Category Archives: Armed Forces

The Guns Fell Silent

Ninety-Nine years ago today;

on the eleventh hour

of the eleventh day

of the eleventh month

in 1918

the guns fell silent

From Great Britain and  it’s colonies 744,000 were killed in combat, or were missing in action, and 1,675,000 were wounded in the Great War ~ The War to End All Wars.

If I should die,

think only this of me,

that there’s some corner of a foreign field,

That is forever England.

~ Rupert Brooke

Jack Collier

JackCollier7@talktalk net

 

 

 

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Soldiers on the Streets of England

Modern Women know full well their own worth.

On Monday night a disaffected Muslim named Salman Ramadan Abedi detonated a bomb in the Foyer of Manchester Arena as people were leaving a concert by American singer Ariana Grande.  The audience had largely consisted of young women and girls.  The innocent dead amounted to 22 souls and some 59 were seriously injured.

Terrorism is a psychological warfare.  Terrorists try to change our behaviour by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.  ~  Patrick J. Kennedy

The passage of the hours since that cowardly attack has not brought any peace to the hearts of the English.  The mood in England today is one of sombre outrage.  There is no longer much forgiveness, acceptance, nor willingness to understand the Muslim minority living among us.  I have no doubt that in the months to come new laws will be enacted to curtail the activities of the 3,000 or so known jihadists living in England.  It is only a matter of time before internet access is restricted for some people.  The Army is already patrolling the streets of our major cities to support armed police.

The presence of armed soldiers on the streets is no mere token gesture.  These soldiers are not the tourist-friendly Guards Regiments in their red tunics we are accustomed to seeing on the streets of London.  These soldiers are battle ready and fully equipped to kill.  The Army has already deployed around 1,000 heavily armed personnel to guard London landmarks including Parliament and Buckingham Palace.  Some of these men are from elite units such as the Paratroop Regiment.  Soldiers in camouflage combat gear and carrying loaded SA-80 rifles are now patrolling alongside officers of the Metropolitan Police.  There will never be any official comment, but there is no doubt that elements of the United Kingdom’s Special Forces will be on alert.

This is all part of what was meant to be a secret government plan called Operation Temperer, which can put up to 5,000 armed troops on the streets in response to a major terrorist threat.

It is now axiomatic that certain elements of the Muslim community in the United Kingdom are a real and present danger to the rest of society, especially to young women.  The sadly disgusting fact is that Muslim men regard free, liberated, educated western women and girls as third class citizens, little better than whores.  This deliberate attack on young women who had attended a concert given by a sexually confident female pop star is a symptom of the hatred Muslim men feel towards western women.

Muslims are responsible for a disproportionate amount of violent crime towards women including; forced marriage, sexual slavery, honour killings, sexual assault, rape and the grooming of young girls who are lead into prostitution.  It is reprehensible that many of these crimes have been ignored or downplayed by officialdom in the name of racial and religious tolerance.

In the United Kingdom today our politicians and senior government officials are now protected by armed troops, from some of the Army’s elite units.  Meanwhile the rest of us, we ordinary people are told to carry on as normal.  These are not normal times.  We ordinary people are angry and afraid.  The left-leaning liberal politicians let these Islamic animals into our country, and now they are protecting themselves by putting soldiers on the streets.

I have a question for these politicians and government officials.  You have the Army protecting you, but who is protecting us?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Up Yours EU

The Steel Of The New Iron Lady.

flagThere is a wailing and gnashing of teeth among Britain’s left-leaning inner city liberal elite today.  The snowflake Guardian newspaper has completely thrown its toys out of the pram.  Tim Farron, the pathetic failed Leader of the Liberal Party, says that Teresa May has completely betrayed Britain.

All because, in a landmark speech yesterday, British Prime Minister Teresa May signaled that she fully accepts the will of the majority of the English Peoples and will negotiate the hardest of hard Brexit with the moribund European Union.

