Thursday, March 24, 2011

Australian Cases Involving Afghan Deaths Sound Familiar

As we digest the first court-martial of the rogue US soldiers accused of killing Afghani civilians for sport, we hear of similar cases from our coalition partner Australia in which several soldiers are facing courts-martial for the deaths of Afghani civilians. The Australian special ops members are even accused of killing children.

A second set of Australian cases also has a familiar cautionary tale. When posting items on social media or other public places, engaging the brain before hitting "send" is a good idea. This is particularly pertinent in situations in which you're mentioning your nation's leader or the denizens of the country whose hearts and minds you're trying to win over. (Warning: Offensive language.)