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Thread #97176   Message #1909765
Posted By: Pistachio
14-Dec-06 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Soldiers Convicted of Crimes in NI
Subject: RE: BS: Soldiers Convicted of Crimes in NI
Would you really rather the British Army hadn't been there at all - members of your family and friends may well have suffered more if the troops hadn't been sent in to HELP, and REMEMBER they were ORDERED there,and given the job to do to the best of their ability. Not all wanted to go,not all of they came back, their families were often terrified at the voice of the newsreaders of the day. Ask my Parents and my 'in-Laws.
My friend died there, but it was in a traffic accident. My colleagues young fiancees died there in 1979. It's sad but it's life - today, as in history people disagree and fight and believe in what THEY believe. I had a most interesting time serving there, as did two of my family, it's a beautiful country with cities and towns and hills and people who don't all do what they 'should' but look at any other cities and towns and hills and people, are they all as squeaky clean as they 'should' be.
Oh where have all the flowers gone.
If you I can't help maybe I have to move on to a place where I can.
Goodnight - and in the words of the late great Dave Allen - "May your God go with you".