“Good men sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – George Orwell.
The difference between our Australian SAS soldiers and Islamic jihadists is we defame and prosecute our war heroes while Islam trains terror in its scripts, rewarding Muslims for atrocities against non-Muslims (and even other Muslims who are not following Islam’s instructions strictly to the letter), with promises of virgins and an after life of luxury and indulgence, sitting alongside their god, Allah.
What has happened to Ben Roberts Smith is a cowardly episode of Western journalism.
Reporter Nick McKenzie is now shamefully glowing in the publicity of the failed defamation case, labelling Roberts-Smith, “a war criminal, a bully and a liar.”
Ben Roberts Smith was sent to Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.
The Taliban are followers of Islam.
Islam’s growth was not founded on persuading non-Muslims to join its peaceful caravan of loving followers.
Islam’s growth model, created by its founder, is based on fear, threats, war (jihad), terror, beheadings, rape, pillaging, murder, slavery, homophobia, misogyny, all funded by raiding towns and villages, looting everything and anything of value. Villagers were beheaded by the jihadis if they did not convert. Women were kidnapped as sex slaves to do the bidding of misogynistic males.
The modern equivalent would be a gang of hard-core criminal bikies riding into a small town, terrorising, and taking over with threats of rape and murder, then looting and killing those who do not join the gang.
This is how Islam grew. Horses instead of Harley Davidsons. But the criminality is much the same.
Islam validates its behaviour by proclaiming the criminal acts perpetrated under its commands are ‘Allah’s will’ so it’s all okay, if the crimes benefit the growth of Islam.
Allah’s will and Allah’s laws (Sharia) prevail over man-made law, therefore in the eyes of Islamic followers, what non-Muslims believe should be ignored and disregarded.
This is why we witness so many crimes, by western standards, committed by followers of Islam. The followers are brainwashed from birth to commit acts of terror against those who do not strictly follow their beliefs – convert or kill.
Jihad is the most lethal form of warfare ever devised in the history of mankind, due to its merciless treatment of its ‘enemies’ whose crime is that they do not share the bigoted ideology of Islam.
Some examples from Islamic scripts:
Surah 3:151: “We shall cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve (all non-Muslims)”
Surah 2:191: “And kill them (non-Muslims) wherever you find them…kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers (non-Muslims).”
Surah 9:5: “Then kill the disbelievers (non-Muslims) wherever you find them, capture them and besiege them, and lie in wait for them in each and every ambush …”
Early Islamic followers of Mohammed executed by beheadings hundreds of men of the Jewish tribe of Banu Qurayza.
Mohammed told his followers through his written scripts, “Now when ye meet in battle those who disbelieve, then it is smiting of the necks until, when ye have routed them, making fast of bonds; and afterward either grace or ransom ’til the war lay down its burdens.”
Modern technology (the internet, drones, sophisticated military weapons etc.) has halted the spread of Islam, as have our western forces.
In the middle ages when Islamic Jihad armies marched through the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and India, heading to Rome, the Catholic church in defence, (then offence) organised armies to face and match the Islamic jihadis, to defeat the Islamic onslaught.
The Crusaders fought back, defeating the Islamic jihadists by fighting fire with fire.
Today, we send our soldiers off to war, to defend our hard-fought freedoms. Again, they must fight fire with fire. Or die.
Our soldiers are sent to far away war zones to face the world’s most insidious ideology practiced by a ruthless, merciless enemy. The Taliban do not wear uniforms. they dress as civilians.
Ruthless fighters by day, family men by night.
And our soldiers are expected to distinguish when the chameleon is a jihadi and when a civilian.
On August 29, 2012, three soldiers were playing cards at Patrol Base Wahab in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, when a rogue Afghan soldier, Hekmatullah, turned on them, killing them before they had a chance to react.
This is how Islam works. It’s called ‘takiya’. Mislead non-Muslims, pretend to be their friend, then strike when their guard is down. Today Hekmatullah is a free man. Ben-Roberts Smith has been found to have committed war crimes and may face charges.
Ben Roberts-Smith was dealing with takiya on an industrial scale in the heartland of the Islamic enemy.
He did not know who to trust. He did not know who the enemy was. Was it the ‘farmer’, ‘the family man’, ‘the man with the prosthetic leg’?
Roberts-Smith has disputed kicking Ali Jan, a Muslim, off a cliff, explaining he was lawfully shot because he was a suspected Taliban “spotter” reporting on coalition troop movements. Ali Jan was a danger to Australian troops.
In another incident, Roberts-Smith was alleged to have been responsible for the deaths of an elderly man and another man with a prosthetic leg who were discovered hiding in a makeshift tunnel. Critics of Roberts-Smith portray him as a maverick, out-of-control warrior who had no moral compass and openly flouted the laws of war under the Geneva Conventions.
Others argue he was tough but fair in his own conduct on the battlefield and that, while he was no angel, what he did was needed on the battlefield.
Following the defamation trial’s verdict that Ben Roberts-Smith was found to have engaged in war crimes, the support from the Australian public has been overwhelmingly supportive of the war hero.
On all social media platforms and news sites, hardly a comment condemns him. Almost all comments hail his heroism in the face of a ruthless, conniving, chameleon enemy.
Here are a few online comment samples:
“If I was getting attacked on the street and there were reporters and a judge on one street corner and Roberts-Smith on the other, I know who I’d be calling for help.”
“Certainly no winners here…although it must be frustrating and highly dangerous to fight an enemy with no uniform being an insurgent one minute and pretending to be a civilian the next.”
“People who have never been to war should not judge people who have.”
“This wasn’t ‘play school’. Obtaining a conviction in front of a jury will be more difficult.”
