Oh dear! The title was tongue in cheek. The idea was just to show you all some photos of army ribs in action, not to start a debale about the Gulf War...
I'm sorry that this thread has ended up this way. My idea was just to show a RIB in action.
My friend, who is in the TA, as I said before served as a regular captain in the previous Gulf war and as a TA captain this time. He is a first class chap and has spent his working life serving his country, which he also does in his full time occupation as a SOCO. I am glad that I did not ask him to look at this thread.
He has put HIS life on the line on many occasions so that WE can all be free to express our own opinions.
Please...look at the RIB and forget the politics.