A Senior Parachute Regiment Officer has sent an E-mail to a friend in the UK telling him that the situation in Afghanistan is desperate. 'We are running short of bullets', 'we are running short of food'. 'The Taliban are relentless in their attacks'. 'the men are being reduced to tears'. 'We are being attacked every day', 'we are short of manpower the men are slow to react'. He also mentions that the paras have been straffed with bullets and phos'phorus by the Raf harrier pilots who are supposed to be giving 'covering fire'. Now let's get this straight-If a Parachute regiment Officer sends an E-mail saying that 'his situation is critical' then people at the top had better listen to the man. He is amongst the toughest fighting force in the British Army. If he says 'his men are stuggling' then I hope to god something is done to help him and his men. But I will put my money on the fact that he will be the one 'hunted down' and 'silenced' then quietly removed to a desk job in some far and distant country. No bullets will be fired said Des brown, Peace keeping said Des brown after lying to the men on the ground it is no wonder that moral is at an all time low in that far and distant land. So come on Tony get your wellies on just as Churchill did during world war two and get your sorry ass onto the ground to talk to your men. Fine proud men that are struggling against the odds without the right gear doing your dirty work in some far flung part of the world that even the full force of the Russian army could not tame. Better still stay under your silk covers until you retire you ******* knob-head.