliban continue to prove their abomination, the most useless bags of flesh on this planet.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Richard F

    The word Taliban translates to "blood-thirsty".

    June 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Kathleen

    I can't believe some of your comments. A 7 year old child was executed...... and as a spy! Give me a break..... I have a 7 year old grand child and can't believe she could be trained to spy. These are children! It breaks my heart that ANYONE could harm a child. These people are monsters.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  34. LL

    Seriously, you needed more evidence?

    June 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  35. bitethebullit

    Grow up people. Face the fact, not ALL Muslims can be blamed for the actions of some...just as all CATHOLICS cannot be held accountable for what Priests have done. There is not a SINGLE religion anywhere that have not have some form of Zelots who performed crazy acts and then blamed their religion. It's the people, not the religion.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  36. BlueBamboo

    Sigh... no one is safe in a country capable of killing a 7 year old. Sad, sad story.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Leroy

    This is also an example of how we and others are making a lot of trouble by meddling in other countries. If we'd only mind our own business (and save 6 billion a year that we could spend on the unemployed). This military game should stop; that's what Obama was elected for. Respect other cultures and stop doing stupid "nation building". It only makes trouble for innocent people and arouses bad feelings.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • ZG

      i like the way you think!

      June 10, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Retired Marine

      Leroy, you have no idea what you are posting about. WE were attack by the al-Qadia (sp) with the support of the Taliban. WE did not start this. As for making trouble for other people in other countries, these crazy butchers were having public executions on women for being outside their homes without a male relative to escort them. They ruled with some crazy Satan worshiper deciding what was right to him and what was wrong. These creatures of darkness should be hunted down and put down like a rabid do. They bury their them with the carcass of a pig in their grave to keep them company in hell.

      June 12, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  38. ricardo

    perhaps the best thing to do would be to broadcast the murder of this child around the world, repeatedly (until we vomit if need be) and show the world what these people (taliban) are all about. no need to compare to western justice system, it is full of unfairness and dishonesty but this case is far and away more disgusting and reprehensible.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  39. FD

    Why cant we just nuke all of them? I mean we have all these nukes that are going to waste. Just hit the button already.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      FD If we start raining nukes anywhere in the world, what do YOU think would be the response from Russia, China and any other nation who belongs to the "A-BOMB CLUB"? It wouldn't be pretty, that's for damn sure. Have you never heard of the MAD policy – Mutually Assured Destruction. It was a diplomatic mechanism that reinforced the idea that no one wants to be the first to drop the big one. You suggestion would work for a Hollywood blockbuster, but not in real life.

      June 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • atheist4jesus

        By "all of them" what do you mean? 10s of millions of Afghanis or billions of muslim? 99.9% (or more) of who are innocent? You must evolve to realize that we are all human beings regardless of race or religion. You have fallen for the oldest war propaganda trick in the book – convince your population that the entire race of the enemy is sub-human and collectively guilty of the crimes of a few and deserving of death. By believeing this then you also must accept that every American is guilty of the crimes of the Bush administration therefore "nuking" the entire US is a just and valid response.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. atheist4jesus

    You have to admire the purity of the religious beliefs of the Taliban. They do what they believe their religion tells them to do no matter how horrible it must be for them personally. Whoever carried out this murder of a 7 year old boy must have known he was doing something horrific but he must have just told himself that he was doing God's will.

    If only our own fundamentalist Christians could be so pure of thought. They claim the bible is the literal truth straight from God. They should all be out their gathering stones to stone to death every child who disobeys his parents and anyone who has had s$x outside marriage or who has divorced one wife and married another and everyone who works on Sunday. Better get busy! So much work to do and so little time. But no, our Christians are corrupted. They pick and choose which parts of the bible to obey. Come on Christians! You are letting down the side here. Don't let a bunch of raghead muslims in a medieval country show you how to properly worship your God.

    June 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • dawn

      Why do we have to share the earth with psychos?

      June 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      AMEN !!!!!!!!

      June 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • real christianity

      I am a Christian pastor that believes the bible is the word of God. Please try understanding the bible before you quote or paraphrase it incorrectly. Culture has perverted your understanding of Christians and you hate them because you have swallowed the lies of the secular and anti-christian media. Read the new testament – in particular the gospel of John. It is terrible that it has become popular to hate America. If you don't like my country and the values on which it was founded, then get out. There are lots of other choices out there.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jay

        Way to preach tolerance there, Pastor. Isn't one of your tasks to educate the masses of the true message of Christianity? Isn't one of those messages "Love thy neighbor"? Do you also tell people to get out of your congregation when they question something? Seems like you've perverted the true word enough for all of us.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • atheist4jesus

        I despise your religion and its practioners precisely because they follow the old testament far more than the new. They are always quoting "an eye for an eye" from the old testament instead of Jesus re-interpretation. They support capital punishment and are the first in line to support wars and torture.

        Look at my name. I only wish Christians would follow the words of Jesus instead of the evil monsters of the old testament. You sir, if you are good Chrstian who actually follows the teachings of Jesus are a small minority.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • atheist4jesus

        I will respect Chrsitians when their pastors renounce the old testament rather than cherry picking it to support descrimination against gays and capital punishment etc. etc. whatever else they can find to use to raise money from the ignorant. And when you start preaching about helping the poor and the old and the sick as Jesus told you rather than persecuting minorities and supporting the likes of George Bush. How can you calll yourself a Christian and tell your flock to vote Republican????

        June 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • ZG

        i read bibles but im confused at which one to believe in..
        there are so many bibles written and cutted and pasted to fit that individuals life style.
        There are actuals bibles saying the other bible is wrong. how does that work??..
        I can sit here and name you several bible contradicting each other..

        June 12, 2010 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  41. David

    Of course killing a small boy is wrong, but kids in gang ran neighborhoods are killed all the time, but that is okay. As the PM said, It is a crime against humanity, But Israel killing humanitarians isn't. You all need to wake up and quit seeing only the bad things radical Islam do and look at everyone else wrong doings too.American police killed a young girl a while back, but that isn't bad. Only if Muslims are doing it is it bad. And as said it could be propaganda. US admitted to faking some terrorist videos how easy would this be to fake.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Koisan

    This is satanic. So desperate as it is cowardly sickening.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Jay

    Speaking of child killings: What about the U.S. Border Patrol officer who shot and killed a 14 year-old? Is our border patrol also a group of ignorant idiots? Or was he acting on a percieved threat? Let the double standards commence...

