Monday, 6 June 2011
And So It Goes On ...
While William Hague posed with Libyan rebels in Benghazi stating he "was prepared to continue in Libya even if it had to continue for the rest of the year", another British soldier was killed in the Nahr-e-Saraj area of Helmand province.
The Royal Marine, from 42 Commando Royal Marines, was shot and killed yesterday morning while on patrol in Helmand province. His death came only two days after Cpl Michael Pike, 28 and a father of two, was killed in the Lashkar Gah area.
370 British service personnel have now been killed during this futile war in Afghanistan.
Update: The MoD has just announced the death of a soldier from 1st Battalion The Rifles. He was killed in the Haji Kareen area of the Nahr-e-Saraj district.
His death bring the toll to 371. I want no platitudes from politicians, I want decisions to withdrawn our troops from this unwinnable war. It doesn't take a military expert to know that the Afghan people will live their lives as they wish, not as we wish.