Skip to comments.OFFICERS WHINE BY EXAMPLE (British Hostage Behavior)
Posted on 04/07/2007 4:26:42 AM PDT by SkyPilot
April 7, 2007 -- A SOLDIER'S law in the U.S. Army holds: "The maxi mum effective range of an excuse is zero meters." Yesterday, the two officers on a panel of former British hostages delivered nothing but excuses for their disgraceful conduct.
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But if that is the case, they should state it NOW.
If they will not even come clean about that being the prime motivator in their quick capitulation to become Lord Haw Haws for Iranian television, then they deserve even more contempt. It would be more PC grist for the mill.
Someone should have told Faye Turney that denouncing her government in "Dear Mum and Dad" letters wasn't the smartest thing to do.
The Iranians are now more emboldened than ever - and the British hostages behavior contributed to this.
As for the officers who were at that press conference, they should have released a statement saying: "Valor is a casualty of war."
“Maybe this is an indictment of having women, or at least moms, in these situations.”
In all the posts i’ve read on this, this is the statement that stands out among others...............
I still remember that part. I had tears in my eyes.
It was a very difficult experience. We had an inept officer who was our highest ranking "POW" in the camp. He was terrible. The Resistance Training guards had enough of him because he was such a terrible example. They took him away and said he as being "executed" - in reality they took him away from the camp and said he was finished with the scenario. They put me in charge as the next highest ranking. I was singled out for abuse, harsh interrogations, and trips to the commandant's office - and I worked for 2 days to play the game. I did OK, and I was glad when it was over.
1) I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
2) I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender my men while they still have the means to resist.
3) If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
4) If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.
5) When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am bound to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies, or harmful to their cause.
6) I will never forget that I am an American fighting man, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
what a statement..........!!!!!!!!!
It takes hundreds of years to be demoted to that level.
This ‘motley crew’ demoted themselves to the level of the French, not the military as a whole. British soldiers are still dying on the streets of Iraq and the mountains of Afghanistan.
So, when you doing your next tour in Iraq or Afghanistan?????
Perhaps this is one small reason why the length of time that United States military personnel 'enjoy' much longer stays at the hands of enemy forces when held hostage.
This is a big disgrace.
So was the pilot who flew our EP-3B Pappa Romeo 32 into chinese space and handed the plane, intact, to the chicoms.
Funny how things get distorted.
No telling what the Brits would of done if the Iranians offered them I-pods.
And yet, our society here in the US continues to produce men of honor, courage and faith.
Even from states like Massachusetts and California.
It is men like these that we need to get into our highest levels of government and purge the weenies and the lawyers.
Which is probably why the Iranians released them when they did: They Iranians won this battle without firing a shot and so, they released the Brits when the risks of further captivity outweighed the benefits.
They showed the emotions of the "freed prisoners" when the Star Spangled Banner was played as they turned around to see Old Glory.
Hell, I'm getting goose bumps typing it in.
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