Ben Robert-Smith never rose beyond corporal.
Perhaps you missed the subtlety of what I posted:
....about a culture of "blooding" the newly badged in certain sections. If you want to cover things up, make people complicit. My guilt becomes your guilt. For a small and tight cadre with "big personalities", he claims it was SOP, accompanied by a sinister threat for non-compliance.
There's no question that officers bear responsibility, it's in their job description. However, "bearing responsibility" and "being responsible" for the events are two very different things. To the best of my knowledge, no officers are among those alleged to have committed war crimes.
As for the rest of your post, I disagree with a good deal of what you wrote.