Tag Archives: Stephen Smith

SPECIAL FORCES ALLEGEDLY CUT OFF DEAD INSURGENT’S HANDS

Saturday August 31 2013 – Australian elite special forces soldiers are being investigated over claims they cut the hands off at least one Afghan insurgent’s body to identify him by his fingerprints. A “potential misconduct” investigation against members of the … Continue reading

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INQUIRY OFF FOR SOLDIER – Tuesday June 18 2013

– Defence won’t hold a public inquiry into the death of Sergeant Blaine Diddhams, who died in Afghanistan last year. Sergeant Diddhams, of the Special Air Service Regiment, was killed in July while on his seventh tour. A Defence Department … Continue reading

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FAKE RESCUE BID BACKFIRES – Friday May 31 2013

– A man used a fake Facebook account to lure a teenage girl out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping and rescue so he could look like a hero, but ended in killing her, police say. … Continue reading

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ZYGIER IN LIMBO AS DFAT IN DARK – Saturday February 16 2013

– Nine days ago, Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s office sent written questions to his department seeking advice for an ABC television interview Carr would record the following evening on the “Prisoner X” case. The department responded with a carefully written … Continue reading

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WHO WAS PRISONER X? – Saturday February 16 2013

– It is a dark underworld of kidnapping and forged passports, of straw companies and assassinations; a place where young Australians with clean identities become invaluable assets to secretive spy agencies such as the Mossad. You cross a line when … Continue reading

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ZYGIER CLOSE TO SPILLING ON ISRAEL – Friday February 15 2013

– Australian security officials suspect that Ben Zygier, the spy who died in secret in an Israeli prison cell in 2010, may have been about to disclose information about Israeli intelligence operations, including the use of fraudulent Australian passports, either … Continue reading

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FORGET THE BLAME GAME AND THINK OF THE KIDS – Sunday December 2 2012

– Shocking scenes of four young girls being dragged kicking and screaming to the airport by Australian Federal Police last month so they could be reunited with their father in Italy were bad enough. But revelations by Tommaso Vincenti, 33, … Continue reading

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