US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

US waives child soldier sanctions on six nations

Washington is releasing some US$26 million to Yemen in military aid and boosting funds to armies in five other nations, waiving sanctions imposed for recruiting child soldiers.

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday fully waived sanctions and lifted bans on international military, education and training assistance to Yemen, Rwanda and Somalia applied under the Child Soldier Prevention Act, said deputy assistant secretary Michael Kozak.

Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan were also given partial waivers for specific military purposes, while sanctions were maintained on Myanmar, Sudan and Syria, found guilty of the widespread recruitment of children into their armies.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The geopolitical hypocrisy of this decision just stinks to high heaven!!

IT is always, always morally wrong for any nation to recruit children into its military, and there can be no exceptions here.

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