"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."

Monday, 2 November 2009

Al Qaeda/Taliban Sympathisers Stealing Troops' Post

A warning has gone out to families of Armed Forces personnel in Afghanistan not to use Royal Mail because militant sympathetic RM workers here in the UK are stealing addresses and targeting families.

This news follows members of the services being banned from using mobile phones to call home.
Spy chiefs fear Al-Qaeda is intercepting post to troops in Afghanistan in a bid to target their families.

They say radical Muslim Royal Mail workers have stolen letters and parcels to get home addresses - which they pass on to terrorists. Now top brass have told service families not to write Iraq or Afghanistan on envelopes because they will then be handled by Royal Mail. Instead, they should use a BFPO address that would put post through the secure military mail system.

A source said: "The fear is of physical reprisals against families."

Relatives can send letters and parcels under 2kg free of charge to loved ones serving in Helmand province or the Afghan capital Kabul.

British troops there - and in Iraq - have already been banned from phoning home on their mobiles after insurgents linked to al-Qaeda were found to have hi-tech scanners that download dialled numbers.

Some terrified families were then bombarded with threatening calls and gloating messages of hate.
How about sacking these radical Muslims and prosecuting them in Court?  Or, better still, bring them all home and let them tackle the 'War on Terror' in our own backyard.  I'm sure many a soldiers' fist would like to connect with the nose of one of these workers.

Here's a link to the petition to save BFPO - now standing at 45,264 signatures.
UPDATE: 24hrs later - 45,618


  1. It's a relief to know that BFPO is still operating, I rather assumed it had been cut at some stage.

  2. It will be B - did you take a look at the petition to keep it going?

  3. I have now, thanks for the nudge.


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