    June 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      You can't compare the two. The border agent acted while being pelted with rocks. This was cold blooded murder.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. berndtc

    Maybe the Taliban should work w/ the U.S. Border Patrol, but then they would only get to kill teenagers.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  45. James

    we'll I'm hearing all of the condemnation from "president" Karzai but I'm wondering when he or the coalition plans on sending in the military to hunt the people down who are responsible for this.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Dave

    how could Islam not be to blame? They did it in the name of Islam, are they misguided, sure, but they did it none the less in the name of Islam. If your religion tells you to go around killing anyone who does not agree with you, like Mohammad did, and you will go to paradise and be a martar, if you are devoted to it you will do whatever it tells you, maybe its time we look at this "religion a little more in depth, it was created as a war maching to take over the middle east, he called it uniting but its the same thing when you kill people who do not agree with you......go educate yourselves people, read up on the prophet of Islam, his life, and make your own decision

    June 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Dave

    how could Islam not be to blame? They did it in the name of Islam, are they misguided, sure, but they did it none the less in the name of Islam. If your religion tells you to go around killing anyone who does not agree with you, like Mohammad did, and you will go to paradise and be a martar, if you are devoted to it you will do whatever it tells you, maybe its time we look at this "religion a little more in depth, it was created as a war maching to take over the middle east, he called it uniting but its the same thing when you kill people who do not agree with you......go educate yourselves people, read up on the prophet of Islam, his life, and make your own decision

    June 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  48. SemperFi

    Just another possible terrorist in training off the streets.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diana

      You are no Marine sir, your response is a disgrace to the true fighting solders.

      June 10, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • VictoryGin

      Semper...proof again that once trained as a mindless killer, never again able to use cognative reasoning skills. Nimrod...

      June 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Retired Marine

        No Marine would make such a statement even in dark humor. I was a Marine for 20 years and if he was one of my marines I would have b-thslapped him for saying something like that.

        June 12, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  49. John D. Hater

    The people of Islam need to stand up as a nation and eradicate these radical pigs!!!!

    June 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Kathy L

    Horrible BUT crimes against children didn't start and wont end with the Taliban. Let's look around the world past and currently as well. This is not new.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Jer

    Tyler, look at the legal system...it does not work. The countries that deal with an eye for an eye actually have the lowest crime rates across the world, her in north america we give our criminals more rights then the victims. We coddle them we protect them we release them to commit further crimes. But no where after they have committed each crime, one worse then the next, do we ever ask "How did they get out to begin with?" If you need proof of that just look at ANY crime against women. They have less value then the precious dollar in your back pocket....to the law.
    Yes, exterminate...and as for CIA nice concept, I agree they would do such a thing, but not in this case, its just not necessary. And as to why the US gets picked on if you do or don't? Take a look at the US past, redemption will be most difficult. As it goes, when one is a bully, expect eventually that the little bullied one will retaliate, and when they do, watch out, the school system can teach us that. Taliban is not about that the boy was a spy, its after control and what better way to obtain it amongst the people, sick, but effective. Lets all do a history lesson first then speak, no defense until you know why!!

    June 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Belarius Marek

    The Taliban are pieces of Sh**t.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      I agree with you,yaba daba doo!!!

      June 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Buck

    Pure propaganda.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Abraham Lincoln

    This is absolutely horrid. As Americans we need to condemn the killing of children in every way shape and form. Hint hint: border patrol incident.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Tokyo

    Is anyone else laughing uncontrollably at Bruno's initial response... ?? My entire office is cracking up right now.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      I'm really not in the mood to laugh after reading the story.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  56. pete moss

    @ fawad – a muslim........and a HYPOCRITE!

    June 10, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      Pete Moss @ Who ever you are are definitely bigger hypocrite them i am. I dont know if you have crawling undre rock a a cople of months ago a video was posted by Wikeleaks, in which the US soldiers intentially and deliberately killed civilians by shooting at them and when by standers showed up to help them out they were shot as well to death.

      Two of the children sitting in that car were shot as well. Amercian army had initially claimed self defense, and you could hear from communication they knowingly killed the children and then claimed well its Iraqis fault to bring their childrent to battle field. Battle field was for them a middle of the city.

      Now how is that kiling and this kiling any difference? Those who kill civilians whether in Uniform or not, well they will have to answer to God and i hope they rot and burn in hell for enternity...!

      June 10, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        When Islamic radicals fight against an enemy they not only target innocent civilians but also hide behind them when they fight or not, just to gain sympathy from the world that they are the oppressed! God knows all and those who cause the deaths of innocent people without regard for their welfare will be judged by God and burn in hell for eternity if they do not repent of their murderous campaign! As for the deaths of the people in Iraq and Afghanistan they were killed mostly by extreme Islamic radicals who only fight for power and control over the people as does the theological rule in Iran!

        June 10, 2010 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fred

        They proved that video was out of context and the reporters who released it was full of it. Kind of like the photo of the Israeli commando where Reuters Photoshoped out the knife and blood that the "activists" were holding.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  57. pete moss

    @ lame –

    better yet, a more appropriate screen name for you would be LIAR!

    June 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Arrggghhh!

    Disgusting, barbaric and inhumane if this is true.

    I'll tell you one thing, though. I am tired of hearing stories that are not verified. Everyone is so eager to be the first to tell a sensational story, journalistic integrity has become a "quirky", rare quality reserved for the increasingly hard to find news agencies not out for a buck.

    And I'll tell you another thing....something major is going to happen to human civilization to alter humanity's course. It has to or we will not survive this tribulation. If we don't stop the degradation of our species, we will either lblow each other's brains out or something/one is going to do it for us.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  59. pete moss

    @ lame – you should probably change your screen name to "lame, stupid and gullible".....along with that mindless little danny-2......

    June 10, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  60. KTD

    Just ONE SIMPLE Question?
    What the HELL is wrong with the World?

    June 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. poo on a stick

    Eliminate religion...and everybody's happy.

    June 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  62. brown

    Finally ... justice is beginning to prevail in Afghanistan! 😉

    June 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  63. pete moss

    @ daniel-2

    good point! couldn't be a left-wing piece of propoganda since there is no mentality on the left to stir!

    obviously not smart enough to be daniel-1 their, eh libtard?

    June 10, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Daniel-2 also calls him/itself Daniel1 onesmallvoice and interestingly Anabel...

      June 14, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  64. a.cali

    like i said sounds like the violence is in us all even our words here are evidence of that>

    June 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  65. RS

    This is nothing compared to the atrocities that Nazis did and what the Brits did in India. So many young Indians were hanged to death publicly by the British before India gained freedon from them.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  66. Carole Clarke

    Of course he wasn't spying, he was being a child. Watching and listening is how children learn. A closer inspection will probably show this was a retaliatory act against the boy's relatives or tribe or pressure to get someone else to do something for the Taliban. This and the murder of elderly people and other children or lone women is just the selection of the helpless and vulnerable at random to show that the Taliban are strong. The Nazis did the same thing.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  67. prediction

    What happens when all the women and children of the earth have been killed by the Taliban?

    June 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  68. a.cali

    It is amazing to see the horrors of other countries, but we should all keep in mind that those countries have their own governments. before we say "omg! why would they do this to a seven year old boy?" think about where they live and how paronided they are over there to do much a thing in the first place. seriouslly being a mother of a seven year old myself i am sickened to my stomache to think that people could just stand there and LET THEM KILL A CHILD! what is wrong with peoples brains. Here in the united states we have mental hospitals for people like that. I am totally offened if anyone says good for you taliban cause its the same as saying nice job being a murder! I read some of the comments here and i noticed something alot of people are saying is this a true fact??? did they kill a child well i see it this way maybe they did maybe they didnt but the damage is done, we as a people would be angered by this so whoever put it to the media got the response they wanted what do you think......

