Sentenced to life: Royal Marine from Brighton who shot wounded Afghan in cold blood

The Argus: Sentenced to life: Royal Marine from Brighton who shot wounded Afghan in cold blood Sentenced to life: Royal Marine from Brighton who shot wounded Afghan in cold blood

A Royal Marine filmed executing an injured Taliban insurgent in cold blood has been given a ten year minimum jail sentence.

Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 39, whose name was made public for the first time yesterday, was convicted last month of murdering the Afghan national in Helmand Province in September 2011.

The killing happened five months into an arduous six-month tour of Helmand province in 2011, known as Operation Herrick 14.

Blackman, from Brighton, shot the wounded Afghan in the chest at close range with a 9mm pistol.

"There you are. Shuffle off this mortal coil, you c***. It's nothing you wouldn't do to us," Blackman told him.

It is believed Blackman’s mother still lives in Brighton after the death of his father two years ago.

The Royal Marine also has other close family members in the Hastings area, The Argus understands.

Blackman was given a life sentence with the minimum term decided by the seven-man court martial board made up of senior non-commissioned officers and officers, and Judge Advocate General Jeff Blackett.

During his evidence at the court martial, Blackman, who denied murder, admitted he fired his gun out of anger but insisted the insurgent was already dead.

Blackman explained to the court martial why he fired: "Stupid, lack of self-control, momentary lapse in my judgment.

"I thought about it over the last year as we get towards these proceedings but I cannot give any other reason than to say that it was poor judgment and lack of self-control. I thought he was dead."

He blamed "foolish bravado" for quoting Shakespeare at the dying man and said it was something "I am not proud of".

The judge told Blackman, who stood to attention to hear the sentence, that he had disgraced the name of the British armed services and had put troops' lives at risk by his actions.

He said: "You treated that Afghan man with contempt and murdered him in cold blood. By doing so you have betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan, and you have tarnished their reputation."

Speaking through his solicitor Issy Hogg, Blackman said he was "devastated" by the sentence.

The statement read: "Sgt Blackman and his wife are devastated by the life sentence imposed upon him together with the order than he serve a minimum of 10 years before he is eligible for parole.

"Furthermore, he has been dismissed, with disgrace, from the Royal Marines, with whom he has served proudly for 15 years.

"He is very sorry for any damage caused to the Royal Marines.

"Finally, Sgt Blackman thanks the public for the support shown to him and his wife."

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3:31pm Fri 6 Dec 13

PorkBoat says...

Meanwhile, Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al are still walking free and profiting from this "war".
Meanwhile, Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al are still walking free and profiting from this "war". PorkBoat

5:05pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Angryoldman says...

This country is the most self loathing hole on earth. Its a war for Gods sake.
This country is the most self loathing hole on earth. Its a war for Gods sake. Angryoldman

5:59pm Fri 6 Dec 13

anubis says...

Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land.

So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'!
Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land. So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'! anubis

6:05pm Fri 6 Dec 13

whoee! says...

Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.
Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth. whoee!

6:09pm Fri 6 Dec 13

whoee! says...

anubis wrote:
Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land.

So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'!
Bleeding liberal tw4t no one is listening to your filth . You won't get any sympathy here laughing boy.Best you quietly go
[quote][p][bold]anubis[/bold] wrote: Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land. So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'![/p][/quote]Bleeding liberal tw4t no one is listening to your filth . You won't get any sympathy here laughing boy.Best you quietly go whoee!

6:23pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Indigatio says...

whoee! wrote:
anubis wrote:
Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land.

