- This England…….
weird stuff happens at the boundaries so that obvious stuff can happen either side of it. Sometimes on the face of it that weird stuff seems to be on the wrong side of the line, sometimes it gets reigned back in, sometimes it’s actually on the right side of the line, but it’s hard to tell from 140 character headlines, and on rare occasions it stays the wrong side of the line for whatever reason.
It’s not the end of civilisation, just stuff testing the line.Posted 4 years ago
“There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil… It’s nothing you wouldn’t do to us.”
“Obviously this doesn’t go anywhere, fellas. I just broke the Geneva Convention.”
“Err, anybody want to do first aid on this idiot?”
“Could put one in his head if you want? Take your pick.”
(all recorded for posterity).
If that’s a bunch of squaddies “doing their job”…Posted 4 years ago
Not sure my Grandad Father or Brother signed up to defend a country that was going to abduct and torture people either. Infact I know for sure that my Grandad and father were told they were fighting to stop that sort of thing. The Terrorist is sueing us because he believes with good reason we organised or carried out his torture.Posted 4 years ago5thElefantMember
Not sure my Grandad Father or Brother signed up to defend a country that was going to abduct and torture people either. Infact I know for sure that my Grandad and father were told they were fighting to stop that sort of thing. The Terrorist is sueing us because he believes with good reason we organised or carried out his torture.
If they were there for d-day they wouldn’t have taken prisoners in exactly the same way.Posted 4 years ago
is that where they are holding the court case??
In fairness ton, that just sounds irrational fella. How can you care about a case just because it’s been tried in England, but not care that it happened abroad? AFAIK, court-martials don’t happen on a whim. Would you prefer that the military just ignore this kind of behaviour? Or would you prefer that he be tried by the “enemy”? I suppose, as it’s not in England, you’d probably not be too concerned.Posted 4 years ago
5thElefant A) read the post you quoted it was about abduction and torture not combat. B) have you seen the allied casuality figures for Dday you clearly know what was invoved, it is not hard to see why troops storming a beach in full on combat had little time or oportunity to take prisoners in the heat of combat . Notwithstanding that, 12,153 prisoners were taken up to 26 July. D Day Was very very different to Afganistan and not taking prisoners is very different to taking a wounded prisoner post combat then killing them out of hand.Posted 4 years agocheekyboyMember
Fwiw my own personal belief is that the whole Afghanistan farce is a farce.
The recording is a brief insight into the realities of conflict and the reality that the people that Governments send to foreign shores to kill people who our governments dont like are not the nice cuddly ‘heroes’ our puerile media portray them as.Posted 4 years ago
They are in fact extremeley rough and violent men, if they were not rough and violent they would not be there.
Its highly likeley that this sort of thing has occurred many times before and will continue to happen and when caught they will no doubt be dealt with very severely.
Senior officers will readily sacrifice these men as will many others who sneer at the ‘squaddie’ just remember that some of them guys hobbling past the Cenotaph this Sunday will have seen and possibly done similar things.
As Orwell said : We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
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