Sunday, 22 August 2010

Iraqi Bombs, Paedophiles, Tony Blair and Happy Marriage

This morning me and Mrs FC had a "debate."

I won't say argument because after 5 years of wedded bliss we don't argue [we've been married much longer, but 5 were blissful ;-)].

So what would cause us to disagree?

We were watching an interview with Kevin Ivison, a former bomb disposal expert who worked in Iraq with the British Army. In his book 'Red One: A Bomb Disposal Expert on the Front Line' he explains his work and the shortcomings of the British Army.

Here's a synopsis from Waterstones:

This is the gripping true story of a young bomb disposal officer and his terrifying experiences in Iraq facing daily rocket attacks and terrorist bombs. When two of his colleagues are killed by a roadside bomb, Kevin Ivison is called in to defuse a second even deadlier bomb just a hundred yards from the bodies of his friends. To make things worse, the entire area is under fire from snipers, and a crowd of angry Iraqis have begun to hurl petrol bombs...With little chance of living through this impossible task, Kevin leaves final messages for his loved ones and sets out alone towards the bomb that he is sure will be the last thing he sees. In this gut-wrenching tale of heroism and survival, Kevin Ivison explains why he chose to be a bomb disposal expert in the first place, how he found the courage to face his death, and the unendurable stress that has given him nightmares ever since.

Whilst watching this brave man being interviewed Mrs FC revealed her radical side when she said that paedophiles should be taken out of prison, sent to war zones and made to clear the bombs.

I interjected that it should be Tony Blair and the other warmongers who were made to do bomb disposal.

There was a distinct frostiness in the air as I put the jam on my toast and stirred my tea.

Then I rescued the situation by telling Mrs FC about how Neo Cons in America were already demanding Obama should attack Iran and how Hans Blix (former UN Weapons Inspector) was saying how ridiculous this was in the shadow of an illegal war over non-existent WMDs.

She concurred, and wedded bliss reigned once more in Le Maison Degrelle.

A lesson for all you newlywed youngsters methinks.



Anonymous said...

The great paradox is that the brave bomb disposal men hold the fate of their comrades in their hands and although it may not seem like it, the work these heroes undertake takes a higher form of intelligence and calculated minds, unfortunately paedos/politicians would only serve to not only blow their own sorry arses to kingdom come but also would render casualties amongst the ranks.

Glad you and mrs fc have made up, always the best bit of how's yer father after a right good row I find!

Anonymous said...

then clear everyone away and send in the paedos/warmongers.

then if they cut the wrong wire they only blow themselves to bits.

Anonymous said...

Don't know too much about IED's do you 'mister clever'

Anonymous said...

oh yawn. you have probably dismantled 100s. get a life.

Anonymous said...

"Don't know too much about IED's do you 'mister clever'"

--dont you haveanything else to do.

Anonymous said...

Unlike you, I have quite an ecclectic mix of colleagues and don't sit around 'preaching to the converted'

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