There is a 12 point plan for when Britain finally exits European Super State, the major elements of which are;

  1. Britain will leave the European Single Market.
  2. We will end freedom of movement and take control of immigration.
  3. Britain will no longer accept rulings from the European Court of Justice.
  4. We will leave the European Customs Union.
  5. Britain will look to the whole world when we make our own trade agreements.

The Prime Minister gave European politicians a stinging ultimatum and said that she will just walk away from a bad deal, and that if they don’t negotiate a mutually beneficial trade deal with the United Kingdom they will be committing an ‘act of calamitous self harm’.

Addressing stunned European Union ambassadors she threatened that Britain will set itself up as a low tax rival if European leaders tried to impose a punitive exit deal on Britain.  If Europe doesn’t play ball, then Britain will just walk away and let them get on with it.  Anyhow, it’s likely that the European Union will implode after Britain leaves.

trooping-the-colour-tTeresa May is waving both the carrot and the stick, and it’s a pretty big stick.  Britain is the fastest growing G7 economy, the fourth biggest economy in the world, the second biggest contributor to NATO after the USA, London is the world’s greatest financial centre, and English is the only truly world language.

The original Iron Lady was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who had a close political relationship with President Ronald Reagan.  Perhaps Teresa May and Donald Trump will forge a similar history making Special Relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  Perhaps Mr. Trump could even persuade Teresa May to throw cold water on the whole stupid, tax funded, man-made climate change CO2 hysteria.  After all, England has bugger all in common with Europe, and a hell of a lot of shared history and culture in common with America.

Some say that all Britain will regret turning our backs on the European Union.  And, that our economy will falter and fail.  All I know is Europe ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Falklandsthese opinions are mine and mine alone

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Forgotten Modern History

In December seventy years ago the French decided they would stay in Indochina.  This set off a chain of misery which did not end when the Americans were defeated by Vietnamese communists in 1975 with the fall of Saigon. French occupation of Vietnam ended with their defeat at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954.  The Vietnamese Cambodian war then went on until 1991.

Billy Joel ~ We Didn’t Start The Fire

Please listen responsibly.

Perhaps we should all learn a little more forgotten history.

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

poetry and the modern man

Back when Fred Flintsone was a boy I had to learn poetry in school.  Back then I didn’t appreciate poetry at all.  Teaching poetry to a bunch of hard, canny, North of England boys must have been a frustrating task.  We all thoughts that poets were effete, pretentious, and of doubtful sexuality.  Most of all, we thought they were ‘southerners’.

What I didn’t realise back then is the depth of thought and feeling that a good poet puts into every single word and stanza.

Adventure, history, love, lust, myths and legends, tragedy, unrequited love, war… all of these and more are to be found in poetry.  And, even a short poem evokes feelings that the longest novel cannot even begin to touch.

Thiepval

Today is November the 11th.  In 1918, on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month the guns fell silent.

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is forever England.

The Soldier  ~  Rupert Brooke

Poetry is also about love.  If you want to melt the heart of a woman try poetry.  If her heart is unmoved, then move on, because she just isn’t worth the effort.

‘Tis better to have loved and lost,

Than never to have loved at all.

Tennyson

And just to prove that a great line never dies;

Please listen responsibly.

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jackcollier7@talktalk.net

July 4th 1776

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Oddly enough, the English don’t celebrate U.S. Independence on the 4th of July.  Or perhaps, not so oddly, since it was us your forefathers wanted to be independent from.

On July 4th 1776 the 13 American colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, and thereby regarded themselves as no longer part of the British Empire.

From time to time we English have fought hard for our independence too.

Funny how people never realise just what they’ve got until it’s gone.

