Not many people can claim to be one of America's First To Fight as well as being a member of New York's Bravest at the same time, but Major Jason Brezler, USMCR/NYFD can, at least for the time being, as reported by Fox News on Oct. 17, 2013.
The full-time fire fighter and Marine Corps Reserve Major from New York City is facing what could loosely be translated as the military version of a Grand Jury Hearing stemming from his using an unsecured e-mail account to warn fellow Marines that a high placed Afghan police commander, Sarwar Jan of being suspected of both posing a security risk as well as participating in pedophilia at US military installations.
While serving in the Taliban hotbed of Helmand Province, Maj. Brezler responded to an urgent request from other Marines concerning the status of Sarwan Jan, who was routinely allowed open access to American bases as part of the Afghan Transition Team.
Major Brezler responded with his information of the Afghan official's shady security and sexual background. But the major's major faux pas was that he used his Yahoo e-mail account to get the word out.
For using his personal e-mail account, the combat veteran is threatened with essentially getting booted from the Corps under less than honorable conditions.
Political Correctness Results In Dead Marines...
As reported by Fox News, "there is no evidence immediate action was taken."
Still without anyone acting on the Major's input, a few months later one of Jan's "teen-aged boy assistants" who was also suspected of being one of his sexual abuse victims, opened fire on four Marines, killing three.
Staff Sergeant Scott Dickinson, Corporal Richard Rivera and Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. were all gunned down while lifting weights in a makeshift gym on base, while Staff Sgt. Cody Rhode was shot five times and yet somehow managed to survive.
Someone Higher Than The Marine Commanding General In Afghanistan...
Fox News quoted attorney Kevin Carroll, whose law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is representing Major Brezler pro bono:
Brezler's immediate chain-of-command here in the U.S. did not recommend punitive action, and the Marine command in Afghanistan called for the relevant document in Brezler's case to be declassified, because there is no information in the document which, if released, would damage national security.
Nonetheless, someone outranking both the Major's senior officers here in The States and Afghanistan is pushing for charges against him.
Major Brezler could see himself before the Board of Inquiry (BOI) as soon as next month.
According to an official Marine Corps website, a BOI is defined as follows:
A board convened under section 1182 or section 14903 of reference (a) to receive evidence and make findings and recommendations as to separation for cause and characterization of service under an officer.
In a letter from New York Rep. Peter King (R) to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James Amos, the Congressman penned:
It is unfair for Maj. Brezler's good-faith effort to warn his fellow Marines, of what sadly proved to be mortal danger, to derail his reserve career.
The Marines and the (New York City) Fire Department need more good men such as Maj. Brezler, not less.
Hush-Hush On Beating Women And Raping Boys...
As previously covered by Examiner.com, there has been a long time move by the United States Government to look the other way at the self-admitted fact that both the oppression of women and pedophilia are part of "Afghan cultural norms."
Listed among the "taboo" subjects of conversation for American troops deployed to the Central Asian nation include;
- Any criticism of pedophilia.
- Mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct.
- Advocating women's rights.
- Anything related to Islam.
As cited by Examiner.com, Joel Brinkley of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote in his August, 2010 article titled Afghanistan's dirty little secret:
Too often, soldiers on patrol passed an older man walking hand-in-hand with a pretty young boy. Their behavior suggested he was not the boy's father.
Then, British soldiers found that young Afghan men were actually trying to 'touch and fondle them.'
For centuries, Afghan men have taken boys, roughly 9 to 15 years old, as lovers.
Some research suggests that half the Pashtun tribal members in Kandahar and other southern towns are 'bacha baz', the term for an older man with a boy lover.
Literally it means 'boy player.' The men like to boast about it.