YOU ARE GOING TO PUT YOUR LIFE ON THE LINE...'
-'you want to feel you're doing
something worthwhile which the country values'
How monstrous that we care so little
about young men fighting in our name on the far side of the world
[Daily Mail, Thursday- March 8, 2007]
AS YOU read this, in the Helmand
province, Afghanistan, it is already noon. Somewhere out there in the
middle of nowhere, The men of the Royal Marines are almost certainly in
action, moving clumsily in their heavy body armour, muttering urgently
into their radios, peering forth into the dust and haze for a glimpse of
an ever-elusive enemy.
They are engaged in the first stage of
Nato's spring offensive Operation Achilles, designed to take the war to
the Taliban before the Taliban start their seasonable push against us.
Some 4,500 allied troops are committed
MOST OF THEM BRITISH
-along with 1,000 Afghan government
This may sound like a lot of men, until
you think how small a crowd it would represent at a football ground.
Then consider that these men are deployed over hundreds of square miles
of wilderness, in a country three times the size of Britain.
The force committed to Achilles amounts
to just half the Americans put into a similar operation last year.
They are trying to do something very
hard, in our name but with precious little thanks: to overcome tough,
skilful guerrillas, formidably supported from across the border in
Pakistan, amid a local population that dislikes all foreigners, and has
only the sketchiest idea of what is going on around them.
The SAS likes to tell a story of one of
its patrols entering am Afghan village and announcing themselves as
British. Even locals looked bewildered. Eventually the soldiers
shrugged' Okay you don't do British - lets say we're Americans?
The locals looked grave and shook their heads:
AMERICANS? THE RUSSIANS WONT LIKE
[Well!-doesn't this say it all. Our
troops are dying in a country that has many of its citizens unable to
WHY WE ARE THERE?
Why should they bother they have seen
it so often in their countries long and ferocious history in defending
The joke, of course, is that
though it is 18 years since Soviet troops left the country with their
tails between their legs, the message has still not got through to some
corners of this fantastically primitive society, in which few people
look beyond their
THEIR TRIBE-THEIR GOATS AND THEIR OPIUM
[We are told our troops are in
Afghanistan to destroy the opium crop whereas a week or so ago we were
shown Afghan farmers planting the crop within a part of British held
territory. As we have said so often it is our own borders at home
that need policing and we all know that this is impossible while we are
in the EU and while we have to observe the 1951 Human Rights Convention
and of course the curse of ALL our problems with SECURITY the 1998 Human
Rights Act which Tony Blair introduced to give such rich pickings for
others in his profession.
We have to ask if any nation is to
invade another country because it is threatened by a product which
causes such human misery then what about the ARMS TRADE? Our once
reputable country signed up to a DECLARATION to fight BRIBERY but
because it was inconvenient and would they say cost 50,000 jobs they
decided that they could ignore their International obligation in order
to please their friends.
AS for eradicating Al Qaeda from
Afghanistan because of 9/11 the memory of millions watching the look on
President Bush's face on being told that his country had been attacked
was the most informative picture from someone who knew it was going to
happen. There is also the matter of the still ongoing investigation into
the CONSPIRACY THEORY which will
NOT GO AWAY.
Some month's ago we forecast the
actions of Al Qaeda and their tenacity of purpose and as has been proved
by the recent statement from the Chief of Staff of our Armed Forces the
troops last year only avoided DEFEAT because of their and US airpower.
There is much talk about Nato
solidarity whereas in reality it is in the main American, British and
Canadian troops who are bearing the brunt of the ferocious encounter
from the defenders of Afghan soil.]
They [Afghans] watch with distain the
antics of the foreigners who march through their hills. They wish we
would all go away -including Al Qaeda.
SO WHY ARE WE THERE?
Why are young British soldiers dying in
this godforsaken country - three [lives] lost this week?
In the minds of the British public,
Afghanistan is inseparably linked to Iraq.
TWO THANKLESS CAUSES
TONY BLAIR AND GEORGE BUSH
GOT US INTO
AND NOBODY WANTS TO THINK ABOUT.
