Anyone got good, reasonably printable slang terms for officers? Especially staff officer rank? We used to call them Rupert’s or Rodney’s (plus a shed load of abusive names). Why? Because as per the title, “Forgive them Lord, they know not what they say.”
So imagine this:-
Britain’s top commander in the war against Islamic State yesterday vowed to hunt and kill UK jihadists. Major General Rupert Jones said coalition forces were killing the militants ‘at a rate they simply can’t sustain’ in the ‘most deadly targeting campaign in history’. He said the RAF would target the remaining fighters even if they were from London, warning them: ‘We will find you and we will kill you.’
I do love it when the name fits the person.
While the ‘passion’ (if that’s possible from a Rupert) is in the words, and “the coalition thinks the number of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria was down to its lowest level in two and a half years”, there is the tiny problem of where they have run off too!
The Untied Kingdom breeds some of the best (or is it the worst) of jihardists.
Them who have quietly come ‘home’ to take up fulfilling lives driving taxis or sit watching television all day on welfare. They form the basis of another ‘front’ in the Untied Kingdom which could kick off at any time.
Yet they are in our green and pleasant land safe from nasty aeroplanes and drones and will remain so while the legal system, public wetness, and the politicians refuse to do anything about them.
Then there is Europe.
Hell, they don’t even try to reign in their behaviour there.
Ask Paris what it thinks about so-called refugees on their streets, Germany, Europe in general and don’t forget the Nordic states.
The enemy have moved Rupert. Up-sticked and gone elsewhere.
Kill all you want, it’ll solve nothing long term.
In my jaded view, the coalition forces are now fighting in the wrong place.
The enemy is now within and cock all is being done about it.
This will return to bite our collective arses.
So far (the spooks claiming success over terror plans in the UK), nothing has happened.
It’s a failure to misunderstand that if you leave a problem in place, it doesn’t just disappear, it just waits for a weakness, an opportunity, to strike under its terms.
That problem being the whole mechanism behind the Jihardist let alone the individual.
That and the ‘protection’ afforded them by political correctness.
To deal with a problem you have to remove it.
Rather like a cancer. Best place for it? Incinerated.
To do that will need a campaign on the streets, a war in the UK.
Draconian measures to sort out the UK’s safety.
To do that will require a political will with the people’s backing.
Except there is that ‘tiny’ problem of political correctness to overcome.
Anyway, take a guess at what I think the chances of that would be?
Out of ten.
With ONE being no chance in hell,
To TEN where troops go house to house and deport anyone (and dependents) even suspected of terrorist, supporting a Jihardist, or extreme religious thinking, back to their ethnic origins aka out of the Untied Kingdom.
(Minus numbers accepted).
So ‘Dearest Rupert’ needs to sit down with our political masters, preferably on camera, and ask what the hell they are going to do about the problem of jihardists in the UK. It would make really good TV too. B.S. would be flying everywhere.
But ultimately he won’t and they won’t.
Why? Because they’ll never sell the idea of doing that.
It may take exactly what we don’t want to happen before action is carried out.
Even then, political correctness and the judiciary will cock-up the follow through.
That and international meddling.