Another British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The soldier, from the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, died in a blast in the Nad-e Ali area on Sunday.
Another life wasted for no good reason. Another family and friends left wondering why.
We have now lost 246 military in this war. Shame on our politicians that they permit this to continue when they know full well this war is wrong. Do read the Helmand blog and read for yourself about the conditions under which our troops are carrying out our political masters' orders.
James Corbett, a respected reporter, has produced the following video. Although it's from an American perspective do have a look. He states some facts which you may not know.
I note today that Gordon Brown has said that any march which offends the families of soldiers killed and injured in Afghanistan would be "completely inappropriate". Three days it has taken for him to respond to this abhorrent individual Choudary and the response is so weak it's not really worth acknowledging. What the PM should be saying is that he will ensure no marches of this nature take place in Wootton Bassett or anywhere within a 50 mile radius of the town.
We are governed today by spineless, weak individuals who are engrossed in ensuring their positions on the world stage are not at risk. Our well being is of no concern to them.