Source ... Okay, let me say a few things first. I make the occasional post on the Politics forum when I think I have something witty or pertinent to say, but for the most part I tend to avoid it because a) politics isn't a subject that generally interests me and b) emotions tend to run high here, much more so than when discussing fan-made stories of a fictional work. I have also tended to be a supporter of Israel, even though I have seen them do some questionable things. I think that the Jewish people have had a rough time of it for the past few... millennia... and so they deserve a bit of a break. I can no longer say that. This is the first news story in a long time that has made me angry. Angry that it's only now being discovered in a world with the technology we have. Angry at a culture that knows what it's like to be persecuted to act this way in such an open manner. Angry that an ally to the US does this so brazenly and yet we're still allied with them. This isn't some antisemitic rhetoric, this is the UN Committee on the Rights of a Child saying this. This government is throwing children into prison for 20 years for the horrendous crime of throwing stones. Nine year olds are being dragged in shackles before a military court. Nine year olds are being used as human shields, for fuck's sake! This is what I expect from the Taliban, not a sovereign nation that my nation is allied with! I'm sorry, I have to step away, cool down, and collect my thoughts. I'll leave this here for people to discuss. Maybe I'm seeing this wrong and this is just a knee-jerk reaction, but goddamn am I pissed off right now.