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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