|John (scouse) Hirons|
Membership Level: Full
Quoting: Brian Davison
Pamela I will answer John when he puts a question to me. I will do the same with you when you ask me in a polite sensible manner, instead of accusing me of things I have not said.
But while I am here will put my point of view.
Of course our front line troops deserve and need everyoneís support, up to date equipment in plentiful supply etc. What is not needed is a long distance killing machine that is really only intended for wiping out entire populations. It is not a weapon a soldier will carry into battle to defend himself. I remember the unmanned machines Hitler sent over England in ww11 - Doodle bugs - V1 -V2 - they done nothing but kill and maim civilians, we were bombed out of our home three times in different parts of London.
So please donít ask me to explain to your son about anything as I donít feel I have a need to. Rather I would like some one to explain to me for what and why are our forces in Afghanistan. (If not only to appease the USA)
We went to war in 1939 with Germany because he invaded another country Poland. Thatís why the UN was set up to prevent one country invading another.
For the record I have two grandsons in the Royal Marines 3Cmd who have also toured that God forsaken land and even they donít really know what they were are doing there.
Now that wasnít a short meaningless phrase was it?
Alright Brian, Comparing the Project Taranis with the Fieseler Fi 103 (Vergeltungswaffen 1) is like comparing a wooden club to an assult rifle. You may not have noticed but targeting & control have improved over the last 65 years.
Your reasons for Britain declaring war in 1939 is rather simplistic, it had more to do with continental trade than the invasion of Poland, other wise if it was just territorial why didn’t we declare war on the USSR who also invaded Poland? It also seems to have escaped your attention that the UN authorised the Afghan war in 1991, all the troops fighting out there do so under UN mandate 1386 which is updated yearly.
I find it strange that your two grandsons don’t know what they are fighting for, my Nephew who is currently serving with the RN (FAA) has served out there & not only was he fully briefed on the situation but agrees with the war aims.
A situation may be desperate but never serious