44 reasons why the FM is correct to speak against war as a vanity project with ‘broken faimlies’ the cost

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18 of the 19 who have died in Iraq

In 2003, Alex Salmond, then leader of the SNP, spoke frequently against the Iraq War and pointed to the vanity of PM Tony Blair as he casually threw away lives in pursuit of his career and bowed to the pressure a US president in need of a boost for his fading popularity. Now we have the even more self-centred and weak Boris Johnson unable to resist the pressure of the current US President.

According to BBC sources, 19 Scots military personnel have died in Iraq and 25 have died in Afghanistan

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-36714221

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-10629358

So, the current FM is correct to speak out against this possible war, if only to prevent the loss of more young Scots in a war for nothing. Of course, the many more deaths of civilians at the hands of Scots is an even more powerful reason. The words of Hamish Henderson say it for us:

Nae mair will our bonnie callants
Merch tae war when oor braggarts crousely craw
Nor wee weans frae pitheid an clachan
Murn the ships sailin doun the Broomielaw
Broken faimlies in lands we’ve hairriet
Will curse Scotland the Brave nae mair, nae mair
Black an white ane-til-ither mairriet
Mak the vile barracks o thair maisters bare

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

3 thoughts on “44 reasons why the FM is correct to speak against war as a vanity project with ‘broken faimlies’ the cost

  1. It could be very likely that Johnston will re-introduce national service , he will have no qualms if he is told by his big american brother to get more boots on the ground , let’s hope we are independent by then as the scots are the cannon fodder the english like to use ! .

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