Anti War March

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Former TA soldier
"I feel it is important to show solidarity with a growing realisation that the war was wrong," said former TA Lance Corporal George Solomou, who refused his call up to serve in the conflict. "We are demanding that all the troops are brought back. We believe this issue is key to Iraq's future."

what a






http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4275542.stm
 
#2
Moving this to the Naafi Bar........
 
#4
Ah well see.................moderation is taking the unbiased middle road and being fair. To be fair PTP does do a good job.

Cnut wearing uniform, march's in Peace rally...he is an ex member of HMF if IRC.

Then again, highlighting the TA involvement in such an unpopular war by virtue of visual stimulous is surely not a crime?

Putting subject in the Naafi bar allows one and all to give him an intellectual kicking.............further, the guy is a coward.
 
#5
Letterwritingman said:
.further, the guy is a coward.
Nail / Head

Although I felt that the campaigns that I was sent on were actually justified (Granby, Grapple, NI and Cyprus, Cyprus just being for the opportunity to beat Swedish tourists to death of course), I would have never have dreamed of chickening out just because I felt the cause was wrong. Don't these people sign an Oath of Allegiance any more?

Traitor and a coward. If he had gone there first and whined after, I would have sympathy with the guy. If he had been called up on a conscription basis and registered as a concientious objector plea to all war I would have sympathy with the guy.

Deciding which wars you want to fight (as long as the orders given to you are legal) after you have already signed on the dotted line is a cop out. String him up.
 
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#6
Isn't it a criminal offence to dress up in an 'accurate' Army uniform? What the f*ck is he wearing webbing for?
 
#7
That t*sspot is the worst kind of STAB...just taking the army for a ride (and cash) and then not prepared put back anything. Mind you I hear Shaibah hospital is a hellhole of place to be, all those beach parties and fit nurses.....
 
#8
Fecking idiot, oh how i would to be his PSI, so i could kick the living shite out him, then throw him out the gate!!
 
#9
Biscuits_AB said:
What the f*ck is he wearing webbing for?

I don’t think its webbing but a day sack probably carrying his spare spine and Persil white flag
 
#10
Letterwritingman said:
Ah well see.................moderation is taking the unbiased middle road and being fair. To be fair PTP does do a good job.

Cnut wearing uniform, march's in Peace rally...he is an ex member of HMF if IRC.

Then again, highlighting the TA involvement in such an unpopular war by virtue of visual stimulous is surely not a crime?

Putting subject in the Naafi bar allows one and all to give him an intellectual kicking.............further, the guy is a coward.
Fair point LWM.

Seeing that cnut dressed in a uniform he isn't certainly isn't worthy of, and probably isn't even entitleld to wear, to score shallow political points when the cnut (ah, bless the naafi) hasn't got the balls to wear it otherwise makes my blood boil and I tend to lose all reason.
 
#11
This is the lad who first came to prominence by phoning up an ongoing phone debate (radio 4 IIRC) to voice his misgivings over Iraq and ended up by saying that he refused to go. Cue round of press conferences etc, etc. MOD respond "We hadn't called him up!"

The little attention seeking c*ckfag hadn't been brown enveloped.

Can someone medical explain how a medic (check his capbadge) can have an attack of conscience and refuse to treat patients because it would be unethical?

PS surprisingly enough, his name is mud at his local TA centre. Wonder if the QMSI has billed him for the kit he's wandered off with?
 
#12
gingwarr said:
This is the lad who first came to prominence by phoning up an ongoing phone debate (radio 4 IIRC) to voice his misgivings over Iraq and ended up by saying that he refused to go. Cue round of press conferences etc, etc. MOD respond "We hadn't called him up!"

The little attention seeking c*ckfag hadn't been brown enveloped.

Can someone medical explain how a medic (check his capbadge) can have an attack of conscience and refuse to treat patients because it would be unethical?

PS surprisingly enough, his name is mud at his local TA centre. Wonder if the QMSI has billed him for the kit he's wandered off with?
Even if he was billed and did pay for it, it still belongs to HM, not him.

Man's a grandstanding cnut.
 
#13
The guy is an absoloute cnut, one question though, he appears to be wearing a RAMC cap badge with the head-dress and plume of the Royal Irish, yet someone said he is T.A? There is only one R Irish T.A battalion ('The Rangers') based in N. Ireland. Is this guy for real, or has he come all the way over to say he's anti war???
 
#17
C^nty walty f*ck. What does he think the TA is, some sort of gentlemen's club? The clue is in the title: Territorial Army.

Am I right in thinking that even if his discharge has been completed he could actually still be charged on the basis of bringing the service into disrepute?

And clearly he needs to be billed for the kit he hasn't bothered to return. Jack f*cker.

I have no objection to members resigning on conscientious grounds, and I would have every respect for them if they made their objections public as a private individual, but to wear the uniform at an anti-war rally...

