Now, I have recently contributed to a thread opened by HomerNC. He attempted to show the human side of the military, only to be repeatedly shot down
for doing so.
So, let me try another approach. I am ex-military, I served with pride and hope that I upheld the good name of the British Military. Yes I went to
war and yes I did what soldiers do in times of conflict.
However, please take a look at this BBC report:
Not all soldiers are good soldiers. I hope that all involved get the book thrown at them.
There is no place for this sort of conduct in our Armed Services.
Please note that these perps are brought to justice. It is not acceptable for troops to take the law into their own hands. There are procedures in
place and they are to be followed, without exception.
War brings the best and the worst out of people. This is the worst.
So, for all you current serving members, please be mindful of your duty and duty of care.
For all you that have not served and are critical of us, please not that the majority of us do not condone this behaviour and I for one would not
hesitate to report and bring to justice those that conduct this disgraceful behaviour.
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Edit: Oh, and HomerNC, thank you for trying to bring a smile to some of our faces.
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edit on 8/9/2011 by TheLoneArcher because: Spellin, as usual. I should have been a doctor.
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