British soldier admits that squaddies hid behind children

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Apparently this soldier has admitted to the tactics of standing behind children during foot patrols. We know that squaddies used to time their patrols to be at the same times as children were coming home from school and we know they used to stand around schools so much. Now this lad openly admits to the British tactic

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british civilization and morality.
 

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Thons wild hi, tbf they really should have stood in the middle of the road waving their hands and shouting ''Clear Shot Now'', anywho ye think some of the parents might have noticed while staggering from the pub to the dole office...
 

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Apparently this soldier has admitted to the tactics of standing behind children during foot patrols. We know that squaddies used to time their patrols to be at the same times as children were coming home from school...
No, that soldier in the picture does no such thing. Two, your source is a single Tweet from a laughably non credible source.

Your second claim regarding the timing of patrols is something you literally made up which is why I wont even bother asking for a credible, respected source for it.

Laughable all round but no doubt it will appeal to the usual anglophobic, low IQ bigots with no self awareness and keep them from irritating our better posters.
 

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Thons wild hi, tbf they really should have stood in the middle of the road waving their hands and shouting ''Clear Shot Now'', anywho ye think some of the parents might have noticed while staggering from the pub to the dole office...

Your sash is showing again.
 

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That Armed brit is kneeling down and pointing his gun at the Irish whilst hiding in behind Irish children- the camera never lies even though you do-
But seriously mick just imagine using children...

Republicans have been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of IRA child soldiers - some 19 children between the ages of 12 and 16 - during the Troubles.

Recruiting and using child soldiers is defined as a war crime and against the Geneva Convention, as is the forced disappearance of victims in conflict.

Anyone responsible for recruiting, training and using child soldiers in armed conflict can be tried before the International War Crimes Court in the Hague.

The youngest recorded member of the junior IRA to die in the Troubles is thought to be Cathleen McCartland.

The 12-year-old was killed in what was described as a "roof-top" accident in west Belfast in August 1973.

She was claimed at the time as a member of the female junior IRA wing, Cumann na gCailini, but her name has been removed from republican memorials.

Another girl republican, Eileen Mackin (14) from west Belfast, was killed by the accidental discharge of weapon during an arms training session in Ballymurphy in May 1973.

Her name too appears to have been expunged from official republican records.


Troubles: The children killed in line of fire in Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
 

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Looks like a new generation of squaddies will soon have to head up North if London imposes direct rule thanks to Brexit.

I'm sure they will follow the great English example of hiding behind children and killing unarmed civilians.
 

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But seriously mick just imagine using children...

Republicans have been accused of trying to cover up the deaths of IRA child soldiers - some 19 children between the ages of 12 and 16 - during the Troubles.

Recruiting and using child soldiers is defined as a war crime and against the Geneva Convention, as is the forced disappearance of victims in conflict.

Anyone responsible for recruiting, training and using child soldiers in armed conflict can be tried before the International War Crimes Court in the Hague.

The youngest recorded member of the junior IRA to die in the Troubles is thought to be Cathleen McCartland.

The 12-year-old was killed in what was described as a "roof-top" accident in west Belfast in August 1973.

She was claimed at the time as a member of the female junior IRA wing, Cumann na gCailini, but her name has been removed from republican memorials.

Another girl republican, Eileen Mackin (14) from west Belfast, was killed by the accidental discharge of weapon during an arms training session in Ballymurphy in May 1973.

Her name too appears to have been expunged from official republican records.

Troubles: The children killed in line of fire in Northern Ireland - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk
Was there not a teen brit sailor who got a dead decoration for staying at his gun in World War One - the brit army if full of youngsters and the brit army goes to schools to recruit the children-
 

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Looks like a new generation of squaddies will soon have to head up North if London imposes direct rule thanks to Brexit.
Yep but the Scots may still want to rerun that Independence referendum. ;) Remain in the UK to remain in the EU. That worked out well, didn't it?
 

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Was there not a teen brit sailor who got a dead decoration for staying at his gun in World War One - the brit army if full of youngsters and the brit army goes to schools to recruit the children-
Top come back mick, moi expects nothing less from wan of the shin flakes brightest brain cell...
 

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Looks like a new generation of squaddies will soon have to head up North if London imposes direct rule thanks to Brexit.

I'm sure they will follow the great English example of hiding behind children and killing unarmed civilians.

The irresponsibility of British politicians words and deeds on Ireland apparently know no bounds, should be ashamed of themselves for even contemplating stoking up more strife in an already deeply divided community.
 

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PIRA fans on this page miss the point. The OP makes a number of claims that are completely made up, and the thread attracted exactly the sort I said it would in my reply to the OP.

But while they are here gnashing their teeth, wringing their hands and mounting their moral high horse, they studiously avoid some of the nastier actions of their freedom fighting heroes:

...15-year-old Bernard Teggart's murder was described as "the most horrific incident of child abuse to come before the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry".

Bernard, who had the mental age of a eight-year-old, and his twin brother Gerry were abducted from St Patrick's Training School in 1973 - but the school did not report the abduction to the RUC at the time.

Bernard was shot and dumped on a north Belfast roadside while Gerry was freed.
IRA killing of boy (15) 'worst case of abuse' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Bernard Teggart, who had the mental age of an eight or nine-year-old, was abducted from St Patrick's Training School in west Belfast in 1973.

The pair were interrogated for several hours. Gerry Teggart was released but Bernard was shot in the head.
IRA murder of boy (15) 'horrific child abuse', inquiry hears

None of those feigning outrage on this bait thread have ever started an OP on this, or hundreds of other similar cases.
 

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PIRA fans on this page miss the point. The OP makes a number of claims that are completely made up, and the thread attracted exactly the sort I said it would in my reply to the OP.

But while they are here gnashing their teeth, wringing their hands and mounting their moral high horse, they studiously avoid some of the nastier actions of their freedom fighting heroes:

IRA killing of boy (15) 'worst case of abuse' - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

IRA murder of boy (15) 'horrific child abuse', inquiry hears

None of those feigning outrage on this bait thread have ever started an OP on this, or hundreds of other similar cases.
If you wish to raise the "What about the IRA" please start a thread on it.
 

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Apparently this soldier has admitted to the tactics of standing behind children during foot patrols. We know that squaddies used to time their patrols to be at the same times as children were coming home from school and we know they used to stand around schools so much. Now this lad openly admits to the British tactic

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The IRA were 'cowards' because they wouldn't shoot in case they hit innocent children. Says it all.
 

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If the OP was a serious one, instead of the invented confession of a non existent soldier, and a link to a completely non credible source that doesn't even make reference to the OP, I might have done that.

But then PIRA fans like you would simply respond with genuine whataboutery or just ignore it as you usually do when the glint in your own hypocritical eye is pointed out.
Do you have any evidence to support your assertion that I am a PIRA fan?
 

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I would rather that threads stay on topic. If you wish to introduce a new topic then start a thread on it and I will address it.
 


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