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Monday, August 27, 2007

Afghanistan could fall soon

Alt Tv/Fleet FM Breakfast News Comment
Afghanistan could fall soon
While Politicians continue to paint a rosy picture of progress in Afghanistan, the reality is that the British Army is near snapping point and the possibility of defeat is looming. On July 23, a secret memorandum to fellow defence chiefs by General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the British Army, was leaked to the Daily Telegraph. Dannatt said, “We now have almost no capability to react to the unexpected.” Reinforcements for emergencies or for operations in Iraq or Afghanistan were “now almost non-existent.” “The enduring nature and scale of current operations continues to stretch people,” he continued, warning that the army had to “augment” 2,500 troops from other units for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan to bring up the total force to the 13,000 needed there. This remained “far higher than we ever assumed.” “When this is combined with the effects of under-manning (principally in the infantry and Royal Artillery) and the pace of training support needed to prepare units for operations, the tempo of life in the Field Army is intense.” An unnamed senior officer said, “General Dannatt’s appraisal means that we are unable to intervene if there is an emergency in Britain or elsewhere, that’s self-evident. “But this is a direct result of the decision to go into Afghanistan on the assumption that Iraq would diminish simultaneously. We are now reaping the reward of that assumption.” Alexander the Great was the last person to hold Afghanistan, is Bush the military strategic equivalent to Alexander? Oh and why are we in Afghanistan again? Where is Osama Bin Laden? And if we were after him, why didn’t we invade Saudi Arabia? Sorry for asking, but the reasons we are there just keep changing and it was never made clear what we were doing in the first place, I mean if America didn't want Afghanistan going to a bunch of crazy Islamists with backward views on equality, then America shouldn't have armed them to the teeth to fight the Soviets, or at the very least once their global game of chess was over, the Americans should have disarmed the militants and started nation building then and not have helped train Bin Laden, instead they walked away to let those wretched few to fight over the scraps and become the infected wound it now is.

Well done..


At 28/8/07 9:02 am, Blogger SamClemenz said...

No way Afghanistan is going to fall - the Poppy crop this year is a record breaker since the U.S. is re-focused and back in control!

At 29/8/07 9:46 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah! More heroin than ever before coming out of Afghanistan! What a crack up! What happened to the war against druggs? Hahahahaha


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