HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION-HIDDEN TO
MAINTAIN TROOP MORALE IN IRAQ
In this devastating attack, one of
Britain's most distinguished generals says the moral cowardice of our
politicians and military chiefs has all but destroyed this country's
[Daily Mail-April 13, 2007]
General Sir Michael Rose
(Former commander of the SAS -in The
Falklands and in Bosnia.]
HOW HAVE WE COME TO THIS? The released
Navy captives whimpering about losing an iPod and unsightly insect
bites. The Defence Secretary Des Browne clinging to office as he gropes
for a plausible explanation for the decision to allow the former
hostages to sell their stories.
Britannia now the laughing-stock of
the whole world.
General Sir Michael Rose, former head
of the SAS, ex commander of UN forces in Bosnia, and formerly in charge
of standards in the Army as Adjutant General, believes that we have
witnessed the most catastrophic collapse of our military ethos in recent
According to him, the Navy is no longer
fit for modern warfare, the Army Generals have betrayed their own
soldiers for the sake of their careers and - above all - politicians
have cynically sapped the
-of their strength by imposing on them
HEALTH and SAFETY
Blazing with moral outrage, Rose wants
Tony Blair -before he leaves office- to be held to account for
He claims British forces have not been
humiliated by such a military debacle since they lost to a ragtag army
of insurgents during the
American War of Independence
-in the 1770s
THE IRAQ WAR,
- he goes on, has broken the military
chain of command because generals and chiefs are no longer trusted by
their men. It has also disorientated soldiers and destroyed the trust
between civilian society and its
Rose believes that so damaged are our
forces by Iraq and
-that they now must be entirely rebuilt
- just as [ENGLAND] Britain rebuilt its shattered Army and Navy after the
American War of Independence
This, he argues, can be achieved only
by getting rid of the
-who kowtow to
IN his new book
From Independence To Iraq
(is published by Weidenfeld and
-this military Cassandra makes an
eloquent case for the urgent need to restore pride in Britain's Armed
BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE.
[Well there can be no success until
England (at least )withdraws from Tony Blair's 1998 Human Rights Act and
amends the 1951 Convention of Human Rights Act which was put into place by British
lawyers for the benefit of the warring European nations and not meant to
be used many decades later against the very nation for which it had not
been implemented. Withdrawal from the EU would of course answer all our
General Sir Michael Rose, 67, is
a courteous, handsome man. We meet in Dorset, a country beloved of
ex-servicemen. The only outward sign of his exacting standards, as a
former Commanding Officer of the
--is his, straight posture and his
darkening brow as I arrive 30 seconds late for our meeting. I guess that
the Navy's wretched released captives would have been given a harder
time if they had reported to General Rose.
'Take Nelson and the Royal Navy.' he
declares. 'He said the great business of a naval officer was his duty to
the King or Queen and that his own private wishes - painful though it
may be-did not count.
'This Faye Turney (the female leading
seaman [chain smoker] held by the Iranians:
First of all, she was smoking, that
offended me. She's in uniform and she is smoking as the Iranians
WHAT IS GOING ON?
-it may seem a small thing, but people
who are about to go into battle don't look relaxed sitting in a if they
were on a Mediterranean cruise.'
Should the sailors and marines have
defended themselves and opened fire when approached by the Iranians, as
some in the American military have argued?
'Nelson said that no captain could ever
be criticized for laying his ship alongside the enemy and engaging him.
We didn't quite get that here, did we?' says Rose.
The overall system should have
responded on the same way,' he says, referring to the mother-ship, the
heavily armed HMS Cornwall which was nearby when the hostages were
taken. He also criticizes the ship's crew for not detecting the Iranian
approach on their radar screens.
'They were distinctly unNelsonic.'
he adds dryly.
[ Tony Blair's has from the beginning
considered himself a good European -it has been his objective from the
very beginning to destroy the British Armed Forces -their historical
connections with the past and with the help of his 1998 Human Rights Act
and his intention to replace British Forces into EU Forces he has indeed
a legacy of destroying the once greatest fighting machine of its size in the modern
world. And the majority of generals and admirals remained silent
to ensure their own comfortable retirement -though they could criticize
when their words could do no good or harm.
