Over the last several days people have been able to absorb the government inspired destruction of our once greatly admired military machine. The army, although not our most senior service has been decimated by those they would most protect.
Surely, our politicians no matter how corrupt or incompetent would never betray their people and the military. There has never been any historical precedent for such an act has there?
In 451 the barbarian invasion of Attila the Hun was defeated by a combined force of Roman troops and Visigoth allies. The great Roman General FlaviusAetius was the commander who saved Europe from the destruction of the Hun.
John Gibbon referred to him as the last great Roman.
Flavius was assassinated by Valentinian III the Roman Emperor, assisted by the chamberlain Heraclius and the Senator Petronius Maximus.
Edward Gibbon quotes Sidonius Apollinaris with the famous observation, "I am ignorant, sir, of your motives or provocations; I only know that you have acted like a man who has cut off his right hand with his left."
Such is the nature of betrayal, which is such a feature of modern politics and in some cases Nationalist organisations have sought to emulate it.
Valentinian III was in his turn assassinated together with his co-conspirators while the soldiers who guarded him, former soldiers of Flavius stood by and watched.
Valentinian III, Cameron, Clegg and the people of power including all those who do not feature here should take note that historical precedent dictates that what goes around comes around.
Those in the military should take note that no matter how dedicated their service, no matter how painful their sacrifice, they in turn suffer the stab of betrayal.
Those in power should take note that having suffered the stab of betrayal or the death of a thousand cuts. Do not be surprised when the soldiers stand idle while the Muslim invader or the people of this nation tear them limb from limb.