U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

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  1. poncho

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    KABUL, Afghanistan — 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 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.”

    Continue . . . http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/w...-ignore-afghan-allies-abuse-of-boys.html?_r=1

     
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    As I understand things, a thoroughly shameful and disgusting policy.
     
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    Curious contradiction: today millions are glorifying the head of a group which has had serious problems with exploitation of young boys. It was covered up for a while. Long past time to repent folks. Our depravity is getting worse.

    Why are people honoring a type of antichrist?

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

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    Yeah, this report is sickening. Maybe we shouldn't even be in Afghanistan any more if their culture is so debased and alien since all this does is demoralize the troops over there in the name of tolerance of child rape.
     
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    Now that most of the major figures are dead, the truth is emerging about the systematic sexual abuse of children by members of the British government.

    LONDON — A newspaper editor was handed startling evidence that Britain’s top law enforcement official knew there was a VIP pedophile network in Westminster, at the heart of the British government. What happened next in the summer of 1984 helps to explain how shocking allegations of rape and murder against some of the country’s most powerful men went unchecked for decades.

    Continue . . . http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/03/06/britain-s-horrific-vip-pedophile-cover-up.html

    More than 1,400 suspects have been investigated by police looking into child-sex-abuse allegations against VIPs including politicians, celebrities, and institutions.

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    Chief Constable Simon Bailey, chair of the group, told the briefing that out of 1,433 alleged offenders identified nationwide, 76 were politicians, 43 were from the music industry, seven were from sport and 135 were from the TV, film, or radio industries. Some 216 are now dead.

    Continue . . . http://www.businessinsider.com/over-1400-british-celebrities-and-politicians-suspected-in-child-sex-abuse-scandal-2015-5
     
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    In military terms that's called CYOA.
     
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    Yeup, that's what I figure. The brass in the field is learning the US political hazard of their actions.
     
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    Even as the U.S. military denies reports that American troops were told to ignore Afghan child abusers, an 11-year Green Beret who was ordered discharged after he confronted an alleged rapist was informed Tuesday that the Army has denied his appeal.

    Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland earlier this year was ordered discharged by Nov. 1. He has been fighting to stay in, but in an initial decision, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command told Martland that his appeal "does not meet the criteria" for an appeal.

    "Consequently, your request for an appeal and continued service is disapproved," the office wrote in a memo to Martland.

    http://www.military.com/daily-news/2015/09/23/army-rejects-appeal-from-green-beret-fired-confronting-rapist.html
     
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    The article I linked to reports members of Congress are getting involved in this case. So, Human Resources Command may be changing its tune in the not to distant future.
     

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