I have just watched what can only be called an offense against humanity. I was persuaded to view footage of an Israeli drone attack of a funeral cortege, in Gaza, in the light of yesterday’s post. The footage is clear evidence of Israel’s breech of the Geneva Convention as it is a deliberate attack on unarmed civilians.
The images took me back instantly to 1982, Bluff Cove, yet it is not the same. The Welsh Guards knew the risks, that they were let down by incompetent leadership is annoying, a leadership which deployed unfit troops into a combat zone under an Guards officer so far up his backside the lump in his throat was his nose, a leader who refused to listen to an expert Royal Marine landing officer’s advice and instruction, who had to do it ‘ by the book ‘ as he was a Guards Officer and superior to all around him. Still the Welsh Guard’s knew the risk.
Something the men women and children in the funeral cortege in Gaza most certainly had not signed up for as they mourned other civilians already killed by the misnamed Israeli Defence Force. Yet we will still hear platitudes spewed out by Cameron, Blair, Obama and other apologists for the Zionist regime in Jerusalem trying to convince us that the Palestinians in Gaza have brought this on themselves. The only people who are profiting from the strife across the Middle East are the weapons suppliers, everyone else is taking a major loss, local economies are being destroyed, cultural icons blown up, dead children are strewn like chaff in the trail of the green eyed monster of power and domination for the few over the many.
People in the UK are asking just why are young ‘ British ‘ Muslims volunteering to fight for Hamas, or ISIS or what ever Islamic Jihad is their choice. I know; and it is not radicalisation by lunatic Imans either. Having watched live feeds coming out of Gaza, if I was 20 years younger, in my late 30′s, I would be seeking to take my expertise into Gaza to help the damaged and wounded because the UK Government is just so wrong in trying to justify what is turning into genocide, in Gaza Strip, by the Zionist Government of Israel.
It is the only way I could register my protest in a system of plutocratic UK Government which has long since ceased to listen to its UK Electorate and the UK Government’s tame media which fails at every turn to reflect the real opposition in the UK and Europe to Israel’s actions in Gaza. Sometimes you just have to say – ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! If no one is listening to you then all that is left is direct action and that is why young British Muslims are joining Jihad.
It is the same reason as why the Better Together – No Thanks campaign is losing ground in Scotland, their British Establishment backers are just not listening to the Scots democratic needs and expectations for the 21st Century, so more and more Scots are taking direct action to create change peaceably. The difference is we Scots for ‘ Yes ‘ have created a situation where we can make this happen democratically, something Muslims in Iraq, Syria and Gaza do not have as an option. Yet a quick check of most Yes Campaign threads reveals the anger against the ignorance and arrogance of the British Establishment is bubbling away quite close to the surface.
The real concern on a ‘ No vote ‘, especially one for which the result appears contrived and includes the removal of powers from Holyrood, must be just what will keep those angry people in check? As in 1919 will we once more see English regiments on the streets of Glasgow? When all else fails and they feel they are not being heard, human’s resort to violence – it is our default function – and that brings me back to Bluff Cove in 1982.
War is just politics by other means.
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Tarff Advertiser: Enough is Enough
Although members of the Military Reaction Force (MRF) gave clear descriptions of their killings in a BBC documentary last year, the PSNI police have now decided there was no admission of criminal activity and they will not bring charges. The TV revelations included details of shootings of innocent unarmed civilians by British soldiers during the most violent year of the conflict, mainly in drive-by shootings using civilian cars and plain clothes. In the documentary, some of those who carried out the attacks openly admitted their involvement.
Wearing thin or no disguises, they said it was because the British Army took the war to the IRA . The families of two people believed to have been killed by this elite unit have now been informed, through their lawyer, that a PSNI Assistant Chief had formed the opinion that none of those interviewed had admitted a criminal act. Patricia McVeigh, whose father Pat was one of the unarmed civilians shot dead by MRF soldiers, has called on the Police Ombudsman to review the case.
As a family we are totally shocked and dismayed, she said. The three MRF men in the Panorama programme appeared to gloat about their activities at that time. Anyone watching the programme could be in no doubt what kind of unit this was.
I would like to know how ACC Assistant PSNI Chief Drew Harris took to come to this conclusion. The programme makers said they were not contacted in relation to the PSNI review of the case. Ms McVeigh s lawyer, Padraig O Muirigh said: It is very clear from the Panorama programme that these MRF soldiers did not believe, or were advised by their superiors, that the rule of law did not apply to them.
One MRF soldier openly admitted on camera that they were there to act like a terror group and that the MRF shot people in situations where it was not clear whether the individual was armed or not. Patrick Corrigan of Amnesty International said the assertion that no crime had been committed will seem completely incredible to anyone who watched the BBC Panorama programme. The soldiers who spoke in the programme say they were given a specific mandate to act outside the normal rules of the army – and therefore the rule of law, he said.
While there were suggestions the announcement was timed to balance a decision not to charge Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams over IRA actions (also in 1972) Sinn Fein policing spokesperson Gerry Kelly said that the ex-soldiers had not even been questioned about the events. This is in the face of others being questioned under caution about issues going back 40 years, he said. This latest knock-back to families whose loved ones were killed by British state forces comes in the aftermath of Theresa Villiers refusing a Hillsborough-type inquiry to the families of those killed in the Ballymurphy massacre.
People will be left with the clear view that British state forces remain above the law.
This is a further insult to victims and families of those targeted by this undercover military unit.
Scots Guards Band, Beating Retreat, Oakham, ABF Soldiers Charity, St George’s Barracks Rutland www.soldierscharity.org 1 Cllr Adam Lowe, Oakham Mayor Although it rained this did not stop the peopleturning up and taking their seats in the marketplace. Cllr Alf Dewis, oh yes he is just as he looks! Cllr Dr Guthrie, a good councillor Dr Laurence Howard, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland and Her Majesty’s.Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire.
Jennifer, Lady Gretton, JP Dr Laurence Howard, Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Leicestershire Police Paul Beech ABF Organiser Peter Lawson Rutland Army Cadets Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet References ^ www.soldierscharity.org (www.soldierscharity.org)
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