Parliament allowed this to happen
Our Monarchy allowed this to
allowed this to happen.
WE ALL LET IT HAPPEN BECAUSE WE HAD OTHER THINGS ON OUR
Only withdrawal from the
EU and the repeal of the 1998 Human Rights Act which has and still is
doing great harm to our country and the amending of the 1951 Convention
of Human Rights Act will bring COMMON SENSE and the return of sanity and
respect for our once world admired Armed Forces.
Tony Blair must face an Inquiry into the Iraq War and
face an International tribunal for WAR CRIMES before he leaves his
degenerated once respected high office of PRIME MINISTER of the once
Once captured, the 15 sailors and marines displayed as
woeful lack of military fibre, according to Rose.
"The quality of the people didn't seem to be very high.
They didn't seem to have got their minds round what they were saying
when it was claimed they were arrested in Iranian waters.'
I ask if their relatively junior positions were the cause
'There were junior officers in World War II who resisted
heroically, in far worse circumstances. Or in the Falkland Islands.
'What made young men in the Scots Guards or the Paras
charge with bayonets in the middle of the night when they had run out of
ammunition, against enemy machine guns?
'They had a choice -just as Leading Seaman Turney did.
But they took the right choice. They had pride in their regiment. And a
lot of them died. But as Wellington said:
"To live in disgrace is the worst thing of all. To die
glorious is something to be envied."
Rose says Turney's gender is an 'irrelevance'. He is also
unimpressed by the argument that the captives were in fear of their
'isn't every soldier in fear of their life who goes
out on patrol in Basra?
Of course he is, but he does not give up
As for the fact that the British hostages were
blindfolded and handcuffed, he says:
'After all that we have been doing to tens of
thousands of Iraqi civilians over the past four years, how come it is
the end of the world -when it is done to US.?'
The Iranian fiasco has provoked some fierce squabbling
between the Army and the Navy. Rose throws more petrol on the flames.
'You can say that the Navy aren't used to the
complexities of the battlefield in the way that the Army are as
individuals. They tend to fight as one, as entities -on the ship, if the
captain says go right-everyone has to go right.
[Of course over the past ten years what with ensuring
that Pagan cult members on board can have their Satan temple in their
living quarters and bearing in mind that it is said that 95% of female
members of the Navy have suffered sexual harassment it is no wonder that
the captain can't see further than his own disorganized excuse for a
Man-of War. And one should not forget the Gender and health & safety
Workshops and human rights to consider.
WHAT KIND OF NAVY IS THIS?
Certainly a legacy Tony Blair and his
political-correct idiots in the Forces should treasure on their own
deserted Island -one hopes? ]
'In the Army , by contrast, you have a thousand
individuals all thinking their own thing. It's a different set of rules.
Furthermore, the Navy hasn't been to war since 1945.'
He says this explains why our sailors capitulated so
humiliatingly when they came face to face with the enemy in Iran.
'I am amazed that the Navy hasn't had a Board of
Inquiry about what happened. Who put them in that situation?
THEY SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.'
'But then, they have made it impossible to do so
by treating the returnees as heroes and innocents. Who put them in that
situation? They should be held responsible. It is difficult to do once
you have had a hero's return.'
Rose believes pressure from Downing Street helped cause
the confusion and breakdown of COMMAND.
'If this had been solely controlled by the MILITARY - in
other words, if there had been
NO POLITICAL INTERFERENCE
-the soldiers would have been taken from the aircraft,
straight into secure accommodation.
'There would have been an initial inquiry into what
had happened: if there had been any blame attributed, negligence of
failure to comply with standard operation procedures, then charges would
have been brought.'
Rose's thoughts on the idea of the hostages facing
possible charges are a far cry from the rapturous tabloid reception at
the start of the week.
'Yes, there should indeed have been charges, and the
senior officers should have been asked how come they allowed this
situation to occur.
'At best, these seamen would have been given a short
weekend break, told not to talk to the Press and been back on their
ships within 24 hours. That is the proper way to handle a situation like
At the heart of the fiasco, he says is the corruption of
the military ethos and the loss of moral authority because of the
[illegal] war in Iraq.
