This is coolbert:
This headline from intelNews.org is surprising? Thanks to Joseph:
"Australian special forces secretly operating in Africa, says newspaper"
" [it is alleged that] a secret Australian special forces squadron has been illegally conducting espionage operations in several African countries during the past year . . . the 4 Squadron of Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment (SASR) has been deployed in 'dozens of secret operations' during the past 12 months, in countries such as Kenya, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. Members of 4 Squadron have been operating dressed in civilian clothing, carrying forged identity papers, and with strict instructions to deny any connection with SASR if captured"
If indeed this is true, my instantaneous reaction is that this is some sort of proxy operation for other parties! ABCA is at work here? Australian, British, Canadian, American! That informal [?] military organization that little is spoken and about which little is known. ABCA as organized from that era directly in the aftermath of the Second World War [WW2]!
That ASAS is analogous to the the British Special Air Service [SAS] and the American Green Berets! Undercover espionage operations using military personnel wearing civilian dress is more a French type of "thing"? This is all unclear.
And is called ILLEGAL! I am not sure that if the Australian PM authorizes that this is illegal. To find Australian military outside of their normal sphere of influence and operating area such as Africa indeed does raise eyebrows? Again, this is all ALLEGED!