Politicians ‘pulled combat troops out of Afghanistan too early’
Britain and its allies would have been more prudent to keep combat troops supporting the Afghan government for longer, a former head of the Army says
Britain pulled combat troops out of Afghanistan too early because of political considerations back home, a former head of the Army has suggested.
Gen Sir Mike Jackson said a recent spate of bloody attacks in Kabul and the weekend Taliban assault on Britain’s former main base in Helmand, Camp Bastion, were “somewhat depressing”.
Britain now had a responsibility to “give every possible support” to the Afghan forces once the Nato-led combat missions finishes at the end of this year.
That may well prove to be the case…but who is to blame for the politician’s turning tail on the Afghans?
Much of the blame lies with the Media which has been instrumental in opposing the war, reporting negatively on it and doing its utmost to exploit the casualties, our troops and Afghan civilians and of course not slow in doorstepping grieving widows and fatherless children.
The BBC has led the pack in painting the war in that negative light and is now leading the way in depicting it as a failure, a waste of blood and treasure.
The war it spent so much of its own time condemning will now be used for the next ten years and beyond for much pious, sanctimonius preaching about the hopelessness of war…never mind that it was the BBC and like-minded souls who ensured that failure could be a likely scenario as the necessary resorces were held back by politicians all too aware of Media reaction to any ‘mission creep’ and the army restricted in what it could do in order to avoid ‘collateral damage’…never mind that such a policy actually makes certain that fighting the war becomes much more difficult and actually prolongs that fighting…and increases the casualties.
The BBC is by default on the side of the Taliban, Hamas and Islamist terrorists at home for whom they make imagnative excuses when they bomb, murder and maim British citizens…apparently being unemployed, or feeling a bit disgruntled with your lot in society, or having a feeling you are somehow disenfranchised or ignored is a good enough excuse for murdering 52 people and injuring over 700….or so thinks the BBC.
Always interesting who the BBC sides with.
Yesterday it was Hezbollah, the Party of God.
Naturally they are the good guys…America, Israel and the West the bad guys who force them to do such terrible things.