Thursday, June 26, 2008

Child Soldiers in Use In Kenya

An externality to continued land disputes in Kenya has forced unethical forces to abduct children as young as ten years of age to do their henchwork. The practice of coerced child soldiers is a modern horror that approaches and is slavery. There is no way of gauging the amount of damage that this practice is creating for these youthes and the future.

By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated Press Writer
BUNGOMA, Kenya — Dozens of scared children filed silently into the bare room, their eyes on the cracks in the floor. One by one, in low voices, they told of being tortured by the Kenyan army because they were suspected of aiding rebels. They told of being beaten and made to shake hands with corpses. They told of being forced to crawl through barbed wire tunnels and of genitals squeezed by pliers.

Then the children took off their shirts. White scars crisscrossed the dark skin on their backs like grains of rice. Some were still bleeding.

These children are among hundreds in western Kenya who have been terrorized, many twice over, first by a militia in their villages and then by the army sent to fight it. The militia forced children as young as 10 to become soldiers. In a widespread crackdown, the army then rounded up the children and thousands of adults and tortured them, human rights groups say.

The Associated Press interviewed some of the children in a detention center, brought in by a human rights advocate without the knowledge of government officials or the military. The children have been held since April on charges of promoting warlike activities. Their identities and location are withheld to protect them from reprisals.

March, the Kenyan government sent its army to crack down on the Sabaot Land Defense Force militia, which is named after the Sabaot region. But instead of hunting down militia fighters where they hide in the forests of Mount Elgon, the army swept up thousands of men and boys from the surrounding villages.

Since then, so many reports of murder and torture have emerged that Kenya's state-run human rights commission is calling for the prosecution of the defense minister and top army and police officials. There are also calls for the United States and Britain to suspend millions of dollars in aid and training to the Kenyan army.

The U.S. has asked for $7.45 million (euro4.7 million) for "peace and security" purposes for Kenya in 2009. Britain is providing more than $1.96 million this year to fight terrorism and has allocated $7.83 million for regional security initiatives based in Kenya.

Representatives of both governments in Kenya told The Associated Press they are deeply concerned over the reports of abuses and are calling on the Kenyan government to investigate. But the Kenyan government says the army has received no complaints.

The militia in Mount Elgon formed because of land conflicts, the same issue that fueled violence in Kenya after disputed elections in December. Squatters who had farmed the same fields since they were children were evicted in a government land scheme, and the rich grabbed plots set aside for the landless.

The militia flourished in the thick forests of Mount Elgon, where 166,000 people live in poor villages next to a dormant volcano. Some families encouraged children to join in the hope of securing land in the 370-square-mile (950-square-kilometer) district. Others were given a stark choice: pay the militia up to 50,000 Kenyan shillings (US$830, euro525) — far beyond the reach of most — donate their son, or die.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Change: Poetic Justice Is No Justice At All

Westwood CA
Dateline June 4, 2008

Barack Obama, on June 3, 2008 became the first African American to clinch the presidential nomination of a major political party. Obama by using a mantra of Change defeated a resurgent Hillary Clinton who seeked to be the first woman to stake such a claim. Clinton’s main policy issue was universal healthcare. It took within one hour of the close of an arduous primary campaign to cinch the nomination. A orchestrated flow of superdelegates gave Obama the needed majority at the close of the South Dakota polls which he lost. Obama won the final Montana primary which closed an hour later.

Personally, I was in Westwood, California and had just turned on my laptop after recharging such with a small battery of solar panels in the forest. This was slightly before 6:00 PST. On MSNBC, Hillary Clinton was speaking in New York City. I was able to view this live. Only recently has the modem speed on my smartphone service been able t o delivery about the equivalent of 54kbs which would permit me to watch such in real time. I normally would not watch regular television and I just left my small handheld transistor radio at the bus stop for whomever wanted it.

John McCain has already locked up the Republican nomination and Barack Obama will face this war hero for the presidency.

One of the most prominent measures of a president is the ability to identify and solve the problem and crises that the nation faces. Hence George Washington in defeating the British and being the first president is considered by many to be the greatest leader. Abraham Lincoln is gaining strongly in this measure by ending slavery.

George Bush is the crisis president. One must consider that 9-11 must have some blame placed on his predecessors. Needless to state Bush did not recognize me. I usually state such in the subject header of emails as In re: Nollmeyer. This is in conformity with the Rules For the United States Supreme Court and one could recognize such as in the styling of an extraordinary writ.

The United States or the leadership still has not recognized a chemical assault against the nation. All public officials in my cognition have no known objective remedy and records to the internal crisis which may construed as an act of war. The allegation is that Cambridge Law School is the authorship and origin. LAPD contains a Gay Militia which is leading the attack with the Delaware State Police and Baltimore Police Department as lower level co-principals.

The attack seeks to avenge LGBT treatment with me as a foil. I have survived by adhering to the teachings of my Gaudiya Vaishnava faith by following basic instruction in the original Bhagavad Gita As It Is by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada.

An unnamed Baltimore Studio or The Studio also in involved. They are LGBT orientated. Such are involved in the mutilation of evidence. In this regards a tactic of Gay Militancy is to frame a heterosexual as a LGBT person. This is the case in the United States as over 42 states have become despoiled with no affective remedy by sworn official.

I am one day older than Barack Obama, being born August 3, 1961. Gay marriages are set to begin June 17, 2008 here in California. This is the birthday of the United States Constitution. This event became on the June 17, 1987 the 200th Anniversary of this document.

The ballot initiative to limit marriage to one man, one woman has been placed on the November ballot both in California and Florida.

I support these measures which are similar to that in 26 states.
-Persons that wish to teach from a spurious history of corrupt records will only be humiliated and defeated. This also true from those who do not even recognize objective history.

At the present date neither candidate for the president is an agent of positive real change. John McCain and Barack Obama will only prove that democracy does not lead to freedom. Such leads to totalitarianism and a Perfect Dictator. This is a democratically elected system that gradually marginalizes and enslaves it citizens.

In lieu of this on has to consider if the Democratic and Republican Parties are not RICO structures hence racketeered influenced corrupt organizations that should be dismantled and divested.

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