Skip to comments.U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys
Posted on 09/20/2015 11:28:19 AM PDT by Theoria
In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.
At night we can hear them screaming, but were not allowed to do anything about it, the Marines father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because its their culture.
Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally boy play, and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.
The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militia to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages and doing little when they began abusing children.
The reason we were here is because we heard the terrible things the Taliban were doing to people, how they were taking away human rights, said Dan Quinn, a former Special Forces captain who beat up an American-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave.
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'Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs.
--Charles James Napier
Wonder why there is so much war and so many angry men in the stan?
Should have just nuked the place.
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We were reminded of our responsibilities under the Geneva and Hague Conventions but also cautioned that reporting, or even acknowledging that crimes had been committed might result in us being buried in the same hole as the victim.
I did my Ray Charles impression... I didn't see nuffin.
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We are not allowed to judge, whether the savages be in Afghanistan or Newark NJ. Let them stew in their own filth; evil Christians should hold their tongues./s
The new head of the army will insist that they do.
Some higher ups need to be indicted and tried as accessories.
It is a bit astonishing that the New York Times is publishing this.
Beyond sick and disgusting. And, look who 0bozo appoints as Army chief.
Wake up, America.
Should have just nuked the place.
Well, it is the only way to be sure ...
WOW. I served in Iraq for a year but I did not know this occurred in Afghanistan on military posts.
My son-in-law did a tour over there and was revolted by this, as are all our guys. He didn’t come back with a high opinion of Afghan men.
My Reservist coworker got deployed to Afghanistan as an infantryman at the village level. He told us about “Man-Boy Love Thursday” when Afghan men with money went searching for bacha bazi boys. He was sickened by the practice but could do nothing about it.
When I naively asked why the men weren’t searching for young women, he replied that Islam teaches men to distrust women & to revile women for their bodily nature.
“Women for babies, boys for pleasure” once again.
One more step towards total immorality accelerated by the Community Organizer from Chicago, and his masters, expressing the drive to totally destroy Western Civilization. A task they are well on their way to achieving-with the assistance of a population totally devoted to a life philosophy of eating, drinking, drugging, copulating, evacuating the bowels and snoring.
jet getting the little boys ready for service in that famous Chicago bath house
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