A number of protest posters have appeared all over London that accuse serving members of the Royal Navy of being SUICIDE BOMBERS.
The posters that have been plastered all over the Capital’s bus stops have even used official Royal Navy branding, logos and their website address, along with the recruitment-style headline BECOME A SUICIDE BOMBER.
One sick poster said: ‘The crew of our nuclear submarines are on a suicide mission. To launch their missiles means death is certain, not just for them, but for the millions of innocent people those bombs will obliterate, and for the rest of us too.’
According to a report in The Telegraph, the posters were commissioned by the Special Patrol Group as a protest against the United Kingdom’s policy towards carrying nuclear weapons.
Artist Darren Cullen added: ‘We see terrorist suicide bombers as depraved, which they undoubtedly are, but we don’t see our own depravity in building and operating nuclear suicide bombs that have the potential to murder millions and end human civilisation in the space of an afternoon.’
However, Transport for London have confirmed that the posters are an example of illegal fly posting, and a number of people have said that they ‘protest’ is actually an insult to the brave servicemen and women who regularly risk their lives while serving in the Navy.
NavyLookout described the posters as ‘gross, childish distorted propaganda and insult to brave servicemen,’ adding: ‘Whatever your views on Trident no one is laughing at a sick ad that says ‘become a suicide bomber.’
The artist has also said that he has had messages of support from people who agree with his view that the British government shouldn’t be paying for a nuclear defence programme.
However, we think that our boys and girls on the front line at sea would feel insulted, especially as images of their fellow colleagues are used in an attempt to attack the government as a whole.
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