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Originally posted by Nite_wing
I don't believe it. This country has supported our military more than any other time since WWII. Veterans are honored by their communities. Of course there are jerks who hate all soldiers but overall they are respected and honored. If this truly was a soldier's response, he doesn't belong in the military but I still don't believe it.
Originally posted by LeBombDiggity
The OP's loyalty isn't to the British people.
Instead his loyalty is to Queen Elisabeth, her heirs and successors, as embodied in the oath that soldiers take when joining up.
So the OP's contempt for the English public is hardly surprising.
I say surprising. What's genuinely surprising is that the OP's served in uniform in any capacity whatever. I assume that's what he means ? That he's a serving soldier ?
Sorry to have to mention this, but he's a self confessed drunk in most of his other contributions. And a Daily Mail reader to boot (what squaddie in the British Army reads that crap ?)
Originally posted by EvanB
You are not....
Why the hell should any of us put our lives on the line for any of you??..
You pay our wages??
Do you think that we become soldiers to "Get Paid"???
You can stick your taxes where the sun does not shine!
Soldiering is a calling... If you are forced into it by conscription then that does not count..
In the west we are volunteers...
That may sound strange but an integral part of humanity has always had its soldiers..
Because it is a profession as much as becoming a carpenter, lawyer or doctor...
We are not brainless morons... Imagine having to get 28 guys from a to b without being seen or heard, using the ground to its best advantage, with one foot on the ground that covers the moves.. Then the reaction to effective enemy fire, locating the enemy, the assault; which is done out of sight of the enemy with the ground being used to best advantage..
Learning the weapons systems, navigation (not sat nav) using a map and compass.. Advanced first aid.. Advanced tactics.. language skills.. Survival in any conditions... Local customs and laws.. The list is endless.
My government always goes on about "the military covenant"
Which supposed to look after housing et al after service.. We get none of that.. And am just left for dead by our own country.. Same for the wounded.. Infact foreigners take priority..
Nobody fights for us... Why should we fight for you??
That is the consensus amongst the troops..
We will look after you when you look after us...
It has been a long time coming...
And I for one agree..
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Originally posted by godWhisperer
seems like an awfully big generalization- i sure as hell do not want you to fight for me. i did not ask you to fight for me and if i had a say you would not be fighting at all.
it seems the military is fighting for the benefit of the ruling class more than anything else, and to throw everybody under the bus because you feel unappreciated by this heartless ruling class then it would seem you are attributing blame to the wrong people.