Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Investigations: Guard Misconduct at U.S. Embassy in Kabul Reportedly Included Prostitutes, "Deviant Sex Acts"

Private-contractor guards at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul reportedly engaged in such lewd behaviour - including allegations that they abused Afghans and hired prostitutes - that dozens of their former colleagues blew the whistle to the Project on Government Oversight, according to this investigation by the Washington, D.C.-based non-profit. The reported misconduct was so serious it apparently resulted in a chronic turnover of staff and jeopardized the embassy's security in the warzone.
See photos of the lewd, booze-fuelled parties at this ABC News item. The network said one guard claimed his colleagues were pressured to engage in "deviant sex acts" in order to get promotions or desired shifts. I can see at least one position in those photos that's not in the Kama Sutra.

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