Sunday, 23 May 2010



"We have to reset expectations and timelines. NATIONAL SECURITY is the focus now.  We are not a GLOBAL POLICEMAN.
We are not in Afghanistan for the sake of the EDUCATION POLICY in a BROKEN 13TH CENTURY COUNTRY.

THANK FUCK!  Someone is AT LAST talking some sense about our 'war' in Afghanistan, after we have had to listen to a LOAD OF MEALY MOUTHED, SOCIALIST CLAPTRAP, over the last few years.


Mac an t-Srònaich said...

Liam Fox rarely tells it how it is. I like Ian Bone's wee bit of investigative journalism into him.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Mac, welcome to the blog. He may be a fraud, but at least he's a Scottish fraud and I will defend his right to be a fraud to the death! :-)

Clarinda said...

As you say - an astute and long awaited public observation by Dr Fox. I would also like to hear what the new Conservative MP (Professor)Rory Stewart, who has travelled and written widely with practical and academic integrity about that country - and Iraq, has to say about our future role.

So far, nothing from the PCist detractors or the arms, oil and mineral big-boys. Socialists, being torn between craving money and hating those able to earn an honest few bob, duped into 'bringing democracy' cannot fathom why their superficial grasp of reality cannot work in so-called first world nations never mind those largely embedded in another era and culture. Afghanistan is just the latest raw material for multi-national business ambition with socialist suckers funding the adventure. I wonder who really stirred up Kyrgyzstan which is still in mortal turmoil.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Clarinda, welcome. You make the point exactly that I in my poor way was making. The next problem in my estimation will not be Iran as most of the world thinks but if you follow the oil trail, I would say the next flashpoint will indeed be in the Balkans and you know what happened there in 1914 and the trouble that caused. You can't stir up your Balkans you know without there being a bit of argy bargy. This is not Iraq!

wee boaby said...

I notice '13th Century Fox ' was backtracking on his comments all weekend. No change there then if you have followed his illustrious career up to now.
He's now been given two special advisors ( Spads)to keep an eye on him.

Luke Coffey - former US Army captain with a degree in EU Studies.
And Oliver Waghorn - research assistant and former aide to Gerald Howarth the thatcherite and boycotter of BA.
That'll keep an eye on him !

Dark Lochnagar said...

Boabs, I would have to admit they don't seem to me to be perfect spin doctor equipment but they say you can't read a book from it's cover which of course is not true if it's one of those new fangled e-book thingies which are beyond me as I am still getting used to Facebook never mind e-books!

wee boaby said...

I won't try that facebook thingie since the ruskies bought it. Get poisoned with polonium if you don't toe the line.
You've got to wonder WTF Foxy was doing as shadow defence secretary all those years when you realise that he obviously knows the square root of fuck all about the Afghan conflict.
He should know all the ins and outs of the place by now. The role of India and Pakistan and the lack of mine clearing teams.
We should do what the yanks do with their IED's. Drive an armoured bulldozer right over the top of them.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Boabs, the only trouble with that is that our armoured trucks are built by 'MECCANNO' and are about as much use as a fart in a swimming pool. It is fucking ridiculous that we expect our soldiers to go out to these wog countries without the basic tools to do the job. Shite boots, shite weapons and shite armour. It's no wonder there are so many coming back in bits or in coffins. The politicians should be strung up, starting with Blair and Brown.

wee boabs said...

The French now own meccano. Maybe that's the problem !
Our trucks are better now though and mostly go around at night with infra red cameras and good armour. The bulldozer that the yanks have can't be that hard to build can it ? I wouldn't volunteer to sit in the cab though. Have you seen 'Road warriors ' on ITV ? It's about the troops who resupply the forward operating bases. These guys and gals have got balls of steel. It must be terrifying.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Boabs, I'm glad to hear that at last we have some decent kit. Are you in the forces? Or do you have someone that is? Supplying the forward bases must be terrifying, but then again we shouldn't be there in the first place. Pakistan is where we should be, not making sure Afghanistan lassies can go to school.

wee boaby said...

I was in the Forces and know someone on the convoys. Scary job and hot and sweaty aswell. I wouldn't fancy it. Just do what we're told I suppose.

Dark Lochnagar said...

Boabs, I don't really see the urge to join the forces. Matbe it just wasn't for me. I thought about a career in the Merchant Navy once!