The BBC have been fast to slam war hero Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely for muttering at 'boring' events. The same BBC who have slavishly protected paedophile Jimmi Savile for a generation. Sir John was my overall commander in Bosnia in 1996/1997; the NATO chief in charge of what was called MND SW - Multi National Division South West; the Brit area of operations (and Dutch, although no-one in Bosnia/NATO ever speaks of their role after Srebrenica.)
General Kiszely seemed a square-away guy, a Bill Clinton of bosses. I saw him land on our helipad at Gornji Vakuf and again at some bridge for a pressing of hands event with the mayor at some bridge the Gurkha Engineers had built (wooden). I even steamed in to some of their famous curry - for once without the goat bones because a big boss was eating. Still streets ahead of the Brit food, lads!
I thought the guy was squared away then, pre-Google- and googling him I hear he led a company level bayonet attack against the Argentinians on Tumbledown. Now that's a hero in my book.
I'll write the first line of this blog again, with a small amendment: The BBC have been fast to slam war hero Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely for muttering at 'boring' events, allegedly - according to them - turning them into corporate shindigs. But bear in mind: The BBC spiked a Newsnight story into the child rapist Jimmy Savile. The big question is - who calls the shots with the clowns at the BBC? They slag off a war hero, then ignore internal complaints of child rape? Ahoy - BBC - we're watching you guys. And when we find you lacking; we'll be onto you!
During the war these guys were the epitomy of truth. Now they're a nest of socialists and paedophiles.