The Australian prime minister may not want to admit his country’s mistakes. The head of the Australian defense force may not be willing to admit his country’s mistakes. Australians may not want to admit the mistakes of their country.
But admit it, they have to.
The evidence for Australian wrongdoing is indisputable. This can be found in a recently released report written by a military inspector general that took four years to produce and which details the atrocities committed by a number of Australian terrorists dressed as soldiers who killed many Afghans.
The terrorists who grew up in the country in combat uniforms were recruited by Australia. They are Australian trained. They are paid by Australia. They were sent to Afghanistan by Australia. They kill civilians, including children, on behalf of Australia.
The savagery perpetrated by Australian terrorists in combat uniform – mostly, I think, white people, Christians – has one goal: to terrorize non-white, non-Christian Afghans.
Australian “soldiers” kill people not for “strategic objectives”, but for the pleasure of pain and intoxication and, given the defining competitive nature of Australians, they kill people for sport.
They completed their disgusting mission.
The bitter list of Afghans killed by Australian terrorists in combat uniforms includes a boy whose throat was cut, a frightened child hiding under a blanket, a farmer who tends to save, prisoners and shackled siblings and cousins fleeing to try to survive, only to be slowly torn to death by an Australian military dog.
Australian thugs in uniform are killed because they have the power, weapons and permission to kill.
It’s the same license to kill that Israeli thugs in uniform do with impunity when they kill four Palestinian boys playing on a beach in Gaza. This is the same license to torture and kill that thugs in American uniforms committed with impunity inside the dungeon of Abu Ghraib. It’s the same license to torture and kill that British thugs in uniform do with impunity in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is the same license to torture and kill that Canadian thugs in uniform do with impunity when they are sent to Somalia to “restore order”.
The license to kill is based on the “idea” that white, Christian people live on Western affairs, and Iraqi, Afghan, Palestinian and Somali life is cheap, invisible, and disposable.
We deserve to live. They deserve to die. When we kill, it’s a “tragic accident”. When they killed, it was an excuse to light the Eiffel Tower to be remembered in earnest and to commemorate the dead on Twitter with hashtags expressing human solidarity.
The blunt indictment, no doubt, would offend the late Christopher Hitchens’ irrepressible pupils, who, today, predictably, are as silent as their anti-Muslim patron saint slick in the face of terrorism perpetrated by the invaders stationed in abroad – again and again – to protect the “freedoms and values” of the West.
Australian terrorists in combat uniform – cheered, no doubt, as “heroes” of the Crusades by their lying Hitchens aides – are mostly members of the so-called “elite” fighting regiment known as the Special Air Service. They claim to be “the best of the best”.
They are not soldiers. They are murderers. They are cowards. They are terrorists in combat uniforms who kill Afghans as part of a sick ritual called “blooding”. Consider the measure of their depravity: To become trusted members of “the best of the best,” these thugs were ordered to execute defenseless Afghan prisoners in brutal, cold blood.
It is not the act of a “special” military unit, which is considered “best of the best”. It is the act of street gang members who terrorize and kill innocent people in random shooting from cars as part of a crazy initiation ceremony.
They are the worst of the worst and, remember, they wear the Australian flag on their uniforms.
Instead of admitting the blatant truth, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the head of the defense forces, General Angus Campbell, have thrown up a state-cleared palette of euphemisms to describe what Australian “soldiers” in Afghanistan are doing to as many as 39 defenseless Afghan children, father, brother, son, farmer and prisoner.
Instead of mass murder, they called it “incidents and troubles.” Instead of mass murder, they called it “extrajudicial killings.” Instead of mass murder, they called it a “serious violation of military behavior”. Instead of mass murder, they called it “wrongdoing” and “wrongdoing” committed by “some special forces personnel.”
As it turned out, 25 “special forces personnel” took part in murder and terrorism. In what insane calculation does the stop number qualify as “some”?
Instead of acknowledging his involvement in terrorist acts carried out by terrorists who grew up inside Australia under his command, General Campbell said this: “I sincerely and selflessly apologize for the wrongs committed by Australian military personnel in Afghanistan and for the failure of the organization. us to identify problems and take action at the time of the incident “.
What an embarrassing display of misleading nonsense. For Australia’s top serviceman to publicly portray such recklessness, the brief executions of 39 Afghan civilians as a “problem” for which he, and other senior officers, failed to “take action at the time of the incident” were as criminal as the murders committed by thugs in charge. .
Once again, politicians and generals quickly rid themselves of responsibility for the horrors that afflict innocent people in the name of a flawed understanding of freedom and plurality.
Instead, they turned, as usual, to the now familiar catalog of reasons. We don’t know, they said. If we do, they say, we will stop it. Anyway, they say, terror is the work of a handful of “thieves”. We, they say, are not like them. We, they say, try to help and do our job with “integrity.”
The reasons will work, as has been done in the past. The Australian press will soon forget about it. Australians will soon forget. And the world, if it bothered to pay attention to it, would soon forget it too.
That means, in the end, no importer in Australia will be held accountable for the killing of 39 Afghans, just as no importer in Israel, the United States, Great Britain and Canada has ever been held responsible for the killings. torture and murder of so many innocent people, in many other places.
Don’t let anyone claim that I am accusing countries and people I don’t know: I was born in Australia.
I spent the first 11 years of my life in Australia. I am no longer Australian by nationality, but I am from birth. Part of me remains Australian.
So, I was guilty too.
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