DKW 86 6,548 Posted September 21, 2015 Share Posted September 21, 2015 http://www.nytimes.c...-boys.html?_r=1 U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN SEPT. 20, 2015 Photo Dan Quinn was relieved of his Special Forces command after a fight with a U.S.-backed militia leader who had a boy as a sex slave chained to his bed. CreditKirsten Luce for The New York Times 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 reading the main story RELATED COVERAGE Taliban Raid Frees Hundreds of Inmates From PrisonSEPT. 14, 2015 Afghans Celebrate a National Hero, and Fighting Breaks OutSEPT. 10, 2015 U.S. Denies an Airstrike Killed 11 Afghan Narcotics OfficersSEPT. 7, 2015 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. MORE.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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