    June 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  69. john j. grimes

    Let's see, we have been in Afghanistan for 8 years, the Taliban continues to control 75% of the country, our soldiers continue to die, the government continues to be ineffective & corrupt, we are wasting billions of dollars every day and we can never win the war or the minds of the people. Let's declare victory and get out quickly.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  70. Jay

    Android don't push religion in to this, Taliban is an American make to fight Soviets before being an Islamic make... people like you are a fanatic right wingers in other words you represent the US Christian "Taliban"

    June 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      The Taliban wasn't founded until 1994, I thought the soviets left in 1989? After the Taliban was formed the U.S. threw its support behind Ahmed Shah Massoud, leader of the northern alliance, and never acknowledged the Taliban as a legitimate governing force. But lets not get bogged down with actual facts.

      June 12, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Jay

    And Mambisa makes a great point. Those "blood-thirsty, mutated, tyranical demons" were allies of the United States at one point. We gave them thier weapons, trained them, and put them in power during the Cold War. As much as I love and defend my country, I can't turn a blind eye to the fact that we share a blame in all of this. To forget history is to repeat it, and as much as it hurts, I do not hold my country innocent. To do so is ignorant of all of you. We put them there. During the Cold War, we followed the mantra, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend." And after we gave them the guns, we left them there in a country devastated my the U.S.S.R. without giving them any aid or reconstruction. We've done more to aid them after bombing them ourselves. Again, I don't support the Taliban, but we all need to look at our history and realize that we played a major part in putting them in power before we start flying off the handle about how ruthless they are.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  72. Fawad

    One word for Taliban........Pigs.

    And this is comming from a muslim....!

    June 10, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • mark in houston

      Fawad,
      If you think they are pigs,then go and kill them,otherwise,shut up and leave it to the Marines.
      When the muslim world polices itself, the rest of civilization will not need to do it for them.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • VictoryGin

        Mark, you're a nimrod. He is agreeing with the anti-taliban sentiment and you come down on him for no reason?

        June 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        His religion has produced these maniacs and it is Islam that should save face and put up an army to rid it from anymore radicals coming from it!

        June 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • mark in houston

        I'm a nimrod? I see you have called several of us in this thread that, whatever it may be.
        You are naive, to say the least. Another product of the MTV generation and a failing education system.

        June 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  73. lame

    what about the united states throwing a 15 year old canadian in GITMO. thats not a crime right? or Israel kidnapping kids and take their organs.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • newYorker

      Lame – so you aren't really disturbed about this, are you?. After hearing news like this, you can only find the words to criticize the US and Israel? Typical.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • lorne

      Israel taking organs. what a perverse lie.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • DFL

      The problem we have in Canada is that it is often used as a citizenship of convenience due to the generous imigration laws. Many of those "Canadians" are taking part in the war as Jihadists and only cry out "I'm Canadian" when they get caught. It makes no difference what country you are from or what religion you believe. Terrorists will hide behind whatever flag of convenience works for them.

      June 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  74. canadian

    Sick, if its true its horrible and hopefully they will be tracked down and killed as well. The US needs to stop pushing all these countries around also and it would help these type of things, dont forget the things US soldiers have done to innocent people over there too, both sides of this war a pathetic and disgusting

    June 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Merckxfan

      No matter what the US has done in defense of its own people it does not sink to this level of inhumanity and depravity, period. There is no excuse for this action, if it is indeed true.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • VictoryGin

      Can it, Canuck...

      June 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Bob

    Islam is evil.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Fawad

      No, Islam is not evil, Taliban is evil and if Islam is evil due to the action of Taliban, then Christianity is bigger evil based on what Christians have done since the slave owners use the verses in Bible to legitimize slavery, KKK is based on Christian beleifs and they have lynched and killed black children, Bombed Churches etc. Hitle was a baptized Christian and in his claims in Mein Kemph that he has done nothing to the Jews that the Catholic church hasnt done to them over centuries....

      June 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Fawad

        Similary according to the reports of Amnesty International 100,000 civilians were killed in this unjust war of Iraq that everyone now knows was based on lies and deceit, let me repeat that 100,000 civilians – women, children, old, babies – do you even know how many were killed in nukes of Hiroshema and Nagasaki? I dont know but those were cities like Chicago and Newyork.

        Look at the Jews they kill Palestinain children every other day....! I hope you get my point..!

        June 10, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
      • RS

        I agree...It is sad that Islam is tarnished due to the acts of terrorists (I am Christian)...but I believe that there are/were acts of atrocities in every race, religion. Nazis atrocities against Jews , the British atrocities in India are enough examples.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
      • lorne

        the arab nations were real big in the slave trade so don't be so sanctimonious about your history. how about the way women are treated in arab nations today?

        June 10, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • scarfyrre

      No, Islamic extremists like the Taliban might be considered evil. The majority of those that follow the Islamic faith are peaceful. Don't generalize. That would be similar to thinking all Christians are like Westboro Baptist.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • daryl

      People need to be educated away from the foolishness of religion. These Taliban people are a victim of extreme indoctrination , that's all they have heard since they were babies, allah this and allah that. Any one on this planet can be brainwashed

      June 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • daryl the canadian

      Guys you americans also have to look in the mirror and realize the U.S. government which backs Israel has you thinking EXACTLY what they want you to think (anti.muslim} so they can get away with invading these countries in the guise of "anti-terrorism". If they want to get terrorists then invade Saudi Arabia where most of the "911" idiots were from. Ooops! Can't do that!!! Lads it's all about oil and energy and the almighty $$. And guess who is next on the list...IRAN. Just wait and see...

      June 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • daryl the canadian

      Guys you americans also have to look in the mirror and realize the U.S. government which backs Israel has you thinking EXACTLY what they want you to think (anti.muslim} so they can get away with invading these countries in the guise of "anti-terrorism". If they want to get terrorists then invade Saudi Arabia where most of the "911" idiots were from. Ooops! Can't do that!!! Lads it's all about oil and energy and the almighty $$. And guess who is next on the list...IRAN. Just wait and see...oh the censor has got me! The truth sucks eh?

      June 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • dude in sc

      ABSOLUTELY!

      June 10, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • dude in sc

        They put my reply of "absolutely" in the wrong place. It was not in response to Daryl the Canadian's anti-zionist ahmadinejad rhetoric but to the posting that islam is evil.

        June 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  76. pete moss

    hang with the rag, sent home in a bag.......

    June 10, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  77. Art

    And some Afghan officials in Govt. including Karzai want to negotiate with these thugs , when they do this to children and poison and kill girls going to school ? Lets face it the majority of the Taliban are uneducated , ignorant , religious extremests , You CANNOT negotiate with these people that are just a thread away from the cave man era.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  78. Tobin

    Situations like this make it clear that we can't let current and former Taliban "people" off the hook. If they're capable of doing something like this, then they're too far gone. We (the West) will not be able to stabilize the region – it won't happen. However, we can defeat the Taliban. Hopefully, the next group or groups of people who assume “control” of the region have some amount of reverence for life...and can give folks there some hope.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  79. chromian

    I've always said it – these so-called fighters are really cowards. They deserve our collective contempt. Religion has little to do with it, they are gutless cowards.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  80. ART

    Roy seems to be on the side of those maniacs.What increasing coalition casualties, we kicked the Talibans butts,they ran away with their tail between their legs to the far off nether regions where they belong, these crazy filthy pigs.Now What

    June 10, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  81. Deth2Tyrants

    This is just disgusting. This just goes to show how gross these people are. Killing a child is never justified. These guys should be hanged for there actions. You don't ever f*** with a child. Every single one of these people should be hunted down like dogs and punished for there actions. Not even this can be hidden from there veil of religion, and pointless views of jihad. As violence only brings more violence and they are the ones that are blind. They will find no paradise after death, but greeted by the flames of hell.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  82. pete moss

    @ roy – you're a major fool! what planet have yoyu been living? the taliban needs not the west to demonize their twisted lack of logical thought – they seem to do quite well demonizing themselves. what's your excuse idiot?

