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By norton
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----KABUL, Afghanistan — 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.”

Rampant sexual abuse of children has long been a problem in Afghanistan, particularly among armed commanders who dominate much of the rural landscape and can bully the population. The practice is called bacha bazi, literally “boy play,” and American soldiers and Marines have been instructed not to intervene — in some cases, not even when their Afghan allies have abused boys on military bases, according to interviews and court records.
The policy has endured as American forces have recruited and organized Afghan militias to help hold territory against the Taliban. But soldiers and Marines have been increasingly troubled that instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of villages — and doing little when they began abusing children.

“The reason we were here is because we heard the terrible things the Taliban were doing to people, how they were taking away human rights,” said Dan Quinn, a former Special Forces captain who beat up an American-backed militia commander for keeping a boy chained to his bed as a sex slave. “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.”
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By Stinky Pete
#465165
And then there's scum like Chuck Chaput, trying to block sex abuse legislation, trying to get confidentiality, trying to protect priests. He's as bad as the abusers. It makes me sick.
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By JW
#465174
So I guess you think it's ok to give billions of our money to these ignorent sexual deviants who think it's their god given right to sexually abuse boys, camels and goats. We should have use the MOB on those sick bastards.
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By JW
#465175
Don't get me started on the catholic church. It's nothing but a money grabbing bussiness that doesn't have to pay taxes. They talk about educating children but only if they can make a profit. If they can't they close the school. They have more money and income then most countries and they are experts at hiding it. They are also experts at hiding the truth mostly so they can make or steal more money. It's time to open up the vatican and let the people see all of it not just what they want you to see.
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By Phaedrus
#465176
Is this about Islam, Afghan culture, pedophiles, power, or the removal of women from the social environment as in prison?

Hint: Islam condemns homosexuality.
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By Phaedrus
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JW wrote:So I guess you think it's ok to give billions of our money to these ignorent sexual deviants who think it's their god given right to sexually abuse boys, camels and goats. We should have use the MOB on those sick bastards.


Stories like these are meant to tar entire cultures and peoples with the same brush, and here we see how that works.
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