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Banacek
11-24-2017, 06:14 PM
American service members in Afghanistan have relatively recently been officially required to report when U.S. taxpayer-funded Afghan security forces sexually abuse young boys, but they are “not obligated” to intervene and may be criminally punished for doing so, according to an audit by the Pentagon inspector general (IG).
Moreover, one American service member told that the IG U.S. troops were told to “ignore” the ancient pedophilic Afghan custom known as bacha bazi, or “playing with boys,” confirming the findings of a New York Times (NYT) article issued in September 2015.

The IG notes that reporting the incidents is necessary when a soldier actually observes child rape, and the soldier can intervene at that moment. Any action taken outside of actually witnessing the crime could result in disciplinary action.

“There’s no recourse to stop them from bacha bazi. Soldiers [were] told to ignore it and drive on,” said the service member.

Referring to the chain of command, another U.S. troop told the auditor, “The initial reaction of the staff was ‘we don’t really care about this, and we’re not going to do anything about it.'”

This makes perfect sense to me! :sarcasm: :vomit:

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/11/23/pentagon-ig-u-s-troops-may-punished-stopping-child-rape-afghan-soldiers/

Rockntractor
11-24-2017, 06:30 PM
Actually an AP story. Swamp propaganda I don't buy it.

Banacek
11-25-2017, 01:01 PM
This "problem has been reported for several years.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/marines-trained-that-rape-in-afghanistan-is-a-cultural-issue

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/military-overlooked-sexual-abuse-by-afghan-allies-investigation-says/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-afghanistan-child-sex-abuse-20150921-story.html

http://www.wbur.org/news/2015/10/13/charles-martland-sexual-abuse-of-boys-Afghanistan

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/267522-second-inquiry-opened-into-afghan-sexual-abuse-claims

Rockntractor
11-25-2017, 02:08 PM
This "problem has been reported for several years.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/marines-trained-that-rape-in-afghanistan-is-a-cultural-issue

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/military-overlooked-sexual-abuse-by-afghan-allies-investigation-says/

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-afghanistan-child-sex-abuse-20150921-story.html

http://www.wbur.org/news/2015/10/13/charles-martland-sexual-abuse-of-boys-Afghanistan

http://thehill.com/policy/defense/267522-second-inquiry-opened-into-afghan-sexual-abuse-claims
That was under Obama.

Banacek
11-25-2017, 07:49 PM
Your right Rock.

However, I don't have much faith in the current military commanders to make any changes.

Rockntractor
11-25-2017, 08:41 PM
Your right Rock.

However, I don't have much faith in the current military commanders to make any changes.
Send Trump a note I do it all the time, even if it doesn't do any good it makes me feel better.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/ there is a link that says get in touch at the top of the page.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

Banacek
11-26-2017, 01:58 PM
Send Trump a note I do it all the time, even if it doesn't do any good it makes me feel better.
https://www.whitehouse.gov/ there is a link that says get in touch at the top of the page.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump


Rock, thanks for that link. I've been looking for one but I wasn't able to find it