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Bristol soldiers set to march through the city in the summer are half way through their tour of Afgh
"I've never been to Afghanistan before but from what I've seen it actually looks like quite a nice country, so I'm looking forward to going out there and making a difference." A young soldier was reported as saying.
The war in Afghanistan has always been incomprehensible except in terms of a craven subservience to the most belligerent elements in the US government and military Why do we follow the lead of this declining power whose hubris President Barack Obama has yet, in his actions, to refute? Why is Britain, with its foreign wars, the second most belligerent state on the planet? Why are we one of the world's largest exporters of arms?
Do our politicians and generals never learn from experience? This is the fourth war Britain has fought in Afghanistan in the past 170 years.
Arithmetic on the Frontier
A great and glorious thing it is
This was relevant in Vietnam. It is also relevant in Iraq. Our government learned the arithmetic and now has volunteer army and fights battles with technology that lowers casualties. Alas, however, in a police operation like they are attempting in Afghanistan, the arithmetic becomes relevant again.
The Government tells us we cannot withdraw our troops until the war has been won. Anyone who has been in the tribal areas and met the Afghan people would know that they will never accept a foreign presence in their country and that they will never surrender. Unfortunately we rarely hear about how many civilians are dying because of this conflict.
Soldiers from the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, Tidworth, are presently part of the force of occupation in deployed to Afghanistan. They will be marching through Bristol on the July 16.