The U.S. military is reportedly instructing soldiers to look the other way while young boys are raped and abused by Afghan soldiers on U.S. military bases.
American soldiers are instructed to look the other way when they encounter child rape on U.S. military bases because it is their "culture" over there.
A common Afghanistan expression goes: "Women are for children, boys are for pleasure."
The shocking allegations came to light in a New York Times article published on Sunday.
In the article Gregory Buckley Sr. said his son, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr., described the harrowing sexual assault of Afghan children by Afghan police on military bases.
“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it," Buckley Sr. said his son told him. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”
In 2012, an Afghan boy who was Kept as a sex slave by an Afghan police commander, killed 3 American soldiers -- including Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. -- in retribution for the abuse he suffered on a U.S. military base.
The boy was among a large group of boys who lived on the U.S. military base with the police commander.
The U.S. military has a history of retaliating against soldiers who intervene in child rape cases.
One marine sent an email warning his fellow Marines about the pedophile police commander. The marines are still trying to forcibly discharge him for "sharing classified information" about the pedophile in the email.
“[Maj. Jason] Brezler took action and spoke the truth to try to protect his fellow Marines and innocent Afghan children,” Kevin Carroll, Brezler’s pro-bono attorney and an Army veteran, told The Daily Beast. Brezler has faced the same kind of retribution as Quinn and Martland, who were also punished for confronting child sex abuse, Carroll said.
Then there is Dan Quinn, a former Special Forces captain who was relieved of his command when he beat up an Afghan militia commander who kept a young sex slave tied to his bed.
“I picked him up and threw him onto the ground,” Mr. Quinn told The Times. “I did this to make sure the message was understood that if he went back to the boy, that it was not going to be tolerated,” Mr. Quinn recalled.
Quinn has since left the military.
It is a known fact that boys are used as sex objects by rich and powerful men in Afghanistan. But U.S. soldiers are told to observe local customs as it relates to child rape.
Marines are encouraged to “observe cultural and religious briefs” when interacting with locals, and to “observe general relations” and “avoid fraternizing with local nationals of the opposite gender, especially if frowned upon.”
“It is our responsibility as the Marine Corps and as a society to send strong, clear messages that we do not tolerate sexual assault,” the training guide states toward the end of the session. But then, Marines are told, “We have the responsibility to take care of one another” and to “intervene” if they witness an “unsafe” situation that could result in a sexual assault against another Marine. Again, no instructions on what to do if they witness assaults by locals on locals, even if the victims are children. Source