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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’.

themandarin.com.au/205521-afghan-… ImageImageImageImage
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
Jun 14, 2022 9 tweets 2 min read
Corruption will destroy Australia long before China will. If a person in the most senior position in the Australian Defence Force, puts their own career ahead of the national defence, how safe are we in the case of an attack?
Apr 23, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Those of you lucky enough to be able to come along to see the documentary opening in Sydney tomorrow are in for a treat: about twenty Afghan-Australians are coming along to watch and discuss the film, and afterwards will also take part in a Q and A moderated by @MaryKostakidis The reason I’m so keen to have ‘Afghan’ point of view is so often in discussions of the West’s wars in the global South, there is an sense of ‘what would the locals know?’

Quite a lot, actually.

One thing in particular: while we ‘talk a great game’, we are very flawed.
Apr 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Galileo was a conspiracy theorist. If he lived today he would have been censored by Big Tech, and imprisoned by the US for ‘disinformation’
Apr 10, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
While some may think ‘this is not the biggest scandal’, it set the scene for ‘Afghanistan’:
The SAS ignored the rules.
The Aust Legal Officers covered for them.
The (NZ) Legal Officer who actually did her job was told to ‘shut up’.

Cosgrove becomes GG. abc.net.au/news/2022-04-1… The same corrupt Aust Legal Officers who told the NZ Major to “shut up” about illegal torture and abuse are giving evidence against me in my case.
Apr 8, 2022 17 tweets 4 min read
As an ex Military Lawyer, with the highest security clearance, I can confirm that it’s possible for the West to carry out False Flag attacks. There is even a Manual.

That doesn’t mean ‘Douma’ was one.

But you should make up your own mind.

If it was, what else is a lie? Even for this very diplomatic and ‘conservative’, statement I expect a barrage of abuse and harassment.

Why would that be?

@aaronjmate is not a Russian spy.

We are prepared to kill civilians and blame it on ‘the other guys’.

Each case should be considered on its merits