Массовые изнасилования в Американской Армии


25-12-2009 20:12:26


Rape within the ranks
permalinke-mail story to a friendprint versionPublished 16 December, 2009, 09:35

Edited 19 December, 2009, 15:39

American female soldiers step into war, facing the dangers of combat together, never imagining that the enemy could be standing by their side all along.

Yahoo StumbleUpon Google Live Technorati del.icio.us Digg Reddit Mixx Propeller Startling figures straight from the US government show one out of three women soldiers are sexually assaulted within the ranks. Thus for them, fighting the enemy is not their only battle. The number of reported cases is on the rise and some victims are speaking out, in the hope more will be done to combat the problem.

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“Rape in the Ranks: The Enemy Within” documents the stories of female soldiers, turned rape victims, at the hands of their fellow US comrades.

Filmmaker Mercedes Gallego says sex crimes in the military are common practice, because attackers rarely face investigation.

“Commanders do not encourage the women to come forward – or the opposite. They pretty much tell them to move on with their life,” says Mercedes Gallego, Rape in the Ranks filmmaker, adding, “that it won’t be good for their careers. They make them feel guilty and some of them have even been persecuted for coming forward and reporting it.”

Women account for 15% of US military personnel and are reportedly four times as likely to be raped when deployed in war zones.

Sexual assault in the military is a problem that is only getting worse. According to the US Pentagon, reported cases in Iraq and Afghanistan in the past year have increased 26%. But that figure is only based upon the victims who actually come forward.

In 2004, army staff sergeant Sandra Lee was deployed to Iraq, rebuilding schools and fighting insurgents.

During her tour, she says a senior officer raped her twice but she never reported the crime.

“I had a job to do. I didn't have the time or mental capability to deal with something like that,” says Sandra. “You’re on alert 24-7 all day long. If I allowed myself to deal with it or think about it I don't think I would have been able to make it.”

The eight-year veteran now talks publicly about the assaults, as she battles veterans and military officials over medical assistance.

"The army thinks that I am worth nothing, but at this point I do not even care,” says Sandra Lee. “I am so tired of fighting. I’m trying to live my life as normally as possible that I just can't fight this one more thing.”

A Veterans’ Affairs communication director, James J Peters from VA Medical Center, declined RT’s interview request, writing quote, “I am not authorized to provide subject matter experts for foreign press.”

Lee says the army is trying to boot her out with a less-than-honorable discharge, after requesting a transfer off the battlefield. Countless other faces are fighting the issue in court, a conflict within those who once faced combat together.

Meanwhile, getting pregnant during military service has been prohibited and could result in a court martial, according to a new policy announced by the US Army General in Iraq.

He says female soldiers who become pregnant, along with those who impregnate them, will be sent home to face criminal prosecution.

http://rt.com/Top_News/2009-12-16/rape- ... ?fullstory


25-12-2009 20:14:14

I was raped twice in Iraq – US veteran speaks out
permalinke-mail story to a friendprint versionPublished 03 December, 2009, 09:32

Edited 23 December, 2009, 10:29

US Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Sandra Lee, who was raped twice while serving in Iraq, shared her story in an interview with RT.

Yahoo StumbleUpon Google Live Technorati del.icio.us Digg Reddit Mixx Propeller According to a new study by the US Department of Defense, one in three women in the military is raped. Veterans for Peace add to those statistics, claiming 75% of raped women in the military fail to report it.

Sandra Lee has decided to break the silence five years after she was assaulted by a fellow soldier. She had been rebuilding schools in the middle of a war zone in Iraq when the incident occurred.

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“It was towards the end of my deployment. Just a couple of months before we were ready to go home,” Sandra Lee remembers, “It happened in the evening. Somebody I knew. It was not big deal to let that person in to where I was living, because he’d come over before. We built a friendly relationship over the past year that I’d been there. It started out normal, just basic conversation, how my days were going. But then he started talking about what I deem is inappropriate.”

Because of the shock, Sandra Lee doesn’t remember exactly what happened. She does remember, though, how she said “No”, and the way she tried to fight back. Unfortunately, no one came to her rescue. And the incident recurred two weeks later. However Sandra failed to report the rapes.

“I had a job to do”, she says, “I didn’t have the time or mental capability to deal with something like that. When you are in the position that I was in, and the job that I was doing, you are on alert 24/7. I wasn’t one of the soldiers who stayed behind – I was out every single day. All day long. Sometimes at night. If I had allowed myself to think about it, deal with it, I don’t think I would have been able to make it."

Sandra says the military sweeps these problems underneath the carpet, even though at times it costs them, “They don’t like to address the problems, because it’s too much work. When I redeployed back to the US, we had post-health assessment screening. Everyone did. And they asked me questions about my mental health. ‘Do you have nightmares? Do you startle easily?’ I marked ‘yes’ to everything. But did anyone contact me, did anyone ask my why I was feeling those things? No.”

http://rt.com/Top_News/2009-12-03/milit ... ?fullstory


25-12-2009 21:07:49

ничего не понял


25-12-2009 23:20:38

Я думал, что только Российская Армия - бардак, оказалась Американская Армия - бардак тоже...


26-12-2009 11:01:01

Народ, а ту ту есть переводчик?А то я в английском не силён! :-)


26-12-2009 15:10:26

ну если я всё правильно понял, то ветеран изнасиловал троих сослуживец ниже рангом, и объяснил это своей усталостью от военных действий


29-12-2009 00:43:51

Bioshock писал(а):Народ, а ту ту есть переводчик?А то я в английском не силён! :-)

Сейчас в американской армии служит много женщин и автор статьи-репортажа утверждает, что каждая третья из них хотя бы раз подвергается сексаульному насилию со стороны сослуживцев в зоне боевых действий.

Если это правда - то это шок.

Но у меня есть сомнения относительно правдивости таких огромных цифр...