Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Wining the hearts and minds!
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
1 in 4 Eastern Bloc migrants wants to stay here for good!
Read this Well that's the neibourhood down the toilet!-Thanks Tony!
We will light them on beaches!
Read this Well done that man and stuff it up your arse you Boshe Bastards!
Help us save Falkland heroes!
Read this An excellent idear!-Well done to Mark Knopfler!-A good way of saying thank you and supporting our Falklands veterans!
British soldier from 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment killed in Afghanistan
Read this Fairwell to one of the "Vikings"!
What passing bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries for them; no prayers nor bells,
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,-
The shrill,demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of goodbyes.
The pallor of girls' brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.
Army Chief pays tribite to the 2nd Battalion the Rifles!
AN army chief today paid tribute to his troops and Gazette readers after enduring his most difficult tour of duty yet.Lt Col Justin Maciejewski said it had been a "great privilege" to lead Second Battalion The Rifles during their seven-month tour of war-torn Iraq.Six hundred soldiers made the 3,000-mile journey back from the southern Iraqi city of Basra to the force’s base in Weeton this week. Lt Col Maciejewski wasted no time in thanking Gazette readers for the tremendous boost their Christmas parcels gave troops during their difficult mission. The soldiers have combined tackling insurgents with training the Iraqi police and army to take over control of security in the city.
Lt Col Maciejewski, who has served in the Army for 22 years, said: "I don’t
think any one of us has been as challenged in a conflict environment as we
have been in Iraq for the last few months."We have done what has been asked of us to create a better future. We had a very difficult mission and have killed more than 160 of the militia trying to destabilise Basra."It’s been by far and away the most challenging and difficult thing that I’ve had to cope with – and I’ve been to war before."One of the high points of the seven months was the parcels we were sent by
Gazette readers."It picked up our spirits and reminded us we were being supported by the community back home."
The soldiers, who were welcomed home at a party on Thursday night, are now
looking forward to taking a well-earned rest with their loved ones.
Lt Col Maciejewski was welcomed home by his wife Rebecca and his three sons,
Benedict, 10, Cassian, nine, and Inigo, six.He said: "It’s a great relief to be home and a wonderful thing to be with our families again."We’re all looking to making the most of our time with them and settling back to life in the Fylde.
"They are very brave and courageous young men. It has been a great privilege
to command them."It is now up to the Iraqis themselves. It will be for them to create a better future for Basra."
The returning soldiers have also been remembering three of their regiment
who died in conflict in Iraq.
Rifleman Aaron Lincoln, 18, Rfn Daniel Coffey, 21, and Rfn Paul Donnachie,
18, were all killed in action.
Lt Col Maciejewski paid tribute to their bravery while serving their
country.He added: "When we came home you could sense the feeling of loss.
"We’re proud to have known them and served with them. We will remember them
forever."Our thoughts are with their families".
Article from the Blackpool Gazzete
Scipio says: Well done the Rifles and welcome home!
Sunday, May 27, 2007
VC hero Gurkha banned from living in Britain 'because he has no strong ties with UK!
"You have failed to demonstrate that you have strong ties with the UK!"
This comment is below contempt!-Words fail me at the insult given to this brave,LOYAL Gurkha!-Who is the lame brain,idiot immigration official who has had the bare faced gall to utter this inane Bollocks?-Tul Bahadur Pun is one of Britain's greatest war heroes and should be honoured as such.If he wants to live in Britain he should be allowed to IMMEDIATELY move here and jump to the TOP of the housing and benefits list without having to face mountains of red tape and regulations!!-Questions need to be asked in Parliament and his right to live here must be DEMANDED at once!-He has PROVED his loyalty to this country,now it's time for this country to show some loyalty to him!
Please show support by signing the petition Here
Hat tip- Rogue Gunner
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Corporal Jeremy Brookes from 4th Battalion The Rifles killed in Iraq!
Read this Last post for a fine Rifleman
In Basra's fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Basra's fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Basra's fields.
Monday, May 21, 2007
More Contractors Getting Killed in Iraq!
This is a report from Global Security
"A published report says 2007 could be the most lethal year yet for civilian employees of private companies operating in Iraq's war zones.
Saturday's New York Times says figures from the U.S. Labor Department show at least 146 contract workers were killed in Iraq during the first three months of this year. It is the highest number of civilian casualties for any similar period since the U.S.-led war began in March 2003.
