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Judy
- 1273 days ago - forcechange.com
Previous soldiers have even been reported saying they were told to look away, as it is AfghanistanâEUR(TM)s culture and they are not to intervene. The Army has allegedly gone so far as to kick out soldiers for attempting to help.



   

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Sonia M (59)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 2:17 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing
 

Tracy Riley (54)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 2:25 pm
Signed and noted without hesitation.
 

Lone F (58)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 2:31 pm
THANK YOU FOR SIGNING - and thanks for posting Judy
 

Teresa W (782)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 2:39 pm
noted, signed and shared, thank you
 

Animae C (507)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 3:32 pm
THANK YOU FOR SIGNING

Thanx Judy
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 5:27 pm
Done-thx Judy
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 6:00 pm
THANK YOU FOR SIGNING. I watched a documentary on this Bacha bazi. We need to get our troops out of this Country. We can't help, we've made a mess of things in some places, and our soldiers are coming home from to commit suicide.

We'd do better to place diplomatic pressure on this Country to enforce it's laws than to remain there. I'm tired of us spending money like drunken fools and nothing improves.

All we are doing is protecting the private interest of this gas line that is going through. We went in to get Bin Laden, he is long gone. I'm so disappointed in Obama who extended us to be there with no end in sight. He said he was going to bring the troops home from Afghanistan too.....he hasn't.
 

Laurie H (818)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 10:37 pm
Thank You Judy, Signed, Noted & Shared ~~~
 

MmAway M (522)
Saturday September 26, 2015, 10:46 pm
I can't leave a comment since I feel ILL
Signed Judy with a Thank you
 

pam w (139)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 6:08 am
Done, thanks.
 

JL A (281)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 6:22 am
s&n; thanks for posting Judy
 

Caroline S (78)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 8:11 am
Signed!!! }:-((
Thank you.
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 8:30 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 8:33 am
Didn't sign. Sorry.
That''s a role for the UN...
I don't want the US to be a global cop.
 

Gillian M (11)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 9:53 am
Not allowed read U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys By Afghan Allies
 

Gillian M (11)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 9:55 am
Sex with children is allowed, including boys

Bacha bereesh and bacha bazi
"Boys are taken from their families at a young age and sold or given to wealthy and powerful business men, politicians, and military commanders. The boys are dressed in women's clothing and makeup and forced to dance to entertain their master and his guests. They are also forced to perform sex acts on their master or his guests. The few boys who are able to escape their slavery have a difficult time ever making a living doing anything else. They are forever branded in society as a bacha bereesh, or a "boy without a beard," a boy who dances and dresses as a woman.

Their plight is not unlike that of women forced into sexual performance or prostitution, who also have a difficult time being accepted into society and finding work after their ordeal. Bacha bazi boys often return to the industry even after they have left, because they have no other means to support themselves. Women who have been forced into commercial sex often do the same. Perhaps so many similarities exist because bacha bazi feminizes these boys in order to degrade them. By forcing them to perform in women's clothes and by raping them, this tradition not only seeks to humiliate these boys for the pleasure of wealthy men, but also to reinforce the idea that women are inferior and for a boy to have feminine affectations is degrading for him. It's a window into the severe gender inequality that pervades Afghanistan. http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/bacha_bazi_afghan_tradition_expolits_young_boys

Rules for men having sex with boys
Man-boy sex is institutionalised to the extent that the Islamic rulebook specifies who should and should not be the object of a man's amorous attentions. Apart from the requirement that the boy should be beardless (bacha bereesh), there are also some restrictions regarding family members.

From http://www.al-islam.org/laws/marriage1.html


Sunday September 27, 2015, 7:23 am
Bacha bereesh and bacha bazi
"Boys are taken from their families at a young age and sold or given to wealthy and powerful business men, politicians, and military commanders. The boys are dressed in women's clothing and makeup and forced to dance to entertain their master and his guests. They are also forced to perform sex acts on their master or his guests. The few boys who are able to escape their slavery have a difficult time ever making a living doing anything else. They are forever branded in society as a bacha bereesh, or a "boy without a beard," a boy who dances and dresses as a woman.

