United Nations Troops Rape Black Men, Women, and Children And Get Away With It. And Its Time We Exposed Them.
Imagine watching your parents murdered by “rebels” in front of you as a child, or surviving the most devastating earthquake of the 21st century and then being subjected to rape, torture, and sexual extortion by the same people sent to allegedly help you.
This is what men, women and children have been subjected to for as long as United Nations “Peacekeepers” have occupied Black nations.
For decades, United Nations troops have preyed on the most vulnerable of those they were sworn to protect and serve with virtually none of the offenders facing justice.
Child Molestation in the Central African Republic
Back in 2014, three girls in the Central African Republic came forward and revealed they were tied up and forced to have sex with a dog by a French military commander.
Then in 2015, a confidential report was leaked detailing allegations that French soldiers raped and abused dozens of boys — aged between nine and 13 — who had come to get something to eat from United Nations checkpoints. Many of the boys’ parents had been killed amid fighting that has devastated the country. (Source)
And in 2016, A 14-year-old girl told Human Rights Watch she was walking down a path in the bush when a United Nations soldier approached her in CAR. “He ripped off my clothes and used them to tie my hands behind my back,” she said. Then she was raped. She was one of more than 100 children to come forward in 2016 alone — including a 7 year old who was forced to perform oral sex on a UN soldier in exchange for water and cookies. (Source and Source)
United Nations Pedophile Ring Uncovered in Haiti
Since Haiti rose up and claimed its sovereignty by fighting and defeating the French, the nation has been a target for white supremacy. When the nation suffered one of the worst earthquakes in modern history, the feeding frenzy began. Between the declaration of Haitian independence in 1804 and 1990, the island was victimized by American controlled dictators and “rebels”. In fact, America created Haiti’s version of the CIA for such purposes. (Source)
Then in 1990, the democratic election of President Aristide saw the rise of a populist and anti-American leader. This, of course, was odious to the West, and Aristide was overthrown within a year of his election. The country returned descended back into oblivion.
It was then that the blue helmets first came to Haiti to exploit an already bad situation and maintain the status quo.
“In exchange for food, the UN peacekeepers demanded sex from children as young as 12. In regards to the child sex ring run by UN peacekeepers in Haiti, nine children were being passed around from 2004 to 2007.
“I did not even have breasts,” said a girl, known as “V01” (Victim №1). Vo1 was allegedly forced to have sex with approximately 50 peacekeepers over a period of three years, between the ages of 12 and 15. One of the perpetrators was a “Commandant” who she said gave her 75 cents in exchange for sex. Vo1 explained that she would often sleep in UN trucks on the base.
A young boy, Vo9, was 15 when he was first sexually abused by a UN peacekeeper. Over the next three years, he was allegedly forced to have sex with over 100 Sri Lankan peacekeepers, on average four times per day.” (Source)
The vile behavior of United Nations “Peacekeepers” led to an entire generation of ‘Peacekeeper babies” — illegitimate children born to rape victims who were too ashamed to break their silence. In this Al Jazeera English expose, the stories of many of these victims are told for the first time.
A History of Rape Tolerance
Historically, the United Nations has demonstrated a tolerance for patterns of sexual abuse.
According to the Washington Post, “In the Democratic Republic of the Congo [alone] … more than 150 allegations of abuse and exploitation were registered against peacekeepers, and U.N. investigators found that many of the alleged victims were orphans. U.N. missions in Kosovo, Haiti, Liberia and other places also have been tarnished by such allegations.”
The United Nations calls the rapes mere “allegations”, citing that the accounts by the men, women, and children could not be independently verified. Ironically, the United Nations had no problem verifying the rape of 200 girls and women by Congolese rebels back in 2013. This behavior indicates a tolerance for the behavior of its troops and an attempt to divert attention away from its unwillingness to examine its own misdeeds.
The U.N. didnt even bother to commission a report on rape within its ranks until 2006, despite allegations that span decades. And since that report was written, the only major action taken by the organization was the expulsion of nearly 1,000 troops whose units have been tied to rape cases.(Among them was the entire contingent from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.)
What Should Be Done
The United Nations is an ineffective organization at best. Time and time again, the organization has not only failed to prevent genocides (remember Rwanda?) but it has actually increased the suffering of the nations to which it has deployed troops. For instance, the organization admitted it caused the 2010 cholera epidemic that killed more than 10,000 people and sickened hundreds of thousands more.
And in the wake of the tsunami of rape and molestation indictments, the United Nations should be withdrawn from African nations. On the African continent, the African Union has demonstrated a growing ability to govern affairs of its member nations, eliminating a need for United Nations oversight.
Additionally, the United Nations should compensate the growing number of victims with reparations while at the same time prosecuting troops according to the laws of the nations to which they are deployed.
Currently, UN peacekeeping troops have legal immunity from prosecution in the host state, and the only punishment they face is deportation back to their native country. That means even when incidents like the one below are caught on camera, United Nations troops escape prosecution.
What is coming out of the United Nations is the tip of the iceberg, and we members of the Pan-African community will continue to give voice to the victims. We will take independent action to hold the United Nations accountable for compensating the victims, prosecuting the guilty,and ending the intentional or unintentional damage done by the organization.