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Army should not use people shaped targets

#1
A bloke who staged a one man protest outside a barracks holding a placard stating, 'Stop Training Murderers' has complained about being arrested. He claims he did this after learning that recruits used 'people shaped targets' during weapon training.

Maybe he has a point, surely shooting at people shaped targets will make us all violent towards people running at us with guns.

http://www.madnessoftheworld.com/?p=2115
 
#6
The student went home and created a banner that read, 'Stop training murderers'. He printed each letter on a separate piece of paper, laminated it and went back to the cadet building in Langley Road. He says a neighbour came out and asked what he was doing and after an amicable conversation, during which the man pointed out he had got a couple of letters the wrong way around, he went home again.
Newsflash - politics student turns out to be illiterate retard... :roll:
 
#7
"He says a neighbour came out and asked what he was doing and after an amicable conversation, during which the man pointed out he had got a couple of letters the wrong way around, he went home again."

nice to see that students need to learn English BEFORE going to University.

EDIT: Sorry, B_Z already said it. DOH!
 
#8
Pathetic, naive, spoilt little rich kid, pampered and cosseted by mummy and daddy, now looking for some direction in life and worried sick that he won't be able to travel to Marrakesh to join all his fellow, upper-class drug taking mates. I actually pity him more than anything.
 
#9
He's been turned down for an internship at The Houses of Parliament due to his record; well, he's cut out for a political career with his knack of not seeing that actions have consequences.
 
#10
From the link:

Well Moulton says the police were heavy handed in their method of arrest. Does this ’student’ not read the press? Does he not know that we have active terrorist groups in the country? Does he not know there is a war on? The self proclaimed pacifist is taking action against his conviction because now he cannot go to the USA on holiday. Well maybe if he just grew up and acted his age none of this would have happened would it!!

s*** happens, think about the realities before you open your mouth!
Would it be that targets are human shaped, because being in the military means, chances are you are trained as a soldier/matelot/crab and everyone has basic weapons training to enable one to stop your oponent before he/she takes you out?
Do these people have any realisation, that the only reason they can gob off is down to people who have had to use weapons, point them at human targets and have the balls to close a trigger?
So, on the range, with a mansize silhoutte - isn't it the aim to hit the body mass? Therefore you need a point of reference - can't be arrsed. Somebody give the useless piece of flesh a good scudding.
Now if targets were nice innocent furry creatures..............................think where that would lead!
 
#12
alhucoll said:
Now if targets were nice innocent furry creatures..............................think where that would lead!
At our ACF unit, they are not allowed to fire at human shaped targets, and has been the rule for some time across the ACF! It was when I was a cadet too!

Though, Im sure, if we ensured cadets only fired at circles, the circle rights activists would come out of hiding and do much the same thing.

So, students, wazz on war memorials and call army cadets murderers! Good working relationship building here!
 
#13
Im sure your not, but please dont tar all us students with same brush as this dickhead.
He's simply come out of A-levels listening to all the politcal bullshit taught and thinking 'now its my time to do my bit for politics and the good of the state!!'. And when the state reacts? 'they were heavy handed!!' cant please some eh?
 
#15
Hesk said:
Im sure your not, but please dont us all with same brush as this dickhead.
He's simply come out of A-levels listening to all the politcal bullshit taught and thinking 'now its my time to do my bit for politics and the good of the state!!'. And when the state reacts? 'they were heavy handed!!' cant please some eh?
Im not.

Im just pointing out that this hasn't been a very good year for the student - military relationship.
 
#16
to be honest this guy should be paid as little attention as possible, its a non-issue in my opinion.
but the other one who pissed on the war memorial deserves no sympathy, and a simple fine and community order was not enough, ive seen groups on facebook praising his actions, 'standing up for rights etc etc blah blah' Somebody said before, the only reason they can do this is because of those that they look at with disdain so much, pathetic jokers.
 
#17
Hesk said:
Im sure your not, but please dont tar all us students with same brush as this dickhead.
He's simply come out of A-levels listening to all the politcal bullshit taught and thinking 'now its my time to do my bit for politics and the good of the state!!'. And when the state reacts? 'they were heavy handed!!' cant please some eh?
His facebook is quite interesting; he's an anarchist who has

"No war between nations; No peace between classes."

In his description box and counts himself as a fan of Ulrike Meinhof who happened to kill, and inspire the killing of, quite a few people in West Germany IOT bring a communist state into power.

Still, police dogs and a helicopter seem a bit much for a misguided, illiterate student.
 
#18
He should be used for target practice...............


The target in front of you will fall when hit No need to patch up, target is biodegradable .
 
#20
Hesk said:
to be honest this guy should be paid as little attention as possible, its a non-issue in my opinion.
but the other one who pissed on the war memorial deserves no sympathy, and a simple fine and community order was not enough, ive seen groups on facebook praising his actions, 'standing up for rights etc etc blah blah' Somebody said before, the only reason they can do this is because of those that they look at with disdain so much, pathetic jokers.
Agreed, but getting turned over by armed police for standing outside an ACF hut with a bit of cardboard on a stick? I think there's something missing from the newspaper story.
 

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