I was going through my drafts and found this post I forgot to publish so I wasn't sure of the story's status, but then I saw this tweet by Stacey so I updated it. Either way, this is something that should be known by anyone who is unaware of it.
Posted February 11, 2016 by
"I personally witnessed young Muslim Soldiers getting into verbal and physical altercations with our American Servicemen when they would touch the Americans inappropriately or verbally solicit sex from them."
"My commander directed me to approach the Arab unit co-located with us and try to resolve this with their chaplain (Imam). His explanation was that this was no big deal.…"
(As any soldier in my eyes is a knight.)
- Be without fear in the face of your enemies.
- Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
- Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death.
- Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong – that is your oath.”-The Knight’s Oath-
A pair of Green Berets physically assaulted an Afghan police official in 2011 after he imprisoned and raped a local boy. But a senior U.S. Army officer in charge of the men wasn’t happy about what he saw as “vigilante” justice.
“They put their team’s life at risk by doing what they did, by risking catastrophic loss of rapport” with local Afghan officials, Col. Steve Johnson, who was an Army Special Forces battalion commander, told The Daily Beast. Johnson said Sgt. First Class Charles Martland and Capt. Dan Quinn, who picked up and threw the police official after discovering he had chained the boy to a bed and pressed him into sexual slavery, had jeopardized the U.S. mission of helping the fledgling Afghan government get on its feet.
Johnson’s comments are some of the strongest to date against the two Special Forces members, who have become central figures in the growing scandal over child sex abuse in Afghanistan and the U.S. military’s alleged acquiescence by encouraging soldiers and Marines not to report rape cases, which are seen as “cultural” issues and not matters for law enforcement. The New York Timesreported this week on the military’s sexual assault policy in Afghanistan and on cases of U.S. service members who say they were retaliated against after standing up to Afghan child rapists.
Rape and sexual exploitation are endemic in Afghanistan, and such crimes are rarely prosecuted. But after Martland and Quinn acted against the Afghan police officer, the two faced disciplinary action that effectively ended their Army careers. The men weren’t court-martialed, but they faced administrative punishment that meant neither would ever be promoted again.
The 20 or so soldiers stationed at the remote base in northern Kunduz Province, where the fight took place, “were out there alone with minimal protection and relied on local Afghan police and their relationship with the district governor,” whom Johnson said was “very upset that [the soldiers] did this.”
You don't just destroy innocence like that, children are off limits. And unless you're hunting for food to survive, so are animals. People who hurt animals or children are absolute pathetic cowards, period.
Men are supposed to be protectors and have honor, not be weasel coward finks, and this Bronze-Starred Green Beret, Sergeant, Leader, and Badass did exactly what I would've done and what anyone should've done.
If you agree spread the word, cause this most likely won't be on the news and he doesn't deserve to be punished.
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