12. Interesting conundrum
‘MoD wanted an officer on trial for war crimes’. This is one of the greatest scandals in recent history: betrayal of the armed forces by govt ministers & officials, all so ready to believe the worst of our troops. There needs to be a proper investigation. https://t.co/ZJCngXSX23
— Rɪᴄʜᴀʀᴅ Kᴇᴍᴘ ⋁ (@COLRICHARDKEMP) September 25, 2020
Was William Calley railroaded? Or was it just desserts? Was it just desserts for the Iraqi? For Blackman’s shootee? And what of Kerry the politician who was, at a minimum, destroy-crazy and went out to have some fun on a village?
Naturally, as [briefly] former military, I do not condone civilians trying these things but these days, nor can one trust compromised top brass.
11. Once is never enough
I’ve a feeling we’ve run this before but as it says in the heading above:
And on that:
10. She makes an excellent point
As we learn more about the targeting of General Mike Flynn, it is worth remembering that there are many who knew all of this from the start and stood by while an innocent man faced prison and the Flynn family endured years of dishonesty and injustice. https://t.co/xGFyWrSFpL
— Lara Logan (@laralogan) September 26, 2020
To an extent, there’s a thing called self-preservation, self-defence, innit and if you’d go down without doing that, it’s understandable, if not forgivable. If there was remorse, it might be forgivable but not forgettable.
9. The endless scroll
There are a few blogs where this is creeping in – the heading of each post is not embedded with its permalink. Sometimes, one used to go to the data below – date, author etc. and it was there but it should always be at least close to the post. Some excellent things written in this one but no immediately accessible permalink for each article:
To borrow and modify an expression – navigation does matter. Another one is where the post header does not express its content but as I do that all the time, I’d best not get on the high horse about that.
8. Me either
7. BBC sound effects
We’ve been dying to get these two you, now we have:
[H/T Chuckles and haiku where applicable]