Fearless Fijians Fighting In Afghanistan And Iraq Alongside Brits ...
From Fiji in the South Pacific?
Those teeny-tiny, flippin' little Fijian Islands?
Fijians fighting in flaming Afghanistan? And Fijians fighting in flaming Iraq?
Fighting for we Brits' lying effing leader Tony Blair?
And his lousy, lying, layabout, leader mate, George W. Bush?
Officially fighting (and killing and dying) for (and in) the British Army?
Over 2,000 of them?
As well as all 'our own'?
And still we can't sodding sort anything out?
Yep. 'Fraid so, friends. You'd better believe it.
No wonder we hear the term 'clusterfuck' hurled around so often, eh?
We've known full well, ever since G.W.B. bragged about 'mission accomplished' -- then, Elvis-like, left the carrier -- that he'd lied through his teeth and that things weren't anything like he said they were. But the more we find out the more we realise exactly how bad a hell-hole it is that our boys in uniform are stuck in.
It's become increasingly obvious of late to even the most casual of observers, that there simply aren't enough British soldiers available to do the job they're being asked to do. So, surely this latest realisation should set some serious alarm bells ringing -- somewhere.
But will it?
We doubt it.
It absolutely boggles our bloody minds when we wonder just exactly how horrendous a state the British Army actually would be in, without fellows like these -- and various other foreign, fighting friends.
Get yourself a good gander at this.
Wages and pride draw Fijians to UK army
Two Fijian soldiers serving with the British army have been killed in the last week. But their deaths show no sign of deterring the large number of fellow countrymen prepared to enlist.
Then, think on this.
Faced with high unemployment at home, the British army is an obvious draw.
Almost half of Fijians are reported to live below the poverty line, earning an average of about £2,500 a year.
As Commonwealth citizens, Fijians are entitled to pay and conditions similar to those of British soldiers.
And before anyone tells us that this kind of thing is not really anything new -- there's no need to bother -- we know.
The point is that even with this sort of assistance we are now so obviously overstretched (with a capital "O"), that surely something's got to 'give' -- 'give' somewhere or other -- and 'give' soon.
Here's a last little clip & paste on which to ponder.
The risk of death appears to be less of a discouragement to would-be soldiers than other factors.
Scraping together the money for flights to enable completion of the army selection process in the UK can be difficult for many.
Sad isn't it? That 'the system' stinks so strongly.
Read the rest of this report right here.