アフガニスタンの豪軍がナチスの逆さ卍旗を掲げていた 豪軍のスキャンダルが次々に露見: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年06月16日

アフガニスタンの豪軍がナチスの逆さ卍旗を掲げていた 豪軍のスキャンダルが次々に露見



RT2018/6/14
Leaked picture of Australian soldiers flying Nazi swastika in Afghanistan sparks scandal (PHOTO)
A photo of a Nazi flag on an Australian military vehicle in Afghanistan has been condemned by the country’s PM and Jewish community, while its Defense Ministry says the soldiers responsible for the stunt have been “disciplined.”

Australian soldiers were caught flying the Nazi swastika flag from their vehicle while conducting a mission in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-force deployment back in 2007, according to ABC, which obtained an exclusive photo of the incident.

It is believed that that the picture was just one of many photographs that were reportedly being circulated among military personnel. The news outlet also saw a second picture of the military vehicle flying a swastika. Furthermore, two separate defense sources revealed the identity of the Aussie soldier who took the flag with him on overseas duty. The person's name was not shared with the public.

One of the defense officials told the channel that the Nazi ‘parade’ lasted for a “prolonged period” but was just a “twisted joke,” rather than an expression of neo-Nazism. The country's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, however, failed to agree with this viewpoint, calling the display “completely and utterly unacceptable.”

“It was reported [to officials] in 2007, that incident, and the flag obviously was removed and the personnel involved were disciplined,” he told reporters. “But the incident, it was wrong... it was absolutely wrong, and their commanders took action at the time.”

Australia’s defense department noted that, following the incident, the red swastika flag was destroyed, while those who witnessed the display received counseling.

“Defense and the ADF reject as abhorrent everything this flag represents. Neither the flag nor its use are in line with Defense values,” a Defense Ministry spokesman said in a statement. “The commander took immediate action to have the offensive flag taken down.”

The leaked picture was also condemned by the chairman of the Anti-Defamation Commission, Dvir Abramovich, as a “vile display” of bigotry. “The flying of the Nazi flag, the most evil symbol in the history of mankind, by our soldiers is a slap in the face to the Diggers who fought valiantly and died to defeat Hitler,” he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

Aussie special ops 'disregarded humanity', committed 'horrendous' acts in Afghanistan – reports

Earlier this month, a secret defense report published by Fairfax Media revealed that elite Australian troops allegedly committed war crimes in by engaging in “unsanctioned and illegal application of violence on operations” with “a disregard for human dignity.”

RT2018/6/15
Australian special forces ‘killed Afghan’, used his prosthetic leg as a cup
Australia’s elite special forces killed an unarmed Afghan amputee and brought his prosthetic leg back to SAS headquarters in Perth where it was used for drinking beer, according to an investigation from Fairfax Media.

The war crime allegation is one of several against the Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) team deployed to Afghanistan.
Details of the incident, published in the Sydney Morning Herald, claim that an older man with a prosthetic leg was machine-gunned by a young soldier at a compound in the province of Oruzgan in 2009. The soldier was said to be incited by his comrades as part of a concept called ‘blooding rookies.’

The victim was considered part of the Taliban but posed no threat at the time of the shooting, according to the report, written by journalist Chris Masters who was embedded with SASR, and corroborated by special forces insiders.

The prosthetic leg was then brought back to Perth by the Australian forces, where it was allegedly used as a vessel to drink beer. A picture obtained by Fairfax showed the leg mounted onto a board reading “Das Boot”.

The soldier in question is also implicated in the killing of a handcuffed detainee during a SASR mission in the village of Darwan in 2012. He is accused of kicking a man off a cliff, badly injuring his face, before following requests from other soldiers to “get him out of his misery". The claims have been backed by special force insiders as well as the man’s family.

Fairfax, which carried out a six-month investigation into a string of alleged war crimes by members of SASR, did not identify the soldiers involved in its reports.

Australian Defence Forces are already conducting an inquiry into allegations of inappropriate and potentially unlawful behavior by its elite forces in Afghanistan. The two-year investigation is examining reports of possible war crimes committed by troops between 2005 and 2016. Despite this, Defence Force Chief Mark Binskin says he has no concerns about rogue elements in the elite unit.

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