US Soldiers Told To Ignore Paedophilia by Afghanis on US Bases: ‘We can hear them screaming’

Soldiers Must Stay Quiet When Hearing Abuse

The Obama administration made it clear that it did not accept or value Western values or morality, and that whatever cultural differences exist must be excused and accepted. It is the moral relativism that is destroying this generation and those to come. The new Army manual also suggests, among other things, that:

Western ignorance of Afghan culture— not Taliban infiltration—is responsible for the increase in deadly attacks by Afghan soldiers against the coalition forces, and derogatory comments about the Taliban or pedophilia are not permitted.

The bottom line is that troops may experience social-cultural shock and/or discomfort when interacting with Afghan security forces, the new military handbook says. “Better situational awareness/understanding of Afghan culture will help better prepare [troops] to more effectively partner and to avoid cultural conflict that can lead toward green-on-blue violence.”

Earlier this year the Obama Administration changed the way federal agents are trained to combat terrorism and violent extremism by eliminating all materials that shed a negative light on Muslims. Under White House orders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism in a government-wide call to end Islamophobia.

Source JudicialWatch

One of the more troubling aspects of this situation is reports coming from U.S. troops in Afghanistan that detail child sexual abuse and rape of young boys by Muslim “allies.” One service member, Lance Corporal Gregory Buckley Jr. reported to his father by telephone that he could hear Afghan police offers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we're not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine's 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 it's 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 United States soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene – not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.

The policy has endured as US forces have recruited and organised Afghan militia to help hold territory against the Taliban.
But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out paedophiles, the US military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages, and doing little when they began abusing children.

A photo of Lance Corporal George Buckley, who was killed in Afghanistan by a boy who'd been used as a sex slave.

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A photo of Lance Corporal George Buckley, who was killed in Afghanistan by a boy who'd been used as a sex slave. Photo: NY

“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 a US-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave.

“But we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did – that was something village elders voiced to me.”

The policy of instructing soldiers to ignore paedophilia by their Afghan allies is coming under new scrutiny, particularly as it emerges that service members like Mr Quinn have faced discipline, even career ruin, for disobeying it.

After the beating, the army relieved Mr Quinn of his command and pulled him from Afghanistan. He has since left the military.

Four years later, the army is also trying to forcibly retire Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, a Special Forces member who joined Mr Quinn in beating up the commander.

“The army contends that Martland and others should have looked the other way (a contention that I believe is nonsense),” Republican Duncan Hunter, who hopes to save Sergeant Martland's career, wrote last week to the Pentagon's inspector general.

In Sergeant Martland's case, the army said it could not comment because of the Privacy Act.

When asked about US military policy, the spokesman for the US command in Afghanistan, Colonel Brian Tribus, wrote in an email: “Generally, allegations of child sexual abuse by Afghan military or police personnel would be a matter of domestic Afghan criminal law.”

He added that “there would be no express requirement that US military personnel in Afghanistan report it.” An exception, he said, is when rape is being used as a weapon of war.

The US policy of non-intervention was intended to maintain good relations with the Afghan police and militia units the United States has trained to fight the Taliban. It also reflected a reluctance to impose cultural values in a country where pederasty is rife, particularly among powerful men, for whom being surrounded by young teenagers can be a mark of social status.

Some soldiers believed that the policy made sense, even if they were personally distressed at the sexual predation they witnessed or heard about.

“The bigger picture was fighting the Taliban,” a former Marine lance corporal reflected. “It wasn't to stop molestation.”

Still, the former lance corporal, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid offending fellow Marines, recalled feeling sickened the day he entered a room on a base and saw three or four men lying on the floor with children between them. “I'm not a 100 per cent sure what was happening under the sheet, but I have a pretty good idea of what was going on,” he said.

But the US policy of treating paedophilia as a cultural issue has often alienated the villages whose children were being preyed upon. The pitfalls of the policy emerged clearly as US Special Forces soldiers began to form Afghan Local Police militias to hold villages that US forces had retaken from the Taliban in 2010 and 2011.

It is also reported that anyone who reports this type of behavior or contacts the media will be tossed out of the military. What an unbelievable situation this is, and it all emanated from the top of the pyramid, the chief executive.

There just are not words to describe how Obama has dishonored this nation.

Source: SMH

Photo: JTF



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