Their plight is not unlike that of women forced into sexual performance or prostitution, who also have a difficult time being accepted into society and finding work after their ordeal. Bacha bazi boys often return to the industry even after they have left, because they have no other means to support themselves. Women who have been forced into commercial sex often do the same. Perhaps so many similarities exist because bacha bazi feminizes these boys in order to degrade them. By forcing them to perform in women's clothes and by raping them, this tradition not only seeks to humiliate these boys for the pleasure of wealthy men, but also to reinforce the idea that women are inferior and for a boy to have feminine affectations is degrading for him. It's a window into the severe gender inequality that pervades Afghanistan. http://humantrafficking.change.org/blog/view/bacha_bazi_afghan_tradition_expolits_young_boys

Rules for men having sex with boys
Man-boy sex is institutionalised to the extent that the Islamic rulebook specifies who should and should not be the object of a man's amorous attentions. Apart from the requirement that the boy should be beardless (bacha bereesh), there are also some restrictions regarding family members.

From http://www.al-islam.org/laws/marriage1.html

2414. * If a baligh person commits sodomy with a boy , the mother, sister and daughter of the boy become haraam for him. And the same law applies when the person on whom sodomy is committed is an adult male, or when the person committing sodomy is na-baligh. But if one suspects or doubts whether penetration occurred or not, then the said woman would not become haraam.

2415. * If a person marries the mother or sister of a boy, and commits sodomy with the boy after the marriage, as a precaution, they will become haraam for him.

In other words, if a Muslim dates a woman and finds her kid brother or son attractive, he must choose one or the other. He can't have both.


http://crombouke.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/1.html
 

Gillian M (11)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 9:57 am
To Muslims this is NOT a terrible thing, Mohammed allowed it, see above. In fact, when going to their heaven the men have 72 virgins AND 28 PREPUBESCENT BOYS. They are regarded as above pearls. The reason for this is that if a boy has no beard then he is regarded as a girl.

Such a concept is alien and abhorrent to us in the West because, in general, we value and protect our children.

(QURAN 37:40-4 : "In the Gardens of Paradise, Facing one another on thrones, Round them will be passed a cup of pure wine; White, delicious to the drinkers, Neither they will have any kind of hurt, abdominal pain, headache, or sin, nor will they suffer intoxication from it. And with them will be chaste females, restraining their glances, with wide and beautiful eyes."

(QURAN 44:51-55): "Verily! The righteous will be in Paradise. Among Gardens and Springs; Dressed in fine silk and also in thick silk, facing each other, and We shall marry them to Houris with wide, lovely eyes."

(QURAN 52: 17-20): "Verily, for those who fear Allah there will be Gardens in Paradise, filled with Delight. Enjoying in that which their Lord has bestowed on them, and the fact that their Lord saved them from the torment of the blazing Fire. The Lord will say: ‘Eat and drink with happiness because of what you used to do’. They will recline with ease on thrones arranged in ranks. And We shall marry them to Houris with wide lovely eyes."

(QURAN 55:54-59): "Reclining upon the couches lined with silk brocade, and the fruits of the Gardens will be near at hand. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny? Wherein will be those houris, restraining their glances upon their husbands, whom no man or jinn has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse before. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny? In beauty they are like rubies and coral. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny?"

(QURAN 55:70-77): "Therein gardens will be fair wives good and beautiful; Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny? Houris restrained in pavilions; Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny? Whom no man has opened their hymens with sexual intercourse before. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny? Reclining on green cushions and rich beautiful mattresses. Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you deny?"

(QURAN 56:37-40): "...We created the houris and made them virgins, loving companions for those on the right hand…."

(QURAN 78:31-34): "As for the righteous, they shall surely triumph. Theirs shall be gardens and vineyards, and high-bosomed virgins for companions: a truly overflowing cup."
 

Stardust Noel (10)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 10:08 am
Done, our military's hands are tied, they have to do as Obama wishes, that's why we're in such a mess.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 10:13 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Roberto Meritoni (3)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 10:47 am
THANKS SIGNED
 

Athena F (131)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 11:16 am
:(
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 12:39 pm
Signed!!!
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 1:27 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Judy.
I agree with Dandelion's excellent comment above.
 

