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Putin's tiny army: Russian child soldiers trained in battle tactics, weapons and hand-to-hand combat
The Daily Mail ^ | 24 March 2014

Posted on 03/24/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Some parents would gasp at the thought of their children playing with a toy gun, but these Russian children are actually encouraged to take up real arms.

Military sports club, 'Berkut', (meaning golden eagle), trains up young Russian, who dream of joining the elite units of the Russian army and fighting under the command of President Vladimir Putin.

A young boy is pictured on their website brandishing a hand gun and dressed in military fatigues with his finger over the trigger.

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


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KEYWORDS: children; militarytraining; russia
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1 posted on 03/24/2014 6:37:25 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

“A member of an elite paramility organization, Eagle Scout.” ~ Red Dawn


2 posted on 03/24/2014 6:40:29 PM PDT by JPX2011
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To: MinorityRepublican

Meanwhile, our boy scouts are earning their fisting badges. Obama will preside over ‘The Generation of Wimps’


3 posted on 03/24/2014 6:42:02 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: MinorityRepublican

Meanwhile, Pajama Boy sips his hot chocolate, Boy Scouts learn about the finer points of homosexuality and Obama turns our military into a freak show parade.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 6:44:31 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Cuties, mostly. If somebody had offered me a chance to parachute at that age I'd have crawled over broken glass.

The concerned reporters at the Mail would probably hyperventilate if they saw any of my neighbors' kids' paintball tournaments. Almost all of them can shoot real guns. None of them appear permanently damaged by it.

5 posted on 03/24/2014 6:45:39 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boy, the propaganda machine is just spitting this crap out.

It kind of feels like the 80s all over again.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 6:46:00 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Parents “gasping” at the thought of their kids handling guns is a real problem in our country. My dad taught me to shoot before he taught me to ride a bike. My crazy ex-sister in law wouldn’t let my nephew have even a toy gun. Sure enough he was using sticks he found in the yard as guns.

It’s natural.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 6:48:59 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

God bless Russia. Russians have been fighting monsters far longer than most nation states. OTOH The US military stinks of pc cabals. BTW...I do feel immensely sorry for the good guys left in the U.S. military.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 6:49:44 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Get fit, get trained, be tough.

In the immortal words of Shostakovich, “the Motherland calls.”


9 posted on 03/24/2014 6:51:53 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: eleni121

Unfortunately, Russia has been the monster for many of those years.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 6:54:19 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Some parents would gasp at the thought of their children playing with a toy gun”

LOL

Seriously?


11 posted on 03/24/2014 6:56:02 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Some kids get all the cool toys.
12 posted on 03/24/2014 6:56:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Billthedrill

Our pr8ck neighbor called the cops because the boys were having airsoft wars


13 posted on 03/24/2014 7:01:08 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I recall seeing all this not so long ago, in a far away land. The hand book was called “Pimpf-im-Dienst”, and it became mandatory at the age of 14 to join. The hand book even showed how to throw a potato masher, aka stick grenade. The parallels are becoming obvious.


14 posted on 03/24/2014 7:04:52 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

My boys would have LOVED it, they played guns, knives, swords and yes, I bought them toy guns, bebe guns and rifles. They can shoot alright. I even have pics of my daughter looking like Annie Oakley with a bebe gun bigger than she is.

I was never politically correct.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 7:05:29 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“Some parents would gasp at the thought of their children playing with a toy gun, but these Russian children are actually encouraged to take up real arms.”

Um, around here American children are encouraged to do the same. I guess that would also shock the readers of the Daily Mail.


16 posted on 03/24/2014 7:07:35 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: goldstategop

“...by the great Shostavokich.”

“It’s Shostakovich.”

“Uh, yes. He’s fine too.” —The Patty Duke Show.

God help us all.


17 posted on 03/24/2014 7:07:58 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Billthedrill

Add shooting real military grade guns and rugged hiking and you have an absolutely compulsively attractive program for the very kind of aggressive, masculine young male who’s perfect for a military career. Also, imagine what happens when these kids return to school tanned, fit, and proud as punch of what they did and tell about it. They’ll be at the top of the pile with their peers. Before BSA became Boy Sodomites of America the Boy Scouts did a lot of that. Now the new merit badge is “Fudge Packing,” not exactly an incentive for masculine, risk taking recruits.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Billthedrill

“Almost all of them can shoot real guns. None of them appear permanently damaged by it.”