So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'!
Bleeding liberal tw4t no one is listening to your filth . You won't get any sympathy here laughing boy.Best you quietly go
Liberal tw4t, I certainly don't read it that way. Are you a Liberal anubis? A lot of what anubis says makes sense. Afghanistan has never been conquered, why our great leaders don't learn from history I'll never know. Was it Churchill who said something like "those who don't know the future haven't learnt from history'? Afghanistan is a prime example of this.
I'm very uncomfortable about this whole story. It definitely seems to have been a moment of madness and there is no way he should have publicly been named. What horrors he has seen I cannot imagine but he is a long serving professional soldier and war does have some rules. All the same, the sentence is too harsh.
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anubis[/bold] wrote: Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land. So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'![/p][/quote]Bleeding liberal tw4t no one is listening to your filth . You won't get any sympathy here laughing boy.Best you quietly go[/p][/quote]Liberal tw4t, I certainly don't read it that way. Are you a Liberal anubis? A lot of what anubis says makes sense. Afghanistan has never been conquered, why our great leaders don't learn from history I'll never know. Was it Churchill who said something like "those who don't know the future haven't learnt from history'? Afghanistan is a prime example of this. I'm very uncomfortable about this whole story. It definitely seems to have been a moment of madness and there is no way he should have publicly been named. What horrors he has seen I cannot imagine but he is a long serving professional soldier and war does have some rules. All the same, the sentence is too harsh. Indigatio

6:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

dawind says...

whoee! wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.
'Savages' and 'scum'...Just two of the words you use to describe Human Beings.
We have been down this road before and it led to 'savages/ scum' walking through the doors to hell.
From your previous posts' I've surmised that you are either young or stupid...possibly both!
Please tell me you are not old enough to vote.
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.[/p][/quote]'Savages' and 'scum'...Just two of the words you use to describe Human Beings. We have been down this road before and it led to 'savages/ scum' walking through the doors to hell. From your previous posts' I've surmised that you are either young or stupid...possibly both! Please tell me you are not old enough to vote. dawind

6:36pm Fri 6 Dec 13

brighton bluenose says...

whoee! wrote:
anubis wrote:
Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land.

So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'!
Bleeding liberal tw4t no one is listening to your filth . You won't get any sympathy here laughing boy.Best you quietly go
You don't have to be a 'liberal tw4t' to realise that most of what anubis said is true - maybe just someone who can't think for themselves?!
[quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anubis[/bold] wrote: Yes, oldman, it is indeed a war. You live in a country that's had more wars than other countries -- generally far from home ... and, of course, always the other guy's fault. We're invading this one at the moment for the third time -- this time, along with our gallant American allies, determined to own or control all the mid-east oil; when it was Russian forces attempting the same, the British and Americans created, trained and armed the 'insurgents', the Taliban, when the Russians pulled out, the 'insurgents' didn't -- after all, it is THEIR land. So to demonstrate the UK is really 'nice guys' ... a conspicuous 'fall guy' is off to clink for a few years; nobody sheds tears over the DOZENS killed every day by the occupiers. Like has been said, the Blairs, the Bushes and now the Camerons & Co perpetuate these atrocities, continue spreading their lies of justification .... A few crocodile tears regarding one victim makes the patriots all proud; read the official Nazi reports of the casualties they also caused in the occupied countries, as they murdered the civilians fighting the occupying forces -- read their reports, readily available on the web -- those fighting the Wehrmacht are always described as 'terrorists'![/p][/quote]Bleeding liberal tw4t no one is listening to your filth . You won't get any sympathy here laughing boy.Best you quietly go[/p][/quote]You don't have to be a 'liberal tw4t' to realise that most of what anubis said is true - maybe just someone who can't think for themselves?! brighton bluenose

6:51pm Fri 6 Dec 13

John Steed says...

