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RECEIVED EMAIL..A YOUTUBE CLIP OF `WAR GRAVES'. WORDING AND CONTENT HAS COME

FROM ORIGINATOR OF MESSAGE AND NOT A MEMBER OF WFRA (posted on here on 18th April 2013)

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A view of our peaceful Muslim friends who we helped free from persecution from

Colonel Gadhafi, this is obviously their way of saying thanks.


WW II - British Military Cemetery in Libya.

Every time a joke and or cartoon is made about the Koran, the whole
world turns upside down...!! and we are all called racists!!!!!!!!

However they appear to do what ever they like and no one says
anything...and the majority of people remain SILENT.

 

See this video whilst it's available and before it is removed !!!

http://www.youtube.com/embed/RtgbvotqVFE?rel=0

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   (JUST TRIED TO WATCH THIS AND IT DID NOT RUN , NOW BLOCKED.

BUT WHEN TIME SLIDE MOVED ALONG AT BOTTOM OF SCREEN, SMALLER PICTURES CAME UP....N  )

Below is reply from WGC same day! 18th April 2013

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Dear Mr Fish
Thank you for contacting us today.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission was deeply shocked and saddened by the incidents of

vandalism that took place in Benghazi War Cemetery and Benghazi Military Cemetery in February 2012.  224

headstones were damaged or destroyed in the war cemetery and the Cross of Sacrifice monument was

damaged. A further 129 headstones were damaged in the military cemetery.
 

The Commission expressed its views on the acts to the Libyan authorities in the strongest possible terms and

received their full support. Both the British and Australian governments also raised the matter at the

highest diplomatic levels. The Commission has since focused its efforts on the renovation of the cemetery

and the safety of our staff.
 

Soon after the attacks, the damage in both cemeteries was cleared and subsequently, temporary markers were

placed above all the graves whose headstones were damaged. The security situation in Libya remains

difficult but nevertheless, work at Benghazi War Cemetery will resume as soon as the situation improves

and regular inspections will continue. When the situation permits, we will restore the cemetery to a

standard befitting the sacrifice of these men.
I hope this information is of assistance to the enquiry

received from a member of your association. We appreciate their interest and concern.
 

Yours sincerely

Sarah Quinn (Mrs)
Enquiries Administrator

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 507200  |  Facsimile: +44 (0) 1628 771208  |  Website: www.cwgc.org

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 AT THE REQUEST OF BILL GOULD

SATURDAY, 21 JULY 2012

"Isimeli , known as 'Bale' to his friends, is facing deportation from the UK after serving 13 years with the British Armed Forces. Bale is a foreign

and commonwealth soldier from Fiji who was recruited by the MOD when he was 18. He has served in 5 operational tours including

Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. His wife Kim is British and they have two young children a boy of 3 and a girl of 6;

both British. Bale voluntarily discharged from the Armed Forces on June 15th 2012 in order to provide stability for his family. He applied

for British Citizenship in March while still a serving soldier. This was advised to him by MOD personnel because he had served 13 years

and had a British wife and children. This was refused on 28/06/2012 by UKBA, Bale sent an 'appeal for review' but recieved a letter from

UKBA on 14/07/2012 stating he had until 9th August 2012 to leave the country. Under changes made to the Rehabilitation of Offenders

Act 1973 (ROA) in 2010 disciplinary offences dealt with at the Commanding Officer's discretion can now be equated to a criminal

conviction. Bale was fined in 2011 by his Commanding Officer for fighting with another soldier who instigated the fight. There was no

police involvement, no trial, no defence and nor was it impartial. Bale did not know he was being charged with a criminal conviction.

He believed this was an 'in-house' disciplinary offence only. He has no criminal record, this offence is only on his military record. There

was no court martial. He has now appealed the conviction. Under the changes made to ROA in 2010 Bale is now defined as a criminal by

the Home Office and of not good character to become a British citizen or apply for indefinite leave to remain. This is devastating for

him and his family. It is a breach of Article 6 of the Human Rights Act (1998) and Armed Forces Covenant (2011). It is also inherently

racist because the changes made will have no impact on his British Armed Forces colleagues because these military offences are not

held on a criminal record. This change only has implications to immigration Law and Policy. The family believe the law and policy is

discriminative. The Home Office has been using this 'Law' to deport Foreign and Commonwealth soldiers who have been medically

discharged as well. This is a disgrace and immoral!" Please show your support for Bale and his family by contacting your MP, their

lives, obviously,

are in turmoil. Bale has been told he has until the 9th August 2012 to leave the Country.
POSTED BY DAVID MILLS AT 07:48 0 COMMENTS

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