US Army turns a blind eye to child rape
I just learned that the US military is punishing a soldier for stopping a child rape! In another case soldiers were forced to turn a blind eye while an Afghan policeman raped a 14 year old girl. After serving a 1 day sentence the young girl was forced to marry the Afghan pedophile.
This has to stop! In 2001, we sent our men and women in uniform to Afghanistan to defeat the Taliban and stop their atrocities. Today, we tell them to turn a blind eye to the rape and sexual abuse of children by the military that we trained and now support. Now reports are "leaking" out that sexual abuse of children, both girls and boys, has been a problem encountered by our military in Afghanistan for more than a decade.
American soldiers and Marines have been told "it is their culture" and instructed not to intervene. The New York Times reported: http://tinyurl.com/USSoldierWronglyPunished, that soldiers who tried to stop child rape were removed from their command and pulled from Afghanistan.
Since the Obama administration will not stop this horror, we must stand up for what is morally right and speak for those who have no voice.
Please sign this petition we are sending to Congress and let's force President Obama and his administration to stop punishing our soldiers for doing what is right.
Eric Watt, President, RUN Ministries and Sr. Pastor, Greenbrier Church