    June 10, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jerome

    And Los Angeles has drive by casualties ranging in ages. Help pull the log out of our own eyes.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Eye Salve

      A child killed in a drive by in Los Angeles is an accident (not the intended target), not an intentional murder of a child. If you dont see the difference then your blinded by your pathetic beliefs.

      June 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  84. johnie

    however horrific, this is not a shocking action coming from these mentally mutated freaks of society. i read an article recently where African tribesman who have lived in the bush for centuries have recently taken radio locating equipment from researchers and are aiding in the tracking and preservation of wild lions due to the amount of poisonings and outright kills by African cattle ranchers. Tradition in these tribes in the past has been the kill of a lion is a huge deal, a right of manhood and a major step up in the tribe's caste system. My point is these religous zealots who have no conception of morality, or common sense perform these senseless acts in the name of tradition and God, when clearly by taking a step back and looking at the way they choose to live is by all accounts barbaric, silly, narrow-minded, and dangerous, -they still just dont get it. And in citing the previous article I think of these tribesman who for hundreds, maybe thousands of years have held these traditions and killed lions for their way of life, change their ways on a dime to help the lions thrive, just because a researcher comes in and lays some facts on them. I am just at a total loss when it comes to the taliban or any religous extremists for that matter, wake up!, help yourselves, your kids, your society. open your eyes, and use some common sense, do you think god wanyts you killing 7 year olds in the name of saving the world from the infidels? heres an idea, kill yourselves and go ask god what he wants, ...freaks!

    June 10, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  85. PA Johnny

    Need verification of the truth of this allegation before we engage in blaming, name-calling and insulting. Just because a couple of people says it happened, doesn't make it so. However, considering how seriously the Afghan government seems to have treated it, I don't think it can be dismissed out of hand. Must have verification that this really happened, AND THEN we can make intelligent comments and conclusions.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  86. prediction

    Taliban is slum of the earth

    June 10, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Angry

      No, I would place the Taliban below slums.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  87. Dawn

    If this is true, then I would surmise that the execution of the child was a warning to some or all of his relatives. Only the most inhuman of beings use children in sick, pathetic power games.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  88. CSUNikki

    Ok, Roy, you're a fricken idiot and if you are such a Taliban supporter, then take the advice of torben09 and book yourself a one-way flight to Afghanistan and while you are at it, please take commentator pspsup with you. I am sure you both will find it lovely there. We don't need people like you in the U.S.A. It is of no secret that the Taliban will kill anyone who is not of Muslim faith and follows their stone-age philosophies. I feel bad for the boy being killed, but look at his surroundings. The Taliban will attempt to crush anyone who has an independent thought. That country will never be civilized. Just carpet bomb it and start over.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • P

      Mmm, So the civilized response for the outrage of killing an innocent 7 year old is to carpet bomb the country because there are obviously no more innocents residing there.....Realistic, perceptive and above all in keeping with our American way of life....I like it. /sarcasm

      June 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Jay

    WTH is everyone ganging up on Roy. He makes a good point. CNN shouldn't be giving headlines that haven't been confirmed, regardless of popular opinion of the Taliban. President Karzai, and PM Cameron said themselves that this hasn't been confirmed. Local leaders in Afghanistan are so desperate for money and attention for their own provinces, that it wouldn't surprise me if a provincial governor made up a sob story to get some attention to his province. Much like a little boy crying wolf. No one knows for sure that this execution actually happened, and CNN is acting irresponsibly by saying it happened in the opening sentence, and then closing the article with an air of doubt. If they wanted to announce the allegation, then report it as an allegation that hasn't been confirmed yet. That's just responsible reporting.
    And before the name calling starts, I'm a veteran who's served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. I've seen first hand what attrocities the Taliban are capable of, and do not put this kind of act past them for a second. I just don't think CNN should be creating a frenzy just to get ratings.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  90. Tom, Long Beach, California

    Roy, don't be a traitor thee Taliban lover....other-wise re-locate there so we can shoot a drone missile at you

    June 10, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  91. CNN Moderator

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    June 10, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  92. Laura

    Anyone who thinks this isn't possible clearly does not know much about the Taliban. Hamas is barely any different. They use children as shields.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      Very true. What kind of army hides in the middle of a bunch of civilians to shoot at the enemy. If they are going to pick a fight they better be ready for the consequences. if they don't care about their own families what ARE they fighting for??

      June 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Careful What You Wish For

      Not to be callus, but they hide in the midst of civilians because they're collateral damage, for one, and two they know damn well the other side will hesitate to shoot. As far as they're concerned, these civilains are being sacrificed for the benefit of Islam and will reap the rewards of the martyr...blah blah blah. You get the idea. That's their reasoning, and that's why it doesn't bother them.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  93. R

    What else these people can do ? that is what they know. You pass by garbage and think, you will have fragrance is stupidity. Taliban is garbage of humanity. That is what they will do.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  94. Aj

    If the world lived by the "eye for an eye" policy, there would far less crime.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      Yeah but cite me a passage where "eye for an eye" is an acceptable rule of law outside of any religious text, book, or scroll. Face it, you got to be sick in the head to "teach someone a lesson about violence" by raining violence down on their heads... its just stupid. Yeah, I said it. STUPID. IGNORANT. COUNTER PRODUCTIVE. SMALL MINDED

      June 10, 2010 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
      • Aj

        everyone is responsible for their own actions. EVERYONE knows its wrong to kill someone, so if I decide to take someone elses life, why should my life be spared???? I have no right to kill someone else, and I KNOW that, so if do something that is knowingly wrong, why shouldnt the same be done to me?

        June 10, 2010 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
      • David

        Those adjectives sound like someone we're hearing from... someone who considers themself above all common human emotion, someone who is aloof, who wonders every day of his life why the world just can't be more like him... someone who has never had senseless violence committed against him, thereby not knowing the shock and pain of such a crime... someone who will preach all day long to others about how humans SHOULD just "get along", but who has never had a first hand experience of having to defend himself or other innocents against senseless, depraved evil, like the TALIBAN.
        You make me sick, Tyler. Your kind is completely useless in this world. Crawl back into your ivory tower hole.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
      • Tyler

        That's right David get yourself all worked up over how you're go over there and KILL those EVIL TALIBAN! Kill 'em, mash 'em, stick them in a stew!! And the darkness and evil in men's hearts doesn't die, it just gets transferred to you. Kill Vander Sloot! Kill the BP execs!! Kill anyone who does anything wrong, slice off their hands, poke out their eyes! My God, its like listening to Torquemada mumble in his sleep...

