Respect should be for everyone
My sarcastic wit at being a “trained killer” clearly was taken as a serious comment, it was in response to a comment that somehow I was trained to shoot other forces. All HM forces are under strict Geneva and Haig Conventions.
As for myself I respect all people and beliefs, until they decide to murder, torture and suppress others.
I do support Israel, as it has been told it should not exist and will be wiped off the map by Hamas etc.
I expect any of our HM forces who break any rules to receive the correct punishment, most do not. Most act above the call of duty. I do not scorn Civilians, being one myself; I say again I respect all.
I am a cynic when it comes to any terrorist group disbanding in Northern Ireland. I do not call peace where two sides of communities are separated by walls and fences, or armed men painted on walls of houses.
I am confused Mr PJ Cawkwell why you think recruiting is wrong in Rotherham and beyond and to wear a red poppy is propaganda, both are a free choice. Then to go on to state you support HM forces past, present and future.
I would think most people know it’s in support of the British Legion who in turn helps veterans and their families, to overcome many difficulties. It’s a yearly thing as well although November 11 is held as a special day; I will always wear a red poppy.
Lastly as for reading — I have read from the Iliad to 1984, the Torah, Quran and The Bible as well as Das Capital and the joke book that is Mein Kampf. You may say I am well read.
Ex Coldstream Guards, Mr Russ Williams, Broom Court, Rotherham