posted on Aug, 23 2004 @ 01:33 AM
Sorry if this has been posted before I couldnt find it in a search, I can never get the search to work for me.
A 15-year-old Iraqi boy has becoming one of the US newest allies in the fight with Iraqie insurgents.Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Cavalry were attacked
up to ten times a day and the locals were unable to provide enough good intelligence to stop the attacks. After months of getting mostly dead-end
intelligence, an unlikely informer showed up at their base to volunteer his help.
What the boy had was information on a well-connected cell of 40 fighters whose leader was a former officer in Saddam Hussein's (search) army. He was
also the boy's father.
The Americans hid the boy in an armored Humvee and checked out his report of a weapons stockpile in his backyard.
They found explosives, rocket propelled grenades and a complete weapons system they hadn't seen before. The father and another man were arrested
The soldiers say they owe a drop in the number of attacks — and their lives — to an Iraqi teenager nicknamed Steve-O. Steve-O led them to the
insurgents and helped turn the tide of the war in this part of Iraq.
Steve-Os mother was killed soon after these event by the insurgents for his actions in helping the Americans.
I wanted to know what people thought was this boys reason for turning in his own father? Also it seems that Steve-O has no where to go home too and
his life would no doubt be in danger if he did. So do you think he should be allowed to come to the United States to Live?