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'Totally unacceptable': MoD criticises troops after Corbyn picture used in target practice

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  1. SirGalahad

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    https://news.sky.com/story/totally-...-11682894?utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral

    An investigation has been launched after soldiers were filmed using a picture of Jeremy Corbyn in target practice.

    The Ministry of Defence said the incident was "totally unacceptable" and "falls well below the high standards the army expects".

    It is understood the soldiers were using simulated paint rounds and not real bullets.

    Sure disagree with Corbyn but this demonisation of him will lead to incidents like that above - that is neither professional or funny.
     
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    Bit hypocritical.
    Jeremy supports terrorist's who have used real people for target practice.
     
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    And the proof of that is?

    But anyway, by your logic many people of different political persuasions 'supported' the IRA/Unionists in the search for peace...

    The UK has supported Saddam Hussein, The Mujahadin/Taliban, the ANC and countless other 'terrorists' over the years...

    We even fought the 'terrorists' in Israel, who we then sat down at the table with and who we then became 'best buddies' with...

    And don't forget.
    In many areas of the world, the UK/West are considered to be 'terrorists' themselves!
     
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    All the above is probably correct but if you sleep with dogs you get fleas.
    Corbyn has had no problems posing for pictures with people who targeted British soldiers for assassination so why should it be surprising that some people want to return the compliment even if it is only a picture on a firing range target.
     
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    Straw man argument.
    Do you really believe his picture is on a firing range target just because he happens to be the leader of the opposition.
    He can't escape his past choices.
     
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    Using your logic then are you implying this is more commonplace because why would theses Paras be interested in Corbyn who spent most of his time as an MP as a backbencher. He would have very little significance.
     
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    I got crabs
     
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    Well that can happen when you have sex with a dog. :p
     
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    Why do people keep confusing diplomacy and peace talks with supporting terrorists?
     
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    Would these not involve talking to "the other side"?

    Some pictures of JC paying respect to RUC members killed by the IRA, or settlers killed by rocket attacks, perhaps?
     
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    Talking, yes, supporting, no. Very different.

    You don't get awarded peace prizes for ending bloodshed by not talking to the enemy. Something the war mongering press simply doesn't understand.
     
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    Indeed...

    On the subject of supporting...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Thatcher also supported Apartheid and a whites only South Africa according to the diaries of her Top Diplomat Patrick Wright.

    So to defend the actions of these Paras the usual justifications rear their head about Corbyn, pretty pathetic.
     
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    What really is totally unacceptable is not being a knobhead para per se, rather that you filmed said knobheadery and released the clip. That's the bit that means these blokes should not be around loaded guns.
     
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