“We all carry the guilt. We sent these young men on repeated tours without regard to their mental health and PTSD. Those years between 2009 and 2012 were ones of heavy engagements and deaths; we witnessed funeral after funeral and did nothing. War is bloody. We must always give thanks for their service.”
“We train our soldiers to kill, to accept mortal danger in conditions beyond our comprehension and then turn on them from the sanctity of our urban existence. We might just as well shelve the whole notion of defence and commit the money to another woke cause.”
“It’s a War right ? They’re not there playing Cowboys and Indians!”
“We sent young men to a war in a place where they were not wanted to confront an enemy that walked amongst them looking like the people they thought they were here to save. How terrifying for even the most steadfast soldier. Murder is never to be condoned but when one side is held to “rules of war” and the other side has no rules what Ben Roberts-Smith did must be put in that context. Had they been in uniform the outcome may have been the same but the execution (no pun intended) would have been different. Afghanistan turned soldiers into killers. Australia sent them there. We should all be ashamed. Thankfully we have some scapegoats to salve our conscience.”
“These soldiers did the dirty work that none of those who would judge them would have the guts to do themselves.”
“What a society we now live in, when the pen pushers were able to take down a War Hero.”
“Our soldiers are often in the invidious position of not knowing who is really the enemy, Vietnam, Afghanistan and every theatre of war. If you think you could make an instantaneous decision to save lives – and be infallible in that split decision – go join the Army and go to war as directed by others who sit in Parliament or behind desks. “
“These sorts of conflicts are a dirty business. It gets messy. Soldiers feel empowered and continually anxious. Mistakes are made. Easy to criticise when the fog has lifted.”
“They were at war and people die especially when you have daytime civilians becoming enemy combatants when the sun goes down or when they spy and attempt to ambush or blow up our soldiers in secret. If our men are soft they or their comrades perish.”
“Not sure how Australian soldiers are expected to beat an enemy that doesn’t wear a uniform and couldn’t care less about the “rules of war”.”
“My son has friends in the WA resources sector who were in the SAS. All of them said about Ben Roberts-Smith, “He would have expected to die at any time and not survive any of the campaigns he was in”.”
“This terrible woke society that we have created and live in has got no idea what it’s like to be living in war zone as a soldier knowing that each day could be your last on this earth. This trial should never have happened. As an Australian I bow my head in shame.”
“Australia joined the war in Afghanistan and continued its involvement long after anyone could explain why. People weren’t interested. Parliament didn’t discuss it. Politicians didn’t go to the front. Australia did what it always does: outsource it to the SAS. You run around the Hindu Kush and chase the Taliban. Then we’ll judge you.”
“As a nation we need to be very careful about blasting our soldiers, especially elite soldiers. We send them to war and expect them to defend the nation in circumstances that are stacked so highly against them when their enemy can operate so far out of convention. If you carry on too much there will be no soldiers to defend our nation and to do the work that most of us do not want to do.”
“The soldier stands on the wall keeping watch so that I can sleep safe and well in my bed at night. Where will the lawyers and reporters be when the bullets are flying?”
“Left wing reporters out to score a scalp and bring down a legend. And the Generals and politicians send men to do the dirty work and then hide when the dirty work is done. No way I would sign up for a position in the Australian military. The bosses will never have your back.”
“What a tragic situation – it is such a sad day when a man who has served his country is brought down by pen-pushers who have no idea of the pressures of war.”
“Let he or she who has never lived a life that was one bullet away from death make no judgement.”
“None but the mentally scarred from battle know what the SAS endured.”
“Ben, you keep your chin up mate. I don’t care if you did the things you did. It was on the battlefield and your mission was get the job done. If the courts are going to call out warriors for killing unarmed people there are a lot of bombers, cruise missiles and drone pilots who all have cases to answer.”
“This should serve as notice to all young Australians considering a career in Defence. You will be sent overseas to fight, but for goodness sake don’t kill anyone. If you do there will be zero support when you return home.”
“I’m reminded of Captain Willard’s comments in apocalypse now regarding the similarities between charging someone with murder in a war zone and handing out speeding tickets at the Indy 500.”
“Those who mention the Geneva Convention should be reminded that the Taliban, and any other mob engaging in guerilla warfare, do not adhere to it. They deliberately hide among civilians and provoking actions that might harm civilians. They do not wear uniforms. How someone sitting back in Canberra or Sydney or some reporter at the Age can establish beyond a reasonable doubt that the person was not a combatant escapes me.”
“Appalling treatment and disrespect of one of our greatest warriors. We may need people like him one day……soon. I do hope the media that vilified him will step up and defend us when the time comes. Unlikely.”
“Media and politicians are swayed by postmodern ideology. but the average Australian sees through it immediately and reaches out to support the heroic soldier.”
“Now is a good time for ALL the Wokes to join the ADF.”
“Were the Afghan soldiers, who killed the Australian soldiers who were training them, brought to trial for their crimes?”
“If Australia comes under attack from a foreign power, I know that I would want him on our side and not locked up in a prison somewhere.”
A final thought from one of the greatest western leaders Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill understood the problem of facing jihadists in a war when he wrote,
“How dreadful are the curses which Muhammadism lays on its votaries. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in this world.”
This is what Ben Roberts-Smith had to deal with.
Shame on you, Nick McKenzie, reporter for The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and your pen-pushing colleagues, tapping away safely at your keyboard in the comfort of your office while Ben Roberts-Smith puts his life on the line to defend your right to do so.
Ben Roberts-Smith is not the national disgrace, Nick McKenzie.
I will close with the opening quote.
“Good men sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – George Orwell.