Why are we still in Afghanistan?

Discussion in 'Afghanistan' started by Ord_Sgt, Sep 9, 2012.

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  1. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    What is the point of our presence there now? Identification and maintanence of the aim and all that!

    What are we trying to achieve there?

    Edited to remove "I know I've annoyed a few people over the years but really," what I meant by that was don't post to have ago at me.
  2. X59

    X59 LE

    Has never been adequately answered in ten years.
  3. It's a live ex, in preparation for Falklands II......
  4. Main effort is now mentoring the ANA/ANP into a reckon-able force, the end result being that the Taliban can take back power after 12 months instead of 6
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  5. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    Not trying to be an arrse, but didn't we stop doing that last week because the ******* are trying to kill us?
  6. Dullard.

    Are they trying to kill us? I mean in your personal experience.

    We are there because that is where we are ordered to go. The Germans were trying to kill us in Germany, the IRA in Ireland, the Argies in the Falklands, the N Koreans were trying to kill us, guess where!

    Go to bed.
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  7. We were supposed to pull out in 2009 but we're relying on the RAF for transport out?
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  8. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

  9. Ord Sgt has never served in Afghanistan which is just as well because the air bridge cannot handle transporting 100,00L of turps every day.
  10. Because you can't lose another 30,000 of the ceiling for HM Forces that quickly. It takes time.
    Tranche 17: 2015
  11. X59

    X59 LE

    Timeless classic line.
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  12. You mean he's never savoured the delights of a frozen sausage roll?

    How can this be Mr Heed?

    He speaks with the authority of one who knows!
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  13. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP

    But do you not ask why? We have been ordered to go to many places, I've been to a few myself. There should be a point surely?

  14. Hic, hic, schoody bong....
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  15. Exactly, all that matters for current serving soldiers.