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 1:47 pm
signed and noted thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 1:47 pm
Gladly signed. Thank you Judy.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 3:33 pm
From truthdig:

Murder, Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan: Made in the U.S.A.
Posted on Sep 24, 2015
By Sonali Kolhatkar

“The Kite Runner,” Khaled Hosseini’s 2003 novel, featured a pivotal and highly controversial scene in which one of the young male protagonists is raped by an older youth. That harrowing section of the best-selling book highlighted the rampant sexual abuse of children in Afghanistan.
Now, a revelation—even more horrifying—has implicated real-life U.S. soldiers serving in that country. The New York Times on Sunday reported how troops have been instructed to condone the routine rape of Afghan children by our warlord allies.
The story is a cringe-inducing example of how corrupt our war in Afghanistan has been.

So rampant is the phenomenon of child rape by Afghan military commanders that it has a name: bacha bazi, which translates into “boy-play.” In some cases, rapes have taken place on U.S. military bases under the noses of American soldiers. But U.S. troops were told to look the other way because Washington considers the rapists’ help in fighting the Taliban central to its military strategy. Consequently, according to the Times, “instead of weeding out pedophiles, the American military was arming them in some cases and placing them as the commanders of village—and doing little when they began abusing children.” The hypocrisy of arming human rights violators against the purportedly violent Taliban did not escape the notice of some U.S. troops who attempted to speak out but encountered retaliation.

When confronted with the revelations, the top brass of the U.S. military justified its apparent policy of excusing child rape among allied commanders. Spokesman Col. Brian Tribus, who is stationed in Afghanistan, told the Times, “Generally, allegations of child sexual abuse by Afghan military or police personnel would be a matter of domestic Afghan criminal law,” and that U.S. troops are not obligated to even report the crimes. “An exception, he said, is when rape is being used as a weapon of war.”
Strangely, the rape of Afghan children by our warlord friends is not considered a weapon of war, even though the victims are the most vulnerable members of the Afghan public that the U.S. has claimed to protect in the longest war it has ever waged.

As we approach the 14th anniversary of the start of the war, it is instructive to look back at the warnings that the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA), the leading Afghan women’s rights group, issued in the early weeks of the war. After the Taliban fled Kabul and U.S.-backed warlords called the Northern Alliance (NA) entered the capital, RAWA wrote, “The retreat of the terrorist Taliban from Kabul is a positive development, but entering of the rapist and looter NA in the city is nothing but a [sic] dreadful and shocking news for about 2 million residents of Kabul.” But RAWA’s warnings fell on deaf ears, because defeating the Taliban outweighed the brutality of our warlord allies. Over the years, RAWA and many other groups and individuals have warned against allying with the criminal warlords, but the U.S. has ignored them.

The child rape story should not surprise us. The current Afghan government, which is supposed to symbolize the democratic progress resulting from the U.S. war, has at its highest echelons an alleged mass murderer. Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum was deeply implicated in the murder of hundreds, possibly thousands, of captured Taliban soldiers in 2001. As in the case of child rape, U.S. military commanders looked the other way and refused to investigate the killings, since they occurred at the hands of a man who, for years, was on the CIA’s payroll.

Nearly a decade and a half of U.S. occupation has resulted in a country so dangerous that, according to the latest United Nations report on Afghanistan, “Civilians continued to bear the brunt of the Afghan conflict in the first half of 2015,” and “casualties are projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented last year.” In fact, civilian casualties spiked a whopping 60 percent in the first half of this year, compared with the same period in 2014. The U.N. explained that the rise was “mostly due to increased civilian casualties caused by pro-Government forces during ground engagements.” “Pro-government forces” is simply another phrase for U.S.-backed forces.

Under the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, the drug trade has also flourished. Just as warlords have been allowed to rape children and murder captives, U.S. troops have looked the other way as their drug lord allies have cultivated and sold opium and heroin. Afghanistan is now the No. 1 global supplier of heroin. Author Julien Mercille points out in his book “Cruel Harvest: U.S. Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade,” that “US policies ... have followed a historical pattern of toleration and protection of strongmen involved in narcotics.” U.S.-backed warlords reside in so-called “Poppy Palaces,” built from the spoils of the drug trade, even as ordinary Afghans struggle to meet their most basic needs. Drug addiction has skyrocketed so much among poor Afghans that it has resulted in whole villages of addicts, ranging from ages 10 to 60.

