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Gordon Brown should be in the UK paying respect to our fallen heroes not prancing around on the worthless G8 stage...

"At the rising of the Sun, we will remember them...."


Why do we do it? I mean why do we send young British soldiers to Afghanistan, ill equipped, poorly supplied, using lightly armoured 'snatch' Land Rover which were designed for side impact and the streets of Northern Ireland not the arrid desert wastelands of Afghanistan, in essence Jeeps lacking underside armoured and blast protection from buried remote fired Taliban bombs and explosive devices?


It gets worse, no back up helicopters and an inept defence minister who sounds and looks on television totally disinterested in their welfare and the welfare of the families and children left behind. He'll go home at night - to his flipped second house no doubt - have dinner or take in a Theatre show, reception, and not give it another thought, our heroes deserve better than this.


Military accommodation is way below sub-standard and I doubt if the most deserving cause for social housing on a sink estate, would accept any of the woefully sub-standard miltary properties offered. Whilst ten bodies are returned to the UK this week, a local town near to RAF Brise Norton, the entire population drops everything and turns out to pay silent dignified respect to the fallen, carried in a line of hearses. It's now becoming a daily event. Since writing more grim news early this morning Saturday 11th July the total killed now stands at 184 with eight killed in one single day.


To top it all our worthless nail-biting Prime Minister, is swanning around an Italian earthquake site attempting to re-create, what he ALONE considers to be his finest moment on the International stage ,yet another G-8 conference, where photographs are taken of World leaders glad handing each other, making resolutions which will will not be honoured and in cases offering the same money and resources previously pledged at the last London G-8.


Gordon Brown should by all accounts be physically here in the UK standing shoulder to shoulder with the grieving relatives of our fallen heroes. How dare he tell the World from the G-8 podium that many more soliders, Mothers sons, will give up their lives this Summer, because his deadbeat Government instead of properly funding the military can still shovel shedloads of taxpayers money- future to be earned money that is..(say the next thirty years should pay for most of it) into worthless banks and the backpockets of potbellied, over compensated disgraced and equally worthless bankers. They should all be very ashamed, I know that I am.


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P.M's Sarah Brown twittered this picture of her seemingly asking the Pontiff in Rome for devine help with her increasingly strange husband.
To see the orginal Twitpic post, just hover over the picture for the link. Just why she's adopted windows garb isn't made clear, but possibly a step in the right direction perhaps?

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Karen Malin said...

My younger son has joined the army. The training and the methodology they use is amazing, you are right, it is scandalous the way the government is treating our soldiers, their basic traiing is hard, all the recruits are 'special' people, to spend all that time and money on them and then send them to Afghanistan with duff equipment, exposing them to totally unnecessary risks seems crazy, especially set against the background of the health and safety mania that seems to be pervading the uk.
Karen (Thegic on twitter) Thanks for your posts!

Anonymous said...

I left the UK Military after 24 years and whilst the quality of 'most' things increased dramatically from 1983 onwards we were increasingly tasked to do more with less; much less!

I joined the RAF in 1983 at the time there were approximately 120,000 in the RAF, WHEN i left 24 years later the total was 42,000 maximum. The only real place of in-theatre in '83 was the Falklands but when I left it had encompassed pretty much the whole globe.

I look back fondly on my time where I believe I made a difference for the good of our country and am glad to see that in recent years the general public are getting behind our troops (it wasn't always that way).

Julian, keep your patriotic commitment going; you know it is appreciated.

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