what about the thugs?
Posted May 30, 2006 7:55 UTC (Tue) by eru
In reply to: what about the thugs?
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training materials and recruitment propoganda,
Do these conflicts even involve training materials and propaganda?
The impressions I have got from various accounts is that these childs
soldiers with kalashnikovs are "recruited" by being stolen from their
homes or collected from streets, then brainwashed in brutal camps.
As to the uses of the device, it has a WLAN, which is not a long-range
radio. It would reach other units inside a school or maybe a village,
but certainly not over several kilometers of jungle or hilly terrain. So it would
be useless for organizing guerrilla units. Inexpensive walkie-talkies that
are already readily available all over the world work much better for that,
they are more rugged and do not require their user's to be literate.
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