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Eight year old smokes while fighting in Syria.
The Telegraph ^ | 3/29/2013 | Ruth Sherlock

Posted on 04/02/2013 8:00:21 AM PDT by rktman

It is one of the most shocking images from the Syrian war. An eight-year-old boy draws deeply on a cigarette, the small fingers of his other hand clutching a an AK-47 rifle that balances awkwardly against his chest.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: aljazeera; israel; qatar; rebels; russia; ruthsherlock; syria; waronterror
So, which is more concerning? Smokin' cigs or smokin' guns? The sad reality of life in Syria. Where's john f'n kerry now. Don't they have warning labels on cigs in Syria? Somehow I don't think the cigs are this kids #1 worry.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 8:00:21 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

OMG, doesn’t he realize that cigarettes can kill?


2 posted on 04/02/2013 8:01:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

Children under 10 smoke all over the cruddier parts of the world.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 8:01:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: rktman

Quick - send Bloomberg to Syria! He’ll fix this!


4 posted on 04/02/2013 8:02:36 AM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: rktman
War? No problem.

Child soldiers? YAWN.

Starvation and social disorder? Not an issue.

 

 

A CHILD SMOKING???!??! CALL OUT THE FREAKIN U.N.!!!!!!!!!!!11!!

5 posted on 04/02/2013 8:03:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: rktman
Go ahead. Call me "fatty-fat-fat-fat". I triple-dog dare ya.
6 posted on 04/02/2013 8:05:17 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: rktman

Dear liberal busy bodies,

If I’m fighting in a war, at 10 years old, and I decide I want a smoke

THEN I AM GOING TO ****ING SMOKE! GOT IT? GOOD! AND IF YOU DON’T GOT IT, YOU CAN SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!


7 posted on 04/02/2013 8:05:18 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: rktman

They blow up so fast.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 8:05:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rktman

the part about smoking is a joke, right?


9 posted on 04/02/2013 8:08:36 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

My husband figured this picture was a response to all the horror that the left in this country made over that sweet looking kid who had social services at the family door by posing with his new gun.

Kind of an in yer face, you pussies to America, from Syria.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 8:13:51 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: rktman

Is that a 7-bullet magazine on the AK-47, Gov. Cuomo?


11 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:01 AM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: rktman

That’s the least of his problems...


12 posted on 04/02/2013 8:20:37 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: dforest

Heh. Could be.

Kids in Syrian face a much tougher “School of Hard Knocks” than their American counterparts, that’s for sure.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 8:20:57 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: rktman

And on a school night too!


14 posted on 04/02/2013 8:23:00 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: rktman
tareytonsmokes photo tareytoncigs_zpsa8156b72.jpg
15 posted on 04/02/2013 8:32:15 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dfwgator

That kid has a cold dead stare. Frightening.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 8:40:15 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rktman

I’m more concerned about him and his pals continuously shouting “Allah Akbar!!”

A true Jihadi in the making.


17 posted on 04/02/2013 8:44:19 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: rktman
THE HORROR©


18 posted on 04/02/2013 8:44:42 AM PDT by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: rktman

This brought back a memory.

30 years ago, I was in Metullah, Israel, with a group of Christian pastors.

We were meeting and greeting a brave young Christian Man who operated a Bible radio station in Southern Lebanon.

The pastors had a real tough time with the fact that this gentleman (like MOST Mid-East people) SMOKED like a chimney!

A few months later, some muzzies in a car bomb took out the radio station, killing its two operators, one of whom was the “Smoking Man”.

Now tell me, who was doing the Will of His Father?


19 posted on 04/02/2013 8:45:44 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: rktman

Kid, you are SO grounded!


20 posted on 04/02/2013 8:51:47 AM PDT by equaviator
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To: rktman

At that age my dad used to have me go in the store to get him a pack of cigs. Didn’t smoke them though.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 9:19:51 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (What has the GOP done today to gain your support in 2014?)
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To: rktman

Are they Newports like Øbama sucks on?


22 posted on 04/02/2013 9:20:06 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Newports is a US “urban” thing.
My guess would be some local brand.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 9:22:29 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: dfwgator

He’s celebrating having a Super Big Gulp, because he’s too young for unprotected sex.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 9:30:19 AM PDT by chickenlips (Is Reince Priebus really PeeWee Herman?)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

Well, Junior is going to have a hard time hitting anything with that weapon. This is a staged photo.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 9:34:37 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chris37

If I’m fighting in a war, at 10 years old, and I decide I want a smoke
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Well, us ‘normal’ civilized people know what is right because we are smart enough to NOT ALLOW a person of 20 1/2 with a tour (or two) in ‘Indian Country’ the right to sit down and drink a beer in a bar. /s...


26 posted on 04/02/2013 9:49:08 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --I turn 75 next year- but remember, that's only 24 Celsius. (TKS R. Reagan))
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To: rktman
Eight year old smokes while fighting in Syria.

I'm not sure which will kill him sooner... the smoke or the gun...I just hope he'll survive!!

27 posted on 04/02/2013 9:49:16 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go RED SOX....The 101st year of ol' Fenway! Beat the Yanks)
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To: xrmusn

I am truly beginning to wonder if we normal civilized people actually know anything at all anymore.

You know it strikes me that this 10 year old smoker armed with a >>weapon of war<< is man enough to fight for the future of his country...

Whereas our 10 year olds are taught about gay marriage, glowbull warming, and are suspended from school for nibbling pop tarts in an improper fashion and for brining butter knives to school to cut their pears.

I’m starting to feel like I am in the wrong place.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 9:54:26 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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