"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."

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Proof That Afghan Police Infiltrated

News is coming in that five soldiers  in Helmand have been shot dead by a 'rogue' Afghan policeman.  Three were from the Grenadier Guards and two were RMP. They were training the Afghans when the gunman turned on them and then ran away.

This terrible incident, coming on top of the fraudulent election, will add weight to ex-Minister Kim Howell's call for a phased withdrawal. 
"It would be better to bring home the great majority of our fighting men and women and concentrate, instead, on using the money saved to secure our own borders, gather intelligence on terrorist activities inside Britain."
Apparently this is the third such incident in two months; the previous two killed 3 American soldiers. Why the hell are we there? We put guns in their hands, show them how to use them and they turn and shoot their mentors.
UPDATE: More from Kim Howells here.
"The Prime Minister has got to generate debate about how we move forward in Afghanstan. Its no use just saying we're there for as long as it takes, because that could be forever," he said.

He also said that the coalition's failure to achieve its objectives in Afghanistan were down to a failure to share the burden between all the countries involved.

4 comments:

  1. Those stone age people respond to different values. Maybe that latest tanker-load of cash that was delivered to the banks yesterday would have been better being delivered to the Afghans, with the proviso that if they reject the Taliban influence there'd be more where that came from. After all, reports said the amount spent on the city slickers was the equivalent to our annual defence spend.

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  2. Interesting point but if we did that we'd have to do it in perpetuity; the minute the flow of money ('bribes') stopped they'd revert to type.

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  3. GV there is no police out there, if you check out the link for LIC on my Sunday post "Crime Syndicate" you'll see that all we have is money. If the US dollar tanks then someone else's money, ChiComms?, will call the shots.

    In Vietnam the West ran out of ideology and demonstrably so. Here we'll demonstrably run out of fiat currency.

    ALL our lads and lassies home NOW before a disaster happens.

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  4. Incoming!! There's no legitimate govt, no legitimate police force and no legitimate Afghan Army. It just grinds on and on while we pay to replace heroin with wheat. Who buys the wheat and does it pay as much as heroin?

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