Dirty Little Secret

WARNING:  Graphic Images

The Armed Forces have for years now instructed our soldiers to ignore the sexual abuse of boys by Afghan leaders viewed as allies of the United States [1].  Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley, Jr. told his father, “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it.”

In an effort to keep this dirty little secret, the Navy (which oversees the Marine Corps.) has decided to discharge Major Jason Brezler for sharing his concerns with fellow Marines, using an unclassified server [2].

A similar case arose in 2011, when Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland struck an Afghan police official for the rape of a teenage boy.  In that instance, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)intervened, and the Army allowed the Green Beret to stay in the service.

According to former Special Forces Captain Dan Quinn, “But we were putting people into power who would do things that were worse than the Taliban did – that was something village elders voiced to me.”

Quinn was relieved of his command, and pulled from Afghanistan after beating an Afghan commander who kept a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave.  Quinn subsequently left the military.

There is yet another layer of complexity to the situation.  The Taliban is using child sex slaves to infiltrate Afghan forces, and carry out deadly assaults [3].  Lance Cpl. Buckley (above) and two other Marines were killed by a group of boys living on base with an Afghan police commander.

The Pentagon in February of this year launched an investigation into how our Armed Forces handle allegations of child molestation by Afghan military and police.  The perverted practice is so common in Afghanistan, especially among Afghan leaders, it has a name:  bacha bazi (“boy play”).

Rep. Hunter this summer asked the Dept. of Defense to take a stand against child abuse and child rape in Afghanistan.  In Hunter’s words:

“It is my belief that we can begin taking immediate steps to stop child rape from occurring in the presence of US forces and reduce any risk of coinciding insider attacks.  This includes imposing a zero-tolerance policy and ensuring service personnel are not discouraged from reporting cases.”

Hunter and others have complained that field commanders turn a blind eye to retain the support of Afghan security forces.


[1] New York Times, “U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies” by Joseph Goldstein, 9/20/15, http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/world/asia/us-soldiers-told-to-ignore-afghan-allies-abuse-of-boys.html?_r=0.

[2] Washington Post, “Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves’ ” by Dan Lamothe, 9/1/16, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2016/09/01/navy-analysis-found-that-a-marines-case-would-draw-attention-to-afghan-sex-slaves/.

[3] Military Times, “Lawmaker wants stronger DoD response on Afghan child rape” by Leo Shane III, 6/21/16, http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/2016/06/21/hunter-response-afghanistan-child-rape/86171198/.

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Dirty Little Secret

  1. So much for America being a “godly nation.” It is evident that our government is as corrupt and hell bent as any government has ever been. Serving in the Vietnam War under Johnson was a real eye opener for me. It has become evident to me that if you have enough money and clout you will never have to face the consequences of your crimes including graft and corruption, but woe to the poor and minorities. Please pray and seek God before you vote for anyone.

    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Michael. I found this outrageous, as well. As for voting, I don’t know where we turn but God, when the choice is between bad and worse.

      • Yes, for sure. Maybe this is all a Divine set up to get us to do just that with all our hearts. Like Jesus told Pilate at His trial, “My kingdom is not of this world.”

  2. What also sickens me Anna and causes righteous anger in me, is that some claim everything that happens in this World including evil is willingly allowed by God and that He even uses evil and suffering to mold and shape us, how sad that they do not know God’s Heart of Love.

    I can’t even look at the pictures your links show, they would grieve me greatly, how much more does it grieve God to see His little ones suffering in the evil hands of some Men and yes some Women too.

    1 John 5:18-20 We know that we are of God and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is True

    Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

    Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.

    Isaiah 5:20-21 Woe unto them that call evil good and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight!

    Isaiah 61 8a For I The Lord, Love justice, I hate robbery and wrongdoing.

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

  3. That was eye opening. Not surprising, but eye opening.

    I’m gonna shut up now Anna, or I will get all up on my soapbox.

    Good post, thanks for providing this information.

  4. It doesn’t make sense to me that homosexuality is punished in most Muslim countries, but pedophilia is okay?

    • That’s an astute observation, Bill. But sin finds its own justification. Often these are poor or abused children rejected by their own families. Child abuse is proof positive to me of the sin nature of mankind. That our country has intentionally turned a blind eye to the practice is beyond belief.

  5. I am glad you had the boldness to post this Anna, because it is the truth.. When our men went in to train alongside the Afghan soldiers, they not only risk their lives, but also their mental state.. these men were told that it was part of government “rule” not to interfere with their ” culture” and that this was part of the culture within Islam.. Hypocrites.. they murder Christians, and anyone considered homosexual.. when they are pedophile sodomites.. but to say so.. is ” hate speech” I pray for our men and woman who are in the clutches of war.. pawns in a game.. Parents are still trying to undercover the truth of what happened to the members of Seal Team 6.. We are not entitled to question.. sorry for the rant.. 🙂

  6. How pathetic a situation. I may be taken incorrectly in this statement, but I today firmly believe the USA will be judged at right at the top of unjust nations ever in history. When it comes to voting this time, I’m out on the president. I can’t in good conscious vote for either. Enjoy your weekend, Anna. When retired, almost every day is like the weekend. Lol.

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