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Nationwide vigils for our 100 dead in Iraq


Families of the bereaved and antiwar campaigners are holding vigils for the 100 British forces personnel who have lost their lives in Iraq.

Stop the War Coalition held a protest in Parliament Square last night. They were joined by Respect MP George Galloway and former Labour MP Tony Benn to read out the names of the dead before today's planned vigils throughout the UK.

Yesterday, Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard, 31, became the 100th British armed forces personnel to be killed since the start of hostilities in Iraq. He was married with children.

His family of the British soldier killed in Iraq have paid tribute to a man who was "the epitome of a modern, professional soldier".

Just a day earlier, 22-year-old Lance Corporal Allan Douglas, also from the 7th Armoured Brigade, serving with the 1st Battalion The Highlanders, was killed by enemy fire in southern Iraq.

Prime Minister Tony Blair has vowed to see through the job in Iraq.

He said: "It is important because what is happening in Afghanistan and Iraq is that the people of those countries want to leave behind terrorism and extremism and they want to embrace democracy."

And Defence Secretary John Reid paid tribute to the "determination, courage, professionalism and sacrifice" of British personnel in Iraq.

Of the 100 British military personnel who have died since March 2003, 77 have been killed as a result of hostile action while 23 died from other causes.

Happy with the acknowledgment of the troops sacrifices but absolutely sickened by the use of the mourning of the dead to put a political message out, what right's that piece of scum Galloway got to have anything to do with HM forces, wasn't it he who was reported as supporting the very people who did these killings? Anti-war using the media attention this subject has as a ferry to get their message across, snivveling c*nts, they don't rally care, they're just piggy backing. Stupid trampy, scummy, long haired student, weed smoking wastes of oxygen, what do they know about anything tossers. Cannot even properly honor the memory of those fallen in the name of allowing them to act like such tossers freely.
 
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Lets put an arrse Fatwah on Galloway!
 
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307 said:
Nationwide vigils for our 100 dead in Iraq

Happy with the acknowledgment of the troops sacrifices but absolutely sickened by the use of the mourning of the dead to put a political message out, what right's that piece of scum Galloway got to have anything to do with HM forces, wasn't it he who was reported as supporting the very people who did these killings? Anti-war using the media attention this subject has as a ferry to get their message across, snivveling c*nts, they don't rally care, they're just piggy backing. Stupid trampy, scummy, long haired student, weed smoking wastes of oxygen, what do they know about anything tossers. Cannot even properly honor the memory of those fallen in the name of allowing them to act like such tossers freely.
Well said mate. Galloway by nature is the kind of person who would always use stuff like that. There are always lefties out there who will always think they are 100% right and will refuse to see any other side of the arguement. Idiots like that are resposnible for the changes that are killing the country, the press don't help either. In fact the press even though they say they hate George "made me vomit with his pussy cat impression" Galloway feed the fires that keep the public from standing behind the forces.
 
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Too bloody right. Anti war protestors always go on about how wrong the war was but nobody really cares to find out what the soldiers who have fight it and unfortunatly some die doing it think. How dare they hijack a memorial to get there own political message across. Especially Galloway the man who urged the Iraqi's to fight British forces.
 
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Galloway's nothing more than a skid mark in a tramps underpants! Pity they let him out of the BB house!(Mind you,I bet Parliment were glad of the break!)
Tosser that he is!
 
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307:

Etiquette in the Current Affairs board normally dictates that a link or info from where the source comes from, is posted with the cut and paste. Could you provide this as well please?
 
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ARRSE HYPOCRACY!

The Anti-war coalition and the likes of Tony Ben argued that we should not have gone there in the first place. There are numerous threads on this site about the public and poli's not backing the troops. I would turn this on it head and say:

a. These guys do give a shite about us [the troops].
b. Have pressured TCH and Blair to extact 'us' from IZ.
c. Look we went to war with about a 50/50 split in public support for the operation, many serving and ex serving pers had, and still have concerns about what and why we went to war as does the anti-war coalition.
d. These same people actively campaign for the civil liberties and rights that many of estemmed Daily Mail readers raise on threads on this website.

That said, I wish that Galloway had not turned up, but it is a free soceity....and as herrenbloke/stiff digit/general salute pointed on the freedom of speach thread, we still have the right to make speeches that offend others blah blah..

On a lighter note, can the MP for Bow be added to the Labour cabinet for target practice with AS90's see the coup thread for further info.
 
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Jailor wrote:

On a lighter note, can the MP for Bow be added to the Labour cabinet for target practice with AS90's see the coup thread for further info.

How about strapping him onto an MLRS rocket?
 
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My link was actually the NTLworld homepage, but same story. I am still of the mind that anti-war activists are using this event as nothing more than a stage to sound off about their views. By their very views these soldiers died commiting criminal acts, so why should they care. If they were carrying out such vigils as anonymous ublic who wish to express support for those afected by these losses and honoring the glorious deads memory then that's another matter, but events such as this should never have even a hint of political spin in them, it's tottally innapropriate.
 

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General_Salute said:
Jailor wrote:

On a lighter note, can the MP for Bow be added to the Labour cabinet for target practice with AS90's see the coup thread for further info.

How about strapping him onto an MLRS rocket?[/quote]

Nah! He would probably see himself as a hero for that al la Slim Pickens in Dr Strangelove.
 
