most people in the armed services today have not killed anyone. The "authorities" that instruct the armed forces are elected by British voters, presumably including yourself.
Oh I voted, not for war though, that decision was taken without any consultation with the country. It was done on a pure lie fed to the authority by those with other interests in the region.
No sensible person would claim that the British armed forces have killed "millions". Most estimates in Iraq range between 100,000-150,000, including insurgents, Iraqi security forces and civilians. Most deaths in Iraq resulted from violence amongst Iraqi groups.
Casualties in Iraq:
Iraqi troops killed 30,000
Iraqi troops seriously injured 90,000
Iraqi civilians killed 864,531
Iraqi civilians seriously injured 1,556,156
Casualties in Afghanistan:
Afghan troops killed 8,587
Afghan troops seriously injured 25,761
Afghan civilians killed 8,813
Afghan civilians seriously injured 15,863
At least 919,967 people have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since the U.S. and coalition attacks, based on lowest credible estimates.
Few people would claim that the Iraq war was about securing our freedoms. However, it's not inconceivable that in the short to medium term very real threats to our freedoms [perhaps from China or Russia] may arise. That is when you will be glad we have armed forces.
Conjecture based twaddle designed to play to fear of invisible enemies. Cold war hysteria at its worst.
Perhaps had you been around then you would have made the same comments about the armed forces being an oppressive imperial force [and this would be far truer then than now].
Different eras and VERY different forms of conflict. The opposition to fascism only truly occurred when there was the risk that Hitler would move on from Poland to the UK, fascism it appears was ok until it threatened 'our' freedoms, it was acceptable when being imposed on the Austrians. Had there been a stronger collected opposition to the anschluss then the situation in Europe could have been a lot different. Hitler was strangely quite popular amongst the upper-classes in the UK, many of whom were rather sympathetic to his beliefs.