WikiLeaks Cable Reveals DynCorp Funding Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan
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. However, per the latest Wikileak cable:
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.
This is not the first time, DynCorp has been under scrutiny. in 2006, U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney grilled Donald Rumsfeld on why they continued to employee DynCorp after the company had been exposed to be involved in the buying and selling of young women and children.
Four years later, the latest wikileaks prove nothing has changed at DynCorp, yet 95% of their nearly 2 billion annual revenue comes directly from the U.S. taxpayers.
In light of the 2006 issues, its mind-boggling that we watch Julian Assange now face espionage charges from the United States, yet the country as a whole continues to give DynCorp a free pass and taxpayers money. DynCorp was corrupt in 2006, and today continues to be involved in the vile sex trade while the U.S. Government looks the other way.
McKinney’s Grilling of Donald Rumsfeld in 2006