One TV news film of gunfire, screaming
civilians, wounded men's faces etched in pain, looks the same as
another, whether it is shot in Southern Afghanistan or Southern Iraq.
Yet there are important differences.
Iraq was always a rotten cause, in which our leaders engaged us under
false pretences, and where we are about
TO LOSE A WAR.
Soon, politicians in Washington will
announce that 'adequate stability has been achieved to justify
permitting Iraq forces to assume primary
RESPONSIBILITY FOR SECURITY
And the US retreat will begin.
BUT Afghanistan is different or at
least ought to be.
FIRST. Western troops entered the
country with a United Nations Mandate.
It was recognised that it was
intolerable for Al Qaeda to enjoy a free rein, to organise and train for
murderous assaults on other nations [like American and British
Governments sending their troops in an illegal invasion of a SOVEREIGN
nation-state. And what would you call those who kill the innocent
citizens of a country guilty of NO OFFENCE but defending their
territory which has rich oil reserves and is well -placed for an attack
The Taliban's medieval regime
represented an embarrassment even to most Muslim nations. Its fall in
December 2001 was welcomed.
Unfortunately, of course, almost
everything has gone wrong since. president Bush abandoned the
reconstruction of Afghanistan in his haste to invade Iraq. The
government of President Karzal could never extend its writ much beyond
-leaving the rest of the country in the
hands of warlords - and now at risk from the Taliban.
The cultivation of opium has attained
unprecedented proportions. last year 6,000 tons were grown, sufficient
to provide the entire world's consumption of heroin. This year according
to the United Nations -
THERE WILL BE MORE.
Half-hearted American schemes to stop
the trade , most recently by compensating farmers whose crops are
ploughed into the ground
ARE MEETING LITTLE SUCCESS.
[At the last count only America and
Britain out of ALL Nato countries have committed thousands of troops to
the supposed United Nations force in Afghanistan. It is their troops who
are dying for a hopeless cause while the two dozen plus other Nato
members go about their lives with not a thought of the DRUG industry on
their doorsteps and leave it to good old Tommy and his well supplied
Buddy to sort out the mess.
There is a saying:
ALL-ALL FOR ONE
In NATO it is ALL on TWO and a BIT
IT IS ONLY ALL FOR ONE WHEN THERE IS
NO EXPENCE AND NO LIVES TO LOSE.
But the worst problem is that Nato
nations, who accepted responsibility for securing the country, have
BETRAYED THEIR COMMITMENTS
The only people willing seriously to fight to save
Afghanistan from relapsing back into Taliban hands are the Canadians,
the Dutch, the Americans -and of course the British.
The French, the Italians, the Germans and the rest sit on
their hands and mouth weasel words. They want nothing more to do with
Western adventures in Muslim countries. The poison of Iraq has leeched
across the region into Afghanistan.
[Well! - on this issue we have every understanding of the
non-participation lobby but they should not if they did have
supported the UN RESOLUTION or agreed to take up the fight under the
Nato banner. Bush and Blair have destroyed all credibility for their
actions now and in the future in the region and until they are replaced
events will go as shown in March 2007 - from bad to worse.]
Those committed to fight especially the British , are
doing double duty for those who will not. Afghanistan has strained the
British Army almost to breaking point as the Chief of the Defence Staff
Air Chief Marshall Sir Jock Stirrup acknowledged to parliament this
[Well! those members of the House who voted for the
war in Iraq when many of them had fore- knowledge of the weakness of the
evidence before them -but put Party and their comfortable pensionable
jobs before Country -with millions of their constituents on the streets
protesting at the illegal war. What is equally unforgivable is that our
troops were denied vital life saving equipment because the Government
did not want to give away its intention to go to war when it had in fact
had already decided to do so even though it was proclaiming its wish to
negotiate. This has visions of another dictator Herr Hitler who brain
washed a nation to the need to use
MIGHT instead of RIGHT
As we have said so many times over the last four years
-in our House of Commons
-would have prevented the LIES of 1972 and 1975 about the
so-called Common Market and certainly there would have been NO Iraqi war
and much else which has virtually destroyed the moral fibre of the once
known Christian nation and as a former
Chaplain of the Senate of the United States of
America Dr Peter Marshall proclaimed:
A nation must decide whether it is on the side of
GOD or BAAL
'If the Lord is God, worship him, but if Baal is God
worship him' (Kings 18. 21.)
