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    Did UK Special Forces execute unarmed civilians?

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-53597137

    Some will cry outrage, others will say that it is sensationalist journalism.
    When a war is going on, I imagine that mistakes will always be made.
    The bit about 9 kills and only 3 weapons recovered does make me think that lines may have been crossed here though.
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    Not like the beeb to do sensationalism.
    Have they not learned from experience here that these incidents are propaganda gold for the enemy?
    German 1: Private Schnutz, I have bad news for you.
    German 2: Private? I am a general!
    German 1: That is the bad news.

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    This seems to be part of a trend. Same thing has been happening in Australia. The ABC has recently been pushing hard to expose war crimes allegedly committed by the country's most decorated living soldier.

    Allegations of this nature are usually extremely difficult to prove beyond reasonable doubt; of late, though, the justice systems in Western countries have become politicised, so that doesn't necessarily matter any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FCA Trooper View Post
    This seems to be part of a trend. Same thing has been happening in Australia. The ABC has recently been pushing hard to expose war crimes allegedly committed by the country's most decorated living soldier.

    Allegations of this nature are usually extremely difficult to prove beyond reasonable doubt; of late, though, the justice systems in Western countries have become politicised, so that doesn't necessarily matter any more.
    Bit of an underselling there, Ben Roberts Smith in under investigation for being involved in 7 unlawful executions some of which were reported by other SASR members.
    And he isn't the only one...remember kids, if you're going to execute someone don't have your helmet cam running while you do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocinante View Post
    Bit of an underselling there, Ben Roberts Smith in under investigation for being involved in 7 unlawful executions some of which were reported by other SASR members.
    And he isn't the only one...remember kids, if you're going to execute someone don't have your helmet cam running while you do it.
    LOL, they have taken command of SOCOMD away from the usual SASR officer and the next guy will be a Commando for the first time....I'm sure that'll go down well in Swanbourne..

    Also the gov there is already warning people the investigation report that's going to be released soon is very very bad....

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