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  I want no platitudes from politicians, I want decisions to withdrawn our troops from this unwinnable war.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.

6 comments:

Clarinda said...

Six deaths of UK soldiers in the last three weeks plus some very seriously injured - almost 2400 coalition troop deaths since the start in 2001, countless wounded and maimed... let's not forget civilian deaths and injuries. Why have these events been relegated to back pages and hardly mentioned on national news programmes. Are we not wanting to upset the 'enemy' with public outrage which may get in the way of 'peace' talks and deals while we rustle up another 'theatre of war' in North Africa from borrowed French aircraft carriers.

Oldrightie said...

Now 371 as this ghastly political failure of a campaign lurches from bad to worse. Not content with this debacle we continue the stupidity in Libya.

Anon said...

Is Hague a fascist, or controlled by the fascists, or misguided?

- Aangirfan

subrosa said...

War doesn't sell newspapers Clarinda so it's seldom on the front page.

subrosa said...

Yes OR, I must update the post. Hellish.

subrosa said...

I'll be kind and say misguided Anon.

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