No doubt he will be recognised as a true hero, courageous soldier, a loving son, a person willing to give his life for the greater good and a perfect gentleman by everyone who met him.
The prime minister Julia Gillard will adopt a sombre moaning voice while praising a young man she never knew or cared about before this and previous governments, sent him to war.
Jamie Larcombe is the second soldier killed in Afganistan in a matter of weeks attached to the Brisbane based 6th Royal Australian regiment.
Lets be totaly frank here, Julia Gillard ,Tony Abbot or Angus Houston, the chief of the Australian Defence Forces, wouldn’t have known Jamie Larcombe from their left elbow before his death but are obliged by the media to say only good words now that he is dead.
Remember it was the blatant lies of politicians that led us to invade sovereign countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan in the first place.
Politicians have no right whatever to attend the funerals of dead soldiers, after all they sent them to their untimely deaths in the first place.
Surely they remember the enormous defeat of the Soviet army in Afghanistan in the 80s, an inglorious defeat of a mighty army that was destined to failure from the beginning. At least the mighty Soviet army admitted its failures and withdrew before it was decimated, and more ‘heroes” or innocent civilians killed.
The Soviet government set up a war monument in Ekaterinberg in Siberia lauding the bravery of the Afghanistani soldiers and the deaths of innocent victims in a war they admit was brutal, unjustified and unwinnable.
Jamie Larcombe was killed along with his Afghani interpreter in whats descibed as a fierce gun fight with “insurgents” but we are yet to hear a dicky bird about this unknown Afghani, no name, no words of condolence to his family, but if you take into account that 20,000 innocent Afghanis die each year at the hands of invading armies it makes sense that these innocent civilians are not named nor even made heroes in the same image of our soldiers.
No politicians saying good words, no tears or wringing of hands, no pageantry, no words of condolence to the family. Just Dead.
This is an unwinnable war and there will be many more casualties so we should get used to the fact that many more soldiers and even more civilians will be killed before we hold the politicians accountable.
Politicians send these young soldiers to their death so they have no right to mourn at their funerals.