An interesting article appeared in this morning's Independent authored by the esteemed Lord Carlile.
The killing goes on. The duplicity goes on and the 'playing of games' goes on.
I have many former comrades from my time in the Infantry - both Officers and Rank & File, who fought over there. Some were injured, a few died. I have friends over there still as the dreaded 'contractors' - basically hired guns working for western corporations. None of them think that it was worth all the blood and effort (although the 'contractors' seperate morality from wallet and make a fair few bob- US$350 a day, tax free ). I even have some who work for oil companies on the derricks in the Kurdish areas - they can tell some stories regarding the Kurds attitues towards the pro-western Baghdad regime.
I took part in the big march in London and it shames me that this is still going on and was done in 'our name'.
I just wonder how long it will be before puppet-regimes are set-up in Syria, Iran and Libya to match the corrupt Iraqi government and the totally inept gangster-regime of Karzai in Afghanistan.
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