US Soldiers And Contractors Rape 54 Girls In Colombia And Sell The Videos That Show Their Crimes

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U.S. soldiers and contractors raped at least 54 Colombian girls between 2003 and 2007 in this Latin American country, recorded most of these abuses on video and sold them as pornographic material, according to the “Report of the Historical Commission on the Conflict and its Victims”, prepared by the Colombian government and representatives of the FARC guerrillas in the framework during the peace negotiations.

The 809-page document was developed to establish the “origins and multiple causes of the internal armed conflict” in Colombia. The role of the US military is revealed in the section “The international dimension of the social and armed conflict in Colombia: US interference, counter-insurgency and state terrorism”, written by Renán Vega Cantor, professor of the Department of Social Sciences at the National Pedagogical University.

The author argues that “there is abundant information about sexual violence, taking place with total impunity thanks to bilateral agreements and the diplomatic immunity of U.S. officials, which is part of a sexist and discriminatory behavior called ‘sexual imperialism’, similar to the conduct that occurs everywhere the U.S. military is stationed, such as in the Philippines, Japan or South Korea.”

According to Vega Cantor, “one of the most notorious cases” of abuses by the U.S. military against the local population occurred in Colombia, “in the town of Melgar and neighboring Girardot,” where “53 minors were sexually abused by mercenaries, who also filmed them and sold the tapes as pornographic material.” The professor adds that in addition, “at Melgar, a US contractor and a sergeant raped a 12-year-old girl in 2007.

Following the publication of the report in February 2015, The Daily Beast website has contacted the US Army to find out its position on the accusations made against the US military. Army spokeswoman Cynthia O. Smith has replied in an email that no credible evidence has been found so far, but said further investigation was possible.

“The U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is currently coordinating with Colombian authorities and plans to conduct criminal investigations into credible allegations of sexual assault or criminal acts committed by U.S. soldiers while in that country,” she said.

“We take this issue very seriously and will aggressively pursue all credible allegations,” the spokeswoman concluded.

  • There is a special place reserved for all of those who choose to do acts like this…HELL…

  • rgaura

    Mint Press News also reported on a brothel of children being run in Columbia by ex-IDF soldiers for IDF vacations. They were also running one in Argentina. This is so sick, but rape is always part of war, invasion, and occupation.

  • TommySeptic

    Maybe that is why it can carry the death penalty under the Uniform Code of Military Justice,

  • Angelina Marie

    Yea, it’s weird. It’s almost like war is always just armed mass theft, and not ‘defending our freedoms’ or any rancid BS like that.

  • herbdavis

    almost?

  • herbdavis

    good to have laws even if they don’t get enforced?

  • Peter Kelly

    My Friend and I who are both male were raped by an foreign ex army medic in an institution, he also killed another friend and tried to kill me many ways. I heard of United Nations Peacekeepers always going to brothels as routine. The United Nations has pushed pornography on the world since 1950 apparently.

  • Peter Kelly

    When I was reading World Beyond War this morning I was even more upset over the mistreatment and killing of children and teens in the Holy Lands by soldiers routinely. There is also massive manoeuvres in and near other peoples. Its taxpayers and customers money. Can a politician or lobbyist solve this for the better?

  • tapatio

    There is no “almost” about the subject………war is theft.

  • tapatio

    For the United States, the UCMJ and Geneva Conventions went into the garbage when William Calley wasn’t publicly hanged.
    We are officially an outlaw state, in the company of Israel and North Korea.

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    CUT THE DEFENSE BUDGET IN HALF. Stop raping and killing all over the world in my name.

  • dancewater

    That is horrible. So sorry that all happened to you. Wish I knew what to do about it.

  • Claude R Miller

    We’re looking into it 13-17 years later?

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    I’m sure it’s going on in other places. In fact, I have little doubt.

  • John Kauai

    There are literally dozens of links to something titled “Report of the Historical Commission on the Conflict and its Victims” The several I’ve followed so far do not say anything that supports this article. If someone finds the original, I’d appreciate it.

  • voza0db

    It always comes down to the same origin… Degenerated uman animals.

    We sure are a wonderful animal!

  • John Kauai

    Thanks a ton!
    Beware that the links of the time article lead to some unknown place.
    Unfortunately, all three articles say what to me seems to be the same thing. There is one 12-year-old. The rest may all be prostitutes. I’m not saying they are, but I was in Korea. I’m not excusing anything. But I will say that American Troops should not have been deployed here.

    If you put a 20-year-old male into this kind of circumstance, especially given the horrible sex education given in the USA, it is bound to result in things everyone regrets. Anyone recall the movie “Porky’s”? It’s like they’re set up just to get knocked down. No one wins here.

  • Saint Jimmy (Russian American)

    Yeah. There are a lot of places US troops shouldn’t have been deployed. I saw a couple of those a long time ago. There are several places US troops shouldn’t be deployed. It seems to be about a half century old bad habit.

  • Cut it down to zero.

  • Blacktiger

    Do more research please and you will find that the acquitted President of USA has been given full head on okay for israel to bounce the Palestinian peoples. He will be even more evil if he does win a new mandate in November 2020.

  • Saadia Ahmad Arslanturk

    Being a mom of a 13 year old, this is very personal to me. 😥

  • Peter Kelly

    The Hague should be for All White Mass murderers also no exceptions. I was appalled by the current omission of at least 100,000 war crimes committed in Afghanistan from the International Criminal Court under pressure from the US of A. I know the Holy Lands are being mistreated. We need heavy taxes on war products and risk manage armaments. Munitions aren’t good for economies. War reparations are a legal obligation. I like Sanders.

  • Peter Kelly

    Unfortunately there are too many Wars and Conflicts. World Peace Processes are imperative. Military aggression and medical subterfuge are not needed. Why hurt mankind and nature? Stop conflicts and stop wars. The Hague ASAP.

  • Mikronos

    Colombia: wasn’t that where BushCo’s secret service escort was ‘distracted’? Same old boom-boom/Lub U GI Joe longtime – with apparently adult models. They don’t call them ‘swinging dicks’ for nada.

  • sisterlauren

    The politicians and lobbyists start the wars in order to be able to acquire lots of young defenseless people to rape. It is a major motivating factor. Our military creates brothels and makes prostitutes out of the local children EVERYWHERE they go. It is not a bug, it is a feature. They do it 100% on purpose.

  • sisterlauren

    Bernie is going to beat him.

  • sisterlauren

    The US military is run and staffed by pedophiles.

  • sisterlauren

    I sure hope this comes up as a question in the debates tonight. I’d especially like to see Buttigieg get asked about it.

  • Eric Meiers

    Tell the truth about every road out of every American base in the rest of the world The street away from it is lined with bars whore houses And the detritus of this evil system shut it all down.

  • It won’t. Subject matter such as this is unsuitable for the vulnerable, infantile “grown-ups” that comprise the DNC rank-and-file.

    Buttigieg should be asked why he hasn’t withdrawn his name in shame from the Dem primary contest after publicly cheating to get votes in Iowa.

  • Bozz Larsson

    US soldiers are protected by immunity – and can do whatever they like – abroad as domestic.
    They are the proud symbol of the USA “fight for Freedom.” and “Fight against terrorism” – nothing new nothing will change.

  • It took decades to “look into” the CIA and Pinochet