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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ban-all-sheds, 17 May 2019.

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  1. Notch7

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    I appreciate the sentiment, the Phil Shiner case about Iraq was appalling.

    However Michael Fallon has been campaigning to stop public money being used to reopen cases of Irish trouble soldiers

    https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/...oublesera-shootings-says-fallon-37879094.html
     
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    Well he doesn't need to campaign. There are over 600 self serving mps laying around in Parliament, their only concern is "what's for lunch". If over 50% cared one teeny weeny bit about our troops they could change/write the law tomorrow.

    The fact is they couldn't care less, same as the MOD.
     
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    Maybe they don't want to be complicit in condoning war crimes/murder?

    When a country stoops to the level of allowing 'carte blanche' to it's armed forces, then it is no better than those it claims to be the terrorists/rogue states that it is supposedly protecting us from!

    So, do you believe state murder is acceptable?

    Yes or No!
     
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    That is a resounding yes to "these allegations have been investigated on a number of occasions", and a resounding no to "nothing has been found".
     
  5. Notch7

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    Sweeping statement, just an opinion, not based on fact.
     
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    I know a soldier that did 3 tours in Ireland.

    Of course errors were made, but soldiers spent their time on tour in fear of their lives.

    I would say on balance its time to close the file.

    The MOD and government do not have a sufficient duty of care for retired soldiers, hence why so many end up on the street or with drug or alcohol issues.
     
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    Im not sure what point you making.

    Fallon is an MPs so how can you say he doesnt care?

    Are you saying you think the Tory party dont care?
     
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    I don't believe in answering pointless questions. Have you stopped beating your wife?
     
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    What I said was quite plain to anyone that wants to understand.
     
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    kebab doesn't believe in facing up to awkward questions.
     
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    What questions??
     
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    So no answer to anyone questioning your pathetic keyboard warrior mentality...

    Oh how easy it is to expose yet another pointless 'p issing in the wind' diynot idiot :LOL:
     
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    So do you believe that those suspected of WWII crimes should have had their files closed after a certain period of time?

    Or any other conflict you might care to mention?

    What about the victims and their families?

    Or do you not realise that justice denied merely ferments anger and often results in further conflict many years down the line?
     
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    The feeble minded always resort to insults.
     
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