U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Afghan Allies’ Abuse of Boys

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. h/t

  • Martin B

    And if you do intervene, your military career will soon be over and you’ll be lucky not to end up breaking rocks at Fort Leavenworth:


    “You cannot try to impose American values and American norms on the Afghan culture because they’re completely different. We can report and we can encourage them. We do not have any power or the ability to use our hands to compel them to be what we see as morally better”

    Got that? Top brass says that if you see yourself as morally better than kiddie rapists, you’re not fit to be a soldier.

  • Alain

    Well there goes the idea of bringing freedom, democracy and civilisation to them as our objective. I keep saying that we made a serious, costly and deadly mistake following 9/11. We should have simply bombed the shit out of everyone of these places that harboured the terrorists and left. Any further Muslim action against the West would have resulted in more and more of same until they stopped or were eliminated. These places are not in the least like Germany or Japan were after WW II. Both Germany and Japan were civilised countries in spite of how they had behaved which provided a solid foundation for democracy and change.

  • marty_p

    Do they get to bring their pet Bacha Bazi boys when they come to the West to claim refugee status?


  • Dana Garcia

    Afghanistan is backward even among Islam cultures. It can’t be fixed, sad to say.

    Boy sex grooming is so bad that even PBS produced a doc about it several years ago.


  • A sick culture that should be nuked.

    • BillyHW

      They are kittens and puppy dogs to women voters.

    • BillyHW

      Worse than Pakis!

  • BillyHW

    Their commander in chief is a bloody faggot.

  • DMB

    There will circulate among them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them [as beautiful as] scattered pearls. And when you look there [in Paradise], you will see pleasure and great dominion. Sura 76:19-20

  • infedel

    Bullshit– we are there to destroy; not nation build or play PC.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    NAMBLA couldn’t be happier.

  • Clear Thinker

    This is old news in Canada, our officer corps wrote reams of memos about the afghan boy situation 10 years ago. Our special forces were sickened by what they saw, and were ordered to do nothing, when a good horsewhipping would have been just right. As for their apologists in North America, you can find them at your local pride parade.

  • Justin St.Denis

    This isn’t news to Canadians. We were confronted with this years ago.

    Another reason to nuke the place to nothingness, frankly. You can’t “evolve” a culture hooked on pedophilia. Best thing to do is stamp it out, kill it, until there’s nothing left of it.

    • JeffersonSpinningInGrave

      Though that does have the unfortunate side effect of wiping out the boys being abused as well as the rapists. I’d favor shooting those caught doing it. Or perhaps bring back impaling, as that would deliver some measure of poetic justice.