Heros Or Cannon Fodder – Valued Or Abused – Easy Living Or Overstretched – Reduce Or Increase – Political Playthings Or Saviours of the Nation

    Observations of an old soldier In my time I witnessed many hardships, policy disasters and tragedies visited upon British forces by the governments of Macmillan, Heath, Wilson, Callaghan, Thatcher, Major, Blair, Brown and Cameron. It pains me that nothing ever seems to be learned by politicians,  perhaps since they and their kin areContinue reading “Heros Or Cannon Fodder – Valued Or Abused – Easy Living Or Overstretched – Reduce Or Increase – Political Playthings Or Saviours of the Nation”

President Clinton’s – Labour Party Conference October 2002 – Do Not Rush To War With Iraq & Alex Salmond’s Input to The Debate 18 March 2003

1. 18 March 2003; Mr. Alex Salmond (Banff and Buchan): a. Fundamentally, the debate is not about Iraq, Saddam Hussein, weapons of mass destruction or even oil, though oil is certainly a factor. The debate is about a new world order, with an unrivalled superpower adopting a doctrine of pre-emptive strike, and how we accommodateContinue reading “President Clinton’s – Labour Party Conference October 2002 – Do Not Rush To War With Iraq & Alex Salmond’s Input to The Debate 18 March 2003”

The War Game – The Reality Of A Nuclear War – The Harrowing Film Produced By The BBC But Never Shown

The War Game – The Reality Of A Nuclear War – The Harrowing Film Produced By The BBC But Never Shown This award winning film was produced by the BBC but never shown on national television due to the messages it carried. The recent vote in Westminster to retain and further develop Trident nuclear weaponsContinue reading “The War Game – The Reality Of A Nuclear War – The Harrowing Film Produced By The BBC But Never Shown”

The Chilcott Inquiry – Failures Of The Military Elite – Promotion Or Death??

1. The Chilcott Inquiry – The Role Of the Military Elite a. Top Brass who failed to stand up to politicians over the rush to war in Iraq are likely to face criticism in the long-awaited report b. Senior military officers advised the inquiry that they were concerned about the pressure of fighting wars simultaneouslyContinue reading “The Chilcott Inquiry – Failures Of The Military Elite – Promotion Or Death??”

Lest We Forget – Blair’s Legacy – One Month Of War – Our Young Men Die – For What? – Remember Very Recent Past When You Vote For Your Children’s Future In 2015

September 2 2006; Nimrod Crashes – British Servicemen killed in Afghanistan 14 Twelve RAF personnel, a Royal Marine and an Army soldier were on board the RAF Nimrod MR2 which came down in the southern province of Kandahar. The reconnaissance plane, based at RAF Kinloss in Scotland, belonged to the Nato-led force battling the Taleban.Continue reading “Lest We Forget – Blair’s Legacy – One Month Of War – Our Young Men Die – For What? – Remember Very Recent Past When You Vote For Your Children’s Future In 2015”

$3trillion spent on wars by the US and UK – Over 1.5 million deaths. No end to bloodshed – Assad will win his war by Christmas then turn his attention to recovering the oil rich Golan Heights from Israel – that’s a conflict to be avoided

        Iraq Under Saddam Hussein-the First War-UN Sanctions-the Second War-The New Iraq In the 1970s and 1980s, under Saddam Hussein, Iraq boasted one of the highest standards of living and most educated and skilled populations in the Arab world. After the First Gulf War in 1991, the quality of life deteriorated markedlyContinue reading “$3trillion spent on wars by the US and UK – Over 1.5 million deaths. No end to bloodshed – Assad will win his war by Christmas then turn his attention to recovering the oil rich Golan Heights from Israel – that’s a conflict to be avoided”

1914-1918 World War Disaster-Role of the Generals

The Son of former BBC election night star Peter Snow, Dan was hired to be the public face of the celebrity better together campaign, (as he has previously for other high profile campaigns.). He is married to the fabulously wealthy Duke of Westminster’s daughter, Lady Edwina. Their families enjoy the friendship of the five richestContinue reading “1914-1918 World War Disaster-Role of the Generals”

The UK and War – A Necessary Thing?

The UK and War – A Necessary Thing? It is a fact that for most of the 307 years the, “Acts of Union” treaty has been in place the philosophy of the Westminster government has been one of, “conquer or be conquered”. In the prevailing male dominated society that is the UK, recurring wars areContinue reading “The UK and War – A Necessary Thing?”

Scottish Referendum – Betrayal By the Celebs – Dan Snow & the Chipping Norton Set

  The Chipping Norton Set       The Scottish Referendum – The “Let’s Stay Together” Celebrities Campaign I am ambivalent about celebrities endorsing campaigns. They most definitely are entitled to an opinion and be free to voice their views openly and in public. But without a definitive knowledge of the cause to which theyContinue reading “Scottish Referendum – Betrayal By the Celebs – Dan Snow & the Chipping Norton Set”