60 soldiers killed because of “crap equipment”

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Frederick Forsyth, the author of a Conswervative commission on UK armed forces policy, has said that up to 60 servicemen have died because the British government failed to provide them with adequate kit.

Years of underinvestment and billions wasted during El Gordo’s reign at the Treasury on stupid schemes that came to nothing has resulted in the military becoming severely overstretched and short of essential equipment such as body armour, decent boots and guns that work.

In defiance of the fact that the armed forces are already stretched beyond capacity, the Goblin King has pledged even more troops to Afghanistan,

Forsyth doesn’t pull any punches in summing up the problem:

What has angered me is to see fine young men coming home in boxes draped in a flag who should never have died at all and died because they were required to go in harm’s way with crap equipment

Thousands of soldiers have been sent – poorly equipped and ill prepared –  into two illegal wars which will never be won and many soldiers have dies unneccessarily.

Bliar and Brown should hang their heads in shame … preferably with a length of hemp around their necks.

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  1. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    Frederick Forsyth is one of my favourite authors. What I especially like about him is that he often writes words England and English, rather that Britain and British. Anyway, he rules!

  2. Stan (222 comments) says:

    As far as I can see, the problem with the equipment is that a hell of a lot of money has been spent on our armed forces with a view to conflicts arising in Northern Europe and not for desert combat.

    We shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

    And Jesus, when you start taking Frederick Forsyth seriously you know you are in trouble.

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