My stepdaughter has commisioned me to build a match grade .22 rifle for my grandaughter. She is ten (months) old. I am blessed.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 7:11:00 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: eleni121
Meanwhile in the USA....

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20 posted on 03/24/2014 7:12:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: icwhatudo

Seriously.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 7:14:31 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

infantry (n.) Look up infantry at Dictionary.com1570s, from French infantrie, from older Italian, Spanish infanteria “foot soldiers, force composed of those too inexperienced or low in rank for cavalry,” from infante “foot soldier,” originally “a youth,” from Latin infantem (see infant). Meaning “infants collectively” is recorded from 1610s.


22 posted on 03/24/2014 7:17:40 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

We have this thing called ROTC, or did last time I checked.

Good for the Russians, we need to get more young Americans engaged before the “ban dodge ball” crowd completes it’s goal of turning America into a band of whining, wimpy cry babies.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 7:18:02 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: MinorityRepublican

Makes me detest the faggy left even more.


24 posted on 03/24/2014 7:20:51 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well,.. they know how to survive on the streets in NY city and LA.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 7:22:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hitler Youth comes to mind and the world is aftraid to act.


26 posted on 03/24/2014 7:23:59 PM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: rbmillerjr

Not really. Under western installed Bolshevism 20 million Russian people died. Since Putin...Orthodox Christianity has made a revival. Thankfully...as the “west” has never really stayed on the righteous path...


27 posted on 03/24/2014 7:26:04 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: eleni121

Recheck your history. Russians accepted Bolshevism, used it, relished it, and were, in turn corrupted by it. One of the largest forces of evil the world has ever known...Russia.

These are truths that can’t be wished away by blaming the West.


28 posted on 03/24/2014 7:32:38 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

They don’t teach them about that benefits of homosexuality like over here?


29 posted on 03/24/2014 7:35:31 PM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: MinorityRepublican
Only a hopelessly impaired liberal would "gasp".

I'd love for my boys to have an opportunity like this and I'm all but certain they would rather do this than Disney World

30 posted on 03/24/2014 7:39:21 PM PDT by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: Viennacon

Meanwhile, our boy scouts are earning their fisting badges.


LOL. I shouldn’t laugh because I know it’s true.

We’ve got 13 year old boys walking around with guns here too. Unfortunately, so many of them are just learning how to be thugs.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 7:47:24 PM PDT by boycott
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To: MinorityRepublican

That piece of crap clown in chief we have is trying to get transexuals into our military.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 7:50:08 PM PDT by boycott
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To: cdcdawg

“Some parents would gasp at the thought of their children playing with a toy gun, but these Russian children are actually encouraged to take up real arms.”

Well, the Russians have one big problem. When those kids get a bit older, they discover vodka. And they drink it copiously. A big problem in their military and their society in general, too many drunk, alcoholic males.


33 posted on 03/24/2014 7:50:50 PM PDT by flaglady47 (Oppressors can tyranize only w/a standing army-enslaved press-disarmed populace)
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To: boycott

Don’t forget bricks. In Killadelphia, the new pastime is to just smash people’s faces in with bricks.


34 posted on 03/24/2014 7:51:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Don’t forget bricks. In Killadelphia, the new pastime is to just smash people’s faces in with bricks.


Parents should do all they can to keep their kids from going to Temple if such violence is taking place. No way I would want to send a child into such a cesspool.

If it starts hurting a major employer/business in the area, they may realize we’ve got to stop these thugs. Otherwise, it’s going to be bad for business.

If I had a child — especially a daughter, she wouldn’t be going to a town like killadelphia on my dime.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 8:12:23 PM PDT by boycott
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To: JPX2011

Notice, NO diversity in those ranks.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 8:16:52 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: MinorityRepublican

Child Soldiers:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lZFGCXdjxxU

It is common in that part of the world.

Some 20 years ago you should have hit moving targets 150 yards away with AK in full auto just to graduate a secondary school in Russia. And it was just one of many military-related tests.

They’ve taught kids urban warfare, anti-tank and basic anti-air tactics.

