From Houston Press : According to the leaked document, Atmar, the Afghani interior minister, was terrified this story would catch a reporter’s ear. He urged the US State Department to shut down a reporter he heard was snooping around, and was horrified that a rumored videotape of the party might surface. He predicted that any story about the party would “endanger lives.” He said that his government had arrested two Afghan police and nine Afghan civilians on charges of “purchasing a service from a child” in connection with the party, but that he was worried about the image of their “foreign mentors,” by which he apparently meant DynCorp.
WikiLeaks Cable Reveals DynCorp Funding Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan
Guilty of Sex Trafficing: Latest cable confirms company involved in Afghan sex trade. 95% of Dyncorp’s $2 billion annual revenue comes from the U.S. taxpayers.
DynCorp, is a private security contractor hired to train police in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan cable dated June 24th, confirms the rumor that DynCorp threw a bacha bazi (“boy-play”) party for new Afghan police recruits.
A Bacha boy is between eight and fifteen years old. The boy dresses scantily in women’s clothing and dances seductively to a room full of older men. When the show is over, the boy is auctioned off to the highest bidder for sex. Sometimes the boy is bought outright. The State Department has called bacha bazi a “widespread, culturally accepted form of male rape.”
Considering bacha bazi is generally culturally accepted in Afghanistan, and that the U.S. Government apparently gives contractors a free pass as long as the job is done, perhaps it makes sense for DyCorp to drug up some Pashtun police recruits and turn them loose on a bunch of little boys.
Source: Global Whisperer
- WikiLeaks Reveals That Military Contractors Have Not Lost Their Taste For Child Prostitutes (12160.info)
- Afghanistan watchdog warns failure to pay subcontractors has serious consequences (stripes.com)
- DynCorp International and Sierra Nevada Corporation form Strategic Alliance (durhampostdispatch.us)