Quote: yet despite this, those same service personnel are often involved in conflicts for which they might never have signed up and yet you're tired of reading it.
So you expect people to sign-up but not to have to see active service if they don't agree with it.....blimey, a "pick 'n' choose army": that's a novel idea.
It's simple...you sign-up, you get posted...don't bleat about it. If you don't like the idea of having to fight in a war or getting posted somewhere you don't approve of, don't sign-up.
I think we are all able to support our troops without the need for others to constantly demand that we throw ourselves at their feet. Those that constantly ram it down our throats do the armed forces as dis-service.
if no-one signs up then guess what?????
then who gets to choose????
in banging my head off the keyboard once more i try to get my point across. as a person who understands some of the s!$% they have to go through to provide a safe and comfortable life for people who don't like it "rammed down their throats" I don't mind gobbing off about how much of a good job they do with not enough support or respect. As a civillian i fight for squaddies to get the same if not better treatment than they do because they are unable to fight for it themselves. What would happen to a squaddy if he went on strike due to pay and conditions???? where is his union to back him up when he is hard done to????? f!$%ing bin men going on strike (example)..... if they don't like their pay or pension they have the ability to walk away from their job...... armed forces personnel don't because they get jailed for dessertion.
they don't gob off about it but someone has to remind everyone of how hard earned their "free" lifestyles are.
bear in mind the troops are now under equipped because the government took away most of the forces stockpile to make it a more efficient business.....
some suited paper pushing twat saw a warehouse full of equipment that was only needed during conflict and thought .... i know ... if we sell these two hundred landrover gearboxes and just keep three we can order a new one when one breaks...... and the same went for weapons, equipment and certain aspects of training. Then a war comes along and five gearboxes get broken at once...... three get repaired, two go off the road until more gearboxes can be ordered and the chain of supply is f!$%ed......... All so the government can pull funds and resources and pump them into overcrowded prisons and healthcare for f!$%ing smack heads who just burden the system more.
people who "don't want it rammed down their throats" should look away instead of gobbing off about the obscenity of it all putting them off their afternoon tea..... otherwise they should be dragged by their hair, kicking and screaming and see first hand what the "volunteers" go through which in turn saves them and their families from conscription.
I say bring back national service and teach the kids some respect because most of the parents don't ..... they are too busy spunking their dole and child benifit up the wall in the pub.
two years of non active service (13-15)whilst the kids do their gcse's will instill respect, discipline and understanding of what a days work is instead of allowing them to hang around in feral packs on street corners.
Red Monkey: Far too much "you must adore me/adore our troops" IMHO and emotive tosh about how our poor boys must endure hardship. It's the armed forces not the girl guides: get over it.
i have more respect for the girl guides than for the people who "don't want to hear about it"