Tuesday, 19 April 2011
"No boots on ground," says the Prime Minister, yet he is now sending to assist the Libyan rebels 10 senior military officers to provide logistics and intelligence training. Fancy words with little truth yet not one politician has asked for the Westminster parliament to be recalled to discuss this extended action. Can't spoil their Easter holidays of course because life is tough as an MP.
Surely the presence of these personnel count as boots on the ground or are our politicians ignoring their previous utterances? Of course they are. We've provided aid, mobile phones and a multitude of other items to 'help' the opposition but we've yet to be told much about them. Regardless, David Cameron plods on in his suave manner, giving equipment to those who are happy to fire off machine guns into the air whenever it take their fancy.
Our intervention in Libya has always concerned me because I believe this civil war has nothing to do with the UK. The US knows the majority of its people are of a similar mind and has drawn back, but I suspect they still lead the operation from the sidelines.
Now that Gaddafi's henchmen consider these twenty boots on the ground are to be counted as ground troops (can you blame him?), we are at war with Libya. All the smooth talking from Westminster politicians will not change my opinion.
Richard has found the EU hasn't been idle either. They seem desperate to prove they can organise a war.
It makes me weep to think what these islands will look like in 30 years time. So many people from foreign lands have a grudge against the UK now and some of it is justified.
Is there not one influential politician out there who will stop the UK from becoming a place in which the safety of the population is at serious risk and becoming more so every day? It's already common knowledge we provide a shelter for those who wish harm to Britain. When will we realise our politicians have no interest in our safety or wellbeing, only their own?