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International Australian war crimes: Elite troops killed Afghan civilians

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by BonesWinckleJones, Nov 19, 2020 at 6:13 AM.

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-54996581
    There is "credible evidence" that Australian elite soldiers unlawfully killed 39 people during the Afghan war, a long-awaited report has found.


    The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has released findings from a four-year inquiry into misconduct by its forces.

    • Junior soldiers were told to get their first kill by shooting prisoners, in a practice known as "blooding"
    • Weapons and other items were planted near Afghan bodies to cover up crimes
    • An additional two incidents could constitute a war crime of "cruel treatment"



    australia i'm disappointed
     
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    I think it would be hard to find a war where something like this hasn't happened. Its good there is a proper investigation into these incidents. However, if there was a war that actually threatened our homeland then i bet there would far less concern for such war crimes.
     
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  3. Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

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    This is infinitely worse than Abu Ghraib
     
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    Why are you putting war crimes and credible evidence between quotation marks?

    They killed innocent civilians.



    The Australian military agrees.
     
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  6. Damien Karras Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

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    U.S soldiers did this in Vietnam too. War gets murky and the people on the ground get paranoid and make big mistakes. I'm not even going to pretend what it's like. This is why good leadership is crucial
     
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    Fun fact: The only reason anybody went to Afghanistan militarily was to secure the poppy fields again from Taliban control.
     
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    The Koreans in Vietnam were as brutal as the Japanese to them.
     
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    true,fixed
     
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    Senior leadership refusing any responsibility whilst also probably mandating the use of Mefloquine for the duration of their deployment in Afghanistan.
     
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    Maybe next time Afghanistan will think twice before invading Australia.
     
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    Gotta get that sweet sweet dragon powder
     
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    Im think wtf are aussies doing in afghanistan anyway?

    Usa is understable since terrorism and superpower power games but australia?
     
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    Not surprised at all. Australians are basically Texans with a funny accent.
     
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    They are? then how do they have national health care? No guns? Sound more like Candians with a funny accent.

    UHC has like zero chance in TX and banning gun even less than zero.
     
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    Australia have followed us into every war. They like it.
     
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    Because they don't have alabama, mississipi, arkansas, louisiana, and tennessee doubling down with them. They also don't have the electoral college.
     
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    They are part of five eyes and we have several bases in Australia. They are basically like UK - our kid brother.
     
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