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Abducted British aid worker killed during rescue attempt

#3
There was a thread on this kidnapping on ARRSE,where it was predicted she would not be coming back alive.

This is unfortunate,but she should have been aware of the high risk of going to Afghanistan in the first place.

Hopefully the vile scum responsible for her murder will be dealt with appropiatly for the filth they undoubtedly are.Waterboarding would be too good for them.
 
#4
As usual the way the news is headlined by the BBC suggests that her death was caused by her rescuers rather than from being callously executed by the Islamofascists cowards who were holding her.
 
#6
There was a thread on this kidnapping on ARRSE,where it was predicted she would not be coming back alive.

This is unfortunate,but she should have been aware of the high risk of going to Afghanistan in the first place.

Hopefully the vile scum responsible for her murder will be dealt with appropiatly for the filth they undoubtedly are.Waterboarding would be too good for them.
Agreed, but surely after the murder of the British woman Doctor & several other aid workers earlier this year she was stupid to ignore the risks? I'm waiting for idiots like "steven" & "Micawber" to appear & try & justify the gentle, peace loving Talibans actions!
 
#7
Agreed, but surely after the murder of the British woman Doctor & several other aid workers earlier this year she was stupid to ignore the risks? I'm waiting for idiots like "steven" & "Micawber" to appear & try & justify the gentle, peace loving Talibans actions!

Stupid or brave?

Or a combination of both?

Surely no more stupid - or brave- than those serving in Afghanistan?
 
#10
You'd think they'd have seen the light after the Norman Kember debacle.

They may be carrying out "humanitarian" work - feeding their egos and gaining altruistic kudos from it but - ultimately, they are selfish twats who are feeding their own egos safe in the knowledge that attempts will be made to get them out of the shit when it all goes tits up.
 
#11
FFS another aid worker gets murdered by The Taliban and some posters here can think of nothing better to come out with the same old crap that " oh well tough luck . They must have been really stupid working in a war zone "

No one would think of coming here after yet another NATO soldier being killed by Jihadists posting crap like " Well serves them right for joining the army " so how come aid workers - who get paid very little , who are aware of the dangers and yet still carry on with their job feeding starving children and treating sick old women - seem to be fair game with this objectionable attitude ?
 
#12
I have heard, but cannot confirm, that aid workers live in an almost parrallel universe and have their own hierachy and pecking order according to what they have done, where been etc. I think I have even read on here the phrase "Aid worker snobbery".

Anybody here able to confirm or refute that?
 
#16
But with out any thought for the safety of those who might have to help free them.
Helping other people in dangerous places puts a person in a situation where they might themselves need to be rescued. It all boils down to whether the good they do is likely to over-ride the risk they create for others. Given that there are many thousands of people throughout the world who stick their necks out and pull it off, and many millons of people who they help along the way, it's a tough call.
 
#17
But with out any thought for the safety of those who might have to help free them.
The same could be said of our own Forces.


Aid Workers like this poor lass are there for the good of the Afghan people and are generally a very good thing in helping us towards our "Exit strategy" from Afghan.
I think theres a difference between aid workers who are putting themselves at risk for the "greater good" of the Afghan people compared to chest pounding religous idiots like Norman Kember in Iraq or selfish journalists like Steve Farrel of the NY Times.
 
#18
Aid workers go where they are needed (like soldiers). If the country wasn't in the sh!t then they wouldn't need aid workers. There may be a bit of snobbery in aid work, but there is a fair amount of snobbery in the military. Paras call everyone without a pretty pastel coloured beret a hat. Lets face it, Iraq was such a F@ck up because after the squaddies had done what they do, there wasn't enough aid workers to follow up and put the broken bits back together.

Mrs Wobbly was about to go and do refugee medicine before I ruined that plan by marrying her. She knew the risks both physical and emotional. She wasn't motivated by bravado or snobbery, she was motivated by the fact that she knew that she could help. When she retires she intends to drag me round third world car crash countries to do what she can.

If Afghanistan is going to emerge from the dark ages it isn't going to be dragged out by men with guns. It is going to be led into the light by teachers, doctors, nurses, engineers and scientists who in all probability will be employed by aid agencies. Those fighting and dying in Afghanistan, even if they don't know it, are fighting to create a space to let the aid workers do what they do.

Have some compassion for the poor woman, she died trying to help others, she knew there was a risk to her life and she went and did it anyway. Does that sound like another group of people that everyone on this forum is familiar with? It could almost be a medal citation, remind me who gets medals?
 

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