        Because you speak like a guy who has never, ever, ever been in combat!!! F***ing DAVE! Go crawl back to whatever little sh**hole accepts your world views as wholesome and good. I assume that is your local church.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
      • PAT REGAN

        Tyler, you are correct. Otherwise its "an eye for an eye for an eye..."

        June 10, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • gs

      we would all be blind

      June 10, 2010 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
      • Fred

        yes....we are all blind.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • P

      So, uh; how's that kind of thinking been working at the Gaza strip over the last several decades? Yes, it's more complicated than that , but this is the primary mindset driving the bloodshed. And if each side feels secure in the role of judge, jury and executioner when exactly does it end?

      June 10, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • DFL

      Escalation of violence is the reason we don't follow "an eye for an eye". When does it all stop? We quickly lose track of who started and why and thus wind up in a never ending escalation of retaliation. The Middle East is a perfect example of that. As a Jew (and one that has never killed anyone Fawad!) I blame both sides for an inability to restrain and take the people into consideration. Hate drives hate. Just read this thread and you can tell whose parents taught their children to hate another race or religion.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Karen

        so....what if one side quits and the other never does...they just continue to kill...what then?

        June 17, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Mark

    Amen, Mike from Dallas. And we as Americans worry about hurting people from other countries' feelings!! Let's wake up America!!

    June 10, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Do we really,Mark?Is that why we bombed the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong???

      June 10, 2010 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • ArrKay

      I'm going to guess Mark was being sarcastic...

      June 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Susan

    Does anyone believe that the Taliban is not capable of doing this??

    June 10, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • P.R

      NO

      June 10, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      My question is;does anyone believe that the C.I.A.is not capable of doing this???They'll stop at nothing to discredit the Taliban.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        The CIA does not have to discredit the Taliban, most Muslim already believe that they are pigs and will rot in hell!

        June 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Tim

        I can see we're not going to evolve as a species until people like daniel here stop justifing such behavior.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • ArrKay

        Considering how bad the C.I.A. is at doing pretty much anything related to Intelligence, actually, no, I don't think the C.I.A. is responsible for this.

        But, all kidding aside, the C.I.A. and governments in general may be capable of ugly things, but I don't believe, for one second, they'd kill a 7 year old.

        Your conspiracy theory is exactly the kind of stuff that makes people turn a blind eye to all the actual mistakes governments make.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry C

        I believe Daniel-2 is capable of doing this. Why? Because I said so. The taliban is the one who is responsible, not anyone else, retard.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • dude in sc

        You're doing a great job of discrediting yourself.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        I believe you are capable of swallowing any lie/conspiracy that the taliban comes up with...Anabel.

        June 14, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nicki M.

      You do have a point Susan... because all I'm going on is hearsay. What ever happened though, that little boy was set up for failure. By both sides at that. "What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes"

      June 12, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  97. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    When we rid the the world of tyrannical rulers it makes the world a better place and when the world puts an end to any tyrannical rulers wanting again to control a country God will be with those who stop them until the job is done!

    June 10, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Tyler

      Yeah.. slight problem in your plan though buddy. In order to get the sort of political and military might necessary to exterminate a tyrannical dictator and all his followers, one must first be a tyrannical dictator. Which is why after 400,000 years or so of humans killing each other we have proven that the cream of our species does not rise to the top.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Where do you get your logic Tyler, if you think that your some kind of cream of the crop then run for office! In a democracy we pick our leaders so if they do not satisfy your expectations you have a choice to vote them out of office! One thing we do not do is terrorize and kill people for their support to regain power or hold onto it!

        June 10, 2010 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
      • Tyler

        "One thing we do not do is terrorize and kill people for their support to regain power or hold onto it!"

        LOLOLOLOL!! HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .... ooh, heh heh... give me a minute.... LOL!! HA HA HA HA... oh man.. ha ha

        Yeah, that's cute.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
      • Ms Galaxy

        Tyler, marry me!!

        June 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • dude in sc

        Tyler, you are an idiot.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Careful What You Wish For

        Tyler, you can't reason with people who wear helmets and ride the short bus. I'll buy you a beer, let's go.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Stan in SC

        Tyler, you are a moron.

        June 11, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      For all we know,the C.I.A. could have bamboozled the Taliban into executing this kid fooling them into beliving that he was actually a government spy.We may not have the intelligence of a rocket scientist,but anyone with average intelligence should know better than to put anything past the C.I.A.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
      • Merckxfan

        You can't be serious. This so typical, The Taliban is excused for the most horrendous of crimes and yet somehow anything the US does (or doesn't do) is much worse. When will human rights watchers stop focusing solely on the US and do their jobs in areas that really need help!

        June 10, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Daniel-2, if you hate the government so much as to accuse them of killing a 7 year old boy then you should move to Afghanistan where they would welcome your trash talk about our government! Then join them in their fall to hell!

        June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
      • Roc

        Dan 2 you must be a basebal player you are one DH

        June 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • lorne

        you better watch out. there is a CIA guy hiding in your closet right now spying on YOU.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • JenniPoohBear

        Daniel2, go back to your little aluminum-lined room, put back on your little aluminum "protection" cap and give your stupidly idiotic conspiracy theories a rest.

        This wasn't the CIA. It wasn't the FBI. It wasn't AMERICA at all, you imbecile. It was a brutal, horrid terrorist regime committing an act so heinous, it makes those who did it worthy of only one thing: Annihilation. The Taliban should all be put to a swift death.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • bubba gump

        That is one of the most stupid theories that I have ever heard

        June 10, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gates

        Wow, yours is possibilty the most ignorant post on CNN in 2010. Congrats, moron.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ms Galaxy

      Another problem is that every religion thinks god is on their side, so these guys believe that their allah is fighting right alongside them. I don't believe in any god for several dozen excellent reasons. Nevertheless, this crime is horrific AND it brings out the worst in others wanting blood revenge. Sick all around.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry C

        I believe in the God of the Bible for "several dozen excellent reasons". My mentor and example to live by is Jesus Christ. He summed it up with 2 laws:1)love God with all thy heart;2)love others as yourself (love fulfills the law). Anything less than that IS NOT CHRISTIANITY, no matter how someone packages it. However, islam's mentor & example is mohammed. Muslims (terrorists) DO FOLLOW his example so I understand your contempt for religion (at least islam). But to equate Jesus Christ's chrisitianity (I prefer messanic judism) with man-made religions, well, that's just retarded. Have you even studied the entire Bible? I bet you haven't; otherwise, you'd understand God loves you so much He sent His only begotten Son to die for your sins as divine punishment to satisfy His righteous judgement (John 3:16). Yes, God came as Jesus and suffered Himself to save you, but you hate Him because of what MAN does, nice.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ms Galaxy

        Jerry, thank you for such nice articulation. Good to see that some people don't go into hate mode. I would like to answer your questions, though. Yes, I've studied the bible for years, while I was on an earnest quest for something to believe in. My rejection is not of Jesus's teachings; it is a rejection of the idea of a god who actually exists. After years of searching, EARNESTLY, mind you, I was left with the realization that there is no god of any kind. It was not an easy place to arrive at; certainly not popular in this culture.