General Sir Michael Rose opposed the Iraq war from the
start, and says that he would have resigned rather than signed up to do
it, as General Sir Mike Jackson did when he was Chief of the General
He declines explicitly to criticize Jackson.
'I don't know what position he was under. All I know
is that I would not have been prepared to sign up to that war in Iraq if
I had been in his position. I would have resigned. That is all I can
'Iraq has undermined the military ethos. You trust
troops to do the ultimate, but they trust you NOT to throw them into
situations that are pointless and wasteful.'
Rose is also disturbed that reports from soldiers about
TRUE SITUATION IN IRAQ
-and on the damage being wrecked by the
HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION
-imposed on the
-have been quashed in the name of
'MAINTAINING TROOP MORALE'.
[We watched our so-called representatives in OUR
PARLIAMENT last night on April 16th 2007 and what a disgusting and
feeble show they made about the decline of our once proud heritage from
the past which has been almost destroyed by an equalitarian and
politically correct Government with a weak and poodle-like so-called
Opposition. Oh! to have seen a modern day Cromwell face that House of
Commons and tell them to BEGONE! you are not needed at this hour as the
loyal people want nothing whatever to do with your Gender and Health and
Safety Workshops and your diversity madness and political correctness
which has seen our country humiliated and lowered in the once
great respect which our nation state had been held and we can see around
us the result of so-called 'EQUALITY' which has made our country the
laughing stock of the whole world. We have in every sphere of our
community the lowering of standards in order to accommodate the new
scourge of everyone can do anything which as we all know is poppycock.
Aiming to achieve an ambition is one thing but to be sold lies as many
of our young people today are being told and for them to receive their
accolade only to find that it is not worth the time and effort as their
jobs will be filled from other countries which still appreciate our once
respected and high-standard educational standards whether in China or
Jamaica or any part of the globe where standards are not devalued in
order that EVERYONE is a WINNER.]
General Rose further said:
'I have seen reports from young officers , really
compelling stuff , and I ask what happened to them, and they say:
"Oh, it was binned."
"Because he wanted promotion."
[Doesn't this say it all and remember that this attitude
is EVERYWHERE in NEW LABOUR and in ALL the tripartite parties in
WESTMINSTER and in the COUNTRY -AT LARGE! ]
'It is pathetic to say that these reports would have
destroyed morale. It is the soldiers, after all, who know what is going
on. It is they who have been telling us the thing is a shambles.
The politicisation of the MILITARY says Rose, is one of
the most damaging developments of the Blair years.
'In recent times, the GENERALS simply haven't spoken
out and the result is that I have never known such a confusion in the
CHAIN OF COMMAND and an undermining of the TRUST one needs from ONE'S
'That is why it was so heartening that General Dannatt,
the head of the British Army, said in an interview with the Daily Mail
that our presence in Iraq was exacerbating the situation and that the
military covenant between society and the Army had broken down.
After the American War of Independence, the British Army
was transformed from top to bottom and 25 years later it was in good
enough shape top take on and beat Napoleon. Rose believes it is vital
that we now retrain, re-motivate and above all renege on the damaging
clause in the Treaty of Rome which submits the Armed Forces to civilian
rules and jurisdiction.
[NO CHANCE! The only way to is to cut ourselves FREE from
the EUROPEAN UNION.]
'The Army needs its own jurisdiction, administration,
discipline, ethos, and these things have to be different from
civilians. Because you can't just put people in khaki and give them a
rifle and tell them to fight.
[Regrettably, this can never happen because Tony Blair
knew he had to destroy the British Army and its historical regimental
connections in order for it to fit into the EU ARMY. A independent
minded and well-trained -non politically -correct British Army would not
have fitted in with Blair's European dreams. A
Chief of the General
Staff in 1963 warned about the dangers of our entry into the Treaty of
Rome and the day of reckoning has arrived with a vengeance in 2007.]
General Rose continues:
.There has to be a psychological preparation, developing
of values which allow people in the end to make the ultimate sacrifice
willingly. Right through history, these people had a sense of duty, of
honour, of belief in what they were doing. That has now all been got rid
of [by the supposed 'Servant of the People' ]
'The Commanding officer used to be feared and respected
figure. Now, as soon as he makes some disciplinary judgment it can be
over-ridden by civilians. So the soldiers have been disorientated. the
modern approach of society, with the emphasis on rights, has now been
imported into the military - and with disastrous results.'
