Maybe I dream of being lost.
I am the Red From Above.
Israel isn’t the victim and this isn’t defense; it’s mass murder"
Questioning my own decisions
Praying for Palestine
this is so scary :(
oh my god ???
That’s so funny because Gaza has been firing rockets into Israel on a regular basis since Israel handed over the Gaza strip in 2005! Weird how there’s no Tumblr post circulating about that!! How about don’t be ignorant and maybe take some history lessons before mindlessly reblogging propaganda :~)
In todays edition of “educating your ignorant dumb ass” part 15 of many to come
Lets begin with “Israel handed over the Gaza Strip” shall we?
Israel did not hand over the Gaza strip. In fact, lets start by addressing how the current Israel became the country it is now: Following the atrocities that occurred during World War II, the United Nations decided to divide the former fully Palestinian territory known as Palestine into an Arab state and a Jewish state - Palestine and Israel. In doing so they disproportionately allocated the lands giving the Palestinians a much smaller portion of land than the Zionites (Jewish nationalists). Consequentially, revolt occurred between the Palestinians and Zionites resulting in the Palestinians retreating into an even smaller portion of land than originally intended - the Gaza Strip.
So what happened to the Palestinians living within the Gaza Strip?
Well… Israel maintained extremely tight restrictions on trade throughout Gaza which lead to 54 percent of households facing food insecurity, 38 percent of Gazans living under the poverty line, and 40 percent of Gazans being unemployed.
Okay but what about the onslaught of Israelis by the Palestinians?
The Gaza War, which I assume you are referring to, occurred in January of 2009 as part of the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza to stop weapons smuggling into the Strip. What resulted was 13 Israeli deaths (3 from friendly fire) and 1,417 Palestinian Deaths which included 114 women and 431 children.
This is not propaganda. This is not unlawful bias. This is the hideous truth.
apparently, not supporting modern day apartheid is “propaganda” now
This is important why don’t more people know this yet
Age 18: i wanna be part of the xmen
Hey, sorry I didn’t reply to this sooner! I’ve been away for a while, haha.
I joined for a lot of reasons…
In no particular order:
Because I was bored -
I was in college when I applied, and I was just dramatically under enthused with what I was doing, even though I loved the subject I was studying. I do not thrive in environments where I can get away with doing very little work. In the Army, trust me, you earn your keep!
Because I wanted to satisfy my ego - Being a part of something so much bigger than yourself is a great feeling. On my own I was just an average boy; as a member of the British Army I can be proud that I contribute to the operational output of a respected and historical organisation. The proudest moment of training so far for me has been marching through Central London with my platoon. Having tourists snap away in your direction (at the uniform and the historical significance attached to those that wear it, not at you personally) is a great feeling. When we’ve come across civilians on navigation exercises they have wished us all luck and told us that they are proud of us - as a student that didn’t happen. I think personal pride will come into this a lot more on my Passing Out Parade, which I may write about after I’ve done it in just a few weeks!
Because I wanted a ‘real’ job -
I’ve always been really uncomfortable with the idea of carrying out the same mundane and unskilled processes from 0900 to 1700, five days a week for the entirety of my adult life. In the Army I’m firstly a soldier, and secondly a skilled tradesman, preparing the Army’s fleet of aircraft for flight and combat. That’s a bit more fun than your average office job.
Because I wanted to do some ‘good’ -
The British Army is not perfect.
Soldiers sometimes make mistakes and not all soldiers are good ones, however UK Armed Forces have a historically unbeatable record, in my opinion, for conducting operations ethically, doing their best to avoid civilian casualties and respecting the Law Of Armed Conflict.
British service personnel are professionals, and I am proud to continue their ways. I want to contribute to operations providing stability to the populations of dangerous places, and taking humanitarian relief to all corners of the UK and the globe.
(I can’t really comment on what I think of the British Army taking part in specific operations, since my job isn’t to question government foreign policy, just to play my part in delivering it, which is hard because I’m a rather opinionated person, so whether I think it’s a good idea for us to be certain places isn’t really a factor, all that matters is that when we go to those places that we are professional, courteous, and act within the Law.)
Because I get paid 365 days a year, even if I’m in hospital or on holiday, I belong to the less than one percent of Britons who are trained and allowed to use firearms, because I wear a uniform that actually means something, and because I am prepared to fight for the places and people that I care about, if necessary.
It’s all good stuff - if you have any questions about service or training, let me know. (Sorry if this was too long)