        I do not lump Islam in with Christianity for any reason other than the belief in an imaginary god. There are lots of good discussions on the web on this topic, of course, and I realize this isn't one of them. But you were civil and heartful, and I wanted to let you know that there are also plenty of people who don't believe in any god of any kind who are good, kind, loving and heartful people too. I don't miss having a god in my life, and I've heard all the preaching I want for a lifetime, so while I appreciate other peoples' concerns for my afterlife, I have no concerns at all. Thanks for the comment.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ms Galaxy

        And by the way, I don't hate what I don't believe in. I don't hate, period. One cannot hate what one doesn't believe exists; I don't hate fairies or Santa Claus, either. 😉

        June 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Careful What You Wish For

        Jerry C

        I believe in the God of the Bible for "several dozen excellent reasons". My mentor and example to live by is ...

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        June 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jay

        @ Jerry
        Are you saying Christianity is not a "man-made" religion? Really? Here's a little bit of information for you. ALL religion is man-made! Buddhism, Taoism (which are more of philosophies)Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all "man-made." Somebody told a story that someone else liked, and they ran with it.
        Now for all the Christian extremists on here:
        All of you condemn Islam because they are all "evil". Then when someone says that Christians have done the same thing, you say that "it was a few people in the past. Have you studied the entire Bible?"
        My response:
        Have you studied the entire Quran? If you did, you'd know that Allah is your God. In fact, it's Arabic for God. Like Dios is Spanish for God. It's the same god! Different messiah, same god. To top it off, Islam regards Jesus as one of the 5 major prophets, along with Moses, Noah, Abraham, and Mohamed. Islam even refers to Jews and Christians as "people of the book" and states that Muslims should treat Jews and Christians with special regard as they believe in the same god. Does Christianity or Judaism make any such concession for believers of ANY other faith? They didn't the last time I checked. Seems like Muslims are shoving your "love thy neighbor" speech right up your own high-road claiming @$$.

        Jerry, that second part really wasn't directed at you.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Really?

        Man, Jerry, you are misguided. You can have ALL of those things WITHOUT a god or God or Jesus or Muhammed or Allah, or anything. All you need is yourself and faith in yourself. There is no need for you to spread such lies about this earth. BUT, if you want to believe all those fairy tales, go right ahead, just please, keep it to yourself and let people find it or not find it for themselves. Understand? Okay.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • joel

        Amen Jerry!!! =)

        June 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • MaryM

        I suppose a theological debate is a great one to have instead of focusing on the real issue. If you don't believe in God than so be it. You can die and be dust in the wind. Those of us who do will be seated at the right hand of the Father. enough said.

        June 14, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Abd al-Latif

    I don't know if this is true or not. After all, we thought Saddam had WMDs and it turned out not to be true. But if it is true...my God, just destroy them.

    June 10, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Phil

      It was well known before the war how indiscriminate the Islamic leaders are with opposition. Remember the gassing of the Kurd people? A lot of them were children. A wedding was bombed lately, and many children died. There was no military value at all to it. It just makes them look worse and worse to the rest of the world. We get condemned for hitting civilians by accident, and they mow them down like a lawn mower.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • Stan in SC

        Spot on comment sir!

        June 11, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott S.

      Sadam did have WMD. He used them on the Kurds. Sadam hid them well and probably surrendered most to Syria. Don't be nieve!

      June 10, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        It's spelled naive –
        and there were no WMDs – maybe we should go start a war in Syria as well.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mr. Cheney

        Don't be what?

        June 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • MaryM

        chris,

        You are mistaken. WMD's do not equate to Nukes. They are weapons that have the capacity to kill large amounts of people. Saddam most certainly at one point, had biological weapons and nerve agents. His own people thought he still had those weapons.

        June 14, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • daryl

      Saddam had something that was wanted, not WMD ...oil and lots of it.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • bubba gump

        Darryl
        Is it really necessary for you to bring up the wear about oil argument. It sounds to me like you are supporting the Taliban by trying to put a political twist on this. This article is about the sensless killing of a 7 year old boy. This has nothing to do with the war in Iraq. This has to do with a bunch of murderers who feel that the killing of a CHILD will further their cause. Personally, I cant wait for these barbarians and their followers to burn in Hell.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mo

      Only Islamic dogs like the Taliban kill innocent women and children. The Taliban kill more Muslims than non-Muslims in their quest to reconquer and brutalize the Afghan people.

      June 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Alan

        the taliban and islamic religion should be eradicated from the face of the earth

        June 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Careful What You Wish For

        That's right, Allan! Build up that righteous indignation and call for racial cleansing. Atta boy!

        June 10, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Mike, Dallas

    Just another example of how Inhumane and barbaric these people are. A 7 year old spy? Really? sounds like someone is a bit paranoid; THEY DO NOT WANT PEACE! THEY WANT TO ERRADICATE EVERY HUMAN BEING WHO IS NOT MUSLIM....

    June 10, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Angry

      One more reason that Islam should be eradicated.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
      • sri

        never stoop to the level of your enemy. That is when you become your own enemy. We need to endure the pain and suffering BUT NEVER GIVE IN TO THE TYRANTS OF ISLAM !! Do not conform to ISLAM !! Even if they kill us. But never, kill them for it. Show them that we represent the alternative to islam – Peace without religion.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
      • bandgeek1

        Islam is not to blame. Radicals are and radicals of any stripe should never be tolerated, in any country. And before you ask, I'm Presbyterian.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
      • phuckit

        Again, religion can be traced back to every major world conflict and is the reason I have turned away from my childhood religion and just try to be a good person and live by morals and not be bogged down by who's view is god is correct.

        June 10, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
      • wakil

        u idiot. chistianity, cathlolic, budda, etc should be erased. just because some dummies do stupid things dont make the religion bad. go celebrate christmas or something....

        June 10, 2010 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • daryl

        All these atrocities go back to one simple fact...RELIGION. The worst thing ever invented.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ron

        I agree. Islam is the actual problem. The recent pictures of Islamic protesters in London show exactly how they feel. The signs they held said things like "death to all non-Muslims, Islam will take over the world, be-head anyone who disgraces Alla, ect.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • MBResortGuy

        It has nothing to do with Islam in general. The form of Islam that these whackos are practicing (Wahbism if I remember correctly) is a perverted form of the religion, very similar to the perverted Christianity promoted by Jim Jones, David Koresh, et. al. Islam, in and of itself, promotes peace and tranquility. For those that argue that it doesn't, I suggest they delve into the Bible and discover that it's just a violent and intolerant as they say the Koran is.

        This conflict is NOT about religion! They're trying to make it that way so they can justify jihad, etc., but the bottom line of this war is about terrorists and terrorism, REGARDLESS of thier professed religion. Kill 'em all and let God (be it God, Jehovha, Allah, Budda, etc., etc., etc., etc.) sort 'em out.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kyle

        This is one of the most ignorant comments of them all...wow. Truly a sad story, but ignorant people like you are what makes the world worse.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Cliff Vegas

        Ah... yes... one tyranny for another. Care to retract?