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General_Salute said:
Jailor wrote:

On a lighter note, can the MP for Bow be added to the Labour cabinet for target practice with AS90's see the coup thread for further info.

How about strapping him onto an MLRS rocket?
If this could be arranged , then i think that even Mrs Darthspud would let me get back into uniform at least for the fire mission duration.
 
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All strapping him to an MLRS rocket would do is take him to a great height then drop him to the ground considering they deploy bomblets, how about thying him down behind the rocket pods so he gets the backblast!
 
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I agree with Jailor. It was a Stop the War Coalition protest, they weren't hijacking November 11th and they were making the same political point that they have been making since before the war. In that, they are consistant and sticking to their guns. Galloway too (spit), is only saying what he has always said and in that sense is not jumping on any bandwagons (for a change).

It was in Parliament Square too, not at the Cenotaph, and I think it was a bona-fide political protest that they were entitled to make. They make a point about 100 British dead that is relevant, and it is a milestone that should be highlighted. The same individuals were saying before the war that there would be heavy losses and they are proved right and as far as I could see, reading the names was done as respectfully as possible.

I would rather the public were reminded of the cost than the blokes forgotten.

Having defended the cnuts, allow me to say that I was a bit perturbed to see hundreds of professionally produced printed plywood signs with a 'bloodspot' graphic. Just how long have they been sitting in a warehouse waiting for yesterday?
 
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I think Galloway is a guy who's agenda is to:
Go out of his way to be different, look big, look clever, get attention and be hopefuly popular.

I watched this footage of him in Congress in the states - who goes to clear their name, but mostly picks a fight with the chap asking him the questions, picking holes in his credibility in a pre planned rant. Making points about the senator's possibly dodgy affiliations - nothing to do with the case. I thought initialy "top bloke!", then when it carried on and on and on, clearly, he wasn't just there to answer to the charges, and I found his manner disgusting.

I saw footage of him shaking hands with his new constituants grinning like a cheshire cat. Natural jubilation - yes, but I can't help thinking a lot of it was again for the cameras. "Look, I'm shaking hands with lots of arabs, after my anti war rhetoric in the middle east." Personally, I think he'd shaft them in a split second if he thought it would help him.

My conclusion? He doesn't give a toss what he says or does, as long as it gets him attention. The chap is not to be trusted. And then he goes on Big Brother for more popularity, and proves my un-trustworthy point rather nicely, screwing the polish bird over that he was flirting with!

In light of this, I wouldnt piss on him if he was on fire.

welshblokemiles steadys himself for the letter from Galloways overworked solicitor
 
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Oh, and I'm sorry - Stop the war?!?!?!?!? Ok, how can we "stop" the war at this moment in time? For **** sakes, the reason these stop the war people have to not start a war for any reason, is civillians get killed, displaced etc., fair enough. Explain to me then rectumtards, whats would happen if coallition troops leave tomorrow leaving the Iraqis to get on with things. No security or army to speak of, a police force rife with corruption, rival groups itching to tear each other apart, and the Islamic extremists who want to piss on the infedel's work to make a point.

End result? Civl war - so the only way we can stop the war is to stay and finish the job. Whether we should have started or not.

Hippy tossers.
 
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At least someone cares enough to make a public demonstration . As Awol and Jailor point out , at least someone out there who can attract media attention to the loss , did something.

STW were protesting long before the war started, and have continued to protest since. The famous 'million' march pre-war contained a very healthy chunk of non-hippies in it's ranks.

I'm glad to see no one has criticised Benn's 'right' to be there.As well as being ex-Forces, his brother got the chop over the Reich so he is only too aware of family loss in war.

Yes Galloway raises blood pressure, but he also guarantees media coverage.
 
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Those of you who think the anti-war movement is evil, opportunist etc. I wonder whether you would go as far as the ‘Right’ in the US as describing an Anti-war activist who had lost a son on OIF as a 'Traitor'

Last night Cindy Sheehan was arrested and expelled from the gallery for disruptive behaviour. I don't blame Cindy one bit. Mother Saint Cindy Sheehan was just doing what Mother Saint Cindy Sheehan does. To claim that you didn't see that coming is worse than sheer stupidity, it's a lie.

So, who is responsible for the Cindy Sheehan train wreck? Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif.

Rep. Woolsey is directly responsible for disrupting the President's State of the Union Speech. It was she who gave her one invitation to last night's event to a known anti-American activist and traitor.
http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/154978.php

I am afraid that some on the right (especially in the US) consider criticism of the President/Prime Minister and or the Military as treachery. We are not there yet.... but we are moving in this direction. At the protest yesterday, there were several grieving parents, thankfully Reg Keys, Rose Gentle and the other parents who have spoken out are not yet labelled as traitors.

I have no religious leaning, but those who preach hate, from the Left, or Right, or because there God is better are pretty sick individuals
 

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#20
Guys!

We are in a bit of a cleft stick here.

1. If we are seen to be supporting our soldiers in Iraq we are seen to be supporting Blair
2. If we are seen to be anti war then we look like we are not supporting our soldiers.

Can we not get a concerted effort to show that our soldiers are Professional men and women, doing a job they have been sent to do. They are soldiers (airmen and sailors) doing what they have been sent by our Government to do. Let us stay 100% behind them in our support and not go down the road of war/no war.

Lets have a sticky, permanently at the top of the forum list to which we can add, at various times, our thoughts and support for all servicemen and service women, regardless of political views.

We are, or were Army - lets show our support.
 
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