He attacks the 'moral cowardice' of politicians - from
former Conservative Defence Secretary Michael Portillo to the Blair
Government - for the erosion of the military ethos as well as for paring
our forces to the bone.
'Politically, they needed to cosy up to Europe, and they
were too busy selling the Army's assets, such as their married quarters,
to pay for the immediate crises,' he says bitterly.
Worst of all has been the 'slithering' of Tony Blair.
Rose accuses him of being disingenuous about DEFENCE SPENDING and
MISLEADING Parliament about the reasons for going to war in Iraq.
'If Blair had been a director of Enron (the American
energy firm which spectacularly collapsed in 2001 after massive
accountancy fraud, he would be doing 40 years', says Rose crisply.
'Iraq has been such a serious setback to Britain's
standing in the world. Blair should be held accountable in Parliament.
He cannot just walk away from this in a few weeks' time.'
On that note, Rose strides off into the spring sunshine,
his affability restored. One would not wish to get on the wrong side of
General Sir Michael Rose, especially if one were the Prime Minister.
[And who have we to thank for the woes of the past ten
years which have emanated from
OUR HOUSE OF COMMONS
In our parliamentary history of the year 1397 there
is the instance where the condemned Earl of Arundel exclaimed with
justice on his side.
'the faithful commons are not here'
Has this not been so in the last ten years of the actions
of the unholy Blairite law-brotherhood cabal which has all but destroyed our
Constitution of over 1400 years in the making.
Only a few years later in 1399 the injustice led to the
Act of Deposition of King Richard II who had maintained 'that the
laws were in his mouth and often in his breast, and that he alone could
change and frame them' and we all know who this reminds us of in 2007
when we ask our Commons of
England to depose of Anthony Blair self-styled monarch who has used the
prerogative of MONARCHY in a way that merits his immediate IMPEACHMENT
and should not be permitted to escape the punishment for TREASON even
though he and his criminal, infamous law-ratpack of undertakers, have by sinister and devious means
inserted a clause of exception in the 1998 Crime and Justice Bill without the
knowledge of the COMMONS and People and the dastardly act was only
revealed in the House of Lords in 2005 in answer to a question in that HOUSE.
The House of Commons has become the Nazi Reichstag of the
21st century and have ignored the wishes of the People for the retention
of old forms which have proved their loyalty and instead have
wrecked the very foundations of our ancient inheritance of Rights and
Liberties the clarion call of the
HOW WE HAVE FALLEN-SINCE!
NO WHERE ELSE flies the
White Ensign on top of its tower but the village with the Nelson Touch
The British beat the French at Trafalgar resulting in
creation of the of the greatest Royal Navy-WHERE
IS IT NOW?
On 21st October -2005 it will be 200 years
since the greatest of all Admirals died after a sniper shattered his
Wave the FLAG and if the
FRENCH don't like it they can catch the EUROSTAR home to WATERLOO.
FIRST SEA LORD SAY'S DON'T
UPSET THE FRENCH OVER TRAFALGAR.
NOW in 2007 the heavily armed Royal Navy will not upset
ANYONE who wishes to board their vessels.
by Michael Rose. is published by Weidenfeld and
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THE PEOPLE HAVE
SPOKEN-IS THE EU COMMISSION LISTENING?
Ditch the EU
TREATY after IRISH REJECTION
[Daily Mail-Wednesday, June
MORE THAN HALF of voters believe Britain should
drop the controversial European Treaty in the wake of its
rejection in last week's
The poll comes as the Tories launch a last-ditch
bid in the
HOUSE of LORDS
today to delay the
have signed a
within the past few days
, calling on the
NOT TO RATIFY THE BILL
[WHY DON'T YOU?]
Let the people speak!
[Latest Addition - June07]
Daniel Hannan - Forming an OPPOSITION
to the EU
GORDON BROWN WANTS TRUST-BUT WHY WON'T
HE TRUST YOU?
HELL ON EARTH IN IRAQ
67% want powers back from
EU-ICM poll-June 21-2007-95%
of British people want a
SIGN TODAY ON LINE
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-SIMPLE IS IT NOT?
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