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British Servicemen Posing With Dead Taliban.

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anotheoldgit | 09:40 Sat 10th May 2014 | News
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/mod-investigates-pictures-claiming-to-show-a-british-serviceman-posing-with-dead-taliban-fighters-9347699.html

Gruesome maybe, but this is an entirely different world to what most of us are accustomed to.

If you had see your comrades killed and mutilated, and your squad had finally dispatched one of the perpetrators, wouldn't you feel like giving the (result) thumbs up?

This is just one more instance of trying to turn those that have to do the dirty work on our behalf, into some kind of social workers. And those who send them out to do this work then can't wait to grab hold of a situation like this to try and prove to the rest of the world that "our troops don't behave in such a manner, and we take it very seriously if they do".

WHY?????????

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Oh you wonderful AB armchair warriors ready to leap down the throat of Tommy Atkins.Sit back and view the scenario from a wider picture. At the time of the event an unknown number of enemy insurgents enter,through stealth,a large military complex containing men and material.The insurgents are wearing the uniforms of our allies(stolen American...
14:43 Sat 10th May 2014
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/// ANOTHEOLDGIT it was not from gromit, you said you are ex-RAF and you were based for a short time at Washington Hall in 1956. ///

And??????
I was giving the source of the information.
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Baldric

/// As a 62 year old who has spent almost a third of my life as a Royal Marine, I can assure you that any [i]confident / competent[i] person trained in one to one situations could have dealt with that Lad!
12:00 Thu 01st May 2014 ///

62 years old = Born 1952

/// spent almost a third of my life as a Royal Marine, ///

One third of 62 = around 20 years.

Where have I gone wrong Baldric?
To Peter Pendant.
That post was not a fairy tale.It was describing a possible scenario.Have you ever attended magistrates or Crown courts and heard the wonderful Jackanorys a defence brief has submitted?Remember there are two sides to a story.That is why we have judicial tribunals and enquiries to establish the truth.It is NOT for ABers to condemn the actions of troops from the comfort of their arm chairs.
A man is still innocent until proven guilty even in military law.
You hit the nail on the head.What better evidence for a defence is an identifiable photograph denoting a justifiable shooting of an insurgent wearing a "friendly uniform"? You may or may not know that it is S.O.P. in the Afghan theatre of war to identify,if possible,any dead or wounded combatants.What is wrong with that?Use a camera not a kukri as a Ghurka did last year and brought the head home as ID.Now that was extreme and certainly worthy of comment BUT after the court of enquiry and not by the likes of you and others who need to get into the real,sometimes unpalatable, world.
1951 Aog, close but no cigar!

///the short Falklands conflict///

It was short, because we went in there and got the job done, what more could anyone ask?
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Baldric

/// 1951 Aog, close but no cigar! ///

So let me get this right you say you were born in 1951 so surely that makes you 63, so why did you say you were 62?

You're very pedantic Aog, Let's see if this helps you understand,

July 1951, which, and I've used all my fingers and toes to work this out, makes me 62 until July this year, which hopefully also explains why I said I was 62.
ANOTHEOLDGIT what age are you again? Oh that's right, you won't say which means we'll never be certain what supposed golden age you mean when you say, 'in my day.' Was it National Service you were in by the way?
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THECORBYLOON

/// ANOTHEOLDGIT what age are you again? Oh that's right, you won't say which means we'll never be certain what supposed golden age you mean when you say, 'in my day.' Was it National Service you were in by the way? ///

That is for me to know and for you to find out.
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Baldric

/// July 1951, which, and I've used all my fingers and toes to work this out, makes me 62 until July this year, which hopefully also explains why I said I was 62. ///

Nearer to 63 that 62 I'm afraid Baldric don't try and fight it, and you are still a young whipper snapper to me.
So it was National Service, nothing to be ashamed of, plenty folk HAD to do it.

Who's fighting, I'm enjoying myself, should be fully retired before July, going to let my tenants keep me in the style to which I'd like to become accustomed, already living on the Seafront, watching the world drift past.
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THECORBYLOON

/// So it was National Service, nothing to be ashamed of, plenty folk HAD to do it. ///

Keep trying, I know that you will never find out.
You seem to think that a lack of condemnation in regards to an issue means support. Perhaps on this occasion, a lack of denial can be taken as an admission..

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