Mudcat Café message #1913136 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #97176   Message #1913136
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
18-Dec-06 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: BS: Soldiers Convicted of Crimes in NI
Subject: RE: BS: Soldiers Convicted of Crimes in NI
Frankly I don't give a shit who you are Guest - you are strange.

I don't like to see you distressed DS. I would hate to think anything I said or wrote caused you distress.

the fact is though, whilst you were going through all that shit. People were living parallel lives over here. They were watching kids brought home in boxes - that they'd known only a few years earlier. And whatever their service in Ireland made them, they didn't leave here as scum - they were our kids.

I've heard you speak movingly of your losses and hurt during the troubles. I respect that.

But this storm of invective that I get on these threads doesn't make your feelings or you thoughts any more accessible. Some of the people who support you are just people with a talent for abuse. You deserve better friends.

Warm feelings of friendship

al