Outrageous, how can any civil court and jury examine and decide the right and wrong of warfare.
Granted mistakes are made but the situation is so out of the "normal" it is beyond belief that they can expect to look at and judge on scenarios where armed forces have to react to incidents that the average man on the street can not comprehend.
It says he would have to stand trial in Iraq... sold down the river by his own government.
Ok lets see those yanks who murdered British Forces through lack of self control and lack of discipline...
The KOSBIES did a fine job, what thanks they got? no POTL but another tour in NI, yes cheers Hoon you C*nt
This is driven from pressure from B-lair and his crony's.
Its a political driven agenda, the military system in our Forces are and have been proven to be fair in the greatest majority of cases, long before this bunch where a twinkle in their Great Grandfathers eyes.
If he was acting within the rules of engagement then in theory he should be protected. However, this theory is not worth the card that the JSP extract is printed on! We no longer do scenario-based trg, apparently because this may bring liability upon the MoD when the decision-making process is considered in court. That cold unpleasant feeling.....it's your naked uncovered back!
ND ? there were loads of NDs out there - hope his brief is smart enough to push back on the system and demand the stats from the Army as part of the defence buiding process. If he does, I suspect this will be seen to be a malicious prosecution sponsored by the Attorneny General for political purposes.
Does the kid have a brief? Won't be able to afford a decent one, perhaps Mrs Blair will offer her services for a reasonable rate
So why haven't the others been dragged through the national press?? A disgrace that the Attorney General has picked on a private soldier. What about the Officers that had an ND?? Smacks of bully tactics.
Amnesty International - now is your que to step in on behalf of this youngster and ensure that this young man gets a fair trial - we are all waiting
probably cause this ND hurt someone .
ND and your round hits someone one you desrve to have the book thrown at you. KId got medivaced here and in line for a comp payout fair enough again. Some lawyer twat know wants is entire family to move here as well
I say we let the PTe off if he NDs one last time