“What It’s Like To Go To War”
Being Armistice (Veteran’s) Day once again, while the hollow platitudes of praise and empty gestures of ‘support’ shower down upon veterans everywhere, the Big Lie, the root of War, remains unchallenged buried deep under our national façade…!
As a Vet and an avid activist for Peace everywhere, I’d be hard pressed to top this sterling Oxford Union debate…
He’s since paid a penance for his noble efforts…
Benjamin Griffin (born 1977) is a former British SAS soldier who refused to return to Iraq and left the Army, citing not only the “illegal” tactics of United States troops and the policies of coalition forces but also that the invasion itself was contrary to international law. He expected to be court-martialled, but was instead let go with a glowing testimonial from his commanding officer. He spoke to an anti-war rally in 2008 about UK involvement in extraordinary rendition the day before he was served with an injunction preventing him from speaking publicly and from publishing material about his time in the SAS.
He is the founder of Veterans for Peace in the UK
Happy Veterans Day, y’all…!