In a story that tends to prove allegations of rampant pedophilia in Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland, a special forces soldier training Afghan cops, was sent home and will no longer be serving in the U.S. Army. The decorated Green Beret who spent more than a decade with the special forces is accused of physically pushing an Afghan police chief he had trained, according to. news stories on Friday. The Afghan cop, Abdul Rahman, claimed he was slightly bruised during the altercation.
The police commander is accused of raping a pre-pubescent boy and then assaulted the boy’s mother when she reported the crime. Martland was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time in 2011. This is when he had the altercation with the police chief. Martland was disciplined for the incident at the time and is now being discharged. A number of special forces veterans groups and law enforcement organizations are defending the hero Green Beret and have received the help of former U.S. Marine officer Congressman Duncan Hunter.
When U.S. officials, such as President Barack Obama, discuss the war in Afghanistan and make claims of success in that fledgling democracy, one issue that’s avoided is the widespread sexual intercourse between Afghan men and young boys, according to stories originally appearing in the Examiner as far back as 2010.
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