Lions led by Donkeys

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  1. Colin
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    Our morally bankrupt government is a disgrace. The charlatans of power send our young people to fight a war, but close their ears to the pleas from top military commanders for more resources in the shape of more troops and the right equipment. For years front line commanders have begged for more helicopters. Have their pleas been responded to. Simple answer is NO.

    Our troops STILL ride around in vehicles not fit for purpose. Vehicles that cannot withstand blast from mines or IEDs. They are crying out for armoured vehicles….but still nothing happens. Yet, there are thousands of vehicles fit for purpose, stored in Britain:

    Why then, one asks, are they not being shipped to Afghanistan? Answer. Because we have a penny-pinching government who are more interested in lining their own pockets than providing the right protection and resources for our young lions on the front line.

    If ever there was an example of Lions led by donkeys, then this is it!

    I shall be posting much more on this subject, but this will do for now.
     
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    You go upsetting them and they'll take our toys away...not give us more! :eek:
     
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    Keep at it Colin! Let the world know what is going on with our brave solider in arms in Britain! You are their voices!
     
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    Nothing new.

    Brit forces have been needing more choppers as far back as the Falklands.

    You know they won't spend any money on an unpopular war to ship better things east.
     
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    The saga continues. Our government tells us they are doing everything to ensure our troops on the front line in Afghanistan are supplied with the equipment and resources they need.

    Our top military commanders tell us this is not so.

    Thankfully the media are exposing the lies and incompetence of a governent that send its soldiers to fight a war without the necessary resources. This report shows how government attempted to hide a crucial defence report from public eyes. A report that demonstrates their sheer incompetence and disregard for our young lions.



    This government is prepared to put its troops at greater than necessary danger, because of money, yet they plough billions into banks and businesses to rescue them from bad practise. They line their own pokets with inflated expense claims to cover their mortgages and a high style of living. Clearly the soldier on the front line is the least of their worries.
    Out of sight, out of mind.

    This government will be replaced in May. They should not wait. They should do the decent thing and resign now. Regrettably they are not decent people.
     
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    Shame they don't have loved ones risking life and limb. Might cause them to think differently, bro.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I think our military is overlooking the usefulness and costs saving of employing IEDs.

    They work like a charm for the opposition
     
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    i agree totally....and to think of how much money has been made by haliburton and private contractors cheating the troops...it was shocking here when parents and the community had to raise money to buy troops body armour
     
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    Sir Richard Dannat is the outgoing head of the British Army. He has been vociferous in his criticism of Gordon Brown's handling of the situation in Afghanistan. He has repeatedly asked for more troops, as we are under-strength in Helmand. He has asked for more helicopters to avoid as much travel by road as possible. He has asked for the right type of vehicles to offer troops more protection against mines and IEDs. Still these requests fall on deaf ears.

    Now the Labour government is out to discredit him. Their usual tactic when a senior person openly criticises them.

     
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    Not my place to comment, so I'll let the media do the talking.

    'Lack of leadership from Brown is killing our soldiers' claims Army top brass as six dead are named | Mail Online
     

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