George Solomou said:
And I started to go on the anti-war demos that continue around the country. I listened to peace campaigners and soldiers who had been out there, and MPs like George Galloway.
Here

What an arrsehole!!
 
#18
bWhy I won't fight in Iraq
by George Solomou, Royal Army Medical Corps



I am resigning from the Territorial Army because I believe the war in Iraq is wrong. This has not been an easy decision. I have been in the TA for five years - years in which I have learned a lot; won a humanitarian award for helping save the life of a fellow soldier; made many friends; and, I hope, contributed something to this country. I have no doubt that some of my fellow soldiers will feel I am letting them down. Since I have spoken out against the war in the last few weeks I have had a lot of support from soldiers, but I have also been called a coward. I am a trained medic and there is no doubt my skills could be used in the field to save lives. But after a lot of soul-searching I have concluded my priority must be to try to save lives by taking a public stand against this war.

Of course, when you join the armed forces you have to be prepared to fight. But not any war. Most people in Britain think the war in Iraq is wrong, and that is presumably because all the arguments used to justify it have proved to be hollow. We know there were no links between Iraq and international terrorism at the time the war started (though there are now). It is now official that there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and the idea that the war has made the world a safer place is a sick joke.

Soldiers cannot be above moral considerations. Though the British army scandalously tries to hide this fact, the UN enshrines the right of members of the armed forces to object and opt out of particular wars on political, religious or moral grounds. Before the war started even our own generals were demanding firm commitments from Tony Blair that there was proof that Saddam Hussein was armed and dangerous. They were worried about the legality of the war. The UN resolutions used to justify the war only had force if Iraq was a threat to the world or to the region. We now know there was no evidence for this. So we are faced with a situation where even the UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, has said the war was illegal.

So I am resigning because I don't want to fight a war that is unjustified and illegal. But I also have a deep concern that British soldiers are being used in Iraq. Soldiers from my regiment tell me that much of their work in southern Iraq involves protecting convoys of oil tankers shuttling between Basra and the Kuwaiti border. Their stories have just confirmed my growing cynicism about the motives for the war. It has taken me two years to be able to say it, but I really believe that our foreign policy is being driven by the needs of US power, particularly the need to control the flow of oil.

This is a very bitter thing to say because the troops are suffering. Two close colleagues have suffered permanent injuries in Iraq. Their lives have been shattered and it must be said they have been treated very poorly by the army. Reports suggest that on top of the 80 dead, 7-800 British troops have been seriously wounded. Many more are suffering mental trauma. The experience of the Falklands and the first Gulf war shows that the scars of war run very deep, even among the officially uninjured. I know veterans who struggle daily with post-traumatic stress disorder more than 10 years after seeing active service. The legacy can last a lifetime. It is a scandal that young lives are being lost and ruined just so George Bush can keep control of the oil in the Middle East.

People have said to me that we created this mess, we should sort it out. The Iraqis need many things: they need medical supplies, they need their infrastructure rebuilt, they need jobs. The one thing they don't need is foreign troops on their streets. In fact, it is the presence of US and British troops that is creating the tension and violence, which seems certain to continue regardless of last month's elections. We have become symbols of foreign domination. That is why there is no way we can provide security. Only the Iraqis themselves can do that, and the longer we stay, the more the situation will get out of hand. We must allow the Iraqis to get on with building their own future - even if they make mistakes.

The continuing occupation is a disaster for the people of Iraq and a nightmare for the British and US troops on the front line. I am resigning as a conscientious objector because I don't want any part of it, and also because I hope my action might just encourage other soldiers to speak out or opt out.

· George Solomou is a lance corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to the London Irish Rifles. He is a member of Military Families Against the War. This is an edited version of the letter he is submitting to his commanding officer today


http://suverman.com/War.html

Enter his name into google, this bloke seems to be a attention seeker, he certainly seems to have put himself around a bit.
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=George+Solomou&meta=
 

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LE
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#19
reading between the lines said:
Why I won't fight in Iraq
by George Solomou, Jack Barstard.


I am resigning from the Territorial Army because I believe other people should do the job I was trained for if it looks like there is the slightest possibility of putting myself in real danger.

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George Solomou is a chickenshit hypocrite who has put a stain on the name of both the Royal Army Medical Corps, and the London Irish Rifles. He is a happy to take money on false pretences and then run to his mummy's skirts when called on to do his duty. He has expressed a desire to be beaten to death by those that actually have a sense of honour and will support their comrades. This is an edited version of the letter he should be submitting to his commanding officer today


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#20
Did he resign during Telic One when he must have been having doubts about WMD?

Did he resign when the first, or second formed company from his battalion went and served on Telic?

No, this person resigned after contacting the media, stating his views as if they were those of the average TA soldier.

Cnut.
 

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