Friday, January 22, 2010
THE GUANTANAMO OF CHILD SLAVERY AND CHILD PROSTITUTION
The American island of Saipan has been linked to child slavery, child abuse and the CIA.
Saipan is the largest island of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
In 1991, Levi Strauss & Co. was involved in a scandal involving six of its subsidiary factories on Saipan.
It was revealed that workers in those factories suffered under what the U.S. Department of Labor called "slavelike" conditions. (Tan_Holdings_Corporation)
Jack Abramoff lobbied on behalf of Saipan and its factories.
Abramoff gained nearly $11 million in fees from the Marianas government and from the islands’ garment manufacturers between 1995 and 2004. ("Paradise Lost: Greed, Sex Slavery, Forced Abortion and Right-Wing Moralists".)
Saipan's strip clubs and massage parlours are popular with the US navy.
An estimated 90 percent of the island’s prostitutes are former garment workers. ("Paradise Lost: Greed, Sex Slavery, Forced Abortion and Right-Wing Moralists".)
On 30 December 2009, we read an article by Wayne Madsen about CIA Involvement in the Child Sex Trade Since 1978
According to Wayne Madsen:
Girls would be taken out of Thailand to places like Saipan in the US territory of the Northern Marianas.
There they would be used as child labourers and prostitutes.
Young Vietnamese girls would also be taken to Saipan.
The status quo in Saipan was reportedly supported by such Republicans as Tom DeLay, Ralph Hall, then-Representative Bob Riley of Alabama, and James Doolittle.
Saipan has become the 'Guantanamo Bay of child slavery and prostitution'.
Saipan's sweat shops and 'corrupt government' had a powerful Republican party lobbyist working for them, Jack Abramoff.
According to Wayne Madsen:
One American anti-child-abuse activist named Sean Parlaman investigated the smuggling of children from the Thai-Burmese border into Thailand and beyond for purposes of prostitution.
In 1997, Parlaman wrote, "At an age when we would regard them as still being children, over a thousand young girls from northern Thailand are being lured every year into prostitution.
"Girls, as young as 10, are being sold to the brothels of Bangkok, other Thai cities and overseas."
Parlaman's crusade against child abusers made him enemies.
In 2002, Thai police arrived at Parlaman’s Star Beach Condominium.
Police later claimed that Parlaman jumped from his 15th floor condo unit to his death.
Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. He is a frequent political and national security commentator on Television News and is a regular contributor to Russia Today. Madsen is the author of Jaded Tasks: Big Oil, Black Ops & Brass Plates and Overthrow a Fascist Regime on $15 a Day.