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Nov 14, 2023 5 tweets 4 min read
The leadership rewarded and encouraged dishonesty @AustFinReview


Jun 25, 2023 9 tweets 7 min read
In 2006 Defence senior leadership rewrote a patrol report that said BRS killed an unarmed teenager (over objections from fellow SAS patrol members).

The boy, moving away from the position, became ‘an anti-coalition militia force trying to outflank the SAS patrol’

Marles must… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… “The most scathing part of the complaint is not aimed at Roberts-Smith, though, who had nothing to do with writing the citation, but the unnamed senior officers who compiled it.”

Jun 5, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
The BRS ‘phenomenon’ didn’t occur in a vacuum, much as Defence will try to pretend it did.

Everything they say and do is based not on what is true, or good for Aust, but what is good for them, and the Minister.

The Subs are Duds. We need a #DefenceRC urgently before the next… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… As one of the SAS withesses in the BRS case said, it’s well known, that medals are given out as a ‘political feel good’ event.
Donaldson was probably the exception, but once they saw the goodwill that flowed towards the leadership (and pollies) they got addicted to it.
Jun 4, 2023 17 tweets 3 min read
The big question that will sink David Hurley and Stephen Smith is this: if you didn’t hear the rumours about BRS in 2012, why did you change the RoE and start talking about ‘murder’ charges?

Nothing else happened in 2012. No criminal investigations started.
Hastie complained. It will be hilarious to see what the Defence Dept try to remove from the ‘open’ BRS judgement today.

I’m betting it’s anything that suggests they promoted him over others, ignored complaints against him, or had warnings.

That is anything that could be seen as blaming them.
Apr 13, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
With all the ‘drones’ in the air that have provided footage it seems ridiculous.
At the same time they start cracking down after BRS has ‘left the building’ in 2012.
Chris Masters was embedded with SOTG. He clearly knew.
But apparently the Generals ‘knew absolutely nothing’ 🤔. It’s very convenient that they only heard the rumours in about 2015, long after they’d withdrawn, and then from a Canberra ‘sociologist’, who’s on the Govt payroll.

It’s just a coincidence that delay helped the US war effort.

Even though Hastie complained

I was ‘inconvenient’
Nov 18, 2022 23 tweets 5 min read
Defence: ‘Evidence that could show the Gen David Hurley covered up war crimes must be kept secret from the public because it’s release could ‘greater endanger our National Security’. !?

For ‘National Security’ read ‘job security’.

I didn’t lose the Afghan war. @rodrigoac7 ASIS says: “Revealing that we helped overthrow a democratically elected popular leftist Govt, and replaced it with a Dictatorship that murdered thousands, committing Crimes against Humanity; would endanger ‘national security’

Read: shows ASIS prefers dictatorships over democracy
Nov 17, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
I spent months looking the paper trail of Gen Hurley’s dealings with the MINDEF.

What I found was a man who was 180 degrees from what he pretended to be: his image was a ‘stoic soldier, committed to the job’.

The reality was a scared little man who was driven by self-interest There was a clear pattern with everything Hurley ruled over: camouflage everything with ‘whiter than white’ guidelines. Pray a lot, in public. Speak quietly, like a man of God.
Nov 16, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
As long as the US rules us there will never be freedom for those who love truth and justice. Daniel Hale is a hero. His only crime was to reveal that the US’s ‘War on Terror’ was itself an act of terror.
Nov 16, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
Good article by Tom Ravlic ⁦@TRAVLIC⁩ in ⁦@TheMandarinAU

A Whistleblower Protection Agency would help keep ‘secrets secret’.

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Nov 2, 2022 22 tweets 5 min read
There was a few strange things about the hearing last week. They deserve independent investigation.

Firstly, why was the presiding Judge changed from someone who was openly sympathetic, to someone who has a background with AGS and Prosecution?
@jommy_tee @KieranPender The second strange thing was that the AGDs legal team (not the CDPP) suddenly decided to object to things they had approved for over a year, and tried to avoid revealing which agency was calling for the ban, by claiming the usual affidavit of evidence would be ‘too expensive’!?
Nov 1, 2022 12 tweets 3 min read
This morning I had an epiphany:

my team speak like patriots/ judges (‘truth’, ‘accountability’ ‘law’),

the Govt speak like the Mafia (‘silence’ ‘unmentionable partners wishes’ ‘just say nothin, to no one’).

We hold our heads high. They slink in the back door.

We’ve won. I always said ‘I want to put the Govt on trial’, and now it is coming to fruition.

My team, which includes C. Fernandez and AJ Brown, are experts in ‘good governance’.

We speak in ‘principles of democracy’.

