I’m not sure who is more despicable: The Afghan police who regularly practice “bacha bazi”–raping teenage boys–or the Taliban who are sending the boys to kill them.
A report by the AFP claims that the Taliban uses boys as “honey traps” to penetrate checkpoints and kill policemen.
The Taliban are sending boys — beautiful boys, handsome boys — to penetrate checkpoints and kill, drug and poison policemen,” said Ghulam Sakhi Rogh Lewanai, who was Uruzgan’s police chief until he was removed in a security reshuffle in April amid worsening violence.
“They have figured out the biggest weakness of police forces — bacha bazi,” he told AFP.
Of course, the Taliban denies the charges. In fairness to the evil Taliban, when they were in power they did more to end boy sex slavery than America has done.
The U.S. has done nothing to end the abominable practice of “bacha bazi,” even telling soldiers and Marines to look the other way. When Dan Quinn, former Special Forces captain beat the tar out of an Afghan commander who kept a boy sex slave chained to his bed, he was dismissed from his command and has since quit the military.
Sgt First Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret, finally won his long-running battle with the Army after he defended human decency along with Quinn in 2011. The Army tried to dismiss him but finally reversed itself in May.
“We already had two other [Afghan Local Police] commanders receive no punishment from the Afghan government for the rape of a 15-year-old girl and the honor killing of a commander’s 12-year-old daughter for kissing a boy,” Martland wrote in a January 2015 memo that Hunter’s office provided to NBC News. “My Detachment Commander and I felt that morally we could no longer stand by and allow our ALP to commit atrocities.”
So the U.S. has made it possible for the Taliban to exploit our Afghan “allies” morally reprehensible conduct with their own abuse–boys who willingly submit so they can later murder their abusers.