The Silent Few
It was a rainy cold day on January 10, 2000. Even a few frozen particles of water could be seen amongst the raindrops as they pelted the wings of the aircraft, making its final approach into Kishinev Moldova.
Assad was making his usual trip to the tiny country to interview and to transport back to Turkey some 5 young ladies looking for employment and promises of good pay with a future. Most were recruited as hotel staff, dancers, housekeepers and models. In 5 days time Assad would have picked out at least 5 women to take back to Turkey via a train route through Bucharest Romania. Natasha would have already screened the women and given approval for them to be hired for well paying jobs. Natasha is the local contact for recruiting women for the trafficking business where most women are brought in from Russia and Ukraine as well a few other countries still struggling to overcome the collapse of Mother Russia.
In Turkey, many things can happen to a young woman. Once stripped of her passport and other documents making it impossible for her to go anywhere, she will be forced into prostitution or some other form of work, such as pornography, for films to be distributed throughout the “silent world of pornography.” Many of these now appear on web sites that allow such material to be exploited and distributed around the globe.
In Istanbul, two young women were thrown from a balcony to their deaths while their friends and pimps looked on. This was done to give a lesson to the rest while executing them for being problems. These are part of the “Silent Few” who could have been saved had there been a way to retrieve them. This modern day problem of trafficking cannot be blamed on any one country or even the Mafia. The “Global Mafia” has only taken advantage of trafficking of human flesh because the world leaders have allowed it to happen. It is a problem of “Global Society,” and it knows no color of the skin or speech of the tongue. Moldova alone cannot be the cause of this trafficking problem. This is a problem for every country around the globe. There are traffickers all over who are very methodical in how they operate and conduct business. It is equally important to understand that some women are willing customers to enter into prostitution because they know they can earn big money if they take advantage of the industry. Women as this sometimes go on to be recruiters and assist the industry by giving woman-to-woman contact during interviews.
It has gone on for hundreds of years from all over the world. However, in today’s modern world, trafficking is a dangerous business and can result in beatings, beheadings, shootings, gang rapes and death. The object of trafficking is to find as many naïve women and children as possible to fill orders from other countries to keep the supply and demand under control for the vast majority of male and female clientele around the world. Women are still looked down upon by many countries of the world even though they profess to be involved in “Human Rights for All.” Women are the most compromised segment of the world, and all by men of immoral structure.
This form of business also produces the increase of HIV, AIDS, and other serious sexually transmitted diseases. Even TB becomes a part of the picture as well as other diseases. So, in truth, while HIV is a big problem for the world, not just Africa, there are other diseases which are killers in bigger numbers and diseases which are easily transmitted that can assist in the development of AIDS etc. No one country can really say how many individuals are infected with HIV and with HIV I, HIV II and the HIV subtype O it is no longer possible to say there are a specific number of infected people.
HIV, TB and all STD’s are a global problem. We may want to look at Africa as the largest segment of infection, but the numbers are growing around the globe on a daily basis. Where to place the blame on this is in the use of cheap detection systems that do not work effectively. Some HIV detection kits from certain countries have less than an 80% accuracy level. This is a “Global” problem. It is everyone’s problem to learn and understand the meaning of HIV infection from its start to finish. HIV is the Virus and AIDS is a condition of a failing immune system brought on by HIV and other disease conditions.
Because of the immoral activities of individuals in the global population, and a breakdown in the social and economic structures of different parts of the world, this is a social and cultural problem that has caused the migration and infestation of diseases in parts of the world population at different levels of infection. To blame the gay community or IV drug users is no longer a valid claim, and no one has ever really checked the total population of any one country to see what level of HIV infection may be present.
So, the “Silent Few” continue to live in a world of immoral structure that grows everyday.
©2000, William Lowenkamp
Löwenkamp HIV/AIDS Report – July 2000