are so despised and devalued in Islamic culture that it leads to this
sort of thing. And even though this article says that Muslim clerics and
the Taliban object to the practice, the Qur’an says that in Paradise,
the blessed will be attended not only by the famous virgins, but by boys
like pearls as well:

“Those are the ones brought near in the Gardens of Pleasure, a
company of the former peoples and a few of the later peoples, on thrones
woven, reclining on them, facing each other. There will circulate among
them young boys made eternal with vessels, pitchers and a cup from a
flowing spring.” — Qur’an 56:11-18

“And they will be given to drink a cup whose mixture is of ginger, a
fountain within Paradise named Salsabeel. There will circulate among
them young boys made eternal. When you see them, you would think them
scattered pearls. And when you look there, you will see pleasure and
great dominion.” — Qur’an 76:17-20

And the U.S. military leadership was so intent on pursuing our
futile, fruitless, wasteful, pointless misadventure in Afghanistan that
they became accessories to this behavior. The whole lot of them should
be dishonorably discharged.

Jason Brezler

“Navy analysis found that a Marine’s case would draw attention to Afghan ‘sex slaves,’” by Dan Lamothe, Washington Post, September 1, 2016:

Last fall, the Navy Department had a controversial
disciplinary case before it: Maj. Jason C. Brezler had been asked by
Marine colleagues to submit all the information he had about an
influential Afghan police chief suspected of abusing children. Brezler
sent a classified document in response over an unclassified Yahoo email
server, and he self-reported the mistake soon after. But the Marine
Corps recommended that he be discharged for mishandling classified

The Navy Department, which oversees the Marine Corps, had the ability
to uphold or overturn the decision. However, rather than just looking
at the merits of the case, Navy officials also assessed that holding new
hearings on the case would renew attention on the scandal surrounding
child sex abuse in Afghanistan, according to military documents newly
disclosed in federal court.

The documents, filed Tuesday in a lawsuit by Brezler against the Navy Department and Marine Corps, also show that
Marine and Navy officials in Afghanistan were aware in 2012 of
allegations of abuse against children by the Afghan police chief but
that the chief was allowed to keep his position in Helmand province
anyway. This became a major issue after a teenage boy who worked for the
chief — and allegedly was abused by him — opened fire on a U.S. base
Aug. 10, 2012, killing three Marines and badly wounding a fourth.

The five-page legal review, written last October by Lt. Cmdr.
Nicholas Kassotis for Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, the judge
advocate general of the Navy, recommended that the Marine Corps’ actions
against Brezler be upheld. Calling for a new administrative review,
known as a Board of Inquiry, would delay actions in the case another six
to nine months and possibly increase attention on the case, “especially
in the aftermath of significant media attention to the allegations
regarding the practice of keeping personal sex slaves in Afghanistan,”
Kassotis wrote. A month later in November, acting assistant Navy
secretary Scott Lutterloh upheld the Marine Corps’ decision.

Brezler’s case has drawn new attention in recent months as critics of
presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have compared her email
controversy to Brezler’s, noting that the officer’s military career is
on the brink of being over. He sued the Marine Corps and Navy Department
in 2014, saying that he was a victim of reprisal for discussing his
case with a member of Congress, and it has languished in court since.
Brezler wants to block his dismissal, which is now on hold.

Navy and Marine Corps officials declined to discuss the case or the
new documents filed in it, citing the pending litigation. A spokesman
for the Justice Department, which is handling the lawsuit for the
government, also declined to comment.

The Navy Department’s observation about Brezler’s case was made as
another U.S. service member’s career was in jeopardy because of his
response to alleged child sex abuse in Afghanistan. In that
instance, Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland made headlines after the
Army decided last year to involuntarily separate him from the service
because of a reprimand he had received for hitting an Afghan Local
Police (ALP) official in 2011 after the man laughed about kidnapping and
raping a teenage boy
. The Army overturned its decision in
April and allowed Martland, a Green Beret, to stay in the military after
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) intervened.

The Martland case opened a dialogue in which numerous
veterans of the war in Afghanistan said they were told to ignore
instances of child sex abuse by their Afghan colleagues.
Defense Department’s inspector general then opened an investigation into
the sexual assault reports and how they were handled by U.S. military
officials who knew about them.

Brezler’s attorney, Michael J. Bowe, said Wednesday in an email that his client is entitled to a “real review” of his case — “not a whitewash designed to avoid uncomfortable press stories about child rape by our ‘partners’ in Afghanistan.

“Our service members deserve better,” he added….


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