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New model army available soon

I am dismayed at the news that British troops are being sent to Mali. The loan of two aircraft and aircrews was a step too far for me never mind troops being used. I can’t say that I have much confidence that a UK involvement will not grow and grow.

There is a bright light on the horizon though. Thank goodness.

We actually have a force in the UK that could form a very robust military force, which we could feel happy to deploy and we wouldn’t mind too much about any casualties.

Let me introduce their leader, the main man who has already gained vital and very useful military experience. Ladies and gentlemen please welcome our new leader of all things military, Prince Harry of the House of Windsor. Yes, that’s right. I actually saw him on the TV news discussing how he’d personally shot people who were, obviously shooting at him or at least some of his mates anyway.

He has led an impeccable life. He is a model for us all to follow. His exploits in the military speak for themselves, he has more medals than Chris Hoy although his thighs are significantly smaller. He took Las Vegas by storm and stood it on it’s head. He personally invented the new liberating phrase – “What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas it gets plastered all over the papers, TV and the internet”.

Oh yes he is the man. He doesn’t go along with convention. He is brave enough to expose bodily parts ,which the rest of us mere mortals keep hidden and he’s comfortable knowing that his aging Grandmother saw them too. What a guy. Just what a guy.

Slight draw back? There’s only him. He doesn’t have a gang as such. His brother is far too busy thinking up baby names, worrying about his disappearing hair and what his sister-in-law is going to do next. Not to worry though because, you’ll be surprised to know, I have another plan for you. Oh yes.

We have had another hidden military asset being hidden in full view for many, many years. They have all the answers, they don’t mind going outwith of the rules and they really like wars and shooting and stuff. They number three in their composition. They are our beloved politicians at all levels, the civil service, councils and the establishment and the ladies and gentlemen of the press and media in general. In reserve we will also have the Greens, climate scientists, medical experts, mouthy slebs and the terminally offended.

Harry is at this very moment arranging transport to get them all off to Afghanistan, Mali, Syria… you name the trouble spot, they will be there. They will be equipped in the same manner of our present military who will be home from all conflicts within days. They will have to buy a lot of their own kit and pay for their own care and rehabilitation as is the case presently for existing military. This will pose no problem for our mighty new fighting machine.

You’ll be wondering what will happen if some of them bruise a knee or split a nail etc. Well they’ll be so busy beating all our (well theirs really) enemies that they won’t have time for the niceties of personal grooming etc.

Of course some may succumb to injuries received in the field of battle. Some will, alas , not make it home whilst still alive. Yes I know it’s shocking but that’s war is it not? They are keen on war, they are keen to make people do what they think they should and they have never been shy about coming forward and saying how wonderful they are.

What happens when they start to get killed? Easy. They have already thought of that. Into a box, onto a huge aeroplane and then taken to Brize Norton and slipped out the back gate. Their funerals will be very quiet affairs. No need for TV coverage.

If only…

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Posted by on February 7, 2013 in BBC, General, Justice, Politics

 

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Just ordinary men.

I’ve used this title before. I last used it for a post I did on the soldiers of the First Word War who had had the temerity to instigate their own truce with the enemy. Having done so they shared photographs and details of their lives before the war. The soldiers of both sides were just the same. They were just ordinary men who wanted nothing more to live a life in peace, a life free of hunger, poverty and war. Ordinary men.

Now we have the nastiness of Afghanistan being reported nightly, or should I say those soldiers who have been killed being reported. The whole saga of conflict from the Iraq invasion onwards is utterly disgusting. Or should that be the Iran/Iraq war, which was the starting point? Countless thousands of serving men and women gone or horribly injured or mutilated if we take into account all of the armies involved regardless of friend or foe. To what end? Oil? One world governance? Arms sales? The drug trade? Religion?

The latest news from the “front” addresses three different issues. The first is, of course the killing of UK troops by Afghans, who are either dressed to look like Afghan troops or police.  That’s unfair as far as war is concerned but of course there are no rules for war, it’s barbaric and inhumane no matter how you consider it.

Trust? How? It’s not possible. There exists a cultural gulf, which is wider than a very wide thing indeed. The sensible thing to do would be to pack up and leave. What about those Afghans who have been loyal and played a part in the coalition forces? Give them an opportunity to leave the country along with the troops. Easy to say very difficult to deliver.

A more worrying part of the same news is of course the sudden increase in soldiers being killed in roadside explosions. The services hierarchy and the government allowed soldiers to go out on patrol etc. in snatch Land Rovers which worked well enough in Northern Ireland but which were totally unsuitable for a guerrilla war.

Eventually the troops were supplied with proper mine protection vehicles although it took far too long and more than one attempt to get it right. Does the increase in deaths from explosions mean the Afghans have found a way of overcoming the vehicles armour and design? That would be very bad news if they had and another reason to get out the troops of there.

Lastly we have the continuing saga of Harry Windsor. Here is a typical gung-ho young man desperate to get his hands on men’s toys, fly a helicopter and shoot things. The last report on his activities said that the attack on the large coalition base had resulted in Harry being moved to a secure area. He was not in any danger. Unlike the other soldiers.

Get him out of there. Not for his own protection but for those of the forces who are within his unit and the wider forces. What Harry wants is of no concern to anyone but his family. He can only ever play at being a pilot or a soldier.

Of course the media are incapable of reporting anything much apart from Harry getting his man parts out in Las Vegas or Kate getting her lady parts out in France. Outrage? By the container load but not because these “royal” people have not recognised their responsibilities. Oh no. It’s not their fault. The press is bad. We, in the UK are not to see the pics. The rest of the world can but not here.

I really don’t care one way or another about what the “royals” do or don’t do. As long as it does not cost the taxpayer a penny. They seem to have loads of holidays, loads of trips, loads of access to things that we can’t. In this day and age, why?

Because they are not ordinary people. By accident of birth or connection they are treated as if they are “royalty”. They are you say? There is no such thing nowadays. Their continued existence is purely a necessity for the, mainly, English establishment.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in General, Politics

 

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