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.

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  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…….

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  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.

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  4. IdahoRecluse · ·

    Our society has LOST the plot.

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  5. Donald Gatt · ·

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

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