At the time of writing, news about the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich in South East London is still coming in. He was run down with a car, stabbed and slashed to death with knives and machetes, and there was even an attempt to decapitate him
The two Godless savages responsible - Muslims with twisted interpretations of the Koran -were shot, but fortunately not killed, by police. Fortunately?
To find any good news in a case as dreadful as this murder is hard. We can hope, for example, that the two bastards are crippled for life. But there is something else which might offer some consolation
Unfortunately, there are quite a few ex-military men in our prisons. Like so many survivors of wars long before their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some are there because they could not cope with the comparative normality of civilian life or because they suffer from ongoing trauma or marriage failures or similar emotional upsets
The two killers openly bragged to eye witnesses - who even filmed them - that they were acting out of revenge for fellow Muslims killed by British troops fighting the Taliban and others
That the bastards who murdered the soldier will go to prison themselves is a simple matter of procedure. That they will not exactly be treated with feelings of love and warmth by the squaddies already there is similarly predictable. May their lives be a living hell