A spokesman for an insurance company says more than 3,400 other contractors have filed claims for wounds or injuries suffered in Iraq, which is also a quarterly record.
The newspaper says the rising number of civilian deaths is occurring as more U.S. forces are deployed to Baghdad in an attempt to quell sectarian violence in the Iraqi capital. Contract workers say their vehicles are often not as well protected as military vehicles.
More than 900 contractors have been killed since the start of the war, while more than 12,000 have been wounded in battle or injured on the job. About 126,000 civilians are working for nearly 300 international companies operating in Iraq. They are generally employed as armed guards, military trainers, translators and maintenance workers."
Scipio says: Makes you think twice about taking up that "CP job" in Baghdad doesn't it?
Prince Harry will go to war - but in Afghanistan!
Read this Well Afghanistan is a big country and the British Army have a lot more bases than in Iraq so technicaly it would be a "safer" tour for him to do-He wouldn't be there with his unit,so it would be harder for the enemy to locate him by unit insignia however once he arrived in theatre the "Jungle telegraph" would soon give his location away unless he walks around with a false moustache and a wig!-Whatever happens I wish the lad luck,for being willing to go to Iraq when he could have easily avoided it he's a top bloke in my book!
Yours for £3m - one replica 18th Century frigate!
Read this Anyone lend me three million quid?
Safety scare over Nimrod fuel leaks!
Read this Another blatant example of cost cutting putting lives at risk!
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Civilian deaths prompt Nato rethink!
Read this Winning the "Hearts and Minds" of the local populace is one of the most important factors in insurgency warfare for many reasons.You need to get the population on your side to deny the enemy freedom of movement,intelligence,"safe houses",weapon hides and all the operational requirements to conduct a guerrilla campaign.If the population is against the insurgents and refuses to assist them with even the lowest things like providing them with food,water and shelter,then their job becomes a lot more difficult if not impossible.By alienating the Afghan people with massive numbers of civilian deaths,the NATO battle plan has seriously dented any chance of victory for the coalition forces.Also the inane policy of destroying the poppy fields and not providing an alternative crop,thus taken away many farmers ONLY source of income,has driven many Afghans to take up arms against our troops,NOT fighting for the Taliban but fighting for their families survival!-The commanders in Afghanistan need to have a complete rethink of their battle plan ASAP before they turn the whole population against them with their heavy handed approach and more of our servicemen die needlessly!
Brown Defends Decision To Invade Iraq!
Read this He defends the undefendable!-Gordon Brownose,another weak,spineless,LIEbour,opportunist shows us just what a total waste of space he really is by this latest load of utter Bollocks to come out of the hole under his nose!-If this is an example of his thinking then when he becomes our UNELECTED Prime Minister in July,this country is well and truly Fucked!
Group Captain Peter O'Brian DFC and Bar,OBE
Read this Last post for a great hero!
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee
No 412 Squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941
Pub drinkers fear creeping ban on glasses!
Read this This CANNOT be allowed to happen!-I don't know about you but I for one do not like drinking my pint out of a plastic cup like some sort of criminal!-This "Nanny State" mentality is not only insulting but also just plain stupid!-We need a nation wide campaign to save our beer glasses now before the "PC Glass Nazis" destroy a good pint!
More Tommy Cooper!
Army bands to guard bases!
"Army chiefs always opposed fighting a war on two fronts but Tony Blair has forced them into it and this is the consequence."
Unbelievable!-This is what the British Army has come to because of a decade of defense cuts by Toadie Blair!-What's next,send all the cooks and pan washers to the front line?-How about mobilising the Chelsea pensioners?-An utter disgrace,questions should be asked in Parliament but I doubt if David Cameron would even care!
British Soldier dies following accident in Afghanistan!
I dreamed kind Jesus fouled the big-gun gears;
And caused a permanent stoppage in all bolts;
And buckled with a smile Mausers and Colts;
And rusted bayonet with His tears.
And there were no more bombs, of ours or Theirs,
Not even an old flint-lock, nor even a pikel.
But God was vexed, and gave all power to Michael;
And when I woke he'd seen to our repairs.
Britain in secret talks with Iraq rebels!
Read this The first positive sign that at least someone is trying to end the pointless bloodshed in Iraq!-If they're prepared to talk then that's the first step to peace,or at least the beginning of the first step.Let's hope that the negotiations are a success and these groups combine to drive Al-Qaeda from Iraq and then Iraq can begin to sort its own problems out without foreign interference,not forgetting to give the finger to Iran while they're at it!
