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Australian War Crimes

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Well said Foxy.

I find it disgusting that those reaping the benefit of so many fighting men no longer with us, should go out of their way to attack those defending us today.

People like me could fly around in our nice clean aircraft, killing combatants, or civilians at will, by accident, design or order of the generals, & be perfectly innocent because we couldn't see those we would kill.

However the poor bloody foot soldier after crawling around in the filth mud & flies, watching his mates killed or maimed, is supposed to suddenly become all sweetness & light if the machine gunner puts his hands up at the last moment.

Well sorry folks, human nature only works that way when you are clean, cool & well fed, watching life on the TV. After a few days or months of having these people try to kill you, frontally or from hiding behind the public, the soldier can't suddenly turn as saint like as the TV audience, or some rotten journalist looking for a prize.

If you ain't been there, you have no right to sit in judgement. Only a gutless slug would even think of doing so.

And that goes for the generals too. The general who sent the poor buggers out there are more guilty of anything their troops do.
Posted by Hasbeen, Friday, 20 November 2020 12:58:29 PM
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Dear Hasbeen,

Dry up mate. That was just pathetic. These sociopaths have utterly trashed the proud history of professionalism of the SAS. For you to sit there defending what happened without any sympathy for those who were murdered in cold blood show you to be completely out of touch with normal moral behaviour.

I have spoken to two soldiers on this, one former and one still serving, and they both said it used to be something we attributed to the Yanks but Australians were far more professional in their behaviour. Having all that now pissed out the window has been a rude wake up for them.

Unlike yourself both have seen combat in Afghanistan and each recognised they were there supporting the Americans rather than protecting Australia from any threat.

They also recognised those they were shooting at were defending their own country against an occupying force.

Now go beat your chest somewhere else.
Posted by SteeleRedux, Friday, 20 November 2020 2:26:44 PM
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Oh god.

Sr has spoken to 2 soldiers, so knows all about it.

Just like he knows everything about everything else.

Garbage.
Posted by Hasbeen, Friday, 20 November 2020 2:29:05 PM
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Hasbeen,
What's really disgusting is your failure to distinguish between the good soldiers and those who ultimately undermine the mission by demonstrating to the locals that we're the bad guys.

Claiming our soldiers can't do what they're trained to is an insult to those soldiers who can. By trying to excuse those who do the wrong thing, you demean the ones most worthy of our respect.

Someone has to sit in judgement. It appears the main cause of the problem was that nobody was.
Posted by Aidan, Friday, 20 November 2020 2:41:22 PM
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It must be very disturbing for the families of
the soldiers who it now appears could face prosecution
and have their medals stripped. An SAS squadron is to be
disbanded.

The Age has an article that tells us that -
"Australian Special Forces soldiers allegedly committed
39 murder in Afghanistan and 19 current or former soldiers
will face possible prosecution and the stripping of their
medals after the findings of an exhaustive defence inquiry
exposed a culture of cover-ups and deceit".

What will all this achieve?
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 20 November 2020 4:27:42 PM
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cont'd ...

Here's the article:

http://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/australian-soldiers-could-face-prosecution-and-medals-stripped-as-an-sas-squadron-is-disbanded-20201119-856g53.html
Posted by Foxy, Friday, 20 November 2020 5:10:24 PM
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