Belfast telegraph ARRSE referral

#1
So Where is the original report? The guy is lucky that Tony isn't in the chair anymore, he would have listened to them.



There have been calls for a Royal Irish Ranger to be discharged from the Army and charged with inciting hatred after he posted offensive comments about Bloody Sunday on the internet.

The soldier from Belfast put a banner on his Facebook page featuring the Parachute Regiment logo with sectarian slogans about the killings.

It was removed from the site yesterday.

Bloody Sunday relative John Kelly has reported the matter to the PSNI.

His teenage brother Michael was killed by members of the Parachute Regiment on Bloody Sunday,

It’s the second complaint Mr Kelly has lodged with the police recently about soldiers’ postings on the internet.

A spokesman for the Army said: “All those who are found to fall short of the Army’s high standards or who are found to have committed an offence are dealt with administratively, up to and including discharge, or through the discipline process, as appropriate.

“I can assure you that views expressed by this individual are categorically not those of the Army nor the Ministry of Defence.”

Mr Kelly called for the soldier to be investigated by the PSNI as well, before revealing this is now the second time in a few weeks he has had to lodge such a complaint with the police.

Speaking to the North West Telegraph, Mr Kelly said: “It is just sickening that despite our family members being totally exonerated and declared innocent by the British Government, including the Prime Minister, there appears to be a mindset amongst soldiers that thinks it is acceptable to attack us.

“This latest incident involving a serving member of the RIR who clearly supports the murder of innocent people is frightening given that he is a trained soldier serving somewhere, walking streets with a gun, presumably.

“It would be one thing if this was an isolated incident, but this is now two complaints I have made to the PSNI in relation to comments on a website connected to the British Army.

“I was made aware of very crude, sectarian and vile comments made about me personally, calling for my oxygen to be cut off on a website, Army Rumour Service.”

Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood backed calls for the soldier behind the Facebook slurs to be discharged from the Army.

He said: “To trample on the memory of those who were shot dead while trying to protect civil rights for all and to do so in such an offensive and craven manner is, frankly, abhorrent, and makes me sick to my stomach.

“This cannot even be called thoughtlessness, as posting anything on your Facebook page requires a conscious decision.

“The families of Bloody Sunday at the very least deserve a full and unequivocal apology from him and I hope that will be forthcoming immediately.

“However, if the MoD want to prove that they agree with David Cameron’s assessment of the forces’ actions on Bloody Sunday, they should dismiss this man from the Army without delay.”

Read more: Sack soldier for Bloody Sunday slurs, urges brother of victim - Bloody Sunday, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk
 

Joker62

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#3
Seems to be a bit of a whinging **** tbh.
 
#5
Yes, the RIR are well known for wandering the streets with a gun, especially when off duty.

And of course the fact that one Ranger posts a distasteful remark must be evidence of his being a psychotic who, whilst wandering the streets with said gun, could explode at any moment.

I would be interested to know how Mr Kelly happened across the private facebook profile of said Ranger.

I suppose the poor sod is going to be shafted now for saying something offensive, which seems to be the new racism.

Blair's Britain.
 
#8
Does anyone out there know where these comments are? As for someone on ARRSE calling him an "Oxygen Thief" well that is just beyond the pale.

“It would be one thing if this was an isolated incident, but this is now two complaints I have made to the PSNI in relation to comments on a website connected to the British Army.

“I was made aware of very crude, sectarian and vile comments made about me personally, calling for my oxygen to be cut off on a website, Army Rumour Service.”
 
#9
The chance of the offending comment on ARRSE actually being made by someone with any connection to the army are about 1000 to 1.
 

Joker62

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Does anyone out there know where these comments are? As for someone on ARRSE calling him an "Oxygen Thief" well that is just beyond the pale.

“It would be one thing if this was an isolated incident, but this is now two complaints I have made to the PSNI in relation to comments on a website connected to the British Army.

“I was made aware of very crude, sectarian and vile comments made about me personally, calling for my oxygen to be cut off on a website, Army Rumour Service.”
Pah,, called an "Oxygen Thief", it could've been worse, he could've got ROPs ;-)
 

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The chance of the offending comment on ARRSE actually being made by someone with any connection to the army are about 1000 to 1.
Doubt that'll bother him: from reading the article, it seems that he thinks Facebook has a connection to the Army too.

Not that this should be taken as reinforcing certain cruel stereotypes in any way of course.
 
#15
Doubt that'll bother him: from reading the article, it seems that he thinks Facebook has a connection to the Army too.
How did he find the facebook profile of said Ranger? Did he (or somebody else) go looking for it?

If you're going to actively seek out things on the internet that offend the memory of your dead son, then you're probably never going to come up empty handed.

He has my sympathies but seems to be a loon.
 
#16
Why is a serving member of the British Army, from Northern Ireland, on Facebook under a public profile with his picture for every **** too see....

Ps.. The comment/banner on Facebook was, F**k Bloody Sunday with the Parachute Regiment badge beside it.

The only reason this was referred to the PSNI, is to score petty points against the Brits.
 
#17
Well saying **** Bloody Sunday on facebook with a Para Reg badge on display may cause excessive offence to weak willied whiners in Londonderry but as for someone on ARRSE calling him an Oxygen Thief, that what I want to see so I can at least congratulate him for his clarity of thought.
 
#18
Oooh boy. Can see this thread ending up in ARRSE-lore.
 
#19
Why is a serving member of the British Army, from Northern Ireland, on Facebook under a public profile with his picture for every **** too see....
Quite a lot of serving personnel (including those from Northern Ireland) have as their profile picture one with them in uniform.
 
#20
Quite a lot of serving personnel (including those from Northern Ireland) have as their profile picture one with them in uniform.
Quite a lot of people aren't that bright.
 

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