Another Sad Day for Wootton Bassett

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Today will be an even sadder day for the Wootton Bassett and the people who care about our troops.
(Note the subtle hint that i do not include the Labour Party in that statement).

Today a C17 will repatriate the body of the above photgraphed gent.
This is Staff Sgt Olaf Schmid.

Much has been written about "Oz", but I urge many to read Michael Yons online magazine.
His passing of the most technically demanding course in the army.
His courage his skill.

And whilst the loss of any service man is a loss too much the passing of this gent who lost his life dealing with his 65th IED on his last day of his tour strikes a cord like no other.

Is it time to get them all home?
Is it winable?
Is it providing security here in the UK?



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LabourReallyAreVeryEvil said...

The Army is in Afghanistan to destroy it - because Labour fears them. They sent them to the worst place in the world without helicopters or proper equipment - to DESTROY them.

Labour want them destroyed so they are not a threat to them,


Labour is capable of anything.

Despite all the bluster over all the years we now know that mass immigration was deliberately to destroy our society.

5 November 2009 at 20:17
banned said...

I was initially in favour of doing all it takes in Afghanistan but do not see how we can continue to support a man who so corrupted the political process tht his main contender stood down thus leading to his "re-election" by default.

That just stinks and we should leave now; that we won't might partly be explained by the above post.

6 November 2009 at 04:39

I'll repeat, amongst my friends' hyperbole, what I believe to be the only realistic motive for keeping troops fightig in Afghanistan, and that's to keep the Talibanfrom power.
Since Gulf 2 and the removal of the Taliban, the Muslim world has come in large part to support the Taliban [even if soem of the Arabian kingdoms fear it].
A resurgent and governing Taliban would be close to and perhaps capable of, joining up with the very numerous Islamist terrorists in Pakistan and getting hold of their nuclear weapons. Thereafter you can kiss London goodbye. Our troops are there to keep us safe: not to build hospitals and schools and drains.
Even Labour's stopped clock is right two times a day. This is one of them.

6 November 2009 at 07:16