I’m getting really sick of reading the following headline: British soldier killed in Afghanistan.
News has broken this evening of another soldier killed in a war that has nothing to do with us, yet our government are unable to see this and continue to deploy them.
According to the MOD, the soldier was “fatally wounded in an insurgent attack while on foot patrol to disrupt insurgent activity.” Fatally wounded, not killed outright which, roughly translated means he was injured and probably died in a huge amount of pain in a hellhole of a place that has claimed too many lives already.
The question is, why is the British government continuing to allow our troops to remain in Afghanistan? If I remember rightly, the Afghanistan war was an American mission started under the banner of ‘war on terror.’ It has nothing to do with British troops, so why are they over there risking, and losing their lives?
It has now been over ten years since the initial invasion and the Taliban, who were in charge of the country at the time, have been disposed and a new Afghan government has taken charge. So why is no-one saying ‘okay, we got rid of the Taliban for you. They’re your problem now?’
Answer is because the Americans obviously think they know better and continue this fight so they can say to the Afghans ‘we ended the Taliban for you. You owe us now.’ Basically, they want to make the Afghans their bitches and be able to call on them in the future, especially since the country borders Iran.
You may remember that Iran was labelled part of the Axis of Evil by former US muppet, sorry president George Dubya Bush and my feeling is that the Americans want to keep their presence in Afghanistan so that, once the decision is made to invade Iran, they have a decent sized operation next door to invade, coupled with the fact that Iraq will ‘also be in their debt.’ It would be a modern day blitzkrieg.
I think that Britain should not be following the Americans on this and David Cameron needs to withdraw our troops now. 397 British personnel have perished in that country. 397 lives needlessly lost and 397 families distraught at the loss of their loved one.
That, in my opinion, is 397 too many.
So come on Cameron, show the world you have a pair of balls, and I don’t mean standing naked on Downing Street. You want to be a good strong leader so start by telling the Americans we are no longer following them in Afghanistan or any other unjustified war.
Fighting in Afghanistan is not in Britain’s interest and we don’t want to lose any more of our military men and women in that country. Stand up for us, Cameron.
My thoughts are with the family of the soldier and all the soldiers who have died in Afghanistan.
May the force be with you.
Jedi master Bob