Former SAS Doctor Comments on Persecution of Ben Roberts-Smith VC
Dr. Dan Mealey, a former doctor for the SAS who served in Afghanistan, has spoken out about the need for anonymity for both accused soldiers and their accusers in the Special Forces. This comes in light of the ongoing persecution of Ben Roberts-Smith VC. According to Dr. Mealey, it is crucial for the safety of all those involved, including their families, to remain publicly anonymous due to the threat of Islamist terrorist cells.
One example of individuals dangerously identifying soldiers and their families is Christopher August Elliott and Wesley Morgan. They not only revealed the names of Person 5, Person 35, and others but also exposed their photos, rank, service records, CVs, current workplaces, and the locations of their wives and children. Dr. Mealey believes that such actions could be considered treasonous and deserving of severe punishment.
Dr. Mealey also criticizes the lack of action from the ADF officers and civilian authorities in response to these dangerous disclosures. He argues that their silence amounts to endorsement, and questions when Australian civilians will wake up to the incompetence of their military leadership.
The incompetence of the ADF leadership is evident in several ways. Firstly, there have been two failed war campaigns and a series of multi-billion-dollar acquisition failures. Additionally, the military legal system and redress of grievance processes have been deemed impotent. Furthermore, there have been 37 independent Task-Forces, Reports, Inquiries, and a major Federal Royal Commission into the neglect and abuse of military service personnel, leading to the deaths of 1,600 soldiers.
The failure of the ADF officers to protect the identities of soldiers and their families from post-war terrorist reprisals is seen as another sign of poor leadership. As a result, the future of Australia looks bleak, especially considering the sacrifices made by previous generations to protect the country from foreign ideologies and wars.
It is evident that the current generation of ADF leadership has let down both the soldiers and the public. To rectify this situation, it is essential for proper justice channels to be pursued instead of individuals taking matters into their own hands. It is crucial that all parties involved in the Special Forces remain anonymous for their own safety and the safety of their families. Only then can justice be properly served.
In conclusion, the persecution of Ben Roberts-Smith VC highlights the need for anonymity and the protection of soldiers and their families in the Special Forces. Dr. Mealey’s comments shed light on the dangers of revealing such sensitive information and the lack of action from ADF officers and civilian authorities. The incompetence of the military leadership in Australia has resulted in failed campaigns, acquisition failures, and neglect and abuse of military service personnel. It is time for the Australian civilians to wake up to these issues and demand better leadership from their defense forces.