anubis, get your facts straight before commenting, "taliban" simply refers to those who are "educated" normaly in a madrasa they are often not afghan people. "Insurgents" are armed individuals who enter the country to kill soldiers, civilians and police, they do not care if they are US, NATO, UK or Afghan forces or civilians. Murder is Murder and scum are scum. The Afghan nationals change sides and allegances acording to the time of day and nobody fights during the rainy season. with this back ground I think it absurd that anyone who has not experienced what Sergeant Alexander Blackman has experienced should pass judgement, the royal marine admited "Stupid, lack of self-control, momentary lapse in my judgment. in court, and there are those that could say he did the severely injured enemy fighter a favour, he had, do not forget been shot up badly by a helicopter gunship and could had died at any minute including before he was finaly shot. Of course it will be said he disgraced the uniform, but for 15 years he valiantly and proudly wore it. one momentary lack of judgement, let us hope that on appeal the minimum term is at least halved. my respect goes to sgt blackman who had the decency to admit what had happened, my heart goes out to his family who had to live in this shadow, I unashamedly have no concern for the enemy fighter who, if the roles had been reversed, he would have been lauded by the very people who wish to see afghanistan supressed and remaining in the middle ages, check the monetry outflow from afghanistan to see how the corrupt are stealing the billions of aid dollars. Sgt Blackman is another sad statistic alongside the nearly 500 uk dead and the thousands injured.
anubis, get your facts straight before commenting, "taliban" simply refers to those who are "educated" normaly in a madrasa they are often not afghan people. "Insurgents" are armed individuals who enter the country to kill soldiers, civilians and police, they do not care if they are US, NATO, UK or Afghan forces or civilians. Murder is Murder and scum are scum. The Afghan nationals change sides and allegances acording to the time of day and nobody fights during the rainy season. with this back ground I think it absurd that anyone who has not experienced what Sergeant Alexander Blackman has experienced should pass judgement, the royal marine admited "Stupid, lack of self-control, momentary lapse in my judgment. in court, and there are those that could say he did the severely injured enemy fighter a favour, he had, do not forget been shot up badly by a helicopter gunship and could had died at any minute including before he was finaly shot. Of course it will be said he disgraced the uniform, but for 15 years he valiantly and proudly wore it. one momentary lack of judgement, let us hope that on appeal the minimum term is at least halved. my respect goes to sgt blackman who had the decency to admit what had happened, my heart goes out to his family who had to live in this shadow, I unashamedly have no concern for the enemy fighter who, if the roles had been reversed, he would have been lauded by the very people who wish to see afghanistan supressed and remaining in the middle ages, check the monetry outflow from afghanistan to see how the corrupt are stealing the billions of aid dollars. Sgt Blackman is another sad statistic alongside the nearly 500 uk dead and the thousands injured. John Steed

7:33pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Alzir says...

Is there any need to explicitly name the town/s where AB's family lives? Apart from selling more papers, endangering lives and stirring up bad feeling? Oh yer, and that would sell more papers I suppose.
Is there any need to explicitly name the town/s where AB's family lives? Apart from selling more papers, endangering lives and stirring up bad feeling? Oh yer, and that would sell more papers I suppose. Alzir

7:58pm Fri 6 Dec 13

hubby says...

Would Taliban "Judiciary" have locked up one of their own for killing an "Infidel"?
Just a thought.
Would Taliban "Judiciary" have locked up one of their own for killing an "Infidel"? Just a thought. hubby

8:01pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Sussex jim says...

And what would Sgt.Blackman's fate have been if he were to fall wounded behind enemy lines? Back in 1980 when the Russians invaded Afganistan, my father watching the news muttered "I hope their troops have been given goolie chits).
This was a reference to a document issued to our troops in the days of Victoria's Empire. "If you return this man intact,dead or alive, there is a reward".
And what would Sgt.Blackman's fate have been if he were to fall wounded behind enemy lines? Back in 1980 when the Russians invaded Afganistan, my father watching the news muttered "I hope their troops have been given goolie chits). This was a reference to a document issued to our troops in the days of Victoria's Empire. "If you return this man intact,dead or alive, there is a reward". Sussex jim

9:54pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Ringmer Rich says...

Absolutely shameful! It's a war zone FFS. MIstakes are made, people lose their heads. It's a stressful situation. What the hell do you think a soldier is? He's a killing machine, sent wherever, at the behest of the yellow bellied politicos. It's the politicians who should be given life sentences for wasting so many lives. Shocking story.
Absolutely shameful! It's a war zone FFS. MIstakes are made, people lose their heads. It's a stressful situation. What the hell do you think a soldier is? He's a killing machine, sent wherever, at the behest of the yellow bellied politicos. It's the politicians who should be given life sentences for wasting so many lives. Shocking story. Ringmer Rich

9:59pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Nobleox says...

dawind wrote:
whoee! wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.
'Savages' and 'scum'...Just two of the words you use to describe Human Beings.
We have been down this road before and it led to 'savages/ scum' walking through the doors to hell.
From your previous posts' I've surmised that you are either young or stupid...possibly both!
Please tell me you are not old enough to vote.
Without doubt extremely stupid judging from his "crass" juvenile posts on the subject of the jailed soldier and his earlier post today on
the subject of the Shoreham floods.
[quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.[/p][/quote]'Savages' and 'scum'...Just two of the words you use to describe Human Beings. We have been down this road before and it led to 'savages/ scum' walking through the doors to hell. From your previous posts' I've surmised that you are either young or stupid...possibly both! Please tell me you are not old enough to vote.[/p][/quote]Without doubt extremely stupid judging from his "crass" juvenile posts on the subject of the jailed soldier and his earlier post today on the subject of the Shoreham floods. Nobleox

10:24pm Fri 6 Dec 13

Brighton Living says...

