I am not going to get into the illegality of the Afghanistan war but I would just like to point out a couple of things that have been going through my mind for awhile now.
I find it strange that we the taxpayers of this country can find BILLIONS of taxpayers pounds immediately, to bail out the global bankers who are playing their part in the genocide of the True British People but cannot find the money to help protect the lives of our soldiers in the "establishments" illegal wars.
I have been searching and reading for days now about the numbers of British deaths brought about by the use of Snatch Landrovers, that our troops refer to as mobile coffins.
And in all honesty, I am amazed at the betrayal of the soldiers under their command by the Senior Officers who put politics before honour and their men.
British troops will continue to be sent out on patrol in Iraq and Afghanistan in vulnerable 'Snatch' Land Rovers because there is nothing better available, senior commanders insisted today.You can read the full article first if you wish, but this is what I have found from reading information on a number of sites.
Responding to a growing wave of criticism and demands for a public inquiry, top brass mounted a robust defence of the lightly-armoured truck, insisting it was often the best vehicle of choice.
Commanders said larger and more heavily protected trucks were too cumbersome for built-up areas, or caused too much damage to roads and property, alienating local civilians.
Over a quarter of the current 149 death toll of British Soldiers in Afghanistan have been caused by improvised explosives devices (IEDs). Roadside bombs and mines to you and I.
Three British soldiers patrolling in southern Afghanistan were killed by an explosive device on February 25.And having just checked, I find that the three soldiers who were recently murdered by our government, were traveling in a Snatch Landrover(Mobile Coffin).
International Military Forums are amazed at the pathetic protection of these vehicles that might be OK to visit a supermarket in or take the kids to school in but certainly not for use in a war zone.
For our military leaders to say that there is nothing better is a lie. Much better would be squadrons of small helicopters, that they say we cannot afford. And to worry about the locals concerns about roads is pathetic. It is not British Troops planting bombs under those roads it is the locals themselves.
But if we will not give our troops more helicopters, then we should at least provide them with the vehicle of choice of the American Special Forces serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Reva, which is available now from a British Company and has a unique hull design that deflects 80% of an explosion away from the vehicle.
The REVA was evaluated by the US Army in Iraq and Integrated Convoy Protection (Pty) Ltd was awarded a contract to supply a substantial number of REVAs for deployment there. The ongoing success of the vehicle in operations and exceptional performance in protecting the lives of civilian and military personnel resulted in further contracts, not only in Iraq but also for US Special Forces operations and most recently for the Royal Thai Army. Currently more than 200 REVAs are being utilized in Iraq.Digging further, I find the following that was taken from a statement released by the Ministry of Defence late last year in which the MOD say they are going to spend £700 million on new armoured vehicles.
And what is the replacement for the mobile coffins? Just a slightly bigger coffin with a bigger engine called the Snatch-Vixen that as already been slated in military circles. Just what is the relationship between the government and landrover that puts British Troops lifes at risk?
3. Snatch-Vixen - Snatch’s running gear, chassis, engine, and other automotive components have been modified to give the vehicle more power and the ability to carry a greater load.By greater load, do they mean more troops to be blown to bits?
If you continue to vote for the Lib/Lab/con alliance, you are voting for illegal wars, the deaths of more of our soldiers and for a government that will not even give them the equipment they need to survive.
In voting for the "establishment", you are just voting for more money for the global bankers and corrupt politicians who are shearing us like sheep. And perhaps that is all we are.
For those interested in seeing more images and details of the Reva.