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Old 07-30-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Default Soldier takes war protest to PM

Finally! A case of the troops speaking out against the war.

'A serving British soldier who is refusing to return to Afghanistan will deliver a letter to the Prime Minister protesting against the conflict.

L/Cpl Joe Glenton of the Royal Logistic Corps will say in his letter that the commitment and dedication of British troops was being "misused".

The Yorkshire soldier is facing a preliminary court martial after saying he would not return to Afghanistan.

L/Cpl Glenton will deliver the letter to 10 Downing Street on Thursday.

'Significant moment'

He will claim the war in Afghanistan was being fought in the interests of the United States' foreign policy.

L/Cpl Glenton is believed to be the first serving soldier to speak out against the government's policy.


There is a lot of dissatisfaction and discontent among the armed forces

Chris Nineham
Stop The War Coalition
He has already served in Afghanistan and was due to return, but he refused and is currently on leave.

He is facing a preliminary court martial hearing in Oxfordshire next week.

Chris Nineham of the Stop The War Coalition said it was a "very significant moment" in the campaign against the Afghanistan conflict.

He said: "There is no question there is a lot of dissatisfaction and discontent among the armed forces about Britain's involvement in Afghanistan and L/Cpl Glenton is the first serving soldier to express these views."

Since the war in Afghanistan began eight years ago, 191 UK service personnel have died. '

Just for you Seashore - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8175658.stm
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:33 PM   #2
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Well that is certainly worth reading.

Thanks so much for the post. We are winning
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