SAS Squad Should Be Under UN Control

Oquist, Ben (Sen B. Brown) Bob.Brown at aph.gov.au
Thu Oct 4 16:56:31 EST 2001


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Thursday, October 04, 2001

SAS Squad Should Be Under UN Control

It is a strategic mistake for Australian troops to be deployed under a US
led mission in Afghanistan, Greens Senator Bob Brown said today.

"Australia's commitment should be under the auspices of the United Nations,"
Senator Brown said.

"Terrorists could use the fact that the US is in charge to widen the
conflict. 

"It is a strategic mistake for our forces to be led by the USA.  They should
be under Australia's control or the United Nations'.

"The use of the term 'war' is also a mistake.  

"This is a hunt for terrorists and the term 'war' is inflaming the crisis
and creating more fear around the world.

Further information: Ben Oquist 02 62773170 or 0419 704095

Ben Oquist
Greens Senator Bob Brown
02 62773170 ph
02 62773185 fx
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