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Biggest BRITISH Blitz Since WW2 to Crush Taliban!

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posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 08:49 AM
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Biggest BRITISH Blitz Since WW2 to Crush Taliban!


www.timesonline.co.uk

BRITAIN is to deploy its biggest contingent of paratroopers and special forces since the second world war in a bid to crush the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Ministers are to send 3,000 paratroopers, including the entire Parachute Regiment, to southern Afghanistan in the spring, as well as trebling the number of special forces in the country.
The number of UK special forces personnel will rise to more than 800 and will include the bulk of the Special Forces Support Group, which is largely comprised of paratroopers.
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[edit on 30-9-2007 by Thirst]




posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 08:49 AM
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The Government seems to be doing the right thing with the pullout of normal troops and flood of Special Forces into Afghanistan. It’s also nice to see that the Eurofighter is to be deployed for the first time in its history; hopefully we can crush the Taliban once and for all!

www.timesonline.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:08 AM
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The report also states


It has also emerged that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering ways in which private security companies could bolster frontline troops in war zones such as Afghanistan. Options include “defensive” tasks such as guarding military bases, helping to escort convoys, supplying frontline soldiers and transporting troops.


If our goverment actually paid our troop's properly and treated them well maybe we would have enough troops to do the job without haveing to pay private companies to help at a substantialy higher price no doubt



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:19 AM
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^^^^Good point on the contractors...

What ever happened to OPSEC (operations security)?

Announcing this months prior to deployment kinda defeats alot of the advantage that could possibly be gained by the influx of the special forces soldiers.

Unless this is just released to get the taliban scrambling.....



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:25 AM
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This is still a temporary fix to the problem. Its not any different the the U.S. surg of troops into iraq.



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:28 AM
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Oh great, send in more of our troops, to be either injured or killed. It is about high time other NATO countries got involved in the south.



If our goverment actually paid our troop's properly and treated them well maybe we would have enough troops to do the job without haveing to pay private companies to help at a substantialy higher price no doubt



Agrees with you, not only paid them properly, but gave them the right equipment and resources, to fight with. I mean come on the MOD wont even pay for a pair of freakin P.J.'s for the wounded or any of them. Such a farce is that. It is atousnishing that the Gov and the MOD expect these guys and gals to fight for our country, when they dont provide the basic needs or our armed forces.



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:30 AM
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Jeez, this Afghanistan debacle has been going on longer than the Iraqi one.
What are British troops doing there again?
I guess the ongoing bumper Poppy and Cannabis crops need extra protection though



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:41 AM
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The problem is, you cant beat an army that doesnt wear a uniform, and one minute is serving your something from his shop then the next minute is shooting at you.
The Russians learned the futility of it as did the US in Vietnam



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:45 AM
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Good luck with that...

I mean....6 yrs on have we really seen "progress " ??

Opium production at an all time high...Coalition troops in more danger than ever...

Someone is pulling the strings here, particularly with the opium supply...And it ain't the Taliban...

Go figure...

Peace



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:47 AM
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The way i see it is whilst we have troop's fighting the taliban we don't have anywhere enough engineer's ect doing any real rebuilding of the country to prove to the people of afganistan that " our side" is the better chance for a more prosperous future for them and their children, until the afgan's see some genuine sign's that we are trying to help them we will only be seen as invader's and ocupier's



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 09:54 AM
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I'm with you 100% on this, Solid...Great post


For sure...If you want to win the co-operation of the locals in order to improve their lot, you have to win their trust...and I must say, from what I've seen in the MSM, the Brits and Aussies have done as best a job of doing that as they can...

The thing is, the good deeds being done need to outnumber the deeds being done in order to wipe out this warlord or whatever...

Maybe if the US wasn't so obsessed with increasing/maintaining the opium supply out of Afghanistan, we might see some progress along these lines...

Then again, pigs might fly first, as they say in the classics



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 10:37 AM
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Spring? It not even winter yet lol. You are right about the drug crop problem. They should only let them grow marry jane so we would have a good supply of hemp for them to make stuff out of. At least they would just be stoned and slow

The amount of teliban in Pakistan is the problem. How do we fix the problem? Somehow stabilize Iraq and run a huge pipeline from there to the med through Jordan and Israel. Pay Iraq a fair price for it and leave the rest of them countries to kill themselves and beat their woman. Eventually they will piss off India enough and they would take care of the Teliban problem.



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by Nathabeanz
This is still a temporary fix to the problem. Its not any different the the U.S. surg of troops into iraq.


Bullseye..

Was this the agreed upon plan, possibly set in motion by a downforce in basara?



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 11:45 AM
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This is still a temporary fix to the problem. Its not any different the the U.S. surg of troops into iraq.


Lets hope, they have the same success as their American counterpart are having in Iraq. I for one do not want to see more British Personell returning home in body bags or coffins. Question how many Nato countries are involved in Afghanstan anyways?

Would it not be better if more other special forces from other nato countries came into this and work along side by side with the British Special Forces? Just a thought, maybe someone with military expertease can tell me if this would work or not....



posted on Sep, 30 2007 @ 01:15 PM
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Ideally yes, since a situation like Afghanistan lends itself to special forces operations extremely well.

And who knows, now that Chirac is gone we might see French troops moving south where the majority of the fighting occurs (the brunt of which is being directed against British, American and Canadian forces, with smaller contingents from other nations too). I wouldn't hold out much hope for Germany or Italy at the moment, though.

Essentially, the nations who keep their troops exclusively in the north are trying to walk a delicate political tightrope: They want to show support for the US and their NATO obligations (hence they have a presence in Afghanistan) but political pressure at home might become untenable if they take a lot of casualties. Sad but true, I'm afraid.



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