it appears there were fundamental differences between the US dominated headquarters and Australian pilots over what constituted a valid military target. Squadron Leader Pudney said under Australia’s rules of engagement pilots had to ask themselves on each mission whether it was right to drop their bombs
The British National Party have recently launched an Irish campaign to “keep Ireland Irish.” :( As if we don’t have enough of that sort of rubbish over here already. According to their website Ireland is now filling up with “Third World immigrants/asylum seekers” yes those are there terms, because obviously none of the non-Irish looking(??) people could possibly have jobs could they? Like nurses and doctors??? Or working in your local shop or take-away?
strangely enough bombs in Indonesia tend to kill more people from Jakarta than Jersey and yet always it is an attack on our interests, on our culture. Is it this reaction as much as anything else that sickens the people of these countries who have been attacked, it certainly sickens me – that we cannot sympathise or understand but merely try to transfer this into our own framework, one that is easier for us to accept. The message is therefore – ‘well we’re sorry that some of your people died, but imagine how it must feel for us’.