Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. made a startling admission to his father before he was fatally shot in 2012 while on deployment to Afghanistan in regards to the Afghan officers who were serving at his same location.
â€œAt night we can hear them screaming, but weâ€™re not allowed to do anything about it,â€ Gregory Buckley Sr., the Marineâ€™s father, told the New York Times.Â â€œMy son said that his officers told him to look the other way because itâ€™s their culture.â€Â
As the Times reported, sexual abuse by Afghan officers is very rampant in the Middle East, where small boys are used asÂ â€œbacha baziâ€ or â€œboy play.â€ Marines and U.S. Soldiers have been specifically commanded by leadership not to intervene, as raping childrenÂ is a common occurrence steeped in the Middle Eastern culture.
TheBlaze reported on a recent story aboutÂ Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret, who now being discharged from the military after attacking an Afghan Local Police commander who he caught raping a boy back in 2011.
Martland intervening in the incident has been heavily defended byÂ Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), who says that the Soldier had a “moral decision” to intervene.
â€œHe confessed to the crime and laughed about it, and said it wasnâ€™t a big deal,â€ Daniel Quinn, a leader at the post, told Fox News of the Afghan police commanderâ€™s actions. â€œEven when we patiently explained how serious the charge was, he kept laughing.Â As a man, as a father of a young boy myself at the time, I felt obliged to step in to prevent further repeat occurrences.â€
It’s absolutely sickening that this type of behavior is allowed to go on, but even more disturbing that our Soldiers and Marines are being commanded by their leadership to turn a blind eye while innocent children are raped. As commander-in-chief directly in charge of what does or does not go on with our military, look no further than Obama when pointing the finger in blame. What an incredible disgusting thing to add to Obama’s legacy, that he condones the rape of innocent children.
H/T [The Blaze]