Tuesday, April 11, 2006
"Commercial sex" for U.S. troops now a crime?
Commercial sex for U.S. troops now a crime Under an Oct 14th Presidential Order amending
Art. 134 of the UCMJ - note the date - Since Oct 14th US forces are barred from soliciting, frequenting, being near districts where human trafficking and prostitution happens.
Meaning - by allowing a liberty tour in a places where what happens, happens, when sailors and marines go ashore... Was a direct violation of a Presidential order in time of war.
As early as December the new sections of Article 134 took effect
RE: human trafficking and prostitution have now been posted in every base and station of the PA Command so a report of the "Stars and Stripes" says.So why have we not heard any reports of any sanctions versus say a fleet commander or Unit Commander who says to his men and women ok boys and girls- time for R & R - If such an event happens in any area or port of call where Human trafficking exists - Could we soon see a case filed- for deliberate actions - that violated the UCMJ. And a order of his or her commander in Chief to a ships captain or army marine or air force person in charge being issued? Remember - this change in the UCMJ - is only to make it level in wording and effect laws that presently US civilians are under- making it illegal for a US Citizen to engage in or support in any way businesses that are in effect part of the Human trafficking trade.
ThatÂs the truth; can you handle it? Where is Tom Cruise when you need him...?
Now below is an article I did... a summery with full credit of Quotes to US forces newspaper online the Stars & Stripes-
Now - the funny thing is- no US media outlet seems to really wants to report what happened in one case here in Asia in Subic, where four American servicemen - marines - have been charged with rape - nothing major anywhere on US TV or major network news? Why the blackout?
Why is both the liberal and right wing media not reporting on it?
Oh yes- forgot- Americans are the accused and not the victims. unlike the sad Holiway story- the victim was not blonde- blue-eyed and white so the major networks ignore it- even if the accused all look like poster boys for the Duke la crosse team or a 90's boy band- so it's ignored.
If one looks at the Aruba incident where a US teenager on a high school trip went missing, or the report on a man who was allegedly killed on a cruise ship in turkey, and any other major story on crimes vs. Americans overseas.
In those cases - AP, The NY Times, LA Times, Washington Post, reported it to no end in print.
CNN, Fox, and, MSNBC fall over themselves to repeat and report on for hours on end.
Now here is what puzzles me -when it's a American accused of the crimecommittedd overseas unless they happen to be a Celeb- so it's been mostly...
Nada, nothing, or something of that nature- a policy of deliberate ignorance almost.
Now had these accused. Marines; who by Philippine law are innocent until proven guilty, I mean had they been accused of done what theyallegedlyy did in an American City
Wow! You would see endless press coverage in the USA; And I wonder had the victim been blond and blue eyed well then- every US network would be all over this case.
Or had; heaven forbid foreign troops training in the US even been accused of being near when such an alleged incident occurredd- had such a thing happened.... I wonder what networks, papers, or media in general would have reported on that.So there it is for you my friends over here..
It is sad the subic case is mostly a story here- But per my contacts on US networks is -"
Not on the radar" says more than one foreign editor I sent updates to - can't blame him he has to follow news cycles in Aruba...