        June 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • AiryDare

        Haha, kill all the 7 year olds over there. They're all spies! Worthless towelheads.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Careful What You Wish For

        Calling for the eradication of anything is how the Holocaust occurred.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • joel

        I love how we all forget that Christianity had radicals as well its called the crusades. Quit blaming a WHOLE religion when its the people that are INSANE that are to blame.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • vbscript2

        "Again, religion can be traced back to every major world conflict and is the reason I have turned away from my childhood religion and just try to be a good person and live by morals and not be bogged down by who's view is god is correct."

        If you really believe that, then I suggest you read up on history a little more. If not, then I suggest you quit lying. By the way, the vast majority of the atrocities committed in the past century were not committed by Christians, Muslims, or any other religion... they were committed by atheists.
        Examples:
        Stalin's purges – easily 10,000,000+ deaths – atheist, anti-religion
        Mao Zedong – several tens of millions of deaths – atheist, anti-religion
        Hitler's Holocaust – ~8,000,000 deaths – something between a pagan and an atheist at the time
        Kim Il Sung – 1,000,000+ deaths – atheist, anti-religion.
        Deaths from WWII – 50,000,000+ – instigated primarily by Hitler (something between pagan and atheist,) Mussolini (atheist, anti-religion,) and Hirohito (something between pagan and atheist, basically worshipped himself)

        need I continue?

        June 10, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Disgusted

        Calling for the eradication of Islam is merely creating another Jihad. It suggests ignorance and poor insight. By remaining strong in the belief of liberty, freedom, and the inherent worth of all life, American and her allies can maintain the moral high ground.
        For those of you who blame religion the text isn't the problem. People are. Placing blame on a philosophy may make you feel righteous in your rant, but ultimately discredits you in the eyes of the 85% of human beings who believe in a higher power. Islam is 600 years younger than Christianity. 600 years ago Christians were burning women at the stake for knowing about natural medicine. All Islam needs is time to grow and evolve. In today's world that can happen rapidly if people are willing to be accepting and open minded.
        I'm 17 years old, I'm gay, I live in a rural OKLAHOMA community, and I am a Christian. Local churches have berated me for a long time, but in that I have learned much. Terrorists, manipulators, evangelists, radicals, and all the others who hide behind a false banner are the true enemy. Let us not blame a hijacked philosophy for the actions of corrupted men.

        June 12, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • john Briffaux

        it saddens me to read some of these responses. For those that think Islam is a religion that wants to kill all infidels, please "get a clue!"! if you know how to read, inform yourself on Islam before venting out such stupidity. There are religious fanatics in all religions, who misinterpret and distort the msgs and/or writings of their religion and to use them as a generalisation of that religion is a big mistake. Just like with catholics, and the problem of pedophiles and how the pope and others have made efforts to hide or protect those who have commited those horrific acts on children. Should we now say that christian religion is one of pedophiles. I have lived in Afghanistan for many years and i can assure you they DO NOT raise children to hate. Yes the people may be informed incorrectly about the outside worl and truths may be distorted but folks we do that too here and Bush was an excellent example of that. Give the afghan people, the muslim people the benefit of the doubt that they can make the difference between good and evil, between truth and lies, just as you want them to think that you are good and just and not Islam haters. Extremist are of many nationalities, religions, and colours! Don not limit yourself!

        June 14, 2010 at 4:03 am | Report abuse |
    • cinge

      so where is the world outcry? where is the UN? is israel the only one who gets world condemnation (based on lies). DOUBLE STANDARD. it makes me sick.

      June 10, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
      • JenniPoohBear

        Exactly! I couldn't agree with you more. Well said.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • navyboy

        Very true. This story is just a "blip" in the news. This is just a horrible story.
        I guess they didn't want to interfere with the world cup?

        June 13, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Keel

      US troops have to kill children that are laiden with bombs on the roads of Afghanistan and Iraq all the time. Children are not innocent! Get used to it. A boy at 7 years old can easily be manipulated. Born and bred to carry AK-47s and bombs and to be used as fodder. Women and Children (civilians) in the Middle East are used as bait for American Soldiers to not shoot because we don't want to kill them. The Taliban and other terrorist factions in the area try to use this to their advantage. I have a friend who was there, and had this to say: "It doesn't matter who is pointing an AK at you, when it's your life or his, age is meaningless." Why the Taliban decided to make a public announcement over it? to show that the other side is just as sick as they are. Someone trained that kid... Someone pushed him into the front-lines. Someone was giving this kid direction. If that's not true, then the Taliban wouldn't see him as a threat.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Bruno Parisien

    If this people can be identified we should round them up and send a clear message that this kind o act cannot be tolerated .

    ingredient needed
    -good special effect person
    -know corrupted Afghanistan official without any family or low age children
    -Children of the person responsible

    1- send children of responsable up for adoption in other more stable contry (should not be parent anyway)
    2- Super impose torture scene by corrupted official in controls zone of the child in step 1 (special effect we dont hurt kids never)
    3- Tail corrupted official of step 1 and 2 by limiting is movement for some other security concern (coward anyway)
    4-Let tali-bans of step 1 send a squad to kill know corrupted official.
    5-(1)Arrest squad and tell them the the people that send them their knew it was a set up and send them to get killed because they think they where traitor or tag them and realse lack of proof (2) send them back to identifies the faction in step 1 with order to liquidate them ....
    No coalition soldier killed and lot of people willing to help them because nobody like to see kids killed

    June 10, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • dan

      wow how so many of you comment on nothing in relation to the article as usual.. interesting how the taliban as well as radical islam have proven once again that killing of their own people regardless of what the reason is shows us one more proof that they are constantly the problem..

      June 10, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
      • Pat

        George, when was the last time the US executed a 7 year old child? We are very different.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Timbo

        Yeah George, nice, intelligent equivalence. I'm sure the Taliban gave him a fair trial with a jury of his piers. I'm sure he was convicted with evidence beyond a reasonable doubt. I'm sure he had access to a lawyer, Miranda rights, and a chance to appeal. I don't think "WE" are anything like them George, just you.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Matty13

        George, what a horrible comparison. A 7 year old boy swinging from a tree and you brush it off as....well.....we do the same thing. You must really hate this country.

        June 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • Cliff Vegas

        An execution of a 7yo not only demonstrates the absolute barbarism of the Taliban, but also reveals their fear of the people around them.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Guy

        George,

        When was the last time the US has had the capital punishment on someone and found out they were innocent? I think there have only been a few in history. Latest on in the 70's or 80's. We have an appeals system and a nonprofit organization called Innocence Project that make sure this does not happen. It's one thing to keep quiet and have people think your not smart and another to open your mouth and prove it.

        June 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Acaraho

        To Pat: the last time the US executed a 7-year old child was a 6-year old in Iraq by Army Private Steven Dale Green. The time before that was probably in Vietnam at My Lai and the time before that was on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Of 22,588 executions in 70 countries between 1994 and 2002, 19 of these executions were of child offenders, put to death in five countries. Twelve of these killings occurred in the USA and until March 1, 2005, the United States was the only nation in the world that permitted the execution of children under age 18. See, our crimes are not that far behind the terrorists.

        June 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Timbo

        and how many of those soldiers were criminally prosecuted? I know most of the ones from the massacre in Vietnam were.

