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That's right throw a few more cannon fodder in there. Got to keep up the pretence that this is winnable if we just tweak it a bit here and there

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The new speaker said he was going to clamp down on these out of order statements, wanting them to announce things like this

in a formal setting other than the BBC.

The original story being "Brown hints at Afghan troop rise" http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8228316.stm

http://www.newssniffer.co.uk/articles/246599/diff/7/8

Brown hints at Afghan troop rise

Sat Aug 29 17:32:03 UTC 2009

Brown pledges more Afghan support

Sat Aug 29 20:02:07 UTC 2009

I really do despair.

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That's right throw a few more cannon fodder in there. Got to keep up the pretence that this is winnable if we just tweak it a bit here and there

Pisses me right off when the retards on TV/radio say we must win this war, we mustn’t pull out until we win, etc

What exactly do we need to achieve to win this war which has been going on longer than WW2!!! How can you ever defeat terrorism, its like saying we will defeat Christmas.

This war is meant to be continuous and I can realistically see us still there in ten years time.

I blame the ******ing idiotic troops, just all resign on mass if you got any brains or honour!

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Pisses me right off when the retards on TV/radio say we must win this war, we mustn’t pull out until we win, etc
For a war, the casualtiy rate among British soldiers has been low. That's not to say that the deaths aren't tragic, but in a war, deaths are usually measured in tens or hundreds of thousands. We have no option to defeat radical islamists, the alternative is the destruction of western civilisation, which would involve a much higher death toll.

The war in Afghanistan might have lasted longer than the Second World war but in WW2 there were 67,000 British military deaths and 382,000 British civilian deaths. In World War I there were 885,000 British military deaths and 105,000 British civilian deaths. So the comparison is shaky, to say the least.

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Starting to look more and more like our own 21st century version of the last generation's Vietnam.
Worryingly, yes. Except that the invasion of Afghanistan was more justified and neccessary than US involvement in Vietnam or their invasion of Iraq.

Al-Qaeda were clever in their idea of the unspeakably evil 9/11 atrocities. By doing something that big, the USA was forced into a dramatic response, which was sure to divide western opinion.

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For a war, the casualtiy rate among British soldiers has been low. That's not to say that the deaths aren't tragic, but in a war, deaths are usually measured in tens or hundreds of thousands.

This isn’t a war this is a slaughter.

On one side you have satellites, drones, tanks, helicopters, scud missiles, aircraft carriers, spies, nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biological weapons and hundreds of billions of dollars.

On the other side you have a few men with or without any military training and a few AK47s.

We have no option to defeat radical islamists, the alternative is the destruction of western civilisation, which would involve a much higher death toll.

This here is the problem.

How on earth can you defeat radical Islam without literally slaughtering everyone in that country?

Some 1 million Iraqis and Afghans must have been killed already or displaced and the rest must be plain ******ing pissed off with foreign troops on their soil.

You’re going to turn them into mild Muslims by killing their sisters, mothers, fathers, brothers?

We are breeding the next generation of terrorists. The kid that survives the bomb that kills his family in twenty years will be the one willing to blow himself up.

The only way to defeat radical Islam, which is none of our business why are we not out defeating radical Christianity or Judaism? Is the same why we defeated any radical religion and that is to allow the nation to become wealthy? Stop the sanctions improve the laws so that they can have a life worth living.

The war in Afghanistan might have lasted longer than the Second World war but in WW2 there were 67,000 British military deaths and 382,000 British civilian deaths. In World War I there were 885,000 British military deaths and 105,000 British civilian deaths. So the comparison is shaky, to say the least.

So we wait until we lose 70,000 military first before we leave?

The comparison you’re making is shaky!

In WW2 Hitler was going out and attacking nations and murdering millions. He and his allies where invading countries to grab land and project might. He had a modern strong army, a navy and an air force.

The Taliban have a few herds of donkeys, a few pistols and that is all.

How many people have died to “terrorism†vs hunger, smoking, drugs, driving?

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Worryingly, yes. Except that the invasion of Afghanistan was more justified and neccessary than US involvement in Vietnam or their invasion of Iraq.

Perhaps they had a little justification to go in and ruffle a few feathers.

However what is the justification of staying there for nearly a decade?

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Whilts we clearly can't win and the taliban won't defeat us... but the costs might. Esp if there is a gilt strike.

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