American soldiers military careers are being ruined for blowing the whistle on the systematic rape and enslavement of young boys at the hands of Afghan Muslim military officials.
Widespread sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate most of the rural landscape and can bully the population.
The practice is called ‘bacha bazi,’ which literally means “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene and in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused the boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.
The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias 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. (HT New York Times)
KABUL, Afghanistan — 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.”
Honorable men in uniform risked their careers and lives to stop the abuse. Yet, the White House — which was busy tweeting about its new feminism-pandering “It’s On Us” campaign against an alleged college rape crisis based on debunked statistics — is AWOL on the actual pedophilia epidemic known as “bacha bazi.” On Thursday, Obama administration flacks went out of their way to downplay Afghan child rape as “abhorrent,” but “fundamentally” a local “law enforcement matter.”
This is the price the innocents pay for blind multiculturalism.
A New York Times report on the Afghan Muslim practice this week garnered attention and outrage on Capitol Hill — and prompted a river of denials from Obama Defense Department brass, who insisted our troops were not ordered to look the other way.
But the subjugation and sexual assault of these children — and their victimization by Afghan military personnel working alongside our troops — is not new.
Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi’s wrenching documentary on “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan” aired in London and the U.S. in 2010. The United Nations has known and done nothing as Taliban warlords and Afghan police groomed, sodomized and sexually trafficked generations of young boys. The U.S. State Department acknowledged last year that “there were reports security officials and those connected to the ANP (Afghan National Police) raped children with impunity.”
A White House that wants to spend billions to stop “climate change” in the name of saving all the children of the planet can’t bother to stop the violent sexual assaults of boys held hostage right under our noses by our warmly embraced “allies” in the Afghan military.
A White House that splashed social media with pleas to “Bring Back Our Girls” after Boko Haram jihadists in Nigeria kidnapped 300 girls and women has nothing to say about the legions of boys forced into prostitution and pedophilia rings witnessed by U.S. troops.
A White House bent on whitewashing away radical Islam’s sins against Christians, Jews, gays, apostates, cartoonists, genitally mutilated women and child brides would rather celebrate “diversity” than lift a finger to protect the victims of political correctness run amok.
To paraphrase 2009 Nobel Prize winner President Obama: It’s on you.