In the last ten years the curse of destructive ideology
of so-called equality has brought a sameness in all things which has
stifled originality and damaged the fabric of our society and created
more discontent and has almost destroyed debate in matters which have
grown through the experience and trial of our past ages.
These facts are supported by
irrefutable evidence from Unesco and other International bodies who find
Britain has an unhappy people and the reasons have been filling the
newspapers for many years.
This past decade will be remembered for
the great damage that has been done to our
CHURCH - COMMUNITY
-CONSTITUTION-COUNTRYSIDE - COUNTRY]
Many men are leaving the service because they -or their
wives - cannot endure the relentless round of operational deployments,
brief leaves and redeployments
[At the same time while the increased pressure of combat
bears down on them they have to look over their shoulder to see where
the man from the ministry is with his clip board noting any what they
consider breaches of the Hague Convention. Never mind that they have
almost run out of ammunition or that their airpower to carry their
wounded are hours late or that even when they take a key strategic
position after a ferocious battle that have to give up the position
because their reinforcements have not arrived? ]
A dismaying number of experienced
soldiers, especially NCO's from the 3 Para battlegroup, which fought so
hard and well in Helmand last summer have since left the army, or intend
to do so.
[Well we can only say that it is a miracle that there are
any troops left in Afghanistan or Iraq. The Government has its
recruitment advert on our screens on such a regular routine in the hope
it can snare the unsuspecting individual who has not already realised
that £14,000 a year with no certainty of having the right protective
equipment and a jolly ride in a lightly-armoured snatch Land Rover that will soon turn out to be
your last ride and should you happen to get wounded hope that you are
not sent back to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital or Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham where you will be
told that you are a disgrace for wearing your uniform. And by the way we
want you out of hospital as quickly as possible as you are needed back
on the front line and before you go please ensure that you have signed
on for another exciting tour of duty in Iraq or Afghanistan. And don't
expect special treatment because you have been wounded fighting for YOUR
country because in fact it is as far as Tony Blair is concerned
YOU are fighting for EUROPE as his signature on the Treaty of Rome and
on the coming Declaration in Berlin will confirm.]
I spoke recently to one of them.
It's not just the pay and conditions, and not being
able to buy a house,' he said
'If you're going to put your life on the line you want to
feel you're doing something worthwhile which your country values.'
'That's what is missing in Afghanistan as well as
For a soldier on leave from the battlefield, there is no
joy about finding himself pitied, or worse still mocked, in the pub.
It is no coincidence, that the most under-recruited
branch of today's Army is the INFANTRY, Rifle companies bear the
brunt of every war. A diminishing number of young men in today's rich
Britain want to join them.
It seems monstrous that we care so little about the
plight of the young men fighting in our name on the far side of the
[It is asking too much to expect the public to be
enthusiastic about the role of our troops in various parts of the world
with the exception of the FALKLANDS which was a war to reclaim our
territory and not as now the result of much meddling by Germany by
recognising Croatia an old ally from
WWII and the consequent break-up of the
Balkans. And we still have 200 troops in
Kosovo which was a Serb province
with its ancient building across the terrain and now handed over to
Albanian so-called freedom fighters who obtained much of their
assistance from Germany.
We have a Volunteer system in our armed forces and the
members of those forces are free to leave at the end of their
engagement. Obviously many will not agree with their country's policies
and with the lack of support from the MoD but they do their job.
It is up to the House of Commons to do their job and look after those
who are prepared to lay down their lives for THEIR COUNTRY. The problem
of New Labour and particularly PARLIAMENT is that they have asked our
brave troops to lay down their lives for a LIE and THEY KNOW IT.]
However heartily we despise George Bush or Tony Blair
Britain's soldiers never cease to deserve our respect. If they do not
get this, we shall soon lose the marvellous Army we are so lucky to
possess - arguably, we are losing it already.
