This is all fair enough Sharkey, but the answer will be no, because not everyone on the forum is serving, and plenty have never served. If the forum is forced to hand over the IP of all users, the the ISPs for said IPs are next, then they might be able to pursue individual posters. Whether those people turn out to be current or former employees of the M.O.D. and therefore somewhat "their" problem, remains to be seen, but I think the already existing mechanisms for investigation of crimes on the internet should be used if its suspected one has taken place. As for the offensive nature of the posts, these "pollies" should never venture to 4chan. Or even cheezburger.From the Times
The Ministry of Defence was asked last night to investigate a string of posts on an unofficial military website that made jokes about the halal slitting of girls’ throats and rape.Madeleine Moon, the Labour MP for Bridgend, said the comments on the Army Rumour Service website, known as ARRSE, were deeply offensive and gave an indication of what some members of the Armed Forces deemed to be “acceptable levels of banter”.
She has written to Anne Soubry a defence minister to ask officials to investigate the forum and find out if legal action should be taken.
Face like a chacon full of gust locks. You have my permission to sulk about that in the house.
Thanks to the google alert one of her interns runs on her name, she is now fully aware of JFHs opinion. Im sure it will make it onto her list of things to give a shit about by 2050. Or not. If it does happen to, she ought to [email protected]#ingworksforFace like a chacon full of gust locks. You have my permission to sulk about that in the house.