Maxi_77 said:I would certainly hope that if any action is taken that the Joint Chiefs resign as one. I am sure that he has been saying this in private and got nowhere hence the public statement.
I wish him well
How true, anyone remember the flag waving kuawities in 91? They soon forgot who dug them out of the shit. To them we are infidels who have no place in the cesspit they call home.He told the paper: "We are in a Muslim country and Muslims' views of foreigners in their country are quite clear.
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:Just heard him on the radio backpedalling........
BTW, Admiral Boyce left his post early because he wouldn't kow-tow to Buff and Bliar, so the good General is setting no precedent here.
Time will tell, but there have been instances of the JCS popping in to see the Defence Minister with swords and medals on to threaten just that.SILVER_FOX said:An interesting turn of events and great to see someone at the top that is willing to stand up and be counted. What he says goes against Government and MOD policy so it is unlikely that he will be able to stay in post for long. As to whether the rest of the Joint Chiefs would "resign" with him - not a bloody chance. When you get that close to the top job, you're going to keep pushing to go all the way.SF
A bit of a chicken and egg situation, if you don't say it and get something done, how do you stop it, but yes if you say it there will be a cost, sort of tough one that generals and admirals are paid to take.SILVER_FOX said:What I can't help worrying about is the effect this will have on the boys and girls in the sand. I mean, you hear that the big boss says that we're not helping and you still see people being killed and wounded - how is that going to feel? Would you still feel like putting your best foot forward and getting on with the job?
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