December 4th – In November, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Australian Defence Force released the “Breton Report”, exposing the heinous war crimes committed by the Australian Defence Force during the 2005-2016 Afghan War.
However, an Australian Liberal Party MP said that the content of the report should not be published without confirmation, so it was criticized and condemned by many Australian netizens.
According to British Guardian, Australian Sky News and other media reports on the 3rd, Andrew Hasty, a Liberal MP, was a member of the Australian Airborne Special Mission in Afghanistan.
On the 3rd, Hestie, chairman of the Australian Parliament’s Joint Intelligence and Security Committee, claimed that the “Breton Report” contained many “unconfirmed rumors”, including two Afghan boys being brutally cut off their throats by Australian soldiers.
He said that Australia was “attacked” for this because the Wehrmacht issued “imperfect” reports.
However, Australian netizens don’t buy what Hastee said.
They tweeted messages, accusing Hasty of becoming a “rotten member of Parliament” in order to cover up the crimes committed by his former army.
In addition, it was found that shortly after the release of the Brereton Report, Hasty wrote “My Reflections on the Afghanistan Survey” on his personal website on November 24.
In the article, he said that he “as saddened as everyone is about the content of the investigation” and pointed out that there is “reliable information” in the report that Australian soldiers illegally killed civilians.
In the face of such contradictory remarks, netizens called Hesti “hypocrisy”.