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    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    It's in all the sunday papers it seems.

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    To be fair it's one of the ARW's roles.

    And while I don't agree with Irish Personnel be they Mil or Civ being put in harms way to bring a traitor home, her child is innocent and deserves better.
    And we, as in the Irish people don't turn our back on those in need.


    (Unless of course you happen to be an asylum seeker then yeah we do.Plus mount protests and burn out elected officials cars)
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    "Let us be clear about three facts:First of all.All battles and all wars are won in the end by the Infantryman.Secondly the Infantryman bears the brunt of the fighting,his casualties are heavier and he suffers greater extremes of fatigue and discomfort than the other arms.Thirdly,the art of the Infantryman is less stereotyped and harder to acquire than that of any other arm".
    -- Field Marshall Earl Wavell.1948

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    The thing that bothers me is you don't tell people you are sending in Special Forces, you tel people after they are safe home, job done.
    "We will hold out until our last bullet is spent. Could do with some whiskey"
    Radio transmission, siege of Jadotville DR Congo. September 1961.
    Illegitimi non carborundum

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    Would say it was a leak not welcomed by army. probably some ngo cu3t ringing he's ma.
    Last edited by sofa; 3rd November 2019 at 20:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkey View Post
    The thing that bothers me is you don't tell people you are sending in Special Forces, you tel people after they are safe home, job done.
    It sounds like they are there as CP for the officials, rather than going in mob-handed.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Anyone who thought for one moment that she wasn't going to be brought home is deluded

    Rightly or wrongly shes coming home and those from the DF sent to do whatever are doing so with absolute impartiality
    Time for another break I think......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkey View Post
    The thing that bothers me is you don't tell people you are sending in Special Forces, you tel people after they are safe home, job done.
    Absolutely - the a**hole who leaked this , whether politician, civil servant or, god forbid, member of the DF , needs to be taken out and horse whipped.
    “The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”
    ― Thucydides

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaqra View Post
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    Absolutely - the a**hole who leaked this , whether politician, civil servant or, god forbid, member of the DF , needs to be taken out and horse whipped.
    I'd use a sjambok personally (rhino-whip)…

    Then I'd take it to her.
    'History is a vast early warning system'. Norman Cousins

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    Quote Originally Posted by spider View Post
    I'd use a sjambok personally (rhino-whip)…

    Then I'd take it to her.
    Is that allowed under Sharia law?
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Encouraged possibly
    Time for another break I think......

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    She is still an Irish Citizen and more importantly her little child is as paddy as you or me, the unenumerated role of the DF is to protect Irish Citizens, so therefore we’ll done and best of luck to the lads out there trying to get her and the small one home.

    If anyone can prove Smith or her child did anything wrong, I would gladly say **** them,
    Most of us have female relatives who joined religious organisations that presided over oppression of non believers and a bit of beheading here and there and a penchant for long flowing black robes and we call them sister this or sister that.
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere***
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

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