Being let down by your government seems to be the ‘trending’ thing to do these days, what with #Cameronsacock or what have you! But the thing that is now firmly stuck in my craw is the fact that ministers are quite happy to shit all over their countries armed forces from a high for actually being human and carrying out THEIR proposals. Granted that standing on top of a load of naked prisoners ain’t that clever, nor is hanging a prisoner from a forklift IN A BAG. But brush that aside for the moment and consider what ends up on the internet these days! Beheadings, burnings, throwing a off roofs! I can here the naysayers through gritted teeth that these barbarians are not the British army. You would be right too, except that if the British army were allowed to do why they do best …….their jobs, without fucking goody two shoes interruption, then these murders wouldn’t be happening to the extent they are.
The UKs forces have been muzzled and castrated by the government YOU voted in. The squaddies don’t get a vote, they work for the government of the day so really we don’t care who is in power as long as they know what they are doing! Unfortunately we (sorry, they. I left a few years ago didn’t I?) still have the old Etonians in charge of the forces who want knighthoods or whatever they can get by agreeing with any and every order given by the cabinate.
This has turned into a right rant hasn’t it (and I’ve took me tablets today too) anyway, a government who wants to make their soldiers pay for actions they did during war, a war that was ordered by said government (no matter who’s in power at the time) is a government that shouldn’t be allowed to stand in parliament. Something like 80% of elected parliamentary ministers are millionaires and only 1-2% of the population are wealthy, so to that respect, who are they representing?