Sunday, 3 October 2010

Afghanistan



A soldier has been killed in an explosion in the Nahr-e-Saraj area of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.  He was from the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles and was killed in an explosion while on patrol yesterday afternoon.

His death brings the total number of UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan since 2001 to 339.

Spare a thought for the families and friends of these 339 of our armed forces.  They have to live wondering if their loved ones' deaths were in vain.  Ed Miliband has made it clear that those killed in Iraq - both civilian and military - were wasted lives.  Will the same be said of Afghanistan in another 20 years?

8 comments:

Smoking Hot said...

History showed that a war Afghanistan was and still is futile. You are not fighting one enemy, you are fighting numerous enemies who themselves are fighting each other.

lf the USSR could not win with their resources and also having not to fight with their hands tied behind their back courtesy of the MSM ... what chance do we have?

Apogee said...

History seems to show that warfare is a way of life to these people,they seem psychologically conditioned to war as a way of life.
The idea of Democracy doesn't seem to impress them very much either.In the 19th century they fought the British Army to a standstill, with considerably more casualties than now.
The Taliban use an extreme form of the same religion as the people of Afganistan and will probably integrate with them.
So why did we go in there, and why are we still there?

Goodnight Vienna said...

'Truth' seems to have become synonymous with 'lies' in the past few years.

God bless this soldier from 1st Ghurka Rifles and let's hope that the British govt does the right thing by him and his dependants.

subrosa said...

Yes I hope so too GV. They're treated slightly different if they're not resident in the UK. Appalling really.

subrosa said...

We don't have any chance SH, never have.

subrosa said...

Apogee the answer is at the behest of the US for both your questions.

Apogee said...

Hi SR, and the US aint gonna tell us any time soon, are they.!

subrosa said...

No Apogee, why should they? They've nothing to loose keeping us on a string.

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