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Why are our troops over there?

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by andyhawkx3, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. andyhawkx3

    andyhawkx3 Major Poster

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    Is it in the British interest, what are our lads, dieing for, l don't know, do you....
     
  2. sumo

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    Iraq or Afganistan?.
    Either way mate our boys should not be getting killed there.
    Crazy thing is that in Iraq, the insurgents are all CIA trained (pre Saddam) and in Afganistan the Mujahadeen and Al Quada are mostly SAS and CIA trained.
    Essentially the bad guys use the same (if not better) tactics as our own troops!. (and are better equipped thanks to there pals in Iran!).

    We cant win there, bring them home!.
    Total waste of lives and money!.

    OOH wheres me soap box!:mad:

    Ian;)
     
  3. Leeman

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    To answer your question in a word......FUEL

     
  4. Haselsh1

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    I don't understand why it is British troops have to go out and fight to lose to ensure that the USA has a future supply of crude oil. We've been in this situation in Northern Ireland and the USA of course has Vietnam (and constantly remind us of it), didn't either nation learn anything from it's own previous stupidity...???

    Why is it that the head of each country orders it's own men to go and die and yet the head of that country is safe and sound tucked away in a concrete bunker somewhere where the World cannot reach them...??? Why is the head of that country so pathetic that he or she does not get out there and lead by example...??? A couple of centuries ago that would have been the case. Now, these feeble, pathetic creatures cower away in hiding whilst ordering young men and women to die.

    It makes me sick and I served Queen and country for nine bloody years.
     
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    That's pretty much the underlying truth.
     
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    there would be no taliban or suiside bombers if there was no such thing as religeon.

    they are fighting to die for some . of some sort and the more they fight the better the heaven they go to will be.

    if there was no relegon and no heaven/hell they wouldnt be as happy to blow themselves up.

    these taliban soldiers are figting over their religeon.:confused:

    im not a religeous person and dont believe in got heave or hell, the world would be a better place without it.
     
  7. EX Mod Cog

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    The important thing to understand is that this isn't a war; we're not fighting another army, or a leader, we're up against an entire mind-set.

    When everyone in the middle-east believes in paradise after death, and are fed lies about the west being "evil", how can you win?
     
  8. Rockabilly

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    its all about the petro dollar;)
     
  9. EX Mod Cog

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    Basically :up:
     
  10. sirok

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    PNAC behind 9/11, they create another Pearl Harbour, public outrage gives US power to pass Patriot Act, overpower the UN, invade two countries and essentially reform the middle east and gain control of 60% of the worlds remaining oil supplies - US fear growing power of China in 21st century.

    pipeline the US wanted for years in Afgan gets green light for construction day 1 of Hamid Karzai's US propped govt....open season on Iraq.

    US claim Al quaida/Osama Bin Laden and Saddam are linked together (despite the fact that two ideologies could not be further apart) with Saddam plotting to use WMD, chemical/biological against the West.

    Blair claims Iraq has missiles capable of striking England within 45 min's.

    Under international law and UN charter the war in Iraq is illegal and the agressors such as Bush/Blair should be tried as war criminals for the estimated 600k dead Iraqi civilians...

    I've read so many books on the subject, this barely scratches the surface.
     
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    FUEL. basicly our lads are going to be there for at least another 30 years or so, so iv heard of my brother, there is still soldiers waiting to be born!!!
     
  12. a1gunner

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    i looked at joining the navy (as a plan b in my uni plans go tits up)
    i always liked the sea and all i do apart from shooting is boating, either sailing or the speed boat or fishing boat

    if things do go wrong the war might still be going if i (unlikley) sign up
     
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    Things are already wrong, this war can never stop unless someone backs down, and it won't be them :mad:
     
  14. a1gunner

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    the taliban are 100ds of years old they aren't stoping now
     
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    We could offer them Creme Eggs, nobody can resist them :up:
     
  16. a1gunner

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    i dont know them taliban are so domented i dont think the eggs will work even in this jokeing kind of way:D
     
  17. chiz

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    Been to Iraq three times, and Afghanistan once. Even though I'm out of the army in less than two months, I wouldn't hesitate to go to either again if I was asked.

    The reasons behind it don't bother me, all I know is I have a job to do.

    The less I think about the reasons why I'm there, the better.
     
  18. a1gunner

    a1gunner Pro Poster

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    have you retired then?:confused:
     
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    Retired at 22!!!! That would be awesome!! :D:D:D

    Nah, I've jacked it in.
     
  20. a1gunner

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    sorry. its 40 you have to retire is it?

    what are you doing job wise now then?
     

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