Government targets Territorials in new round of army cuts

#1
Many soldiers who signed up to serve as part-time infantry will find that their role has been abolished. Instead, the MoD intends to try to persuade them to take on new tasks to fill the gaping holes in its ranks of specialists left by previous defence cuts.
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=254512006


:roll: Is there something I'm not getting? More involvement abroad = more cuts?
 
#2
Fcuk em, hopefully the Army will get so run down and so p1ssed off that on the next Trooping of the Colour squaddies will break ranks, officers will draw swords and we will all march on Downing street and HMS Belfast will open fire on Parliament whilst the beardy blokes with the axes knock up a scaffold. This should be followed by HM the Q giving the order to pull the lever, Phil the Greek taking commmand of the Armed Forces and the new voting system being changed to the Starship Troopers roll model.
 
#3
Aunty Stella said:
Fcuk em, hopefully the Army will get so run down and so p1ssed off that on the next Trooping of the Colour squaddies will break ranks, officers will draw swords and we will all march on Downing street and HMS Belfast will open fire on Parliament whilst the beardy blokes with the axes knock up a scaffold. This should be followed by HM the Q giving the order to pull the lever, Phil the Greek taking commmand of the Armed Forces and the new voting system being changed to the Starship Troopers roll model.
heh, I always thought Heinlin had some Very good ideas, and veiws on society. And seeign as the federation was born in scotland after the russia/UK/USA Vs China war we oculd end up there.

:roll:
 
#5
Isn't advocating the overthrow of the government against military law ? Rather stupid knowing journalists frequent this site and this thread showing up in print might well get this site shut down.
 
#6
T6,

Fortunately we have a long and illustrious history of freedom of speech.

msr
 
#7
tomahawk6 said:
Isn't advocating the overthrow of the government against military law ? Rather stupid knowing journalists frequent this site and this thread showing up in print might well get this site shut down.
Sarcasm is lost on the septics... :roll:
 
#8
I agree its hard to understand sarcasm when its written.
Msr, I bow to your experience in this matter. In the US Military Code of Justice it is a serious offense to criticize civilian officials and/or army leaders or to advocate the overthrow of the government whether it is sarcasm or not.
 
#9
Aunty Stella said:
Fcuk em, hopefully the Army will get so run down and so p1ssed off that on the next Trooping of the Colour squaddies will break ranks, officers will draw swords and we will all march on Downing street and HMS Belfast will open fire on Parliament whilst the beardy blokes with the axes knock up a scaffold. This should be followed by HM the Q giving the order to pull the lever, Phil the Greek taking commmand of the Armed Forces and the new voting system being changed to the Starship Troopers roll model.
Agreed, there were definite traces of genius here; although as is the case with most rants your usually excellent grammar and spelling suffered a little... :D

So to summarise:

1. We will stage a little coup d'état using slightly more robust ROE than those which the government issue.

2. The previous administration will be introduced to that legendary French lady, Madame Guillotine.

3. In the future, only personnel who have served in the armed forces will be granted the right to be called citizen and be allowed to vote etc.

Okay, I agree we should make such a march on London our highest priority, we just need to book a demonstration slot; this may be a bit tight though as it appears the Cartoon Mohammed Brigade have a block booking each week for the forseeable future... :roll:
 
#10
tomahawk6 said:
I agree its hard to understand sarcasm when its written.
Msr, I bow to your experience in this matter. In the US Military Code of Justice it is a serious offense to criticize civilian officials and/or army leaders or to advocate the overthrow of the government whether it is sarcasm or not.
Really? Was it written by George Orwell or perhaps Stalin?
 
#11
Aunty Stella said:
Fcuk em, hopefully the Army will get so run down and so p1ssed off that on the next Trooping of the Colour squaddies will break ranks, officers will draw swords and we will all march on Downing street and HMS Belfast will open fire on Parliament whilst the beardy blokes with the axes knock up a scaffold. This should be followed by HM the Q giving the order to pull the lever, Phil the Greek taking commmand of the Armed Forces and the new voting system being changed to the Starship Troopers roll model.
Agreed, there were definite traces of genius here; although as is the case with most rants your usually excellent grammar and spelling suffered a little... :D

So to summarise:

1. We will stage a little coup d'état using slightly more robust ROE than those which the government issue.

2. The previous administration will be introduced to that legendary French lady, Madame Guillotine.

3. In the future, only personnel who have served in the armed forces will be granted the right to be called citizen and be allowed to vote etc.

Okay, I agree we should make such a march on London our highest priority, we just need to book a demonstration slot; this may be a bit tight though as it appears the Cartoon Mohammed Brigade have a block booking each week for the forseeable future... :roll:
 
#12
tomahawk6 said:
I agree its hard to understand sarcasm when its written.
Msr, I bow to your experience in this matter. In the US Military Code of Justice it is a serious offense to criticize civilian officials and/or army leaders or to advocate the overthrow of the government whether it is sarcasm or not.
Yes, but you lot have the 'Patriot Act' which means that if they even think that you are against the government you can be arrested and they throw away the key.... no evidence, no legal comeback at all.

We don't have those sorts of laws that remove everyone's civil rights...... you're confusing us with the future...... T BLiar and Gord(helpus)on Brooon will have them laws in next year. :?
 
#13
tomahawk6 said:
I agree its hard to understand sarcasm when its written.
Msr, I bow to your experience in this matter. In the US Military Code of Justice it is a serious offense to criticize civilian officials and/or army leaders or to advocate the overthrow of the government whether it is sarcasm or not.
That wouldn't sound out of place in a muslim state. 8O
 
#14
Patton got himself repeatedly in trouble for criticizing our Soviet allies. MacArthur got in trouble for advocating attacking the PRC during the Korean War and challenging the authority of the president just to name a few cases. It all goes toward good order and discipline.
 
#15
tomahawk6 said:
Patton got himself repeatedly in trouble for criticizing our Soviet allies. MacArthur got in trouble for advocating attacking the PRC during the Korean War and challenging the authority of the president just to name a few cases. It all goes toward good order and discipline.
Like in New Orleans?
 
#16
tomahawk6 said:
Patton got himself repeatedly in trouble for criticizing our Soviet allies. MacArthur got in trouble for advocating attacking the PRC during the Korean War and challenging the authority of the president just to name a few cases. It all goes toward good order and discipline.
See, T6? Even you can throw in some sarcasm and subtle irony now and again.
Keep up the good work! :D :D :D

MsG
 
#18
T6, you clearly don't understand Brit humour. You may have noticed that good order and discipline are quite strong in HM forces.
 
#19
Just a government cynical ploy to tell the GAO that the TA is fully manned,there is no recruiting and retention problem.
I'm just surprised they haven't tried it yet with the regs or even the Police force. Sorry Police service.Mustn't militarise any name must we.
 
#20
tomahawk6 said:
I agree its hard to understand sarcasm when its written.
Msr, I bow to your experience in this matter. In the US Military Code of Justice it is a serious offense to criticize civilian officials and/or army leaders or to advocate the overthrow of the government whether it is sarcasm or not.

Its an offense to critisise the leadership ?? Yea Gods, So much for "land of the free".
 

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