Islamic State militants are selling abducted Iraqi children at markets as sex slaves, and killing other youth, including by crucifixion or burying them alive, a United Nations watchdog said on Wednesday.This sounds so unreal. And it comes a day or so after a former CIA deputy director told the media that NATO will need 100,000 troops "into Iraq and possibly into Syria" to deal with Islamic State.
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"We have had reports of children, especially children who are mentally challenged, who have been used as suicide bombers, most probably without them even understanding," [Renate] Winter told Reuters. "There was a video placed (online) that showed children at a very young age, approximately eight years of age and younger, to be trained already to become child soldiers."
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"Children of minorities have been captured in many places... sold in the market place with tags, price tags on them, they have been sold as slaves," Winter said, giving no details.
And Fox News is helping by posting the entire video of the Jordanian pilot whom IS burned alive in a cage (no, I won't link to it).
Maybe IS has some yellowcake uranium, too.