        June 10, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Karen

        You've got to be kidding me. To kill a little 7 year old boy. He was just that a little boy. I beleive that the taliban are some of the most ignorant people that we have on this earth. I don't beleive that a 7 year old boy would no how to spy let alone care about what anyone is doing. I surely hope that something is done to these people that did the killing. It makes me so angry. Let the children of any race be children. Let them be little. They are so innocent to this stupid war stuff.

        June 10, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nicki M.

        I do agree with you Dan. This poor little boy got screwed over. If he was or wasn't spying he shouldn't have been killed. If he was working as a spy, the idiot government should have known better as well. Someone's child is dead, the government isn't doing a thing and the Taliban thinks it's ok to do this. They should have leveled that place years ago when they said they would. Take the women and children out and just level it. Very sad day for this 7 year old boy and his family if he had any. I wonder if anyone found out his name at all either. May he get some well deserved rest, especially from that horrid place he lived in.

        June 12, 2010 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Angry

        This was a disgusting action...A 7-year old dragged from his home by adults and killed for spying. Barbaric! and STUPID!! Like Karen said, this is a small boy. The fear and pain this young little boy must have had to endure until it was over...just incredible. I really hope the men who did this are destroyed!

        June 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • rodney

        the Taliban are wimps this is why they kill like cowards anyway there are no balls there

        June 13, 2010 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        he campaign to delegitimize Israel continues. Bloody knifes held by the thugs who attacked Israeli soldiers have been cropped out of photos. “Eyewitness” accounts of those claiming that the "peace activists" did not engage in violence continue to be broadcast despite the contradictory video evidence. And many in the media ignore the fact that Israel facilitates the delivery of true humanitarian goods into Gaza every day.

        Together we ARE making a difference. We have seen stories in the major media that do tell the truth. By spreading video footage, images and cold hard facts around the world via our website and our social media networks - the story is being told.

        June 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Rick from LA

        Is this killing confirmed? Is this a fabricated story to try to discredit the Taliban? If true, the people behind that murder need to become living crash test dumies. If false, trying to kill a movement with lies only serves to stregthen it. Be careful the words you speak for the actions they incite may not be what you intended.

        June 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.

        Riyadh denies Israeli airspace claims
        UPI Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:10 AM PDT
        WASHINGTON, June 14 (UPI) - Riyadh denied allegations it gave Israel the green light to use its airspace to launch an attack on Iran, the Saudi Embassy in the United States said.

        June 14, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Great there Bruno, so why don't you hop a plane go over there and make certain it happens that way??? you super intellectual, you...

      June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • dan

      Bruno? What are you taking about in your grocery list of confusion?

      June 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
      • luke

        "dan
        Bruno? What are you taking about in your grocery list of confusion?"

        What a great comeback, i'm going to use that today sometime.... haha

        June 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Xring

      The human race is scary sometimes. War and killings are never the answer to a problem.

      June 10, 2010 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • shirley

        U think?

        June 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patrick

        Simplistic fool who believes peace & luv will solve everything – just like that moron currently occupying the White House. The world is filled with evil people that only understand guns and bullets. Stop smoking pot and wake up to reality.

        June 10, 2010 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      what are you talking about.....

      June 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • the author

      I put forward the technique on how to capture the brains behind the taliban and the crazy fanatics on the most wanted list like bin laden, back in 2004-2005. It was a very detailed theory and included were suggestions on how to carry out the theory with of course offering up that there could be tweaks to the plan. My motivation was the $25 million per head bounty. The theory took alot of research and time, and I knew that there would be collateral damage however the tactics employed by the religious manipulators has to be stopped- if the killing of a child had to occur my thinking was that it would shake muslims who are older to act against the religious manipulators. What I probably also realized was that my theory and plan involved the same deception the government put forward when they announced the $25 million bounty per head- there would always be an excuse to not pay out. Having said that, in 2006 in Iraq a few on the list were killed and the government announced they would not be paying the bounty- obviously directed to me the way the announcement was made. Today I have the satisfaction of knowing my theory works and has been implemented- I would ask that the government payout the money owing otherwise as I put forward above when the religious manipulators kill a child they expose their lie, when the government doesn't act on a bounty they expose their lie- there never were any conditions on who put forward the "kill plan".

      June 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      how could Islam not be to blame? They did it in the name of Islam, are they misguided, sure, but they did it none the less in the name of Islam. If your religion tells you to go around killing anyone who does not agree with you, like Mohammad did, and you will go to paradise and be a martar, if you are devoted to it you will do whatever it tells you, maybe its time we look at this "religion a little more in depth, it was created as a war maching to take over the middle east, he called it uniting but its the same thing when you kill people who do not agree with you......go educate yourselves people, read up on the prophet of Islam, his life, and make your own decision about Islam

      June 10, 2010 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • ZG

        Dave, this has nothing to do with Islam. They need a leader; not an american poppet. Hamid karzai doesnt know how to run a country. If islam truly taught violence and distruction, i can guarantee you that United States would be blown up right now of the millions of muslims living in America. They need a better leader not a change in religion...

        June 10, 2010 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        When a religion calls for the death of all infidels and to make jihad against them, then it is a religion of the devil not of God!!!

        June 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dave

        thats the problem, they have leaders who are misguided by the Koran, any leader they have will do the same thing, the saudi kings do not b/c of their financial ties.....leaders are not the issue, plenty of those

        June 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • LOVEFORALLHATREDFORNONE

        Thankyou Dave for writing what you wrote it has clearly shown that you have the wrong information about Islam.
        To really learn about Islam please visit Alislam.org or watch the MTA International TV to understand what really Islam stands for and not what you read or see in the Media.
        You will be surprised to the Core.

        June 12, 2010 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Spendlove

      Dude your spelling and grammar suck big time.. leave complicated stuff up to those who are fit for dealing with it, and go back to school. :p

      June 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      @Bruno: uhhh wut?

      June 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • imhumanru

      If we could "round em up", I think we would have done that already, and this article would not exist.

      June 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Children are trained from birth to be mean over there. Their are 7-year-olds ain't like ours.

      June 10, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Children are trained from birth to be mean over there. Their 7-year-olds ain't like ours.

      June 10, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • BeachD1

      the entire logic of the Muslim/Moslem world is archaic and brutal, favoring only grown men. too often those grown men are still operating in the pattern established several thousand years prior to this second millenium the rest of the world is growing into. Remember, there were serious complicit personel from America arming the middle eastern areas for multiple decades prior to 9/11. When we the people allowed our Federal Government to play war makers we became one of the most despised Nations on the planet. Were it not for our higher level of weapons we would have suffered much worse indignities from the idiot populations of the Muslim World. A seven year old was killed, and there have been how many molested by our top Christian Religion Leaders ? We are not innocent, we are just as bad , just more covert.

      June 12, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • bilinski101

      shouldnt we be mad at the US for using a 7 year old as a spy? I mean yea its bad to kill a 7 year old but thats the risk of being a spy and both contries know that..

      June 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gerald Scott Flint

      Please read what Volunteer Medics Worldwide and others are trying to do for children who would be recruited by the Taliban in Afghanistan. Someone has to do it and we can use all of the assistance any honest party could bring!
      http://www.volunteermedics.org "Kabul Kids Get Better Care" CNN IREPORTS

      June 16, 2010 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
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