"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 10 July 2009

Two More Graphics

This from Grumpy Old Twat

and this from Rogue Gunner

The Bloodiest Day: Five more troops have died today. 15 British service personnel have now died in Afghanistan in the last 10 days. The deaths bring the British toll in Afghanistan to 184, five more than the total killed in Iraq during the six years that British forces operated there.


  1. Just why are our troops in Afghanistan, really? What's the point?

    The wars have bankrupted the west.

  2. According to a comment on my blog, we are wrong to call for withdrawal. Bloody socialists. I'm with VotR.

  3. Maybe we can replace the troops in Afghanistan with those people who believe the troops should be there ...

  4. We need them out now. History has shown that Afghanistan is a tribal hell-hole and will never be pacified.

    I say we leave it to the Pakistanis to sort it out. It's near their turf.

    If it goes pearshaped - nuke it from orbit. Only way to be sure.

  5. I'm beginning to think we're there to guard the poppy crop and the mineral and oil deposits, VotR. If only we could send out all the post-1997 Defence Ministers and Civil Service wallahs to fight using the same equipment and having the same levels of protection - then they might change their minds about funding priorities. You're right, Afghanistan is a tribal hellhole and will never be 'westernised'.

  6. Of course, if we had proper border controls in this country, then we'd not have to send our troops abroad to defend us.

  7. Exactly C - and if we prosecuted those extremists in the mosques we'd start making inroads into the problem. Combating home-grown terrorism starts at home.


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