AIBU, the miltery awards on ITV

(253 Posts)
RoseRedder Mon 16-Dec-13 21:01:47

AIBU?

I think this is wrong

The 'wars' these men/women have been in are all made up wars by the UK and USA government

And now there is a tv programme giving them celebrity status

I don't doubt the people of will be nominated will have gone out their way to aid their colleagues

But turning war into a tv programme is beyond sick

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 16-Dec-13 21:02:23

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DoYouLikeMyBaubles Mon 16-Dec-13 21:03:31

biscuit

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Mon 16-Dec-13 21:04:42

YABU for not even trying to spell military properly.

KringleCandleLover Mon 16-Dec-13 21:05:29

Aibu to ask why you can't spell?

thebody Mon 16-Dec-13 21:05:42

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KringleCandleLover Mon 16-Dec-13 21:06:25

X post.

wannakillem Mon 16-Dec-13 21:06:58

Seriously????? I take it that some of the injuries are also made up then?

Armed forces personnel don't get to choose where they are sent.

Be grateful that there are those willing to serve, you obviously wouldn't.

TheNightIsDark Mon 16-Dec-13 21:07:42

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Twighlightsparkle Mon 16-Dec-13 21:07:45

I must admit , I feel a bit like well, no one forces em to be in the military, there's no law in this country that people have to join up.

I've always felt a bit weird about the heroes thing.

farrowandbawlbauls Mon 16-Dec-13 21:08:24

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RoseRedder Mon 16-Dec-13 21:08:33

no Kringle ask away

I have never been able to spell

The reasons for this? Some would call be dyselxtic , personally I think it's just because I can't spell.......I am a bad speller, that doesn't make me a bad person

DoYouLikeMyBaubles Mon 16-Dec-13 21:09:05

My friend is abroad helping civilians rebuild their homes that were destroyed by rebels.

He is also teaching them how to be safe and protect themselves.

He deserves recognition in my eyes.

TheNightIsDark Mon 16-Dec-13 21:10:20

Spelling doesn't make you a bad person. Slagging off people who put their lives on the line to help people have a semi decent chance at a future does.

LtEveDallas Mon 16-Dec-13 21:11:33

Meh, so don't watch it. The General public nominate for all bar one of the awards, so it seems a lot of people don't agree with you.

batteryhen Mon 16-Dec-13 21:12:16

I knew there would be a thread about this. If you don't like it, don't watch it.

IamInvisible Mon 16-Dec-13 21:12:18

People in the Military didn't ask for this award ceremony, The Sun started it, Here.

You are not obliged to watch it, you can turn over or turn it off.

RoseRedder Mon 16-Dec-13 21:12:35

wow

ok I'll fuck off then

Personally I don't agree with government sponpership wars

BUt I must be the one in the wrong

Sidge Mon 16-Dec-13 21:13:27

The award I've just watched was for a woman in the Search and Rescue team that saved the life of a civilian fisherman. Nothing to do with war at all.

MissMarplesBloomers Mon 16-Dec-13 21:14:15

As a trivial aside what HAS la Holden done to her face???

TheNightIsDark Mon 16-Dec-13 21:15:53

All wars have been started by those in chance. Did the English want to invade France in 1415 (?) , no. But Henry V wanted a dual monarchy so they did.

It's a bloody brave job to do. Saying its wrong to call them heroes would be like saying firefighters shouldn't be called heroes as they choose to run into burning buildings.

TheNightIsDark Mon 16-Dec-13 21:16:04

Charge not chance.

I agree with you OP.

thebody Mon 16-Dec-13 21:18:37

missmarple totally agree, spoiling herself.

Rose don't strop. you asked aibu and most posters say yes. don't ask if you don't like.

Mitchy1nge Mon 16-Dec-13 21:21:54

all made up wars by the UK and USA government

op you are so funny, you should sign up for the Boer war immediately, or the franco prussian or the gallic wars, they were not made up, or the 100 years war or the wars of the roses? they can't have been made up, Shakespeare wrote about them

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