It was standard in Eastern Europe, there are no pajama boys and it was a reason why their conflicts like Balkan or Chechen war were so bloody. Almost everyone is a trained soldier.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 8:38:34 PM PDT by wetphoenix
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To: libstripper

My nephew joined the Young Marines and is now a commissioned officer (In the real USMC), while they aren’t everywhere, it is a great option.


38 posted on 03/24/2014 8:42:25 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: SandRat

Ha, try surviving on the streets of Moscow. Go to youtube and look up “moscow car accident”


39 posted on 03/24/2014 8:44:44 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

As it should be. They are not over the top. We are degenerate.


40 posted on 03/24/2014 8:58:12 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: 353FMG

Notice, NO diversity in those ranks.

**************

I saw a couple of Central Asian types.


41 posted on 03/24/2014 9:03:42 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Putin Youth?


42 posted on 03/24/2014 9:29:21 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: eleni121

Screw you, Putin bootlicker. Russia is the monster.


43 posted on 03/24/2014 9:31:20 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: Psalm 144

If you hate this country so much, go to Russia. You won’t have first or second amendment rights but at least your prince Putin will protect you from homos.


44 posted on 03/24/2014 9:34:42 PM PDT by Red White and Blue patriot (USA all the way. Love it or Leave it. Ted Cruz 2016)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Makes me think of the opening scenes of “Enemy at the Gates” where Zaitsev, as a young boy shoots his first fox.


45 posted on 03/24/2014 9:38:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Red White and Blue patriot

What an ugly thing to say.

Does this mean we’re not friends anymore?

You know, if I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.


46 posted on 03/24/2014 9:42:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: eleni121

“Western installed”? What, were Lenin and Stalin Scots-Irish?

Compared to Russian Communists, German Nazis were pikers. The Russians slaughtered millions of their own, in purges and in gulags and in ‘forced collectivization’.

In the 1930s, they instigated a famine in Ukraine and, before all was said and done, ten million Ukrainians died from the murderous policies of the Russians.

Russia, attempting to gain control of Spain, ordered its proxies in that country to conduct a purge. Thousands were tortured and murdered.

Russia strengthened and supported Mao, one of the greatest murderers in history.

The crimes Communist Russia committed throughout the twentieth century are unspeakable. They fostered evil throughout the world, and they poured out the blood of millions. And the willingness of westerners to defend and excuse them is shameful.

Putin is only the most recent in a line of Russian dictators to be ludicrously praised by westerners. The man invades another country, steals their land, and people applaud his thuggery and admire his strength - as if poor little Ukraine ever stood a chance. It’s appalling.


47 posted on 03/24/2014 10:00:23 PM PDT by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: Irish Rose

You seem to be pushing some kind of genetic hate theory against Russian people, instead of properly assessing blame where it belongs on communists.

This makes about as much sense as the racial hate theories on Stormfront.

You should be ashamed.

The Russian people were victims of Communism.
There was a civil war to stop it.
The communists instituted a crushing totalitarian dictatorship that liquified those who opposed it.
The communists were not voted in.

You blame the starvation in millions of people in Ukraine collectively on the Russian people.

The logic of your claim is totally indefensible.

Stalin wasn’t Russian.
Anyone who opposed him would be killed outright.
The massacres were done at his order and whim.
You think the average Russian person wanted to do and supported this?

You should be ashamed.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Conservatives should be wary of all strong governments.

But blind hatred of people from a particular country should offend the conscience of all decent people.

Did you notice you are becoming what you hate?


48 posted on 03/25/2014 3:23:46 AM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: henkster
“Parents “gasping” at the thought of their kids handling guns is a real problem in our country.”....

If I had ANY say if what is taught in our schools (with authority to back it up) I would make it MANDATORY that each and EVERY kid in our school system would be taught gun safety, shooting and handling of guns. There would be NO EXCEPTIONS nor "amnesty" to avoid it. I'm not saying people should be MADE to appreciate guns, only to be familiar with their care and intentional use. (I can dream can't I)

49 posted on 03/25/2014 3:57:51 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Mount Athos

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
Conservatives should be wary of all strong governments.”

Then you should proclaim the annexation of lands in a sovereign country as coercive in nature and illegal, the actions of a rogue Russia that has gone off the rails.


50 posted on 03/25/2014 6:01:02 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Russians to the Left of me, Useful Idiots to the Right...)
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