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    ADF Sailor attacked ... withdrawn. What do you make of this?

    First there was a report of an ADF Officer and a sailor being attacked by 2 men of middle eastern appearance. Later the "allegations of assault" were withdrawn.
    What do you make of this, and what do you think the effect might be.
    Is there a lesson to be learnt from this?
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    Everyone's getting a bit overexcited just at the moment?

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    No idea what to think until I find out more about it. My nephew is of middle eastern appearance but only because he has a beard but shaves his head . Born in Blackburn. Aussie parents.
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    Depends what they mean by 'withdrawn'. Could mean they have decided not to proceed with the matter. Could be that it was a lie, could be a range of things. Until we get clarification on exactly what is meant by withdrawn in this instance, it is a bit hard to work it out.
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    The ADF chief has said

    "I have been in contact with [NSW Police Commissioner] Andrew Scipione throughout the evening and just spoken to him before I came down here now and that sailor has withdrawn those allegations."
    "What I would like to say, because this is breaking news, on behalf of the Australian Defence Force I would like to apologise to the Australian community and particularly the Middle Eastern community for any angst that this has caused."

    So, either the allegations were invented or were speculative.

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    Think it was a single ADF member claiming to be assaulted?

    He wouldn't make it up, would he?
    The ADF wouldn't make him withdraw a valid complaint to appease others, would they?

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    Good questions. What do you think?

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    People make things up for all sorts of reasons . Remember that Olympic athlete who claimed he was assaulted and his arm got injured. Turned out he fell off his skate board. There have numerous cases of kids / girls claiming they were abducted. One girl claimed she was raped. She wasn't . They were just covering up for something else .

    Maybe this is a similar story.
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