Discussion in 'The ARRSE Hole' started by ALVIN, Feb 16, 2009.

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  1. With a british soldier a week on average being killed, and countless others loosing limbs and other serious injuries in stan on a daily basis, 65% of the british public do not know why we are out there ! futher more , the british government do not know themselfs what the end game is to this campaign. The question is how long can this madness go on for, and for whos benefit ?
  2. what are we over there for? WMDs right? :lol:
  3. We're over there because it's HMG's policy, it was always thus. If you want to take issue with it then your MP is the best place to start.
  4. ZANU OL have sent us to Afghanistan to ensure that the country is no longer used as a base for terrorists while at the same time ensuring that the Afghan people can live freely in a safe and prosperous democracy.

    Looking at the state of affairs on the home front I think they have got an awful lot of neck.
  5. :toilet:
  6. A dead cert to make you look like a Mail-reading reactionist c0ck. Well done.
  7. As it goes I dont read the hate.

    The comparison between the present incumbents and Mugabes regime was knocking around long before any hack in the tabloids got hold of it.

    That being said if you disagree with the analysis please state your case.There are a myriad of threads on this site alone that support the notion that McDoom and chums would be better suited to running a banana republic rather than one of the oldest democracies in the world.

    Or you could just bang out more of the sort of comments that most would expect from Ashie.

    Thanks for that. :roll:
  8. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Afghanistan = Inevitably our Vietnam. And another one for America (to add to every conflict since the original Vietnam, minus Panama Grenada).

    How exactly do you win an eternal war on the word 'terrorism', thousands of miles from home, when the locals don't want you there and the Jihadi's have endless supplies of 'supporter donations', ammunition, troops, logistical support and a desire to die for their belief? You don't.
  9. Just use their names. It works. Using a comedy or other nickname just detract from anything sensible you may wish to say. If not, you will continue to look like a Mail or Socialist Worker writer whose prose contains nothing of value - just reactionary name-calling.

    You still look daft.
  10. I'd compare it more to Northern Ireland, we're going to be there quite a lot longer than the Yanks in Vietnam, I'd wager.

    Alvin: We're there because originally we wanted to take the fight to the terrorists, by stepping onto their soil and messing things up a bit. If you ask me, the real problem lies in a country a few miles to the south, but that's a whole other thread...

    The reason we're still there (very simply) is because we did such a great job of messing things up, we've got an obligation to fix things a bit before we bugger off back to Blighty. Yes we're losing lots of troops, and yes Joe Public who's sitting comfortably in the UK doesn't really understand why we're there, but it's the way it is, and we won't be coming home until things are more stable.