Society/Culture Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith - Allegations of war crimes

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Geelong_Sicko

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If that is the case.
Sack the Army and start with some proper humans.
The ones who are in at the moment can all help move fu**head Morrison out of the lodge and the rest of the Liberal party to the Phillipines..
What luck! Someone within the LNP has been doing significant outreach in Angeles City for years now!
 

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With Kandahar falling to the Taliban today, it looks as though Kabul will only be another month or two. Makes Saigon look like an orderly retreat.

Chances of getting testimony from Afghan witnesses will be effectively zero, I fear.
 

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It’s probably the testimony of the 21 SAS that would be more crucial anyway
I agree, need more legit witnesses. The Afgan 'witness' already called all the allied soldiers infidels because they don't follow islam. Cant see the court taking them seriously with that bias already. Defense will have a field day with a witness like that.
 

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Well THAT escalated quickly.
The allies went into Afganistan to remove Al qaeda. Job accomplished there. Taliban were never the reason allies went in. Afgan problem now.

CIA and US military industrial complex are desperate to get back in. Great money to be had from the weapon sales needed for that.
I praise Biden for so far remaining strong and staying out. Although I heard a story, that some troops were returning :(
 

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No media on the failures when the allies were there. Now constant media in the US about Taliban takeovers lol. They are so transparent the ones who really run the show. Now they are going with the story that women and girls will suffer more lol. Seriously biased rubbish. Very little mention of this before, that it was always happening. Not to mention our supposed allies in Afganistan had boy sex slaves. Hush hush about that.
 

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Latest according to Al Jazeera is that Taliban have said no fighting in Kabul, leaders are halted at the roads entering the city, and are negotiating for a peaceful handover. However other reports say some Taliban have simply walked into various suburbs with no resistance.

US and foreign troops have kicked the Afghan army/police out of the airport and have full control, and the US says sh*t will stay cool if nobody interferes with the helicopters ferrying people out of the embassy.

Taliban have full control of Bagram air base, including the prison, there is apparently a major conflict between Taliban and ISIL extremists inside the prison.

Germany are sending in four aircraft with special forces to oversee the departure of their embassy.

Taliban say all foreigners and diplomats are safe and anyone wanting to leave will be granted free passage.

Obviously this is developing minute-by-minute.
 

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Latest according to Al Jazeera is that Taliban have said no fighting in Kabul, leaders are halted at the roads entering the city, and are negotiating for a peaceful handover. However other reports say some Taliban have simply walked into various suburbs with no resistance.

US and foreign troops have kicked the Afghan army/police out of the airport and have full control, and the US says sh*t will stay cool if nobody interferes with the helicopters ferrying people out of the embassy.

Taliban have full control of Bagram air base, including the prison, there is apparently a major conflict between Taliban and ISIL extremists inside the prison.

Germany are sending in four aircraft with special forces to oversee the departure of their embassy.

Taliban say all foreigners and diplomats are safe and anyone wanting to leave will be granted free passage.

Obviously this is developing minute-by-minute.
Yeah Taliban have no reason to stop departing allies. In their interests really. Be stupid to start a fight with anyone leaving.
I dont completely trust the US to not cause some havoc on the way out though, so they can convince some they need to stay.
 
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Special US visas are being processed at the international airport, apparently there are 10000+ Americans still there, plus at least 20,000 Afghan interpreters/fixers/assistants/employees who were promised they would be taken care of, plus another 50,000+ family members of those people.

US are burning anything not nailed down at the embassy, especially flags etc that could be used for propaganda purposes. However they have said they are not abandoning it, I guess they want to retain their own 36-acre piece of someone else's real estate.
 
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Ghani (President) has allegedly already left the country

Edit: confirmed @11:40pm

No doubt he will be well looked after and has plenty of millions stashed away in some of his properties overseas
 

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The allies went into Afganistan to remove Al qaeda. Job accomplished there. Taliban were never the reason allies went in. Afgan problem now.

CIA and US military industrial complex are desperate to get back in. Great money to be had from the weapon sales needed for that.
I praise Biden for so far remaining strong and staying out. Although I heard a story, that some troops were returning :(
So after AQ was gone, why did they stay another 12 years?
 

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Yes.

The yanks got chased out of Saigon by a real army, with tanks and artillery and stuff.

They are getting chased out of Afghanistan by some blokes with Hiluxes and RPG's.
from what ive read this morning, it was 80,000 vs 300,000 - but the govt forces have either put up little to no fight, or outright surrendered

I dont know the local politics at all, but looks like the hearts and minds campaign for the govt is an utter fail
 

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