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Photos that make you think.

Oyibo

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People using kids as human shields?
Here's one for the usual suspects to ponder: Are the brutal Paratrooper snatch squad muderers using a child as protection, and are paratroopers so awesome they can wield a baton without having any fingers around it?

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And not something for discussion, Dennison smocks and para steel helmets are as ally as it gets.
 
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Here's one for the usual suspects to ponder: Are the brutal Paratrooper snatch squad muderers using a child as protection, and are paratroopers so awesome they can wield a baton without having any fingers around it?

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And not something for discussion, Dennison smocks and para steel helmets are as ally as it gets.

As to why yer man doesn't have a full grip of the club baton, is it because it's just bounced off the head of a 3-year old blind child with such force that the Brave Sodjer suffered Vibration White Finger in later life?
 

Oyibo

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As to why yer man doesn't have a full grip of the club baton, is it because it's just bounced off the head of a 3-year old blind child with such force that the Brave Sodjer suffered Vibration White Finger in later life?

The corporal to the right of the photo has just shot the civvy bloke at point blank range in the head with a baton round and threatened to do the same to the woman unless she gives him a BJ which she is obviously doing. Etc etc
 
The corporal to the right of the photo has just shot the civvy bloke at point blank range in the head with a baton round and threatened to do the same to the woman unless she gives him a BJ which she is obviously doing. Etc etc

We can but hope that the enterprising Cpl made it to RSM in later life.
 

Oyibo

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We can but hope that the enterprising Cpl made it to RSM in later life.

The thing I find interesting about the photo is the people in the background - Is the kid holding people back with his arms or retreating in shock? In general most of the crowd is moving in the same direction as the troopers of awesomeness. Is the woman trying to protect the bloke or stop him. And so on.

But leaving all that aside, the Cpl is ally as f*ck, and the FRG was shite
 
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Oyibo

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Thank God for Green Batteries.

Allegedly.

Nope, don't agree with the batteries, but I do agree with 'We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.'
 
As to why yer man doesn't have a full grip of the club baton, is it because it's just bounced off the head of a 3-year old blind child with such force that the Brave Sodjer suffered Vibration White Finger in later life?
Your forgetting that, that said 3 year old blind child was simply out innocently buying a pint of milk and a loaf of bread sir.
 

W21A

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Book Reviewer
Doesn't that describe everybody the British army shot in NornIron and Gibraltar? We were so inept.
 
And not something for discussion, Dennison smocks and para steel helmets are as ally as it gets.

One Dennison smock as I view it and more ' ally' as he ( back to camera) has his body armour/ protection UNDERNEATH his jacket.

Edit to add : the unit had been sent in to check that the BBC TV licences were in order and up to date.
 
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Oyibo

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One Dennison smock as I view it and more ' ally' as he ( back to camera) has his body armour/ protection UNDERNEATH his jacket.

Edit to add : the unit had been sent in to check that the BBC TV licences were in order and up to date.

While I forensically scan that photo please enjoy some West Belfast Dennison and steel helmet allyness (flak jackets in the correct 'behold my massive body' order of dress:

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And, of course, the iconic photo:

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Covers up the crap state of the rendering?
Fcuk all wrong with our rendering.. It's the driveways that are fcuking terrible.. you's cnuts stole all the tarmac boys.
 
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Aliyah Khalaf Saleh, known as Umm Qusay. She featured heavily in the recent Once Upon a Time in Iraq documentary on BBC2. The true meaning of a humane, incredibly brave individual.
She was born near Tikrit to a Sunni family in 1956 in what was then the Kingdom of Iraq. Married young at 13, she never had the opportunity to attend school. She lost a husband, son and nephew to ISIS terrorism. In 2014, after the Camp Speicher massacre, she rescued over 50 Iraqi (Kurds, Shia Muslims, Yezidis and Christians) cadets behind the lines, and smuggled them to safety.She gave women’s clothes to some of the young men and hid them in the women's quarters on her farm. Others dug holes in a forest. IS fighters were hunting for the recruits, so Alyah obtained university identity cards for some of them, giving them local names. She taught those who were Shia how to say their prayers like a Sunni to protect them from sectarian suspicions. Over five months, she smuggled them to safety in Kurdish-held Kirkuk, hiding them in trucks surrounded by female relatives. After her cover was blown, her entire family of 25 fled the ISIS, returning only after the group’s defeat.
The highest Shi’a religious authorities bestowed on this Sunni woman the title of “Toa’a Al-‘Asr.” Toa’a today is used to describe women who place the wellbeing of others before themselves. In July 2015, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi presented her with Iraq’s Medal of the State. She won an International Women of Courage Award in 2018.In 2019, Iraqi Culture Minister Abdul Amir al-Hamdani has unveiled a bronze statue of her.

Whilst there are people like her in the Middle East, there is a tiny smidgeon of hope, in my humble opinion.
 
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Aliyah Khalaf Saleh, known as Umm Qusay. She featured heavily in the recent Once Upon a Time in Iraq documentary on BBC2. The true meaning of a humane, incredibly brave individual.
She was born near Tikrit to a Sunni family in 1956 in what was then the Kingdom of Iraq. Married young at 13, she never had the opportunity to attend school. She lost a husband, son and nephew to ISIS terrorism. In 2014, after the Camp Speicher massacre, she rescued over 50 Iraqi (Kurds, Shia Muslims, Yezidis and Christians) cadets behind the lines, and smuggled them to safety.She gave women’s clothes to some of the young men and hid them in the women's quarters on her farm. Others dug holes in a forest. IS fighters were hunting for the recruits, so Alyah obtained university identity cards for some of them, giving them local names. She taught those who were Shia how to say their prayers like a Sunni to protect them from sectarian suspicions. Over five months, she smuggled them to safety in Kurdish-held Kirkuk, hiding them in trucks surrounded by female relatives. After her cover was blown, her entire family of 25 fled the ISIS, returning only after the group’s defeat.
The highest Shi’a religious authorities bestowed on this Sunni woman the title of “Toa’a Al-‘Asr.” Toa’a today is used to describe women who place the wellbeing of others before themselves. In July 2015, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi presented her with Iraq’s Medal of the State. She won an International Women of Courage Award in 2018.In 2019, Iraqi Culture Minister Abdul Amir al-Hamdani has unveiled a bronze statue of her.

Whilst there are people like her in the Middle East, there is a tiny smidgeon of hope, in my humble opinion.
That makes me think, "Not even with yours."
 

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