Analysts say secret U.S. diplomatic cables released by the whistle-blowing organization WikiLeaks show that American taxpayers — through the war-contracting firm DynCorp — provided drugs and financed a party for Afghan National Police recruits where young boys were used as sex slaves. The corrupt Karzai regime then pressured U.S. officials to “quash” the story before it came out in the press.
The so-called tradition known as “Bacha bazi” — banned under the Taliban, but now making a big comeback in Afghanistan — involves forcing small boys dressed in women’s clothing to dance in front of howling men. After the dancing, the boys are auctioned off to the highest bidder for rape. The U.S. State Department recently referred to the practice as a “widespread, culturally sanctioned form of male rape.”
According to human-rights organizations and various media reports, DynCorp hosted just such an event for new Afghan police officers at a party. The D.C.-based company did confirm that an underage dancing boy was hired to perform for the recruits, but it claimed reports of child rape and illegal drug use were false. However, a diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks does suggest that drugs were indeed involved. It refers to the “Kunduz [dancing boys] incident, and other events where mentors had obtained drugs” which “could not have happened without Afghan participation.” Continue Reading
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