I’m really bothered by this and I’m fairly certain American troops are still targets as well. But here is where I am and here is where I get news concerning this place and most especially what’s happening to those brave young kids in a god forsaken and worthless place populated by people we’ve not a thing in common with. Not even our humanity.
I am of course referring to the wasted lives and wasted resources lost by the UK in Afghanistan.
As an aside. It’s only in the past week that I have finally, after all these years, got my hands on a copy of Pat Buchanan’s book, “The Death of the West.”
It’s a chilling read and a sad one and a maddening read as well. I don’t always agree with every single thing he may believe to be true. But pretty much I do buy his general outlook. And it is scary. I also think it’s all of it true. And what Pat writes about America is equally true of Europe and the UK.
So that beings me back to the reason for this morning’s post.
Since our Commander in Chief is a military genius and along with the Brit top man have announced the time table for withdrawal, why must we wait?
Every death is pointless. Wasted. What good are we doing? If anyone knows, please don’t keep it a secret. Cos I very honestly do not know.
How many more time does this have to be repeated?
Three British soldiers killed by Afghan policeman after argument
Three British soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan by a local policeman following an argument, the Ministry of Defence has said.
Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent, and Ben Farmer in Lashkar Gah
As relations with local forces continue to deteriorate the deaths mean that a quarter of all British fatalities this year have been caused by Afghans soldiers with seven murdered at the hands of allies.
The soldiers, two from the Welsh Guards and one from the Royal Corps of Signals, are understood to have become involved in an argument with one of the Afghan policemen.
The officer opened fire, probably with an AK47 machine gun, and hit three of the soldiers. It is unclear if they were wearing body armour at check point Kamparack Pul in Nahr-e-Saraj in Helmand. A fourth British soldier was wounded but is thought to be stable.
The Afghan policeman was then shot and wounded. He is now in custody.
The deaths bring the total number of British fatalities in Afghanistan to 422.
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