Royal Marines medals and march

THOUSANDS of people preparing to watch local Royal Marines march through Taunton tomorrow are hoping the weather forecasters have got it wrong.

Members of 40 Commando are taking part in their homecoming parade following six months in Afghanistan with a march through the town centre - and it's predicted to be wet and windy.

The march sets off from Station Road at 11am, making its way to the town centre, where an inspection will take place.

Afterwards, the Marines and their families will enjoy a private fun afternoon at the County Ground.

Today the troops are receving their campaign medals at a ceremony at their Norton Manor Camp base.

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4:17pm Wed 17 Nov 10

karlwinn says...

Instead of blindly "supporting" British troops in Iraq, it's about time the British media devoted as much coverage to the innocent victims of this so called "war" - the Iraqi people, and began to ask the deeper question of why British and US troops are in that region.

The people of Iraq did not ask for their country to be invaded, and they do not want British and US troops in the country - some people would even point out that under international law they have a legal right to use force to expel foreign troops from their homeland.

As with almost every war the British Army has been involved in for the last 400 years it has had absolutely nothing to do with defending "freedom and democracy" but everything to do with furthering the interests of the financial elite, and in the case of the invasion of Iraq it has all been about the control of oil.

It may be hard for the parents, wives, and children of British troops who have been killed in Iraq to know that their loved ones died for US oil profits but this is the reality.

Instead of all of this blind flag waving jingoism it's about time we as a nation had the honesty to admit that the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan was illegal, and that British troops have no legal or moral legitimacy to be there - until we do that our "support" for British troops is both hypocritical and meaningless.

Karl Winn

www.britisharmykilli
ngs.org.uk
Instead of blindly "supporting" British troops in Iraq, it's about time the British media devoted as much coverage to the innocent victims of this so called "war" - the Iraqi people, and began to ask the deeper question of why British and US troops are in that region. The people of Iraq did not ask for their country to be invaded, and they do not want British and US troops in the country - some people would even point out that under international law they have a legal right to use force to expel foreign troops from their homeland. As with almost every war the British Army has been involved in for the last 400 years it has had absolutely nothing to do with defending "freedom and democracy" but everything to do with furthering the interests of the financial elite, and in the case of the invasion of Iraq it has all been about the control of oil. It may be hard for the parents, wives, and children of British troops who have been killed in Iraq to know that their loved ones died for US oil profits but this is the reality. Instead of all of this blind flag waving jingoism it's about time we as a nation had the honesty to admit that the invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan was illegal, and that British troops have no legal or moral legitimacy to be there - until we do that our "support" for British troops is both hypocritical and meaningless. Karl Winn www.britisharmykilli ngs.org.uk karlwinn

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