Letters from Afghanistan in the Guardian

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by steer, Jul 12, 2009.

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  1. im Surprised they have left all the swearing in ! Good to hear the mastiff-2 is doing well
  2. Do you honestly think they are genuine letters?

    How many people do you know write like this?

    "Well things here are very ****ing strange mate and the head shed couldn't organise a chimp's tea party let alone fight the Taliban. We have 30 blokes here to defend a compound that doesn't stop 7.62 [calibre ammunition] and is limited when it comes to defence."

    Chimps tea party? come on

    Unless things have changed that much, nobody writes about ammo like that to their family/mates etc

    And those are just from a glance at the letters.

    They are produced not excerpts from genuine letters
  3. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Maybe he thought he was writing to Arrse :D Anyway, if he was writing to a mate on Rear party or such then maybe he will. Who knows?
  4. Probably written by Bob Ainsworth himself!
  5. Thank God I wasn't the only one who thought they weren't real. Earned some pennies for whoever sold them to the journo though.
  6. Sounded like McNab's writing? Maybe he's a bit skint?
  7. Spanner...you beat me to it but I thought it sounded exactly like the contrived "dialogue" you get in McNab/Ryan books. ...Not that I read any, you understand.
  8. It might be Fallschirmjager earning a few quid on the side.
  9. What para calls themselves a paratrooper???

    What para can write!?

  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    A para-legal :?
  11. Gt bored after the first two lines, its utter bollocks
  12. Agreed, my immediate reaction was the letters are fake.
  13. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    But surely no credible newspaper would publish fake military letters or 'photos... Doh!
  14. Ainsworth can write?!