Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:20p.m.
Prime Minister John Key says the Defence Force’s withdrawal from Afghanistan won’t be affected by the latest deaths of three New Zealand soldiers.
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21/08/2012 9:16:52 a.m.
For reporters and the general public to suggest that the SAS should redeploy is a laughable! Needing to use special forces to 'protect' trained soldiers would insinuate that the army itself is joke and needs to be wrapped in a protective blanket every time they're deemed to be in danger. Do you see the British or Americans calling in their special forces whenever one of their thousands of casualties occur? No, of course you don't, as they are profession soldiers and they expect to be trusted with enough guts and skill to do what soldiers do best, fight. I may have only served in the NZDF for 3 years after 12 years in the British airborne forces, but I'm pretty sure kiwi soldiers would love to be given the chance to prove themselves as the allied troops fighting and dying in the Helmund Province are doing on a daily basis and no longer mollycoddled as if they were conscripts who were somewhere the didn't choose to be!
20/08/2012 8:37:53 p.m.
Sign agreements with the Yanks,just too keep face.Does he really care about our troops lives?And those who never come back too meet their love ones again.A world war is different,as a song goes why do they have too fight another mans dirty war,when they wont fight in it them selves. How many more need to die in this stupid fight,not even a war.
20/08/2012 8:12:49 p.m.
The problem with afghanistan is that it has been at war for the last 40 years.
First russia invaded and had to withdraw because the Afghan's drove them out... of course this was brought about by the CIA funding and training Osama Bin Laden in terrorist tactics.
But Anyone that actually believes that a war can be won in Afghanistan, really is truely deluded.
20/08/2012 6:28:18 p.m.
yes it is you cowered send every one we have and if every one follows suit and 50,000 troops arrive the war will be over much quicker and it will send a message that the world will not stand for any more of there BS walk out know and all the deaths will be for nothing and the TB will regroup and 9/11/will happen again
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