Our opponents speak of ‘secrecy’, unquestioning allegiance, revenge’
Oct 26, 2022 12 tweets 4 min read
The proudest day of my life.
I’m not doing it for myself but for everyone who has looked at the actions of various past Aust Govts and thought ‘that’s such a load of political BS, aimed at appearances rather than substance’…

via @YouTube For farmers who have no water for years on end, only to watch it drain to sea the next, while Angus Taylor sends $80 million to his friends in the Caymans.
For those who despair that there are more ‘consultants’, and ‘lobbyists’ in our Govt than people who actually do things.
Sep 10, 2022 19 tweets 4 min read
There is no doubt that Gen Hurley’s behaviour regarding ‘the charity’ and the ‘secret ministries’ has crossed the threshold for investigation for breach of trust. It’s more serious than those that ended the careers of Greiner, O’Farrell and Berejiklian.

No one is above the law. If the Govt fail to pursue Hurley, they lose a vital chance to prove they are serious about corruption, rather than just ‘talking the talk’ while really just pursing ‘pet targets’ like the LNP and their donors.

They will also look like they are ‘in awe’ of anyone ‘important’.
Sep 4, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
Well @TroyStolz before you go, I’d like to put things into context. It will take more a single tweet, but not many.

This country is not a landmass but an idea,
This country is not the result of ‘the timid’, nor ‘the weak’, and rarely ‘the wealthy’. Rather, this country is the essence of its greatest forebears, black, white, brown and yellow.
True greatness is not recognition and tin-pot awards;
On the contrary, they are largely indicia of the phoney, and the puppet.
True greatness is standing tall in the face of attacks.
Sep 2, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
I’d want to know.

And if it was linked to a man who may have covered up war crimes for the previous Govt, I’d especially like to know. The way this Govt handles ‘cash’ for signatures scandal will decide whether it is ‘all talk and shite lite’.

It’s not looking good so far.
Aug 22, 2022 25 tweets 5 min read
Hopefully this morning the AFP are getting together a team to visit Defence Headquarters and ask for all major documents Hurley signed in his tenure, and seeing whether any of them seem to be attempts to hide the truth/ cover for dubious political requests/ unprecedented.
#Hurley If they can’t find any, because they are either shredded, or they are not looking very hard, that’s OK, all they need to do is to look in the nine lever arch folders entitled ‘R v McBride’ which are already located in their building. It could save them some time.
Aug 20, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
So…it turns out the Chief of the Australian Defence Force (2010-13) will:

sign anything,
say anything,
and then actively cover it up.

Thank you @DavidShoebridge and @AlboMP
If we follow this to the conclusion, not only will my charges be dropped but Aust will be saved. One of the (totally understandable) difficulties I have faced in trying to prove my case is the ‘magnitude’ of the problem in Aust.

As the Governor General’s true nature slowly emerges, it’s being illuminated like a sunrise.
Aug 9, 2022 15 tweets 4 min read
There will never be any significant help for Assange as long as Aust in part of ‘Five Eyes’.

Under its provisions ‘their information’ is ‘our information’, such that we have to consider Assange a criminal as well, no matter what crime he uncovered. The Five Eyes ruling concept, that ‘once you are in, there is no difference between individual int services, just diff nationalities serving the same goal’, means that the US were even consulted in my prosecution, as if it was ‘their information’.
They pushed for prosecution.
Jul 31, 2022 16 tweets 4 min read
It is a measure of the success of ‘Information Operations’ when actors are universally lauded as heroes, and true heroes who sacrifice their lives bringing the world truth are regarded as terrorists.
#InformationOperations The US could unilaterally bomb Russia with nuclear weapons and most of the western world would celebrate, @TheEconomist declaring ‘Finally NATO has the Lebensraum its deserves: inside this issue, a guide to the rich new European territories opening up!’
Who would complain? No one
Jul 24, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
If you are worried about your kids vaping, watch a few episodes of Euphoria. What does a Foreign Policy of:
‘we don’t really like the Americans, and we know they break the law, but we publicly support them because they will protect us, and we all want an easy life?’
say about us, in the eyes of our kids?
Jul 1, 2022 25 tweets 6 min read
I have great respect for @markdreyfusQCMP legal knowledge. He’s a QC and a good one. But one area I probably know more than him is Laws of Armed Conflict:

Assange may be in a civilian prison, but he is actually classified as ‘Member of a (Terrorist) Group’ by the US.

See 🧵 While you probably thought it was a joke, or the hyperbole of US populism, the US (the people that matter anyway) do truly classify Assange as a ‘Member of an Organised Armed Group’. While it’s a nonsense, it doesn’t matter. They answer to no one. Like ‘torture’ ‘black sites’ etc