Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Well, at least he is honest about it ....

A company boss has compared British soldiers to paedophiles and drug dealers after refusing a request by a recruitment service to provide jobs for former troops.
Karl Winn, 60, said he would rather 'recruit ex-drug dealers, convicts and child molesters' than employ former servicemen or women.
His comments came after he was contacted by Forces Recruitment Services and asked if he would consider taking on ex-soldiers at his net design company Webeurope.

Mr Winn, of Taunton, Somerset, wrote back: 'Personally, I'd rather recruit ex-drug dealers, convicts and even child molesters rather than consider anybody who has been in the pay of the British Government.'

'Anybody who has been in the pay of such a military force, and by their silence and complicity has condoned such illegal and immoral actions while accepting a monthly bloodstained pay-packet , certainly won't be considered for employment by us.'
'The reality for the families of their victims is that there will never be any justice, and there never will be any closure, for the loss of a son, a husband, a child, or a family member who has fallen victim to British Military personnel who are going beyond 'just doing their job'.

'Please remove us from your email list. Regards, Karl.
Winn later released a statement attempting to justify his comments.
'Ex-paedophiles and drug addicts who have been charged and paid the price for their actions deserve a chance to get on with their lives. In my opinion, military personnel who have got away with murder do not.'
'The reality from the north of Ireland, to Afghanistan and Iraq, is that the perpetrators of such atrocities will always be free to get on with their lives, safe in the knowledge that the policy of the British Government is to ensure their protection from prosecution.'
'I will therefore continue with my blanket ban on employing ex-military personnel. I understand this will affect innocent as well as guilty people.'
He is not alone in this thoughts. People like that vote too.

At one point or another - either through ourselves or our spouses, I think most of us have run into this attitude. The smug and historically myopic. They get shot last, I guess.


jim_in_fla said...

The name of his enterprise gives us a clue to his mindset,.......... Web"europe".

Byron said...

Many bad words...many, many bad words. I'll be forwarding this to a friend of mine in England, perhaps Mick can ride over there and adjust his attitude.

Anonymous said...

The next time the British Government decides to downsize and disband a Regiment, we should offer them a home here.  Let them keep their traditions and organization, but give them some land, citizenship and our equipment and let them fight for people who care.

surfcaster said...

I would love not to do business with Web Europe, or any organization that feels that way. My business would happily go to someone else. Hope his customers pull their wallet from where his mouth is. Ahh, the Free Market can ride again.

UltimaRatioRegis said...

Karl Winn? I thought it was Dick Durbin....

Grumpy Old Ham said...

Well, let's see what we have here...

DNS request timed out.
Default Server:  vnsc-pri-dsl.genuity.net

> server
Default Server:  resolver1.opendns.com

> www.webeurope.co.uk
Server:  resolver1.opendns.com

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:    www.webeurope.co.uk

That's a purty nice Class A ISP ya got there doin' your hosting, Mr Winn.  Sure would be a shame if something untoward happened to it, you know?


MR T's Haircut said...

Socialist play to mock the military and criminalize the soldier.  Makes them seem like equivlant to criminals and then no one wants to support..


WESTPAC Warrior said...

Yes, unfortunately they do get shot last.  In an odd way it is comforting to know there are societies open enough for morons like this to have a moment in the sun to spew their bile.  Of course those places are guarded by a few brave men with guns that ensure they have the ability to spout and vomit on those who provide the very freedom in which they wallow.  Scumbags.

mark said...

Ouch, that is a horrible comment to make, given that this man?  person?  has lived in a country, made and kept free through the blood of his countrymen and women.  My grandparents worked throughout the blitz, my dad survived same as a child and went on to serve in Korea, Should we all just lie back on on our asses and say; "screw you"?  I think not, and I'm pretty sure the grandparents wouldn't either.  Bugger off is what I say.

ewok40k said...

le sigh... he calls military criminals, unaware of foes that would raze his town and killed his family simply because they happen to be in the place and because they are who they are. I don't even pity the fool, as does MTH, I think he doesnt deserve it.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how Karl Winn would feel if he were to have a son come home in a coffin draped in the Union Jack? After all, his son might not have been brain-washed like him and might actually have a backbone.
This is yet another case of an imbecile who confuses the soldier with the politician. And ironically it's the soldier who preserves his freedom of speech - utter bile even though it is.

Chris said...

Traitors like that are in a small minority to be honest, self-hating scumbag who should be just ignored.

Byron said...

My friend Mick's response (who's boy returned from 'stan in November) :

That guy needs hanging. I wouldn't even waste my time replying to that arsehole. Yet another f**k-dope who confuses the soldier with the polician. Ironically, it's the soldier who preserves his freedom of speech and that's how he repays them! grrrrgh!!!
Peace out brother and may your God be with you

That's a real Briton. Flies the Union Jack one week, the US flag the next.

Old NFO said...

These people don't just vote, they get elected.  The smart ones just don't publicize their views.   Check around the Capitol sometime.