Monday, 30 August 2021

Monumental cock-up? Well eh...

Douglas Murray ( a British author and political commentator. He founded the Centre for Social Cohesion in 2007, which became part of the Henry Jackson Society, where he was associate director from 2011 to 2018. He is also an associate editor of the conservative-leaning British political and cultural magazine The Spectator) and today writing in the Sun newspaper has it exactly right. 

It is not just all the stories about cats being repatriated from Afghanistan and the thousands of citizens including Britons being left but as he wrote – This is the mother of all epic screw-ups! Make no mistake, this hasty withdrawal by both the UK and US has left an enormous legacy. Just making the Taliban the best armed organisation for some time! Armoured vehicles, heavy weapons, helicopters! 20,000 Humvees and on and on. The Taliban now has more attack helicopters than the British army! It is just as well Afghanistan has no sea borders otherwise it could have a navy outstripping that of France and Britain combined! Did you say ‘Monumental cock-up’? Yes? You are correct! The US left more war goodies than the British armed forces have today! And more soldiers! Thank you Mr Biden, well done, we need western leaders like that. 

Edit 31/8/21 - Just heard that  military equipment was made useless before leaving. Take it from me that if true, someone will repair it. Somehow or other when it comes to war people use anything that can kill. Made useless or not. There will be plenty of parts!

A good question to ask is – where in hell do we get politicians like that? The US is even worse than the UK. Raab and 90% of the UK government on holiday. Politicians have forgotten what government is all about. They seem to think that decisions affecting 68 million UK people or dealing with warmongering nations can be made whilst sipping a daiquiri cocktail beside a Greek swimming pool. Michael Gove apparently can run his government post on the dance floor of a London nightclub discussing government issues with all around. I had a lot of hope in the Conservative government, Boris looked like a strong leader. But I think after Covid he should have resigned. He looks wasted, a doddler, leaving the making of decisions to people like Cummings, at least he got rid of. Well, we all know how this is going to end. Only, it will mean we once again will end up in the most almighty financial muddle as Labour flunked their Accountancy course again! Perhaps we should get the Green party into power. Oh, I’ll get my coat….

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