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I'll have to ask mother what I was doing in 1972. I doubt it was edifying.

I'd be a lot more interested in seeing the prosecutions of the people who sent paratroopers into Northern Ireland, repeatedly. When I write my book of counsel for evil tyrants, one of rules will be "Do not use assault troops to quell riots unless you want to see innocent bodies on the street."

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 03:15:33 AM EST
A) There was no riot
B) The troops had been sent to NI allegedly to "protect" the nationalist minority
C) The myth of military discipline is again exposed.  The only discipline on show was the "message discipline" of collective lying.
D) The myth of empire:  They need us to protect them
E) The myth of power:  we'll show them who's boss and then they will come to heel...
F) The hubris of militarism: we are in control...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jun 16th, 2010 at 04:37:45 AM EST
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