posted on Apr, 23 2009 @ 03:13 PM
Advertising on Facebook? That's nothing.
At my secondary school we had an army recruitment officer turn up and do an "assembly" on several occasions.
What he also used to do was target the classes where the "less clever" kids were placed - who would be FAR more likely to join the army (don't wish
to be stereotypical, but its true). My friends brother went to my school, and was in the "less clever" classes - or "lower set" and joined the
army - went to Iraq and had his legs blown off by a roadside bomb two days short of him finishing his tour, aged 19.
That same recruitment officer - I remember him - came to my sixth form college attempting to recruit for the army literally months after what
happened to my friends brother.
They target less academic children to sign up for the army on the promise of a good salary and perks, but don't mention what happens to REAL people,
ie my friends brother who will be in a wheel-chair for the rest of his life. This is fundamentally wrong. They should not be allowed to do this -
targeting children for their illegal wars.