Assange in being framed (yes, clearly) for supposedly raping women (who already confessed that they had sex with him willingly) while American taxpayers are funding Dyncorp who used that money to throw parties for Afghan pedophiles. So you tell me who’s worse… the execs and pervs in Afghanistan or the man who opened the window and let the light shine on their disgusting evil?
Many of DynCorp’s employees are ex-Green Berets and veterans of other elite units, and the company was commissioned by the US government to provide training for the Afghani police. According to most reports, over 95 percent of its $2 billion annual revenue comes from US taxpayers. And in Kunduz province, according to the leaked cable, that money was flowing to drug dealers and pimps. Pimps of children, to be more precise. (The exact type of drug was never specified.) Since this is Afghanistan, you probably already knew this wasn’t a kegger. Instead, this DynCorp soiree was a bacha bazi (“boy-play”) party, much like the ones uncovered earlier this year by Frontline.
For those that can’t or won’t click the link, bacha bazi is a pre-Islamic Afghan tradition that was banned by the Taliban. Bacha boys are eight- to15-years-old. They put on make-up, tie bells to their feet and slip into scanty women’s clothing, and then, to the whine of a harmonium and wailing vocals, they dance seductively to smoky roomfuls of leering older men. After the show is over, their services are auctioned off to the highest bidder, who will sometimes purchase a boy outright. And by services, we mean anal sex: The State Department has called bacha bazi a “widespread, culturally accepted form of male rape.” (While it may be culturally accepted, it violates both Sharia law and Afghan civil code.) For Pashtuns in the South of Afghanistan, there is no shame in having a little boy lover; on the contrary, it is a matter of pride. Those who can afford the most attractive boy are the players in their world, the OG’s of places like Kandahar and Khost. On the Frontline video, ridiculously macho warrior guys brag about their young boyfriends utterly without shame.
So go ahead and demonize Assange but in my world, he’s a far better person than the employees of DynCorp who threw the perv party and the totally depraved child rapists of Afghanistan.
So perhaps in the evil world of Realpolitik, in which there is apparently no moral compass US private contractors won’t smash to smithereens, it made sense for DynCorp to drug up some Pashtun police recruits and turn them loose on a bunch of little boys. But according to the leaked document, Atmar, the Afghani interior minister, was terrified this story would catch a reporter’s ear.
He should be afraid. My idiot Congressman is going to hear an earful. And DynCorp can expect a nasty letter too. In fact, to both the US Congress and DynCorp I say
Your unwavering economic support of perversity in Afghanistan has earned you my unremitting contempt. I long for the Judgment Day when God Almighty will measure back to you precisely the evil you have measured out in life. And I pray those boys you turned into merchandise have the opportunity, at that exact moment, to have their hands on you when you are tossed into eternal damnation.
In the meanwhile, you can be certain that I will do everything I can to see that you face criminal charges for your part in this sickening episode of inhuman incivility.
With utter sincerity