In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.
“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s their culture.”
Some American soldiers have been harshly disciplined by the Obama Military for interfering with the sexual abuse of minors.
It was not always so. There is a, perhaps apocryphal, story about the British confronting similar babaric customs in India during the colonial period.
Charles Napier, the British Army’s Commander-in-Chief in India, faced with local complaints about the abolition of Suttee (the barbaric practice of burning women alive), replied:
‘You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; beside it my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And we will follow ours’
It’s amazing how much barbarity we are required to put up with in order to show how tolerant and “civilized” we are. But then, that’s the “Multicultural” dogma the progressive left has been pushing for the last few decades. Western Civilization has no right to assert cultural superiority over those that burn women alive, rape young boys, or toss gay people off of buildings.