I am "suggesting" nothing of the sort. I was saying that if they did, it would not surprise me ie. I am neutral.
The Gurkhas probably think a bit differently to the rest of us and if they wanted to get into hand-hand combat for extra kudos by actually using the kukri, it would not surprise me. I do not expect them to do that but also, I would not be shocked if they did.
Not wishing to blow smoke up anyones ass here and although JC does crackin' stories for the forces, I think he shares some affinity to them. I think he (Fallschirmjager) was trying to say we (The British Army) have faced this number of enemy before since the Second World War in "determined" Battalions - Korea "Gloster Hill" being only one of frankly too many. And as for going hand to hand, well I have it on it very good authority from my KINGO sorry LANCS mates that they would rather bang 30 mm into them. Well at least two reloads!!
Actually, yes I can be gullible. I don't see how I am being gullible here though.
Perhaps you can explain how my position of saying that "I do not know" is gullible. Can you? Bear in mind I have jumped to no conclusions and evidence either way would sway me.Has any evidence been provided for either opinion? If so, could you post a link?
As to the books question: Is it possible to read too many books? I do read a lot. Is that a bad thing? I have almost always enjoyed reading.
We are straying from the topic here though by arguing over minor points in the thrust of the article. JC was bemoaning the aparant lack of interest by the news services in particular and the public in general while Britain is at war. He compared public information/interest in these wars and compared to the same in previous wars. I think that he made a good point (or two).
Your quote above shows you to be naive and gullible. No man (unless he is insane) would like a knife fight with anyone if he has the option to use other means at his disposal. I'm not saying the Gurkhas aren't brave. It is human nature. Gurkhas are no braver than any other infantry regiment.