Army chief in Iraq condemns plans to cut ... regiments

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by hackle, Sep 13, 2004.

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  1. hackle

    hackle LE

    from today's Scotsman. They also have a good editorial on the subject

    maybe worth making the point that Gen John McColl is NOT from one of the threatened single-Bn regiments

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/040913/17/f2fyq.html
     
  2. We need this bunch of tw@'s out of parliment and get someone in with a brain and a spine.

    Good report ! well posted.

    Rincewind
     
  3. And replace them with who exactly?

    just a small point
     
  4. Booty

    Booty War Hero

    With a bigger bunch of tw@ts, of course.
     
  5. dui-lai

    dui-lai LE

    With their record as of late, I thought a monkey from the Zoo would do just as good a job :twisted:
     
  6. What have you got against monkeys (simian not the "other" ones)
     
  7. Lets form a political party. might be a tadge right wing if we all got our two peneth in...

    could be fun

    Rincewind
     
  8. If a monkey will give me an extra £500 a year for having kids then lets have a whoop of baboons, Might get a grand then :wink:
     
  9. Bravo_Bravo

    Bravo_Bravo On ROPS On ROPs

    Whats the bloody point. No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.
     
  10. MrPVRd

    MrPVRd LE

    This is a lose-lose situation for the idiots at the top. Do "they" punish Gen McColl (perhaps replacing him at a crucial time in a volatile theatre) and accept the inevitable flak? Or do "they" do nothing, perhaps opening the floodgates?

    Hats off to someone senior with the b@lls to speak out!
     
  11. polyglory

    polyglory Old-Salt

    I'll second that, not before time.

    Off course the establishment will never be wrong, even the Goon show had more get up and go in them.
     
  12. claymore

    claymore War Hero

    [quote="polyglory
    Off course the establishment will never be wrong, even the Goon show had more get up and go in them.[/quote]

    We're in the Hoon show, so what are you complaining about? Apart from lack of body-armour, NBC kit, a decent rifle, radios that work, enough manpower to guarantee decent gaps between deployments.......just fill in the rest yourself.

    On a serious note, General McColl qualifies his remarks quite heavily, obviously covering his back, but all power to him for speaking out anyway. What are they going to do to him? Send him to Afghanistan?
     
  13. Semmy

    Semmy Old-Salt

    Absolutely bloody unbelievable!
    Lets redefine maths laws shall we 4 + 1 = 4.........