No doubt, some Afghani men rape boys, but is it more common there than anywhere else? How are we to know? Is this a ploy (military propaganda) to get Westerners to loathe Afghani men enough to cause those Westerners to approve of widening the war more and more in Afghanistan and the tribal region of Pakistan?

Right now, the U.S. and other nations have more troops in Afghanistan then at any previous time since the initial invasion after 9/11, and the neocons want only to increase that.

We also need to remember that the U.S. has been deeply (systemically) engaging in torture, including sexual.

Canadian troops sickened by Afghan rapes
Published: June 16, 2008 at 10:32 AM

OTTAWA, June 16 (UPI) — A growing number of Canadian soldiers are suffering after witnessing Afghan boys being raped by Afghan soldiers, the Toronto Star reported Monday.

Several military chaplains told the newspaper they had counseled veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan for severe post traumatic stress disorder and their reports weren't being dealt with by the Canadian military.

On Saturday, the Star reported a Canadian corporal gave closed-door parliamentary testimony about a boy's rape he witnessed in 2006 and the visible signs of rape trauma.

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