PETITION

#1
Hello

I run a website for Army Wives, I was wondering if you would take a look at our petition and if you agree please sign it, although we know it probably will not have an impact, soldiers currently serving in Iraq are checking it and we would appreciate you to sign to show that they still have our support

www.petitiononline.com/UKarmy

Thank you very much
 

Goatman

ADC
Book Reviewer
#5
Signed...disregard gentle flak...well done fallenangel !
 
#6
Im no big fan of the NOTW and whilst the video footage should never have been made public (it should have been handed directly to the MOD) we have to remember that they didnt film or orchestrate the incident, the indivduals involved were out of order dispite the stoning and throwing of homemade grenades. But it is the person who filmed it and then distributed the DVDs who our anger should be directed at. It is ultimately he who has put our soldiers in Iraq at risk from reprisals.
The NOTW was doing its job, its job is to sell papers and to make money regardless of who is affected by it.
Sign the petition if you like but its not actually the NOTW who filmed the footage, they are just benefitting from it, imagine how their sales were boosted by this story!

Maybe Support Our Troops should write a similar letter to the CO of the Light Infantry telling him that:
SOT said:
Do you not think that by publishing these photos you are basically giving the Iraqi extremists the tools for another revenge bomb attack/shooting or kidnapping of our British soldiers in Iraq when this results in death or injury of another British soldier
But replace the words 'publishing these photos' with 'allowing the soldiers under your command to behave in this manner'.

Im serving, Ive been to Iraq as well as several other operational theatres, I see what you are trying to do but maybe you should take the blinkers off and look at the bigger picture.
 
#7
supportourtroops said:
and fyi there are NO spelling mistakes just a few grammatical errors
Ok maybe not a spelling error but we live in the UK so should it really be "realize"?? Is it not "realise"??
 
#8
ok not everyones going to agree so I will just leave it at that im not going to reply anymore because I dont think I am wearing blinkers as you call it, and I can spell I checked it on spell checker to make sure it was fine, if you dont agree dont sign it thank you
 
#9
so is that you way youre going to be if the NOTW reply to your letter? you dont agree to what they will write so you wont reply anymore?
you come on this site asking people to sign your petition and when members question the reasons behind and wording of the petition your teddy goes in the corner!
 
#10
No actually I have been replying on the other board thank you and have said my reasons there im not going to keep repeating myself, I never said whether I agreed with you or not
 
#13
supportourtroops said:
And I very much doubt they will reply
Is that because you didnt give a return address?
 
#14
supportourtroops said:
ok not everyones going to agree so I will just leave it at that im not going to reply anymore because I dont think I am wearing blinkers as you call it, and I can spell I checked it on spell checker to make sure it was fine, if you dont agree dont sign it thank you
I have a knew spell chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques for my revue
Miss steaks I kin knot sea
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee four two long
And eye can put the error rite
It’s rare lea ever wrong
Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather I am wrong or write
It shows me strait a weigh
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased too no
It’s letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew
 
#15
Steven said:
supportourtroops said:
ok not everyones going to agree so I will just leave it at that im not going to reply anymore because I dont think I am wearing blinkers as you call it, and I can spell I checked it on spell checker to make sure it was fine, if you dont agree dont sign it thank you
I have a knew spell chequer
It came with my pea sea
It plainly marques for my revue
Miss steaks I kin knot sea
As soon as a mist ache is maid
It nose bee four two long
And eye can put the error rite
It’s rare lea ever wrong
Eye strike a quay and type a word
And weight four it two say
Weather I am wrong or write
It shows me strait a weigh
Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased too no
It’s letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew
That's f*cking genious.
 
#18
Have you guys nothing better to do than check spelling? Get a life and stop bitching. If a play on words is your idea of genius, Stabtiffy.....
 
#19
Northern Monkey said:
Have you guys nothing better to do than check spelling? Get a life and stop bitching. If a play on words is your idea of genius, Stabtiffy.....
If I sent you a message that said....

Dear Sir I find your remarks unfounded and appalling.

You’d, perhaps, take note.

If I sent you a message that said...

Dear Sir I'm not happy you said what you said it's not treu and really bad.

You’d bin it.

I think that's the point. Presentation of written word is first impression when you have no face to face contact.

I DID sign the petition, I felt, even though the grammar made me chuckle at times, no offence, that it was written from the heart and with the best intentions.

Beebs x
 
#20
During my civilian life, I used to receive many communications from the public. I and my staff found over a period of time that the ones that repaid attention were those were author had sufficient respect for the message to do their very best. The correspondence part of this petition contains numerous grammatical errors that detract from the weight of the message and do the cause no good. The way it is written makes it very easy for the Editor to think along the lines that the people who made things more dangerous were the troops who carried out the beatings, the soldier who filmed it and the person who passed it to the Press. The damage was well and truly done 2 years ago. This gets him and his paper off the hook.
It is a shame that it were not better done. The letter has raw appeal and reflects a strongly-held opinion. But, no more than an opinion which is easily refuted.
 

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