Green Beret who defended boy rape victim explains why he HAD to act

Green Beret who defended boy rape victim explains why he HAD to act

This is nuts. It’s bad enough we’re asking our military to look the other way when it comes to child abuse, because “it’s their culture.” But to throw someone out of the army – dishonorably – because he couldn’t turn a blind eye anymore? Seriously?

Green Beret who defended boy rape victim explains why he HAD to act

Many of you have been following the story, as we’ve been reporting it, of U.S. Army Special Forces Green Beret Captain Sergeant First Class Charles Martland. You’ll recall he was relieved of his position by the chain of command because he physically assaulted an Afghan police officer who had raped a young boy and beaten his mother.

Astonishingly to most of us, last week the U.S. Army rejected Sgt. 1st Class Martland’s appeal, because there was “no new information brought to the table,” leaving his discharge scheduled to take effect Nov. 1. This the same week The New York Times reported the U.S. Military has issued orders to troops in Afghanistan to disregard the instances of sexual abuse of young boys by Afghan officials — even if they occurred on U.S. Military bases — “because it’s their culture.”

Read more of his story here. I honestly have know idea what world we’re living on.

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