Obama’s Military: U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

Obama’s Military: U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

Human rights abuses in the Middle East have been one of the reasons many Americans have felt that we needed to continue fighting — to rid the world of monsters who use rape as a tool for intimidation, and who kill you for having an opinion they don’t like. But it turns out that, under Obama, our military is told to look the other way when these abuses take place, and troops who don’t are punished.

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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.”

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… But the American policy of treating child sexual abuse as a cultural issue has often alienated the villages whose children are being preyed upon. The pitfalls of the policy emerged clearly as American Special Forces soldiers began to form Afghan Local Police militias to hold villages that American forces had retaken from the Taliban in 2010 and 2011.

By the summer of 2011, Captain Quinn and Sergeant Martland, both Green Berets on their second tour in northern Kunduz Province, began to receive dire complaints about the Afghan Local Police units they were training and supporting.

First, they were told, one of the militia commanders raped a 14- or 15-year-old girl whom he had spotted working in the fields. Captain Quinn informed the provincial police chief, who soon levied punishment. “He got one day in jail, and then she was forced to marry him,” Mr. Quinn said.

When he asked a superior officer what more he could do, he was told that he had done well to bring it up with local officials but that there was nothing else to be done. “We’re being praised for doing the right thing, and a guy just got away with raping a 14-year-old girl,” Mr. Quinn said.

This is truly the worst kind of moral relativism at work, where we’re not supposed to judge or intervene because this is what these monsters call “culture”. This is what happens when the leaders of this country have no moral compass of their own.

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