so no you didn't say "we you said "you" as in you are not included, because it was the government that decided what was to happen, not Her Majesty's Forces. As you are part of this nation you helped as well! by paying your tax's.
Just think Not in my Pants....you probably paid the tax money, which went to the MoD, which was used to pay the wages of the person who made those bullets and the wages of the soldiers who fired them and killed those Iraqis. Bit of a bastard that eh?
We should remember that firemen like NIMN2 (assuming he is Reuben's latest incarnation) probably don't pay tax on their earnings from their second jobs fitting kitchens or double glazing or whatever else they do with all that time off they get, so the concept of contributing to, and taking responsibility for what the government does in their name probably doesn't occur to them.
Which of the following would have been the headline pre-war?
A ) President Hussein sets up task force to initiate job creation scheme in Amarah after protests
B) Iraqis shot on street in Amarah during peaceful protest -Hundreds arrested - secret Police working overtime, mass graves being dug to inter those tortured to death.
Also, perhaps you can enlighten us as to a place in the world where protesters have the right to throw hand grenades at the Police/Security Forces without the fear of retaliation. (retaliation which in this case would be controlled by clearly defined rules of engagement) - perhaps in the Anarchic never-never land you seen to live in.
Now crawl back under the rock from whence you came until you have some thing constructive or intelligent to add to the forum.
NIMN2 - 'not tolerating protest' in Saddam's time meant that there was no protest at all. When there was (Basra area circa 1991, for instance) thousands upon thousands of people died, imprisoned, tortured, and displaced.
The fact that the protest took place at all rather undermines your argument. If I'm not being too charitable in describing your post as an argument.
I am sure that this will not prevent Bliar ordering a full investigation, at a huge cost, at which Mr Abdul Al-McGuiness will claim that the British troops murdered this rioter who was entirely unarmed apart from a hand grenade. Mr Al-McGuiness is the South Amarah representative of the Provisional Iraqi Raghead Army.
....Mr Abdul Al-McGuiness will claim that the British troops murdered this rioter who was entirely unarmed apart from a hand grenade. Mr Al-McGuiness is the South Amarah representative of the Provisional Iraqi Raghead Army.
Not In My Name (Yawn!) 2 is another of the blinkered ones who don't know (or will not concede) the world of difference between a demonstration and a riot.
Funny how every riot where troops or coppers facing the angry and murderous mob, only ever manage to shoot the kid on his way home from school, the holy man trying to calm things down, the cameraman recording the truth, the woman hanging out her dhobying, the bloke on his way home from the pub etc.
NIMN2 and his/her type get all worked up and misdirect their cynicism.