American Soldiers Ordered to Ignore Child Rape in Afghanistan

The New York Times this weekend ran a horrifying story about how U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are being forced to look the other way as officers among America’s Muslim allies openly sexually abuse young boys.

The Times story leads with a recounting of a phone call from Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. to his father, saying that from his bunk, he could hear the Afghan officers raping boys they had brought to camp.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” Gregory Buckley Sr. recalled his son saying. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”

Cpl. Buckley and two other Marines were killed in 2012, shot by someone among a large group of boys who were being kept at Forward Operating Base Delhi by an Afghan police commander.

In another case, former Special Forces Capt. Dan Quinn was relieved of duty and has since left the military after he beat an Afghan militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed for sex.

Quinn told the Times that many Americans in the military have become increasingly troubled because the official policy is to ignore the rampant pederasty and other abuse that goes on among Afghan troops…

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