Well done to this man for getting rid of a parasite who most likely would be living in the UK by now planning some cowardly act.
Well done to this man for getting rid of a parasite who most likely would be living in the UK by now planning some cowardly act. Brighton Living

11:17pm Fri 6 Dec 13

dawind says...

It is unfortunate that Sgt Blackman has been sentenced whilst his counterpart ( in The Navy firing Cruise Missiles, and killing countless innocents is deemed an exceptional service member , along with, of course, the National Leaders that lead us into it! ) but this is the nature of a society that has created a system built on... Chivalry ; of the Geneva Convention ; Glorification of Slaughter in the Name of Democratisation (that is making it easier to sell ie 'free trade')and the Normalisation of War (as a necessary means to an illusionary safety).
This man has been conditioned to kill and ,as a result, suffered from the
very human consequences of such a life ie PTSD.
But because he has broken the unwritten rule of never bringing to light the true nature of war he will be sacrificed.
It is unfortunate that Sgt Blackman has been sentenced whilst his counterpart ( in The Navy firing Cruise Missiles, and killing countless innocents is deemed an exceptional service member , along with, of course, the National Leaders that lead us into it! ) but this is the nature of a society that has created a system built on... Chivalry ; of the Geneva Convention ; Glorification of Slaughter in the Name of Democratisation (that is making it easier to sell ie 'free trade')and the Normalisation of War (as a necessary means to an illusionary safety). This man has been conditioned to kill and ,as a result, suffered from the very human consequences of such a life ie PTSD. But because he has broken the unwritten rule of never bringing to light the true nature of war he will be sacrificed. dawind

10:45am Sat 7 Dec 13

ARMANA says...

Nobleox wrote:
dawind wrote:
whoee! wrote:
Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.
'Savages' and 'scum'...Just two of the words you use to describe Human Beings.
We have been down this road before and it led to 'savages/ scum' walking through the doors to hell.
From your previous posts' I've surmised that you are either young or stupid...possibly both!
Please tell me you are not old enough to vote.
Without doubt extremely stupid judging from his "crass" juvenile posts on the subject of the jailed soldier and his earlier post today on
the subject of the Shoreham floods.
On the soldier, Im with you whoee, there savages 500 years or more behind us, some human beings are savages & scum, thats just a fact of life unfortunately,
[quote][p][bold]Nobleox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dawind[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whoee![/bold] wrote: Absolutely disgusting, everything is round the wrong way in this country. We should just pull out of the hell hole and just let all the savages kill each other. Scum of the earth.[/p][/quote]'Savages' and 'scum'...Just two of the words you use to describe Human Beings. We have been down this road before and it led to 'savages/ scum' walking through the doors to hell. From your previous posts' I've surmised that you are either young or stupid...possibly both! Please tell me you are not old enough to vote.[/p][/quote]Without doubt extremely stupid judging from his "crass" juvenile posts on the subject of the jailed soldier and his earlier post today on the subject of the Shoreham floods.[/p][/quote]On the soldier, Im with you whoee, there savages 500 years or more behind us, some human beings are savages & scum, thats just a fact of life unfortunately, ARMANA

11:58am Sat 7 Dec 13

B rian Tawses left foot says...

