British Get Blamed for Helmand’s Security Problems

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Jamie_Mayer, Oct 31, 2007.

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  1. Very upsetting in that the Afghan government appears to be suggesting that Britain is only there to avenge our ancestors. Fails to take into account the fact that we've lost good service personnel over there, fighting to try and stabilise a province for the Afghans.

    It's exceedingly disheartening to hear this view being expounded and supported by the government of Afghanistan - makes you wonder, why bother?
  2. 8) The Polis. in Afgan are trying to get brownie points if and when the Taliban return, to save their arses 8)
  3. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    How stupid are they? Do they think that theres anyone else out there who will bother to help them?

    This level of stupidity beggars belief.

    How ungreatful can you get. :x
  4. Maybe we should just pull back and let the ANA do all the work. See if the local population like haveing the Talban back.

    Ban music, smoking, driving just about anything else they like to do.
  5. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Naaah mate the Taliban are pussies. :roll:

    What planet are these people on?
  6. Perhaps we should invite The Russians back... see how they like that?
  7. There is something in that complaint though. It is considered a massive violation to eneter their property uninvited. Not sure what could be done about that.
  8. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    Hmmm, JDAM? FAE? Thermobaric? The possibilities allowed for by modern technology are endless!
  9. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    I like the way you think OldSnowy. :twisted:
  10. I'm sure (from my limited viewpoint) that the ranter in question is just trying to get some mileage, safe in the knowledge that what he asks for will not happen.

    Even the most dimwitted in thier Gov't will realise that should we pull out, some far nastier men with beards, guns. and tea-towels for headwear will take our place, much to the country's detriment.

  11. Problem is, reading the story, if it's accurate, support for this persons viewpoint within parliament (in Afghanistan) is actually quite large - which is what is worrying.
  12. Which is rather strange considering the majority of Afghans that pop up on the news seem to have little fear of British troops. Plenty of news stories have shown villagers seeking out troops for medical atention/protest etc. Weird behaviour if they really thought the British where after some sort of missdirected revenge upon the local populace.

    Sounds like silly political gesturing to me. On the other hand (apart from 4 fingers and a thumb) they do seem to think very differently to us so you never know.
  13. Just going by what the story says, which is bad drills in itself, but if hypothetically the Afghan government did move to have the Brits either seriously curtailed or outright removed, what would be the reaction in A) Britain, and B) On the ground in Afghan, from Soldiers and Afghans alike?

    It almost certainly won't happen. They can't be that stupid.