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September 22, 2016

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Accusing our troops

September 22, 2016

take cover, return fire, keep moving , you will be alright then Tom. our problem with our duskier young of today is they have been radicalised and brainwashed into believing that the world, especially  the western world owes them a comfortable living, without  danger to themselves apart from their own bombers etc,  etc, now to be realistic about having some of these people behind you with a gun, with their anti British Army feelings I would start to worry about who I could trust, as for the hierarchy within the Armed Forces and the politicians, the former are supposed to fall on their swords, the buck stops here, we are told, the latter are just lying bastards with no sense of loyalty whatsoever, both groups have extremely powerful umbrellas so to speak. This last member of the general staff who is warning of the dangerously low levels of the armed forces this week, signed and passed a document saying everything was ok. Then when finding he had been passed over to be the military man in charge, comes out and tells the truth, why oh why did he not tell the truth in the beginning . conceited self effacing prick comes to mind in a descriptive  term.  

September 23, 2016

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Accusing our troops

September 23, 2016

I see in todays Daily Mail that Mother Theresa has had the leaders of our Armed Forces round the table & basically told them to get a grip of the situation. so watch this space to see what happens.

September 23, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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September 23, 2016

You got it in one, Bob, we are now in the hands of Military bosses who do not know what they are doing, and the sooner these weak livered bar stewards are removed from office the better. But then we have a problem, is there ANYONE in our Military ruling and ordering group who CAN do the job properly?? From recent events, NO, we have not, they are all hiding in the undergrowth, scared of the enemy real or imaginary. We NEED military men in charge who have the security and safety of this country as their ONLY duty, and not people who give up when some loon critisizes them.  May the Lord have mercy for us, the citizens, we deserve better than this present bunch of morons.

September 25, 2016

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Posts: 556
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September 25, 2016

Maybe more of 'em should read this :

Don't envy a man his medals all those ribbons on his chest. He did not try to get them they're not there at his request. They were earned in stinking shit holes where no man would like to go, or in cold and wintry places where there's only ice and snow.
He did not know he earned them till they were awarded at parade, and they were bright when he first got them but in time the colours fade. He was told he had to wear them and to wear them all with pride. But when the memories come to haunt him those same medals make him hide. 
Because those medals will not bring back all those guys he left behind, and he would trade them all forever, for a little peace of mind. So don't envy a man his medals you don't want to take his place, thinking back to long gone battles and meeting dead friends face to face.

There is discipline in a Soldier you can see it when he walks, there is honour in a Soldier you hear it when he talks. There is courage in a Soldier you can see it in his eyes, there is loyalty in a Soldier that he will not compromise. 
There is something in a Soldier that makes him stand apart, there is strength in a Soldier that beats from in his heart. A Soldier isn't a title any man can be hired to do, a Soldier is the soul of that man buried deep inside of you. A Soldier's job isn't finished after an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week, a Soldier is always a Soldier even while he sleeps. A Soldier serves his country first and his life is left behind, a Soldier has to sacrifice what comes first in a civilian's mind. So if you are civilian, I am saying this to you..... next time you see a Soldier, just remember what they do.

 John (JKW)

September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

John, Splendid sentiments, well presented, perhaps our so called "Leaders" should read your article, (above) since their heads are at present buried several feet underground, where thought and conversation are not readily available to them. It is beyond belief that those in power do NOT understand their role in all of this, but all our past and present serving personnel in any of our Armed Forces will echo your comments, but can we get the "leaders" to read and react positively to it?? I am always thinking of all our armed forces, past and present, for their willingness to do their duty to our nation, and never try to undermine it, as many other nations try to do. I have a book titled "Tommy Atkins" which describes in great detail all the trials, tribulations, injuries and death in its most dreadful circumstances suffered by all the generations of our military from the first military forces to the present century, where the troops suffered dreadful treatment meted out from this country and our then enemies, for minimal pay and dreadful conditions, but they did it, and suffered the consequences from friend and foe alike, and  they did it because it was their "duty". It pulls no punches, but the willingness of the forces to face any terror is obvious for all to see. A necessary read if time is available.

September 25, 2016

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September 25, 2016

JKW, OK, where did you get the kinky purple ink ???????

September 25, 2016

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Posts: 556
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September 25, 2016

Tom,  Dunno, it just happened !! John (JKW)

September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

There ARE magicians then???


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