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    Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

    Just 150 Afghan voters dared to go to the ballot box in the area of Helmand province where British soldiers sacrificed their lives to secure a safe election day, it was revealed yesterday.

    The figures were released as the British Ambassador to Kabul admitted that troops could be engaged in combat in Afghanistan for five more years.

    The Electoral Commission in Kabul said that early estimates of voting in the former Taleban stronghold of Babaji, north of Lashkar Gah, the provincial capital, indicated that few exercised their right to vote last Thursday. Several thousand people could have voted.

    Four of the ten troops who died in Operation Panther’s Claw, the five-week offensive to drive the Taleban out of central Helmand before the presidential election, were killed in or around Babaji.
    Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes - Times Online

    150 out of what could have been 7,000
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    Re: Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    5 more years of this? Seriously? For what? Whatever our soldiers are meant to be fighting for over there, it doesn't seem to be doing a great deal of good to anything.
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    Re: Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    5 more years of this? Seriously? For what? Whatever our soldiers are meant to be fighting for over there, it doesn't seem to be doing a great deal of good to anything.
    I can't stand one more year of this.
    What the hell are we achieving over there? Seems like little to me.


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    Re: Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Anima View Post
    5 more years of this? Seriously? For what? Whatever our soldiers are meant to be fighting for over there, it doesn't seem to be doing a great deal of good to anything.
    I don't believe anyone has ever won against the people of Afghanistan. Basically because these tribal folks are vicious and don't play by the same rules as regular soldiers. They formed the Taliban and Al Qaida. The Soviet-Afghan war was the Soviet's version of Vietnam. Any "war" against terrorists such as these is generally a waste of good men, but what's the solution? If we're not fighting them in Afghanistan are we going to have to fight them on American or British soil?

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    Re: Four British soldiers die for sake of 150 votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    If we're not fighting them in Afghanistan are we going to have to fight them on American or British soil?
    Much rather yes.
    At least we lure them out of their bloody cave and have the upper hand on our own soil.


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