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flightjackcollier7@talktalk.net

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The Somme 1 July 1916 ~ 18 November 1916

Thiepval

The Soldier

If I should die, think only this of me:

That there’s some corner of a foreign field

That is for ever England.  There shall be

In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;

A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,

Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,

A body of England’s, breathing English air,

Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

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And think, this heart, all evil shed away,

A pulse in the eternal mind, no less

Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;

Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;

And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,

In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

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by Rupert Brooke

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Albert,  Bazentin Ridge,  Longueval,  Deville Wood,  High Wood,  Fromelles,  Pozières,  Guillemont, Maurepas, Ginchy, Flers-Courcelette, Morval, Gueudecourt, Lesboeufs, Le Transloy, Thiepval,  Thiepval Ridge, Ancre Heights, Hawthorn Ridge Redoubt, Grandcourt, Regina Trench.

Before the world grew mad, the Somme was a placid stream of Picardy, flowing gently through a broad and winding valley northwards to the English Channel.  It watered a country of simple beauty… Then came the pestilence.  ~  A.D. Gristwood

On July 1st 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, The British Army suffered 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed.  During the entire battle there were 419,654 British, 202,567 French, and 465,181 German casualties.

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Red_Rosejackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Multiculturalism, Radicalism, Terrorism

9-11I have personal experience of multicultural societies, both in Europe and the United States.  I don’t love multiculturalism, and I don’t like being a second-class citizen in my own country.  In England today, if you are white, christian, male, educated, straight, and financially secure, it seems that you are automatically guilty of anything and everything.  Especially you are guilty of racism.

Neither do I love open borders, uncontrolled immigration, inadequate passport checks, inadequate security checks at airports, and throwing resources at corrupt foreign regimes rather than protecting our own citizens.

The language of England is English, but sometimes you wouldn’t think so.  The language of the United States of America is also English, but sometimes you wouldn’t think so.  Across much of the civilised western world there are immigrant ethnic groups who choose to maintain their distinctive culture, making no effort to assimilate and integrate into the native culture of their host country.  This is a recipe for youth disaffection, alienation, doctrinalism, and nihilism.

Left-liberal politicians and opinion-makers have spent years tiptoeing around the disparate cultures of those who have chosen to come and live in our countries.  We produce official documents in dozens of languages to help protect ‘foreign’ cultures in the name of multiculturalism.  There has been little effort to protect the natural cultures of the English, Americans, Belgians, Swedes, and the French…

Is the civilised world going to sit back and wait for another massacre?  Or, are we going to remember what we value, what our forefathers have fought and died for, and do something to save our sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, wives….?

France is bleeding, hurting, grieving.  Who will be next?

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The West Under Threat

There is a vile and dangerous threat to the modern western world.  Those who pose this threat have no morals, ethics, or humanity.  They wish to impose their stone age version of warped ‘civilisation’ on the world by turning it into one monstrous Islamic fundamentalist caliphate.

Violence, repression, rape, mutilation, and murder is common currency to these snarling, smirking, revolting savages.  Their religion has nothing to do with their creed of indiscriminate destruction.  These dangerous, disgusting, loathsome deviants are destroying the religion they claim to follow.

BUFFHowever, there is an even more insidious danger facing Europe and the USA.  The danger is that the Civilised West will respond in kind.  (We have already had the welcome vapourisation of the Isis executioner, so-called Jihadi John.) President Obama condemns these horrific events in Paris as an ‘attack on all of humanity’.  How long before we see the BUFF’s in the air over the Middle East?

In the recent elections in Poland there has been a notable swing to the Right, with the left-liberal pro European Union elements shunned at the ballot box.  In the wake of yesterday’s horrific killings France has closed its borders.  In the UK David Prime Minister David Cameron’s chances of winning a vote to stay in the EU have taken a nose dive.  Ultra left-liberal Sweden has reimposed border controls.

And so it goes…  And all eyes turn to Germany….

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

with deepest sympathy for all those killed, hurt, and bereaved in France

The Glorious Dead

We Will Remember Them

In England, today is Remembrance Sunday when a Royal Memorial Service is held at the Cenotaph, on Whitehall in London.

Remembrance

The Queen at the Cenotaph

When the boys come back

They will not be the same;

for they’ll have fought

In a just cause

Siegfried Sassoon

Poppies

In England, a poppy is worn in remembrance.

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