This man broke a very important international law and has, quite correctly, ,been punished. Shooting people in cold blood is simply unacceptable.
However I am staggered that he has been named. His life, and those of his family, have been put in serious jeopardy. What on earth are the authorities thinking of ?
This man broke a very important international law and has, quite correctly, ,been punished. Shooting people in cold blood is simply unacceptable. However I am staggered that he has been named. His life, and those of his family, have been put in serious jeopardy. What on earth are the authorities thinking of ? B rian Tawses left foot

12:13pm Sat 7 Dec 13

jackthekipper says...

let this be a lesson to those who want to join our armed forces,dont shoot unless shot at and then only once enemy has been identified and named.please try not to kill anyone,shoot over their heads if possible,
if you shoot someone and theyre not quite dead ,do every thing you can to save their lives even if you put those of you and your mates in danger.
try and talk to your enemy and persuade them to come around to your way of thinking,offer them a job in the local police or defence force for they will surely not fire upon men on their 'new 'side whilst training etc.
let this be a lesson to those who want to join our armed forces,dont shoot unless shot at and then only once enemy has been identified and named.please try not to kill anyone,shoot over their heads if possible, if you shoot someone and theyre not quite dead ,do every thing you can to save their lives even if you put those of you and your mates in danger. try and talk to your enemy and persuade them to come around to your way of thinking,offer them a job in the local police or defence force for they will surely not fire upon men on their 'new 'side whilst training etc. jackthekipper

5:56pm Sat 7 Dec 13

angrymonkey says...

The press should not named him and this should not been a life sentence .
the man was going to die and if lived would only got out to try kill are boys again.
The press should not named him and this should not been a life sentence . the man was going to die and if lived would only got out to try kill are boys again. angrymonkey

4:18am Sun 8 Dec 13

expatman says...

Having spent almost 4 years of my life in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am sad that this has been treated this way. Two wrongs don't make a right but selling out on our bootnecks will deter future protectors to stand too for fear of being judged.

Sad times for the finest corps in the world.
Having spent almost 4 years of my life in Iraq and Afghanistan, I am sad that this has been treated this way. Two wrongs don't make a right but selling out on our bootnecks will deter future protectors to stand too for fear of being judged. Sad times for the finest corps in the world. expatman

1:33pm Sun 8 Dec 13

ARMANA says...

jackthekipper wrote:
let this be a lesson to those who want to join our armed forces,dont shoot unless shot at and then only once enemy has been identified and named.please try not to kill anyone,shoot over their heads if possible,
if you shoot someone and theyre not quite dead ,do every thing you can to save their lives even if you put those of you and your mates in danger.
try and talk to your enemy and persuade them to come around to your way of thinking,offer them a job in the local police or defence force for they will surely not fire upon men on their 'new 'side whilst training etc.
H Ha Ha, maybe you could pop over to Afghanistan & show the army lads how its done, but probably better you stick to tree hugging here pal,
[quote][p][bold]jackthekipper[/bold] wrote: let this be a lesson to those who want to join our armed forces,dont shoot unless shot at and then only once enemy has been identified and named.please try not to kill anyone,shoot over their heads if possible, if you shoot someone and theyre not quite dead ,do every thing you can to save their lives even if you put those of you and your mates in danger. try and talk to your enemy and persuade them to come around to your way of thinking,offer them a job in the local police or defence force for they will surely not fire upon men on their 'new 'side whilst training etc.[/p][/quote]H Ha Ha, maybe you could pop over to Afghanistan & show the army lads how its done, but probably better you stick to tree hugging here pal, ARMANA

7:05pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Number Six says...

hubby wrote:
Would Taliban "Judiciary" have locked up one of their own for killing an "Infidel"?
Just a thought.
I doubt it. That's why we are better than they are. Or is anybody suggesting we sink to the level of the Taliban and start shooting young girls for wanting an education
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: Would Taliban "Judiciary" have locked up one of their own for killing an "Infidel"? Just a thought.[/p][/quote]I doubt it. That's why we are better than they are. Or is anybody suggesting we sink to the level of the Taliban and start shooting young girls for wanting an education Number Six

12:59pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Blondie2 says...

Whatever is said, it was still murder, and as such the Rule of Law is paramount.
Whatever is said, it was still murder, and as such the Rule of Law is paramount. Blondie2

4:30am Tue 10 Dec 13

expatman says...

I personally think nobody is entitled to judge unless they have been there and done the job. How could anybody relate otherwise. War is not like Queensbury rules boxing.
I personally think nobody is entitled to judge unless they have been there and done the job. How could anybody relate otherwise. War is not like Queensbury rules boxing. expatman

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