Christians, Conservatives Silent on U.S. Alliance with Afghan Pederasts
Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda attacked the United States on September 11, 2001. The Taliban was sheltering them in Afghanistan and so President George W. Bush sent troops to war in the southwest Asian nation.
At first the United States was on a mission to get bin Laden and destroy al-Qaeda as punishment for their attack. But Bush soon changed that mission into a nation-building exercise and partnership with Afghans.
Christians and conservatives supported Bush’s changed mission. They have continued supporting it through the Barack Obama administration.
This means that Christians and conservatives have been complicit for 15 years in the U.S. partnering with a people who rape boys as a fundamental part of their culture.
Afghanistan has a variety of ethnic groups. But Pashtuns are the majority. In fact, the CIA World Factbook notes that “the name ‘Afghan’ originally refered [sic] to the Pashtun people (today it is understood to include all the country’s ethnic groups), while the suffix ‘-stan’ means ‘place of’ or ‘country’; so Afghanistan literally means the ‘Land of the Afghans.’”
This is undoubtedly why the U.S. backed the Pashtuns before and after the initial overthrow of the Taliban following the 2001 invasion. (For instance, the U.S. propped up Pashtun Hamid Karzai as the first president of the new Afghanistan government.)
But this ostensibly pragmatic choice also meant that the U.S. was allying with a group of people who raped boys.
And it knew it was doing so.
“It isn’t unique to the Afghan, but Islamic culture,” John Bernard told me in reference to the rampant pederasty in Afghanistan. “The teachings which permeate the society in Afghanistan are rooted in Koranic teaching, and that teaching is consistent throughout the Islamic world,” he added.
John and I have known one another for a few years. He is a Christian and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He served 26 years in both the active and reserve components, and deployed to the Middle East for the first Gulf War. He is an expert on military and national security issues.
“Religious people feel absolution and encouragement from the word delivered to them by their gods and their messengers, and within Islam that unfortunately translates into some of the most corrupt behavior known to mankind,” he said.
“Every single War Fighter who has ever stepped foot on Islamic soil has come away with the same sense of degradation and evil,” John continued. “It was no different for those of us who served in Gulf War I than it is for those serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. This, as much as anything, tells me that it is the religion itself that both promotes and tolerates this kind of perversion.”
But it gets worse. The U.S. doesn’t just know that its Afghan allies are pederasts; it is perfectly fine with this fact.
This is why American leaders have ordered troops not to interfere with Afghan culture and everyday life if those actions do not affect American missions. This follows how they have ordered U.S. troops not to interfere with the societal interactions of Islamic allies elsewhere.
I can verify from my service in Iraq that we were warned not to interfere with the culture and everyday lives of Iraqis. In other words, we were ordered to stay out of arguments, disputes, and more if they did not directly affect our mission. We were not given specifics; rather we were told just to stay out of their dealings with one another.
Furthermore, I’ve kept in touch with troops with whom I previously served. One fellow military intelligence serviceman told me how his unit was warned to stay out of the everyday lives of Afghans. This order extended so far that he and his unit had to ignore or tolerate horrific and violent acts they witnessed.
“Generally speaking, War Fighters are under standing orders not to denigrate the local customs, nor to physically interfere with the interactions between people of that culture,” John said regarding these restrictions. “Of course, that mandate varies from country to country, operation to operation, incident to incident.”
John expanded on what this means for troops and how it affects them. “But when a War Fighter makes the decision to step in, he also knows he may be held legally responsible. The rules of engagement don’t control merely the actions of men in battle; they dictate their every move while deployed.”
And U.S. troops can indeed find themselves facing trouble if they act to stop any atrocity that is later deemed to be a local issue or a matter of culture. One of the most prominent examples of this is how American military leaders became outraged and punished Special Forces soldiers who attacked an Afghan security officer after that Afghan security officer had raped a boy.
American and global progressives hate the U.S. and want it to lose in war. But they don’t mind the U.S. allying with pederasts in Afghanistan. After all, their long-term goals include criminalizing any attempts to oppose their sexual mutilation and abuse of children, and even to legalize raping children. In particular, they lust for making pederasty legal. And so their silence on the U.S. allying with pederasts is understandable.
Yet Christians and conservatives say they oppose this worst of evils.
So where is the moral outrage?
“It is a sad commentary on the state of morality in the nation and amongst those of faith,” John said when I asked him about this. “Typically, acting upon moral code is both selective and relative. Where it is seen as promotive of a specific agenda, more base behavior and even associations with people of low moral fiber becomes acceptable.”
He then expanded on why he thinks Christians specifically aren’t outraged over the U.S. supporting pederasts in Afghanistan.
“My experience with most of our Brothers and Sisters in Christ, concerning this topic, is as it is in too many discussions: ignorance. I believe far too many Christians believe it is suggestive of a lack of faith to question the kinds of atrocities we witness daily. As in so many endeavors and subcultures in life, admitting a problem or complaining about a problem is deemed faithless and weak,” he said.
“Additionally, society has largely been shouted down when it comes to Islam and Muslims. If you raise a concern about an atrocity committed by Muslims, you are deemed hateful for even naming the culprit the way he identifies himself.”
He also addressed why conservatives are silent.
“I also believe it is the nature of conservative-minded people to not be boisterous or loud either about their convictions or their complaints,” he said. “We all have learned to take our knocks, lick our wounds, and carry on; by proxy we expect people everywhere to do the same.”
Finally, he spoke about the American lack of concern in general to the horrific U.S.-Afghan alliance.
“Apathy. It is an unfortunate fact that, in large part, people remain disconnected and apathetic about those things which do not affect them personally.”
American leaders should have stuck to the original mission of having American troops destroy the enemy in Afghanistan 15 years ago when America first entered the southwest Asian nation. Had they done that, American servicemen would have been gone from the country long ago.
But they didn’t do that.
And Christians and conservatives have been fine with that terrible decision.
Indeed, Christians and conservatives have supported U.S. efforts in Afghanistan for 15 years, more than happy to say and do nothing as the United States of America fights a directionless war while allying with and supporting a people that rape boys.
Paul Hair is a national security expert. He spent eight years in military intelligence in the U.S. Army Reserve and is a veteran of the Iraq War. Visit his website and support him by purchasing his fiction and nonfiction writings.
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