The Shameful Way The British Army Supports It's Troops ...
We recently wrote regarding the terrible treatment some American soldiers have suffered (and in certain cases still are), courtesy of their own country's army.
Well, surprise, surprise; similarly sickening and equally shameful stories of British soldiers' suffering at the hands of the British Army have suddenly surfaced in the press.
Here's an example as seen in the Sunday Mirror.
4 February 2007And that's not all -- nor, it seems, is it anything new.
EXCLUSIVE : INJURED TROOPS SCANDAL
By Kate Mansey
A YOUNG woman soldier has told how she was left homeless and abandoned by the Army after suffering a mental breakdown following a tour of duty in Iraq.
Private Shirley Lumley, 23, was severely traumatised by a rocket blitz on her barracks. The attack shook the room where she was sleeping and seriously injured two of her comrades.
On her return to the UK she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and agoraphobia, and was unable to work. She also became pregnant, but miscarried.
Now she claims the Army failed to help her in any way.
The revelation comes after a Sunday Mirror investigation revealed thousands of soldiers who put their lives on the line have been left without pensions or adequate medical care.
Wounded Brit soldiers being handed 'the shitty end of the stick' by their bosses looks to be a long standing practice.
Witness what happened to another 'war surplus', wounded soldier from Gulf War 1.
DAVE Corrigan, a TA soldier injured in the first Iraq war in 1991, claims he had to hitchhike 200 miles home from the RAF base in Bucks where the Army left him on his return to the UK.
We wonder why British politicians haven't insisted that the British Army should support their own troops?
Couldn't be just another clear-cut case of cold blooded ''cos it ain't cost effective' crap -- could it?
Or that they simply could not care less?
Our preceding three questions, of course, are completely rhetorical.
But we both bet you knew that.