The SASR, our premier fighters, are under 'freindly' fire from politicians and the press who are gleeful at the prospect of blood on the Oz Flag.
Those doing the baying and braying have not one ounce nor milligramme of the courage of the elite soldiers who preserve and defend our way of life. They have never endured the privations and dangers that such men have to on our behalf.
The Politicians 'visit' to get their pictures amongst the brave: the press apply for transportation and protection so they can have a jolly to somewhere near the front, but sufficiently protected from the bullets and dust, the mud and the gaping wounds. They love to fly in the helicopters but would not even dream of learning how to fly one.
It would appear that sometime, a few years ago, a SASR (Special Air Service Regiment) team did not behave like gentlemen. They are not trained, of course, to be gentlemen, but to kill. That is their job. They did not take to the field in dinner jackets but armoured vests. They faced death daily and countered with dark humour and occasionally terse treatment of those who shot at them, planted landmines (IEDs) and ambushed them. They killed people.
It is said that 'someone' killed someone they should not have.
It is said that a vehicle flew a flag denoting a reprehensible regime. A Nazi flag. To me it looked photoshopped, but who knows what is real and what is not in our media today.
What a furious response our press has created. Particularly the national broadcaster, the taxpayer funded ABC.
Australian soldiers have been photographed flying a Nazi swastika flag from their vehicle while on operations in Afghanistan.
2007. That's just 11 years. Hey, why not go all the way back to Gallipoli? How about digging up our soldiers from WW2 and 'exposing' rough behaviour. At least try to keep up with the British who are raking over events from 30 years ago.The photo, obtained exclusively by the ABC, was taken in August 2007.
I doubt very much there would be a murmer if a flag showing the face of 'Che' was attached to a vehicle aerial. Heck, even Lenin's or Mao's would have gained some applause from the Age instead of approbation.The photograph shows the large swastika emblem hoisted over an Australian military vehicle.Two separate Defence sources have identified a particular soldier as the individual who took the flag to Afghanistan."The flag was briefly raised above an Australian Army vehicle in Afghanistan in 2007."The commander took immediate action to have the offensive flag taken down.
Mike Smith brought in an SAS chap who sat in the corner of the Tavern, face obscured, to speak about it. He was terse too, but no glasses or tankards were broken as he spoke. No fine Ale was spilled.
He wants to remain anonymous, the way the SAS likes things. Let us call him 'John Anon'. He served 14 years in the ADF, 9 years as a Royal Australian Regiment infantryman and 5 years with the Special Air Service Regiment. He was a man who had earned respect and the customers gave it.
The Special Air Service Regiment seeks out and destroys Australia’s most dangerous enemies.It targets the leaders of terror organisations who are shielded by suicidal, heavily armed Jihadis embedded amongst co-operative “civilians”.Our enemies don’t like us and they do their best to kill us with no moral restraint and complete impunity. The Mujahideen don’t have much use for a Human Rights Commission.The SAS cannot fight enemies like that by adhering to normal Western moral standards.
If we did, it would be leveraged as a weakness by the enemy. We have to keep them guessing about our limits. I wouldn’t deploy if I was working with blokes who operated like predictable Mr Nice Guys.
The ADF is currently conducting a full-blown enquiry into "rumours of possible breaches of the laws of armed conflict” by Australian special forces in Afghanistan. We are alleged to have operated with “disregard for human life and dignity”. Fair enough. I don’t know one bloke I served with who has a high regard for the lives of terrorists. There’s nothing dignified about IEDs and their fighting methods either.We are not sent out to deliver a personal dignity entitlement to our enemies.
We go out to kill them.Right now the Chief of Defence Force is doing immense damage to our troops deployed in Afghanistan.
Australian taxpayers are paying for ads in the Afghani press encouraging Afghanis to dob in Australian troops for war crimes.
Indeed, the Age today is reporting that a 'threatening letter', has been sent to a witness to the inquiry.How idiotic is that? What a propaganda gold mine; and you can be certain the enemy will be using it against us.The Australian enquiry will receive heaps of responses from the enemy, let’s face it they are embedded among the local Afghans.And what will it achieve? How do you think Australian troops will respond to allegations against them from the enemy? This might be difficult for outsiders to hear, but even if boundaries have been overstepped, unless the entire patrol turned on each other there will be little chance of any evidence to support any claims made by the enemy or Afghan civilians.
SAS troops obey orders. We go where we’re ordered to go and act as we’re ordered to act. There’s no allegations that I know of that say SAS troops have failed to obey orders. Whatever’s been done has been the work of a highly disciplined team of professional, accountable soldiers operating within their own internal chain of command - and that goes all the way to the top.
And of course conspicuous in their absence, sowing concern and distrust amongst those yet to be singled out for interrogation.Smiling politicians are always on hand to get their photo taken and congratulate us on our results. Well God help any ADF leadership that tries to hang a few young troopers out to dry.So what are we stuck with?• A bombardment of allegations that will ALL have to be investigated at taxpayer expense.• SAS unit members taken away from their duties to “help” the investigation and for interviews with investigators.
• The usual bags of tax payers money given to the enemy in compensation for alleged wrongdoing by us - even if unproven• SAS tactics and operational security compromised by our own Government and Defence force due to a call for an open investigation and for transparency from left wing journalists to mention a few.• Resentments amongst the SAS members and as is common practice much more secrecy, which is a certainty at the grass root levels.The ADF’s investigation into the rumours has already been leaked to Fairfax and the ABC who've made the leaked material public.As a result of Fairfax and the ABC’s reports, the Russians have now joined in to make life more difficult for us in the field.
The top people in the ADF have 'commanded' from their desks, writing papers on 'Inclusivity' and struggling to find woman willing and able to fight alongside men in the field.On Saturday the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement about “The crimes committed by Australian troops in Afghanistan”.Using the ABC and Fairfax’s reports, the Russian statement said Australians have engaged in “systematic, unauthorized and groundless use of weapons, particularly against civilians.” It quotes the ABC as the source for “shocking facts about cold-blooded murders committed by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan”.Total bullshit, created by our taxpayer funded broadcaster to be used by our enemies against us.The ABC is always going on about Russia and scandals. Looks like they've made one of their own.There are plenty of problems in Australian society.There is definitely a problem in the ADF.But it’s not the war fighters.It’s our leadership and the tone they set - from the PM down.John Anon.
They promote Muslims to command positions and sweetly promote transgendering girly-men.
They force soldiers to march in the Gay Mardi-Gras and wear red high heels ala the ladies. They award themselves silver medals as they sit around tables covered in silverware.
They are a disgrace.
The chaps on the front lines and behind the enemy lives do not drink from silver cups, nor even glass. Their rewards are sweaty nights riven with nightmares and for some 'inclusion' in the Invictus Games.
Pray for 'enlightenment' in our faux-commanders and for the redemption of our courageous men on whom fall the requirement to kill our enemies.
Our soldiers are extraordinary men. They face death and they deal in death.
They are prepared for battle but only physically. Only with extraordinary skills. They are rough and tough and do not get the sort of spiritual training that would eschew the flying of nazi flags. But most of course would not anyway. Just the occasional one who crossed that thin moral line.
None of them is an Angel: Barely any will become a Saint. Many are or will be Heroes. But rarely will you hear about that.
ALL are Warriors.
But just one instance of poor manship is enough to bring out the virtue-signallers; the nasty-minded brigade in our media; in 'our' ABC.
Oz is on a downward slope and it will take warriors to hold the line and turn the tide.
Drink to the men of the SASR.