Mark Linnhoefer – According to recent reports, US Empire soldiers stationed in Southern Afghanistan have been ordered by their superiors to look the other way if they hear or see any Afghan allies sexually abusing young boys, as it is part of the Afghan culture.
Captain Quinn and Sergeant Martland have both spoken up in regard to these incidents, and both of their careers are either over (Quinn) or in grave danger of being over (Martland).
Another person to have spoken up is Lance Corporal Buckley, who was shot on the base in 2012 after he reportedly told his father that he could hear Afghan soldiers abusing children, but he was ordered not to say anything by his superiors. Buckley’s father believes that this covering-up policy was responsible for his son’s death and is now suing the Marine Corps for further details.
The sex crimes committed against minors by Afghan forces are nothing new. “Tea boys” the sexual victims are called, and the ‘cuter’ a tea boy is, the more respect and admiration his abuser receives from his peers. The American policy to this issue has been to classify it as a ‘cultural difference’ and turn a blind eye to it. Good-looking boys are a huge status symbol, and local mothers are afraid of their children being abducted as sex slaves by local police forces. American soldiers have been approached by locals regarding these horrid acts of depraved sexual lust, but were reportedly always silenced by their superiors for fear of angering the Afghan allies.
The Pentagon and military officials are denying that any such silencing ever took place, but the three soldiers (one dead, one fired, and one fearing for his job) that have spoken up were pretty clear about the fact that the abuse has been going on without soldiers being allowed to do or say anything about it.
Punishments for such sexual predators by local forces are laughable to say the least – an Afghan solider who raped a 14-year old girl was sentenced to a single day in jail and the girl was forced to marry him.
Soldiers like Captain Quinn were no longer going to put up with such acts, so when an Afghan mother approached him, detailing sexual abuse of her boy by an Afghan solider, Quinn confronted the man in question. When Quinn told him working with the Empire meant that he had to adopt higher standards, he just shrugged and laughed, at which point the US Captain picked him up and threw him to the ground, causing the end of Quinn’s career and no consequences whatsoever for the rapist.
In a letter to the Corps, both Martland and Quinn criticized the acts and said that they would no longer have any part in covering it up.
Whatever the reasons behind this cover-up, this reporter would like to emphasize the need for something to happen – it can’t be that some pedophile, low-life scum is taking advantage of young boys and girls just so that they may serve as a status symbol among other sick and twisted fucks.
Fuck pedophiles, and fuck international relations if that means supporting them. This reporter’s most distinguished thanks and respect go to Quinn, Martland, and Buckley, and to everyone else who has had the courage to speak up against this twisted, sickening, inhumane, and disgusting practice.