"No Extra Troops Needed" (in Afghanistan) - Karzai

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"No Extra Troops Needed" - Karzai
Sky News
28/01/2006

Afghanistan's president has insisted the country is moving towards peace as 3,300 British soldiers prepare to fly out.

Hamid Karzai is adamant his government is in charge of the whole of the country.

And he said the British deployment is not an expansion of troops, but will maintain current levels.

"We don't need more troops, you are continuing the level of troops," he said.

"As a matter of fact the United States is withdrawing some troops from Afghanistan.

"You don't need more troops to keep the peace, the peace is all right, it's moving forward, it's good."

The British taskforce is heading out to southern Afghanistan's lawless Helmand province - a notorious stronghold of drugs barons and Taliban insurgents.

The deployment will last three years at a cost of £1bn to the British taxpayer.

The taskforce will include a battlegroup from the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment supported by eight Apache attack helicopters.

It will form part of a new, 9,000-strong NATO multi-national brigade taking over from the Americans in south-east Afghanistan.

Well that's OK then!
 
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Bomb_Doctor said:
"No Extra Troops Needed" - Karzai
Sky News
28/01/2006

Afghanistan's president has insisted the country is moving towards peace as 3,300 British soldiers prepare to fly out.

Hamid Karzai is adamant his government is in charge of the whole of the country.

And he said the British deployment is not an expansion of troops, but will maintain current levels.

"We don't need more troops, you are continuing the level of troops," he said.

"As a matter of fact the United States is withdrawing some troops from Afghanistan.

"You don't need more troops to keep the peace, the peace is all right, it's moving forward, it's good."

The British taskforce is heading out to southern Afghanistan's lawless Helmand province - a notorious stronghold of drugs barons and Taliban insurgents.

The deployment will last three years at a cost of £1bn to the British taxpayer.

The taskforce will include a battlegroup from the 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment supported by eight Apache attack helicopters.

It will form part of a new, 9,000-strong NATO multi-national brigade taking over from the Americans in south-east Afghanistan.

Well that's OK then!

cool bananas mate(ever use a mic steth?) just been reading a uotc bit and he reckons the para reg are'nt much used now, so must be a rest job. couldnt post back some seeds could you? thinking of taking over westminster, no purples please, old hat
 
#3
Uhhhh, far be it from me to dispute the President of Afghanistan, but according to the narratives of some Canadian troops I've been following elsewhere, it's rather hot for them down in Kandahar. Matter of fact, there's talk of a possible VC for a Canadian medic following his actions there a few weeks ago.

http://torontosun.canoe.ca/News/Canada/200...414186-sun.html
 
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Yank_Lurker said:
Uhhhh, far be it from me to dispute the President of Afghanistan, but according to the narratives of some Canadian troops I've been following elsewhere, it's rather hot for them down in Kandahar. Matter of fact, there's talk of a possible VC for a Canadian medic following his actions there a few weeks ago.
you ever worked with the wilburs?

got a bit of a thing for their hunting knives.

the feckers once stole all our uxo to impress their bosses, after they didn't want to leave the compound. saved us from blowing the shit though, good effort fellows.

nice eggs sunnyside up though.

enjoyed letching at their bints at corralicci from the sundecks we built overlooking their volleyball sandpit, with troops unknown, oh wanton days.anybody remember which one we persuaded to stick the candle up her arse during the shortout?
 
#5
M Karzai. Top of the Pops with his latest song "Whistling in the dark". Them buggers actually like fighting. If MK is right, why are ANY troops needed to support NGOs?
 
#7
So Karzai - a man maintained in his position by the presence of foreign troops - is parroting the party line favoured by those providing said troops. Not really a surprise is it.
 

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