Afghan War: Brown Pledges To Support Taliban

Just when you thought politicians could not possibly get more stupid one of the breed goes and does something so moronic that you are left gobsmacked again.

We refer of course to the announcement by Gordon Brown of a new fund that will be used by British military personnel to pay off Taliban fighters who give up their weapons and renounce violence.

Given the track record of Afghans for fighting anybody and everybody all the time, often changing sides in a war because someone has offered them more money, we are again astounded that Gordon Brown and his advisers at the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence once again refuse to see what is staring them in the fucking face.

The Taliban fighters will stampede to give up their WW2 rifles or AK47s stolen during the Russian occupation.

“I renounce violence, here’s my gun now give me the money.” they will say. Then, trousering the cash they will vamos mucho quicko to the local illegal arms dealer to buy a better gun stolen only recently from the Americans.

What a way to fight a war.

15 thoughts on “Afghan War: Brown Pledges To Support Taliban

  1. What a bunch of arseholes Karzai and Brown are. You can’t bribe the Taliban. They want to rule the country again. They’re joining up daily (why do people know the war is escalating—because the Taliban are not losing).
    Sure, as someone said, they’ll take the cash and buy better arms. An old sage wrote a long time ago:If you have ruled once, the thirst for ruling again is insatiable.


    • Afghanistan is probably even more ungovernable than the USA. Our politicians should get their heads round that and let Afghns sort out Afghan affairs. It is after all their country no matter what we think of how they run it, treat their women or hide under their beards.


  2. hmmmm maybe they could apply this technique to inner cities, give up your violent ways and we’ll pay you. The BBC would LOVE it, that bald guy don could present it, call it Cash for Asbos!!! I feel a future labour unturn policy in the wind. You owe me for this one Gordon!


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