INTERLUDE – A MILITARY MATTER


Screen Shot 2013-07-24 at 22.10.12Before I put up my proposed next post entitled ‘What Are We Supposed To Do About It?’, I felt moved to say something about a BBC News item I saw this evening.

I know we can’t wind the clock back. However, when I was minded to join the armed forces (in the 1970s) and then went on to spend 20 years in a hybrid infantry/artillery (air defence) regiment, I don’t recall lawyers taking a look at military training and then declaring that the MoD could face investigation under the Human Rights Act (see link below). Am I missing something here, or is our society losing the plot? I mean at what point do we declare that it’s all too effing difficult to create and maintain professional armed forces, not to mention elite, special forces? Why not hand the country over to lawyers, bankers, expenses-thieving politicos, the European Commission and Sharia Courts … and then we can all retire to the Costa del Sol? See you down the pub …

‘SAS selection training deaths’ coroner warns of MoD investigation’ : http://tinyurl.com/ljw5rhn

5 comments

  1. Roger Welsh · ·

    I had the same sense of despair.

    Like

  2. Susan Playfair · ·

    am fully with you on this one. my friend Rich’s opinion of what went wrong wth the French Foreign Legion when nonsense like this came in is fairly pithy…… how’s Victoria? i’m being a refugee in France. tough (an expensive!!) gig…….

    Like

  3. davebr · ·

    Caught my eye too Moray.
    I have been wondering for some time why H&S hasn’t taken the military to task about the use of bullets,bombs etc.

    Like

  4. IdahoRecluse · ·

    Our society has LOST the plot.

    Like

  5. Donald Gatt · ·

    The abolition of crown immunity didn’t do much for the military or the greater good of the country either.

    Like

Chauncey Tinker's Blog

Reversing "Western" decline with reason.

The Participator

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

Have Your Say!

Share your experiences and thoughts about Moray Council

The Worldview

Explaining our world in simple terms

The Brexit Door

Independent thinking for an Independent Britain

EU Referendum Blog

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

The Slog.

An incorrigible Cognitive Dissident

Surplus Energy Economics

How the economy REALLY works - Tim Morgan

Guido Fawkes

Parliamentary plots and conspiracy

BarristerBlogger

Matthew Scott's Legal Comment Argument and Discussion. Comment Awards 2015 Best Independent Blog

Our Finite World

Exploring how oil limits affect the economy

Independent Sovereign Democratic Britain

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

Sandy Paterson Mountaineering

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

Do the Math

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

John Seymour School

Fruit and Vegetables, Beer, Wine and Cider, Jam, Bread, Jelly, Pigs, Chickens, Eggs, Sausages and Bacon, Pickles and Compost

The Archdruid Report

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

the.one&only-elspie

A father's thoughts for his children ... and other stuff

azizonomics

Economics, Technology, Futurism

%d bloggers like this: