Nazi swastika flag flown on Australian Defence vehicle in Afghanistan

A Nazi swastika has been photographed flying over the vehicle of Australian Defence personnel in Afghanistan.
The photo, obtained exclusively by the ABC, was taken in August 2007. The photograph shows the large swastika emblem hoisted over an Australian military vehicle. Two separate Defence sources have identified a particular soldier as the individual who took the flag to Afghanistan. A red swastika flag above a small vehicle with soldiers present and Afghan hills in the background. The ABC has seen a second photograph of the flag, and it is understood that further images of the flag in Afghanistan have also been circulated among Australian soldiers. One Defence source who was aware of the flag being flown in Afghanistan in 2007 said it was a “twisted joke”, rather than evidence or an expression of genuine neo-Nazism. The source claimed the flag was up for a “prolonged period”. Defence says flag was only up ‘briefly’ In response to questions from the ABC, a Defence spokesperson said: “Defence and the ADF reject as abhorrent everything this flag represents. Neither the flag nor its use are in line with Defence values. “The flag was briefly raised above an Australian Army vehicle in Afghanistan in 2007. “The commander took immediate action to have the offensive flag taken down.

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