Source:  Arjun Walia

IN BRIEF

  • The Facts:To bill to require the Secretary of Defense to establish an initiative on improving the capacity of military criminal investigative organizations to prevent child sexual exploitation does not have much of a chance to move on.
  • Reflect On:How serious this problem is, especially in places of high power and ‘elite’ people. How does this behaviour by some of our ‘leaders’ reflect what their intentions for our world truly are? Why do we keep giving them power?

Despite the fact that within the past couple of years alone millions of people around the world have become aware of the fact that the trafficking of both men, women, as well as children is a big problem. Just as we see with illegal arms sales, this type of activity seems to operate within the ‘black market’ and has sustained itself for years. The reason why it seems to continue to sustain itself year after year is simply the fact that many people in positions of power are involved. In fact, based on my research, many people who are involved in this type of activity around the world are actually the ones we go to in order to combat the problem. advertisement – learn more

Take Cardinal George Pell as a prime example. Not long ago Pell became the highest ranking Vatican official to ever be convicted of child sexual abuse. Unfortunately, his conviction was overturned and the tradition of powerful people getting off the hook continues.  It’s disturbing to contemplate the idea that Cardinal George Pell is or would be involved in such things, after all, he himself established the Diocesan Commission Into Sexual Abuse in 1996. For decades, the Vatican has been facing multiple sexual abuse allegations, this includes Popes as well as many other high ranking Vatican officials throughout.

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