Equipment in Afghanistan (RANT)
One simple fact: our boys are out in Afghanistan dying. They’re giving their lives for a war that this government chose to become part of. These same boys and their leadership are telling our ignorant government that they are short of equipment, it is outdated andÂ just not up to the job.
The government have the audacity to completely deny there is a shortage of equipment in Afghanistan and say things like “more helicopters won’t remove the risk“. No, more helicopters won’t remove the risk, but they’ll make it less risky to go out on operations down the same road day after day you ignorant bastards and I’m yet to hear of an IED taking out a helicopter. That kind of hiding behind words utterly infurates me and who ever voted these retards in to power needs to seriously reconsider their vote next time.
We’ve got Chinooks that are sitting in a hangar doing NOTHING when they could be saving our boys’ lives. Get them fitted out as they need to be and get them in to operation for god sake! More troop carrier helicopters means our boys can move in and out of operations quicker and more safely, when injuries occur there are more helicopters for evacuation and a better chance that we can actually make an impact in an otherwise unwinnable war.
Oi, Labour, let the Generals run the war and they’ll get it finished. You won’t be re-elected anyway so just shut your mouths, do like the Americans and give our boys what they need to get the job done. I would happily pay more tax if I knew the money would go on equipment for our lads that are laying their lives on the line day after day. Seriously, I’ve absolutely had it with this government.
– (a very angry) Lewis