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The UK system is broken when they cannot find a way to keep this warrior in service.
1 posted on 11/12/2012 11:12:56 AM PST by marktwain
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That’s it, keep on demonizing your willing protectors and you will find that they aren’t willing anymore.


2 posted on 11/12/2012 11:19:36 AM PST by The Working Man
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Sgt Nightingale's lawyer said his client had planned to deny illegal possession of a firearm but changed his plea to guilty when warned he could face a five-year sentence if convicted.

That's the real problem here. The fact that a jury would convict a war hero speaks to a larger social problem.

Coming soon to America!

3 posted on 11/12/2012 11:20:15 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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It is not for an American to offer unsolicited advice to the British Crown. But were anyone to ask this Ohioan for his thoughts on what should have been done: The Royal Pardon & Letter of commendation to the Sgt. would have been on its way by special courier, before the media was even able to report the above.

Britain is no longer in touch with her roots, history or ideals. But then neither is ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt or China. The death of a civilization is terribly poignant.

William Flax

4 posted on 11/12/2012 11:22:40 AM PST by Ohioan
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For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot.


5 posted on 11/12/2012 11:26:12 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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Sickening.

This is how the British government (and sadly, our government to a similar extent) thanks those who have given so much for us.

7 posted on 11/12/2012 11:33:27 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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Burn, Britannia, burn, on the funeral pyre of your empire. Formerly-Great Britain is now nothing but an Islamic proxy state filled with dhimmis.


8 posted on 11/12/2012 11:36:29 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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“A working 9mm Glock handgun, given to him after he trained a counterterrorism force in 2007, was found in his home by police last year.”

Why were they in his house in the first place? Were they specifically looking for the Glock or were they there for some other reason?

Enquiring minds want to know.


9 posted on 11/12/2012 11:37:45 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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There was a time when Englishmen were required to have arms and bring them out at the King's orders for inspection.

The nobles had arms and armor.

The average freeman,
The weapon could be a rake, scythe, hoe, spear, sword or longbow and arrows.

How far the English have fallen into servitude.

10 posted on 11/12/2012 11:42:56 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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do you find this odd, crazy, ridiculous?

Lift your head and look around you.

Think about the changes coming in America, with Obama’s power unchecked.

Oh,....”The House”, you say, “He’s not “unchecked”!

Watch and see......


11 posted on 11/12/2012 11:53:27 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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He’s a sniper. He likely has a price on his head, lives in a country that has the significant possibility of Jihadi agents wandering around in it, and has a family to protect.

I’d have ‘forgotten’ some iron, too.


12 posted on 11/12/2012 11:56:37 AM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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Can the Queen or the Prime Minister issue a pardon?
If so, why hasn’t it been issued already?
This SAS serviceman is an exemplary model of what should be good for Britain.


13 posted on 11/12/2012 12:23:10 PM PST by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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Liberals deliberately and willfully want guns to stay in the hands of criminals, while they take them away from honest, law-abiding people.
Just so the criminals can walk in and take whatever they want. A little “redistribution of wealth.”


15 posted on 11/12/2012 12:26:47 PM PST by I want the USA back
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His team should liberate him if they don’t wise up. Never grab a tiger by the tail unless you have a plan to deal with its teeth.


16 posted on 11/12/2012 12:31:43 PM PST by BlueStateMadness (Two commonly violated premises: you can save people from themselves, and the free lunch myth)
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Obama’s vision for the United States. Coming to a locale near you.
17 posted on 11/12/2012 12:41:36 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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Put a fork in Eurabia: it’s done.

Visit now, before the great cathedrals are all mosques.


19 posted on 11/12/2012 12:59:05 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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What is that song Savage used to play all the time, their is no England anymore...

Tangent to this, I spoke with my auto gnome about a week ago in regards to the labor shift in Europe to Spain because it is cheaper. The gnome then noted, other than "Kit Cars" and boutique manufacturers England doesn't have domestic automobile production anymore.

In fact, the gnome went so far as to say given the slide since WWII ( and all the things Hayek warned them about) their thesis is they actually never recovered from WWII.

I believe this fixation with gun control came in the 60's and I know one brilliant Brit Inventor that left because of it and it was to expensive to fly as a hobby.

Sadly, they are now trying to politically castrate this SAS mountain of a man on the altar of political correctness....

Savage is right, their is no England anymore...

22 posted on 11/12/2012 1:13:16 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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Lots of questions raised by this very brief report, and also by some of the comments, which draw very wide conclusions from very sketchy evidence.

In no particular order

What punishment, if any, would a US soldier expect for keeping a service-issue weapon at home without authorisation?

If this man's Unit was searching for a missing weapon, you would expect it to have been the Military Police which searched the house. Yet the article just says 'police', which implies the civilian police. If that's the case, on what grounds did they obtain a search warrant? Were they searching for something else, and came across the gun by accident? If so, what were they looking for? And would that imply that until that time his Unit didn't know the gun was missing? If not, why not?

Finally, doesn't it rather stretch credulity that a senior Special Forces sergeant could simply 'forget' where one of his weapons was?

40 posted on 11/13/2012 8:13:17 AM PST by Winniesboy
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