by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has just released its report, “Extreme Measures: Abused Children Detained As National Security Threats.” https://www.hrw.org/report/2016/07/28/extreme-measures/abuses-against-children-detained-national-security-threats
From my reading of the report, Israel and the US are the two worst abusers. Boko Haram is a distant third.
Which country is the worst abuser, Israel or the US? Taking into account that the US is responsible for the violence in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria that has resulted in torture and detention, if we include these victims in the American total, then the US is the Number One torturer of children. As it is unlikely that Israel could get away with abuse of Palestinian children without Washington’s support, we can add Israel’s abuses to Washington’s total.