Different Type Of Terror
became stronger. I climbed on top of the roof of the car.
They gave me a weapon and put some marks on my face. I was
no longer human. I could do anything."
child soldier given psychoactive drugs in order to kill
1999, journalist and author, Alexander Cockburn wrote about the
Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski's history as a volunteer for mind-control
experiments at Harvard in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Cockburn
asked, "Did the experiment's long-term effects help tilt him
into the Unabomber's homicidal rampages?
How many other human
time bombs were thus primed? How many of them have exploded?"61
Children Used For Armed Combat
the world, some 250,000 children, some as young as seven, have been
used by revolutionaries and terrorists for armed combat. In Afghanistan,
for example, about four in 10 soldiers are younger than 18.62
to a UNICEF report, many children have been given amphetamines and
tranquilizers to enable them to "go on murderous binges for
days."63 According to Tina Susman, African correspondent for
Newsday, "A close look into the faces [of these children] revealed
hazy, bloodshot eyes behind the pervasive dark sunglasses, the result
of drugs forced upon them or taken voluntarily to dull the fear
Dufka from Human Rights Watch, stated, "It seemed to be a very
organized strategy of getting the kids, drugging them up, breaking
down their defense and memory, and turning them into fighting machines
that didn't have a sense of empathy and feeling for the civilian
same types of drugs have been used to train children in terrorist
and revolutionary activities and murder. For example, revolutionaries
in Sierra Leone, Africa, abducted Siamba at age 12 and gave him
cocaine and amphetamines to prepare him for combat. Human Rights
Watch reported in 1999 that "child combatants armed with pistols,
rifles and machetes actively participated in killings and massacres,
[and] severed the arms of other children....Often under the influence
of drugs, they were known and feared for their impetuosity, lack
of control and brutality."66
as Mr. Cockburn warned, "There are other human time bombs,
primed in haste, ignorance or indifference to long-term consequences.
Amid all the finger-pointing to causes prompting the recent wave
of schoolyard killings [in the U.S.], not nearly enough clamor has
been raised about the fact that many of these teenagers suddenly
exploding into mania were on a regimen of antidepressants."67
Eric Harris, one of the shooters at Columbine, was taking an antidepressant
known to induce psychosis which, in turn, can produce "bizarre,
grandiose, highly elaborated destructive plans, including mass murder
according to a drug expert.
and time again, those who have been subjected to psychiatric or
psychological "therapy," especially drugs, are offenders
of the worst kind. Drug-crazed youngsters, even in Western countries,
have proven themselves capable of the most callous violence imaginable
while on psychiatric drugs. For example:
On May 21, 1998, 14-year-old Kip Kinkel shot and killed his
parents, then went on a wild shooting spree at his Springfield,
Oregon, high school that left two dead and 22 injured. He had undergone
psychiatric drug treatment and psychological "anger management"
Between 1988 and 1992, there were reports of 90 children
and adolescents who had suffered suicidal or violent self-destructive
behavior while on one antidepressant. The Food and Drug Administration's
own Adverse Drug Reactions reports revealed that a 12-year-old suffered
hostility, confusion, was violent and became "glassy-eyed"
on the drug; an 18-year-old was hospitalized after being on the
drug for 270 days and had reportedly sexually assaulted and stabbed
a store clerk; a 16 year-old who had been on the drug for 50 days
reported hostility, psychotic depression and hallucinations when
there had been no prior psychiatric history.
BOMBS' IN OUR SCHOOLS