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Originally posted by emmy
OK - here's something for you to think about? Have you ever been to a war zone? I guess not by the way you write.
I'm an ex RAF Medic, do you know what law they stick to? Geneva Convention. Which means, to a Medic in a war zone, you cannot pass the enemy. Do you think I did? I showed compassion in my job. Fancy seeing a poor Iraqi kid crying and bleeding from unimaginable places? No. I did my job because I cared for the innocent who weren't brainwashed by their Scum of a Leader. I felt bad for them living under his sh***y law. They couldnt help it. It was only the minority who agreed with his Government. That is why the Military are there. You get Peacekeepers trying to help, but they are NOT trained in combat, they do NOT know how to look after themselves in War Zones where Military are.
And only tonight, a programme called Pride of Britain Awards have JUST, I repeat JUST awarded the Medical Core as a whole for everything they do, and it's about fricking time. Yeah, it's always Army and always frontliners who are in the news. They've only just realised how much we do, and how many lives we save.
You need to think before you speak - not got anything nice to say (or constructive criticism), then don't say it at all. Didn't your mother teach you that??
ps. Showing love and kindness to our enemies? What possibly makes you think they're going to recipricate the feeling? I'm always nice to people, but still, there will always be the minority who don't want change and dont want to be your friend.
and btw someone did see a huge convoy a couple of days ago with soldiers in full gear with m16s HERE... NOT NORMAL..
Originally posted by Ecidemon
All clear up north here in ND... And I usually see the occasional C-130 going to land here at the airport, haven't even seen one for a couple weeks though.
I did hear them testing the emergency sirens today though, which they do every day at 12:00, except today it was at 2:00 and it lasted way longer than the standard tests. Now, I'm typically not outside during that time, but I mentioned it to one of my co-workers (I've not lived in this town for all that long) and he said On Wednesdays they usually do that. I can't help but to think he's talking about the 12:00 daily test though... This one was different, at a different time, and I know I've been outside smoking a cig on Wednesdays at 2:00 because I keep tot he same schedule at work.
Edited to add:
They may do this every Wednesday, because if I wasn't outside within that 30 second window I would have missed it.
[edit on 2-10-2008 by Ecidemon]