CAN WE WIN IN AFGHANISTAN?
I DOUBT IT
-and so do many of those on the ground
The task is too big for our relatively tiny forces. The
lack of Afghan civil and political back-up is crippling.
'There is nothing there to join up to,' an American
officer said to me in the context of Iraq. The same is true of
Yet if we lose it will be more shameful defeat than Iraq,
because Afghanistan is a better CAUSE. It might have been saved if the
Americans had acted more wisely, and if our European 'allies' had
behaved in a less craven manner.
We shall be sorry, I think, if the Taliban and Al
Qaeda are again able to make the country their happy hunting ground, and
if the next 9/11 proves to have been organised from Helmand or Kandahar.
[ The reality about intervention in
Afghanistan was obvious to many with the lessons of the Russian invasion
of that country with their 100,000 plus troops in mind and also the
knowledge that it was the CIA who armed the Taliban and gave what little
extra help to what were then and now a relentless and aggressive enemy.
We do not consider that a withdrawal will be the least shameful but a
recognition that we had no business there in the first place. Talk of a
legitimate Afghan Government which only controls Kabul and its close
surroundings was another case of not facing the true reality of the
There is the matter of the opium crops
and its distribution world wide. Once one acknowledges that it is a
Global problem then it can only be solved by a Global or at least by the
richest countries in the world. One solution is for the opium to be
purchased from the farmers for a fair price and the product stored in
the purchasing countries and sold through a central UN Agency for
medical needs and the balance securely stored. The saving in controlling
the supply will save billions in reducing over the next few years the
cost of future care of addicts and the resultant drop in criminal
offences which take many lives every minute of every hour of every
day of every week of every month in every year
in some part of the world.
There is then the question of armaments which are
distributed all over the world and which has resulted in over 150
possibly more wars in Africa and in other parts of the world. It is a
sight that is so common that the millions who have died rarely get a
mention these days. The main arms contractor in America is the
German firm Daimler Benze who took over Chrysler. We have all heard of
Haliburton company which Mr Bush has links which has supplied most of
the war material for the Iraq War and no doubt now in Afghanistan. We
have had the recent case dropped by the Serious Fraud Office of the
bribery case against a British company doing business in
Saudi Arabia and the Government's
excuse for breaking an International Treaty which
has lowered further the standing of our country in the world at large -
was loss of jobs and their fight against terrorism which they by their
policies had instigated.
Armaments is Big Business
There main purpose is to kill or maim.
Our troops should never again be placed in danger
unless the safety of our country or our allies is threatened and then
only after Parliament has exhaustively investigated the matter unless of
course the matter demands immediate action. No indemnity should be later
given to any member of parliament who deliberately misleads the House.
The responsibility of equipping our
Armed Forces should no longer be a matter for the MOD but a Select
Committee of the Commons chosen for their integrity and war service or
other relevant experience. Billions have been wasted on expensive
unproved systems with the important basic protective equipment and
transport needs ignored.
Equally important is that our brave
injured should be treated in a Military Hospital by Service nurses where
they are treated with their OWN and not as now as civilians in our
crape-game turn of the dice as to whether a wounded soldier is able to
have his colostomy bag emptied by nurses who refused to empty it with
another claiming not to know how to do it, and allowed the contents to
fall on the injured soldier, as happened in the Queen Elisabeth Hospital
- Birmingham. [Daily Mail -March 12 -2007. ]
Defence Secretary Des Brown said that
troops injured in conflict should receive the best possible
treatment. Where there are individual cases that fall short of the very
high standards that I and others demand, then we need to address these
and I will address them-they are unacceptable.
[But Des Brown is missing the
point -there will always be short-comings in NHS hospitals because they
are not run on the same lines as a Military Hospital with firm
discipline and respect part of the Service tradition.
We constantly here from Des Brown his
demand for high standards in NHS hospitals - either the hospital or for
that matter any public service has high standards or it doesn't -not a
bit of one or the other.
CAN OUR INJURED GET THE CARING AND
OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN DESERVE THE
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