O yer back then Norman!

PragmaticJen

Badgeman
I am glad he is safe and sound but you know, these so called peace activists are bloody foolish! Apparently, Norman Kember was incensed at the use of military force to free him from his captors,, however, what if these special forces had met more opposition, it could have been a disaster. The naivety of this man put the rescuers lives at risk. He says it is great to be free again, yet cannot bring himself to thank the people that risked their lives to free him! :twisted:

bloody hypocrite I say!!
 

RAMIUS

Midshipman
Think it simply disgusting that the man and his organisation can't thank the soldiers who saved them.
What went through his mind when the door opened and a bloke walks in with a gun and then says "it's Ok we are British soldiers". ?

Wonder why he didn't say "No thank you I will stay here"
 

seajay

Midshipman
Obviously the guy is a bloody idiot but I think it's unfair to call him hypocritical. Sounds to me like he's stuck by his non-violence principles pretty consistently despite the hard time he must have had. That's quite impressive. Even if you don't agree with him.
 
seajay said:
Obviously the guy is a bloody idiot but I think it's unfair to call him hypocritical. Sounds to me like he's stuck by his non-violence principles pretty consistently despite the hard time he must have had. That's quite impressive. Even if you don't agree with him.

I tend to agree, I don't think he is right in what he is doing, but on the other hand he is committed and is prepared to stand up for what he believes in and that does demand some respect. Unlike some I can think of he is not all mouth and no guts.

Peter
 

QARNN01

Midshipman
Maxi_77 said:
seajay said:
Obviously the guy is a bloody idiot but I think it's unfair to call him hypocritical. Sounds to me like he's stuck by his non-violence principles pretty consistently despite the hard time he must have had. That's quite impressive. Even if you don't agree with him.

I tend to agree, I don't think he is right in what he is doing, but on the other hand he is committed and is prepared to stand up for what he believes in and that does demand some respect. Unlike some I can think of he is not all mouth and no guts.

Peter
Again, I agree with the last.... however think it would be better if he laid low and did some home charity for a while - otherwise I don't see our lot going in again to save him.... but of course we have to or we look like we're abandoning our own. Typical. You can't win! Supposing there had been a gun battle and he'd been injured - don't suppose he'd have argued if he'd been sent to a field hospital and military nurses had looked after him?!
 

PragmaticJen

Badgeman
While I agree hypocrite was probably harsh... let me put it another way! Someone who is against the armed forces being in Iraq is "rescued" at huge danger to the lives of the people he is against being there and at who knows what kind of cost to the various governments involved. So far all that has been reported is that he is in good health, had a nice breakfast and now on his way home. If, as I suspect will be the case, he is given a "heroes" welcome...well, wouldn't that be about the most ridiculous twist ? After all isn't it a little ironic that this pacifist, who placed himself in deadly danger, had to be rescued by the armed forces... :roll:
 

Ratrat

Lantern Swinger
I feel that he is not unique in this sense - how often do we hear of (or have been involved with) thoughtless individuals who have scant regard for other people.

I mean the weekend sailor who goes to sea unprepared, unskilled or just stupid in a unseaworthy craft or the person who goes hill-walking not suitably equipped. They outcome invariably is that somebody has to rescue them.
 
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