The McClatchy publishing company reports that when Afghanistan’s minister for counternarcotics, Gen. Khodaidad, was asked what the U.S. military has done to help eradicate opium and heroin, his response was, “Nothing.”
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 3:50 pm
This is a Cross-Reference to the Care2 News Item that cites the truthdig article above,
'Murder Mayhem and Rape in Afghanistan, made in the U.S.A.'
It goes on for another page.
http://www.care2.com/news/member/864072146/3912542
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 3:57 pm
ALSO THIS PETITION, a Care2 Petition:

"Tell the Pentagon: Don't Punish Marine who tried to stop Child Sex Abuse"

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/530/605/319/
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 4:02 pm
Text of the Care2 Petition, "Tell the Pentagon: Don't Punish Marine who tried to stop Child Sex Abuse":

This is sickening. The New York Times reports that American soldiers and Marines were instructed not to intervene when allied Afghan commanders sexually abused children — and that military officials are working to boot a marine who transmitted information to fellow soldiers that could have prevented such abuse in an unsecure manner.

As a former Marine who served in Iraq, I am appalled by the Pentagon's treatment of Major Jason Brezler.
No soldier should be forcibly discharged for trying to prevent the sexual abuse of children.

According to The Times, Major Brezler and a colleague convinced local police to arrest Afghan police commander Sarwar Jan in 2010 for corruption, supporting the Taliban and child abduction.

When Jan was placed at another post two years later, Major Brezler attempted to warn US personnel about the Afghan commander's record. Two weeks after arriving, one of Jan's "large entourage of 'tea boys' — domestic servants who are sometimes pressed into sexual slavery" grabbed a rifle and shot several US soldiers.

As the father of one of the slain marines told The Times:

"As far as the young boys are concerned, the Marines are allowing it to happen and so they're guilty by association."

Major Brezler should be commended — not punished — for sounding a warning about a corrupt and predatory Afghan commander. Please sign my petition right now and urge Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to immediately halt discharge proceedings against Major Brezler and review how non-intervention may make our military personnel complicit in the abuse of children.
 

Ken O (55)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 4:18 pm
We expect the US Army to protect Afghan women from rape? Please, the US Army doesn't even protect it's own Army Women in combat from rape, typically protecting the rapists.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 4:18 pm
Petition signed. Thank you
 

Sheila D (28)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 4:50 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Judy.
 

Patrick Donovan (344)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 7:54 pm
war is hell and that is why war is wrong.
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday September 27, 2015, 10:52 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Judy
 

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Monday September 28, 2015, 2:48 am
signed
 

Genoveva M (328)
Monday September 28, 2015, 3:37 am
I wish there was an international law to castrate these child abusers, I would gladly participate on the cutting of the balls including those who molest animals.
These individuals don't deserve the life they are living, scum of the scum is all they are.
I can't imagine the anger these soldiers feel coming across to a situation as the rape of a child, it must be horrible!! No words.
 

Gillian M (11)
Monday September 28, 2015, 5:18 am
Genovena, these abuses happening in the American compound and the men were frustrated at not being able to stop it. See my submission
U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys By Afghan Allies
 

Gillian M (11)
Monday September 28, 2015, 5:19 am
I have also spoken out on this subject on many occasions and have contacted authorities but only met silence including from the Judeophobes many of whom are Muslims. To them such abuses are acceptable.

It seems that people only care when there is a direct petition to sound off on and I guarantee that it will do nothing although it is always worth a try.
 

Winn A (179)
Monday September 28, 2015, 7:08 am
Signed
 

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday September 28, 2015, 7:09 am
Signed.
 

Ben O (135)
Monday September 28, 2015, 7:58 am
Signed!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday September 28, 2015, 10:30 am
Noted and signed ~ Thank you Judy!
 

Melania Padilla (123)
Wednesday September 30, 2015, 10:54 am
Signed... No words, I may be banned from here :(
 
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