THIS week I’m going to be really unpopular (watcha mean nothing’s changed!?). Reason number one: as far as Syria is concerned I support the views of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Number two: I maintain that the decision to give British troops the power to sue the MOD is pure insanity. Last week I said that in my opinion we should step back and let the Middle East sort out its own problems.
At the G8, Putin declared he would not give one iota of support to the rebel factions in Syria, particularly to people some of whom are so evil and primitive they are prepared to eat their enemies. At the time I took this statement to be a little extreme.
Not any more. Since then it has been my misfortune to observe the film footage from Syria, allegedly of rebels, to which he was obviously referring.
I can quite categorically state that it is the most horrific piece of video I have ever seen. It does indeed appear to show one of these monsters cutting bits from a victim and eating them. It also shows a young boy apparently being forced to watch another sawing off an enemy’s head.
In fact, the whole thing was so stomach-churning I couldn’t even think of one person to whom I could forward it.
In my opinion, I guarantee that anyone who sees these images wouldn’t give these animals a bit of stale bread, let alone supply them with weaponry.
Let ’em all get on with it. Quite frankly, they all deserve each other and the further we can all stay out of it the better.
This week’s decision to empower troops to sue the MOD will certainly achieve one result; the pocket-lining of millions of the legal-eagle thieving brigade.
Human rights’ lawyers must be having orgasmic delights at the thought of the amounts of (your) money they will be able to pocket from cases that could go on for years.
Imagine the number of ‘experts’ that will be on call for these types of proceedings! Specialists in metal fatigue, bullet velocity, explosives, boots, bulletproof vests, mental matters, military deployment, equipment. And so on and so on, ad infinitum.
The whole idea is utterly ridiculous. It could quite easily come to a point where a military leader would be afraid to issue an order without first consulting a lawyer. Give us a break!
When you join a group of people trained to kill other people, you could quite possibly get killed yourself. End of story. It’s the military forces, for heaven’s sake, not a holiday camp in Skegness. Get a grip on reality!
Sometimes I really do despair of it all.
Have a good week. Enjoy Wimbledon. And, whatever ya do, always keep the faith.
Love Leapy [email protected]