I've never said anything about Mladin either. Kook is just engaging in his usual studitity.
My wife's mother is an Australian war bride, now a naturalized US citizen (complete with Utah drawl). I did a 7 day R&R in Sydney while I was in Nam and had a wonderful time... except for getting used to the left side traffic.
In fact Australia is the best ally that the USA ever had. They've stood with us in every major conflict, including Vietnam and the current one. Their army has been as tough as they come giving the vaunted Germans fits. They are inventive and irreverent and I wouldn't have it any other way. My hat is off to Australia.