Blair under mortar attack!
Read this Bugger-They missed the Bastard!
Rising trauma for British soldiers!
Read this I think this is touching just the tip of the iceberg of the problem,the figure of those who have PTSD in the TA and the Reserves is probably even more difficult to surmise as most soldiers immediately go back to their civilian jobs on their return from operations without ANY medical or Psychological screening at all!-I think in years to come a lot more veterans will begin to be diagnosed with this problem when the "Genie escapes from the bottle" and their symptoms come to the surface!
Hat tip-Rogue Gunner
Newest munitions disposal vehicle is launched!
Read this £415,000 each,hope the thing works!-If anyone out there has used one feel free to let us know what you think!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Soldiers' mother given leave to stay in UK!
Read this A victory for common sense!
Queen presents honours to Household Cavalry soldiers!
Read this Well done lads!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
We must attack Iran before it gets the bomb!
Read this Does this nutter actually listen to the words he's saying before he speaks?-Attack Iran,is he raving mad?-Attack with what exactly?-Both the British and US armies are bogged down in the ongoing pointless ClusterFuck of Iraq and Afghanistan,who exactly is left to attack Iran and with what?-And what about the "Friendly" Islamic states?-I bet they wouldn't stay friendly for very long if the USA mounts a "Blitzkrieg" against their Muslim brothers in Tehran!-Talk about lighting the blue touchpaper of the Middle East!-John Bolton is quite obviously not only delusional but also a complete imbecile!-This sort of warmongering American influenced Bollocks is exactly the type of imperialistic "Gunboat diplomacy" that got us in the appalling mess in the Middle east in the first place!-And he has the bare faced gall to criticise Jack Straw's and more recently Tony Blair's attempts to bring Iran to the negotiation table!-Well call me old fashioned and Mr Picky but I would think that talking is better than killing any time!-What planet is this lunatic from anyway,the planet "Cretinous"?-I think he should return to the mother ship and fuck off back there before his ill-conceived ideas are taken seriously!
Farewell to fallen Iraq hero!
Read this A sad farewell to one of the family of the "Chosen men of the Jackets of Green"
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who preserves the freedom of the press,
And it is the soldier, not the poet,
Who protects our freedom of speech,
It is the soldier, not the campus organiser,
Who puts his life on the line,
To give others the freedom to demonstrate,
And it is the soldier,
Who salutes the flag,
Who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag,
Who protects the protesters right
To burn the flag.
Freedom is NEVER free!
More Tommy Cooper!
Troops lose video link with home as Army puts a block on MySpace!
Read this What happened to "Freedom of speech?"-Another nail in the coffin of democracy!-This is just an ill thought out,stupid example of bureaucratic red type lashing out in a knee jerk reaction to a few ill conceived posted videos that were put on with the best intentions!-Some US soldiers have been blogging now for four years or more,talk about closing the stable door after the horse has bolted!
Read also-Soldier's blog from Iraq awarded literary prize
Helping the Troops!
Army team attempt to defuse wartime bomb in East London!
Read this Extreme bravery on our own doorstep!-It takes a special kind of courage to work in bomb disposal and I have nothing but admiration for those who choose to daily risk their lives in this profession!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Govt stats: Disbelief at the great migrant con!
