December 03, 2010

Cablegate: Bacha Bazi-The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan

Foreign contractors hired Afghan 'dancing boys', WikiLeaks cable reveals

A scandal involving foreign contractors employed to train Afghan policemen who took drugs and paid for young "dancing boys" to entertain them in northern Afghanistan caused such panic that the interior minister begged the US embassy to try and "quash" the story, according to one of the US embassy cables released by WikiLeaks.

In a meeting with the assistant US ambassador, a panicked Hanif Atmar, the interior minister at the time of the episode last June, warned that the story would "endanger lives" and was particularly concerned that a video of the incident might be made public.

The episode helped to fuel Afghan demands that contractors and private security companies be brought under much tighter government control. However, the US embassy was legally incapable of honouring a request by Atmar that the US military should assume authority over training centres managed by DynCorp, the US company whose employees were involved in the incident in the northern province of Kunduz.

Why were they afraid of this story leaking? Because it would expose this ancient disgusting child exploitation practice is very much alive today in Afghanistan.

Update: righter than you chimed in ...Taliban are doing the same only they video tape it: Taliban’s Siraj Haqqani: Rape, Murder & Videotape
By Brad Thor
. Nice group you follow RTY, you must be proud...

Part II & III below fold:

Thanks to DMartyr

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