Let me explain. Captain Quinn was an Army Special Forces commissioned officer who was required to work directly with Afghan military counterparts. On one of his assignments he came upon something very troubling: an Afghan operative had chained in his office a young boy, a sex slave. Upon learning this Captain Quinn quarreled with the Afghani and an ensuing fight broke out during which the captain beat his counterpart into submission.
When his Army superiors learned of it, they relieved Quinn of his duties and removed him from country. He subsequently ended his service rather than be limited in his duty. After all, Special Forces officers area a special breed with unique skills and they are never happy with a desk job. Now the Captain, a civilian, has gone public with his story and it is out in the open that the Army has told military to ignore such situations, that they know this behavior is a cultural norm by warlords and the powerful in Afghanistan. Really? A good and moral American military officer is supposed to ignore child abuse of the most heinous variety.
And now more such stories are coming out, one with even more tragic results. It seems that this kind of abuse is even taking place on American military installations in Afghanistan when foreign military are also billeted there. Lance Corporal Gregg Buckley, Jr. became aware of a similar situation, reported it to his superiors and was also told to ignore it. He could actually hear the screams of a child and tried to take his complaint up the chain of command. Three days later the young Marine was found dead, murdered. Some say he was possibly killed by the young boy since his report made conditions worse while America did nothing but we really don't know what actually took place. And now the lance corporal's father has come out with the story, telling the press that his son had told him of the situation and just couldn't sleep knowing what he knew.
When I was in the Army, stories like this would never have become a scandal. As a matter of fact, if I had known of such a case, I would have been likely been charged if I hadn't reported it. My how the Army has changed the way it does business and certainly not for the better. Can we as a nation expect to be supported by God above if we operate like this? I dare say not.
I just thought it was important to pass this along. America is at a crossroads on so may moral issues and this is just one. But if we turn our back on evil and let it continue to fester and grow, it will only get worse. Think about this story and think about how you would feel if a child like this boy was one of your own, for situations like this are common in many places of the world. Would you accept your own child being placed in bondage and abused in this way? It's a question the answer to which should govern our actions.
God help America.