Read this No Shit Sherlock!-I've finally figured it out!-LIEbour are coaching in 2000 new LIEour voters each week!-I was beginning to wonder who has been voting for these Charlatans,as none of my friends or associates support LIEbour or know anyone who does,now it's obvious why Toadie Blair wanted the inane "Open door policy" in the first place,because if no one in Britain is prepared to vote for him(Apart from a few work shy,malingerers in the North!) He can import votes from abroad by offering free housing,education,health care and free money payed as benefits to any Tom,Dick or Abdul who arrives on our shores,legally or illegally and is guaranteed the votes of their offspring for years to come!-After all no-one is going to bite the hand that feeds them are they?-And the British taxpayer again is the one who has to foot the bill for disgraceful betrayal of democracy!-Here's an idea to restore REAL democracy in Britain-Allow ONLY tax payers the right to vote!-It makes sense!-If you're contributing to the economy then you have the right to say where your money is going and the right to be heard,if you're just sponging off the state,getting free handouts whilst others go to work and earn their living,then why should you have the same rights as them?-If this happened the results at the next general election would be decidedly different!-Also clamp down on welfare payments and council housing,limiting them to the truly needy-People who are disabled and the elderly,and make all the malingerers and work shy leeches who currently have no need or desire to get a job(because all their needs are provided by us taxpayers)do community work,like sweeping the streets,road and rail repair and pay them the minimum wage,which will FORCE them to get a job and NOT be a burden on society!-Also to all the teenage slappers who purposely get pregnant to procure a council flat and benefits for the rest of their ungrateful lives,Have state run child care facilities provided free that frees the mothers to go out to work(This system has worked in the USA,why can't it work here?)If they don't get a job,in say four months,ALL benefits are ceased,the child goes into care and the malingering strumpet is thrown out on her ear from her council house!-I think that'll get results!-The "Welfare State" was never intended to replace work,it needs to be amended so that the truly needy are cared for and the rest have to stand on their own two feet!-I think if this happened we'll see 2000 BUSES of immigrants a week LEAVING our shores and the country as a whole would be a more democratic and the economy would boom!
You are still a nation of Basil Fawltys who mock us, say Germans!
Read this And their point is?-Utter Bollocks!-Bosche Bastards,we won the war,the Hun can wind their sausage eating necks in!
Monday, May 14, 2007
The Trouble With Islam!
Read this Good point,well brought out!
Read this Brainwashed,mediEVIL,coward,scumbag,tosspots!-If they don't like it here then why don't they just fuck off back to whatever fly infested sandpit they came from,where they can beat their wives and hack off heads to the cows come home!
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Was Colonel 'H' a mad fool?
Read this He may well have been a raving lunatic but it took extreme courage to do what he did and he payed for his VC with his life,no-one can say that it wasn't earned!
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Still a genius!
MPs criticise Gulf veterans' treatment!
"70 per cent thought the Government's handling of the situation had been very poor or inadequate"-"Very poor or Inadequate?"-Try absol-bloody-lutely appalling and disgraceful!-The government has turned its back on our veterans of the first Gulf war in the same way that it has betrayed our Falkland veterans and more recently our servicemen returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
'Jihadi Mouse' recruited by Hamas!
Read this Loonie,bigoted,medieval,evil,brainwashed tosspots!
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Echoes of Cold War as RAF jets scrambled to see off Russian spy planes!
Read this Here we go again!
RAF Regiment hero receives Military Cross at Buckingham Palace!
Read this An inspiration to us all!
The miracle of Belfast!
Read this Let's hope the "Troubles" are finally over once and for all!-Having served two tours in Northern Ireland myself in the late eighties and early nineties,and witnessed the lunacy first hand,I'm the first to want it to be over for good.Too many good men and women have given their lives serving over there for it to have been for nothing.Let's hope and pray that the nightmare of Ulster is truly at an end and former enemies can forgive and forget and move on for the good of ALL the people of Ulster!
Britain can keep imperial units!
Read this A victory for common sense!-The EU can shove its bureaucratic,left wing,politically correct,interfering,unwanted head up its own arse before Britain surrenders its right to use imperial measurements!-Rule Britannia,God save the Queen and screw you Brussels!
Navy's stealth submarine will rule the oceans!
Read this "£750 million over budget and three years late"!-Now there's a surprise!-And what cretin was put in charge of the budget on this latest example of gross INCOMPETENCE and MISMANAGEMENT at the MoD?-If this had happened in the real world heads would have rolled,however in the murky corridors of power at Whitehall apparently going over budget and bringing in projects YEARS late is considered the norm!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Private Kevin Thompson dies in UK from injuries sustained in Iraq!
I stand here in the uniform they gave me when I joined
I was the one who run to sign the papers and serve my country
Now I am in a far off land that I cannot pronounce the name of
And I wonder,is it my war?Is it my fight? Should I really be here?
Then I remember why I ran so fast,I wanted to make my mother proud
I wanted to stand up for her rights,I wanted to be the hero of the hour
And add my name to others who did so before me
And I am at peace,I am where I should be,Doing what I am supposed to do
Wearing the clothes that are my second skin now
And I am proud to be the person I was trained to be
I will not hide away when faced by those who do not believe as I
But I will stand and look them in the eye and let them know
When they were sat in the comfort of their home
That I was there,And made a difference
Read also-Father of soldier killed in Iraq says: 'I could strangle Tony Blair