Thursday, 8 October 2009
The Political Classes Screwing The Military And Us
As a Libertarian the news that General Dannant is planning to join a future Tory Government as a GOAT or a junior minister fills me with trepidation.
General Dannatt has been the squaddies champion, and is a decent and honourable man concerned with the welfare of the men and women formerly under his command. This is a major mistake, if you excuse the pun. He is throwing in his lot with the vultures that are the political classes.He is being a gullible fool.
1. This is what happens when foreign adventures go horribly wrong, it always has repercussions at home.
The Libertarian view is that the only legitimate role of Government is DEFENCE
not aggression and occupation of other countries. Everytime you read a report on Afghanistan transpose the word France or Holland, then transpose French Resistance or Dutch Resistance for the word Taliban.
We are occupying a foreign country, occupiers never win ever, sooner or later we will lose and withdraw.
2. The Armed forces, should be given the absolute very best equipment,the best weaponary, the best accommodation, and realistic salaries. However they should be defending an Island bobbing about in the North Sea called the British Isles, not some flyblown desert in the middle east.
Switzerland and Sweden don't feel the need to do this world policeman lark on behalf of the US of A ?
3. The Labour Party in launching these foreign wars mostly on an illegal basis, has politicised the Armed Forces, they loathe Brown and his cabal of inept stooges and are now saying so out loud. This is far from good.As the Armed forces has the monopoly on violence in this country along with the Police. An Army that has a political ethos is a danger to its citizens. An army that is seen to be pro Tory, will not enjoy the support of 60% of the nation who are not card carrying Tories.
It does not take much of a leap of imagination to see troops on the streets of mainland Europe in support of the 'civil power'- at what stage does it become legitimate to force the Civil Power to put its soldiers back in their box.
The only way to deal with this, is a rapid Public Enquiry into Iraq and Afghanistan and impeach Blair not reward him with the Presidency of the EU. Open negotiations with the Taliban if we have not done so already, we will have to talk to them eventually and withdraw. Propping up this corrupt Afghan Government is like the US propping up the South Vietnam Government.
4. Not a word I use lightly but Cameron is a total fcukwit in manipulating Dannatt whilst at the sametime proposing a 25% cut in non frontline MOD spending.
Cameron in his mad dash for personal glory of being PM, has ruptured a convention that the Military stay out of politics. The last soldier involved at such a level of political literal king making was George Monck, see above.
That Cameron thinks that he has got the Army on his side shows just how inept and juvenile his understanding of our Constitution really is. He is a man so shallow that his personal vanity is more important than upholding the Constitution.
Any right thinking person should be having deep misgivings about Cameron right now.
I knew I would be criticising Cameron as soon as he becomes PM on policy failures, but I did not expect that his Gaffes are so serious and so damaging before he even gets power. He is making Brown look relatively sane in comparison.
We need a written Constitution that safeguards our Liberties and regulates the Constitutional role of the Military, these matters are far too important to be left to the 'professional ' politicians.
Vote Tory- We Have Got The Army On Our Side !