Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/07/20/new-sas-war-crimes-revealed-australia-braces-report
A lot of religious extremists get drawn into the ranks of fighting forces. Here in the States I know the problem is prevalent in the USAF Academy. The SAS is also an air command. Perhaps it is easier to dehumanize one’s “enemy” from high above, especially if one is really some robotic zealot unaware that War is a Racket as Maj. Gen. Smedley Butler explained.
Sounds like Australia is teetering on the edge of fascism, prosecuting whistle blowers and raiding news agencies is a bridge too far. The Australian people might want to get a handle on their government, before it’s too late. The US is a perfect example of too little, too late.
I think this message has to be repeated over and over again.
What makes a member of one of these SAS or SEAL or Green Beret or other “Elite forces” is not that they are just better physical specimens of the human being , it is they are much more willing and eager to kill other people. They are not “heroes”. They are more ruthless and murderous.
In the book “An Intimate History of Killing” the author interviewed a number of these “heroes” and they described how they got hard ons when they murdered someone.
The Pentagon and CIA and other agencies in the USA work with Hollywood so as to ensure the public conditioned to believe these guys are “Noble warriors” out there defending Afghan or Iraqi civilians from ruthless Muslim terrorists that would do them harm. They recognize the public aware that members of these special forces have been outed for mass murders of Civilians in the real world, so always portray those types as “Rogue” who are always bought to justice by fellow special forces members .
It all a load of crap. These guys just KILL. They have been carefully selected because the LOVE to kill.
End of story.
Four years to “investigate” what one day of reality would make all too plain
Empire / predatory capitalism is based on genocide; murder, usurpation be it animal vegetable or mineral. The planet is an organism- which is the ultimate “externalization” by this system and people are becoming acquainted with first hand experience - schools will need to improve in manifold ways for this lesson. This is one reason the powers derived from this legacy are dropping the masks and taking off the gloves. The HISTORY MUST BE TAUGHT despite anything the PTB do.
An additional case out of the UK in a brief seven minute presentation by George Monbiot on Double Down News
If the mission is still classified years after it happened, it was almost certainly illegal by the laws of the country that did it, plus of course international law and local laws where the war crimes occurred.
Religious extremists that kill people(against the rule ‘thou shalt not kill’) are not religious only extremist psychopaths.