Wednesday, 18 June 2008
I know in certain cases light vehicles are needed but the death today of 4 more British troops further illustrates the blood this govt has on its hands. The govt and MOD have known for years now that British forces are inadequately equipped to deal with mines and shaped charges but for reasons of parsimony and stubbornness have refused until lately to buy the needed vehicles that conform to mrap standard. Over half the fatal casualties have resulted from mines etc that have shown the army land rover snatch vehicles and wimiks to be little more than deathtraps. Handing cheap victories to Taliban murderers is only going to result in more casualties....no more needless deaths in useless vehicles should be the order of the day.