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23 February 2007

Blair Spin - Re; Brit Troops 'Withdrawal' - Read 'Redeployment' ...


So, it seems someone sneakily switched on the spin machine while a whole lot weren't watching.

Well, well, well.

We wonder why we're not surprised?

Anyway, as from this afternoon -- ref; British troops 'withdrawal' ; now read 'redeployment'.

Grab a good gander at this.

More UK soldiers for Afghanistan

The Army expects a major Taleban uprising in the spring More than 1,000 extra British troops are to be sent to Afghanistan, the BBC has learned.

Defence Secretary Des Browne will give details of the new deployment to the House of Commons on Monday.


Shadow defence secretary Liam Fox said the move showed that British forces were too "overstretched" to carry out duties in both Iraq and Afghanistan.


The move comes as the government announced that about 1,600 troops would be withdrawn from Iraq.


BBC defence correspondent Paul Wood says commanders on the ground are "screaming for more troops" to deal with the Taleban's expected spring offensive, but Monday's announcement is still likely to be controversial.


"Yet it is the British troops once again who are having to reinforce - the third or fourth reinforcement."

How much more sickening shit such as this, should the UK's paying public swallow before starting some sort of 'surge' of their own?

Read the rest of the 'redeployment' revelations.



Blogger Richard said...

Message to 'Mister Michael The Tub Thumper'.

Anonymous posts are acceptable - but NOT misleading/false-flag ones

If you want to say something here, then post properly please.

3:51 pm  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Good question Richard, and I've been asking that question too, for some times now.

It is obvious, that these self-appointed 'champions' of Democracy like Bush and Blair and the forces behind them, who don't hesitate to spread their version of perverted Democracy (which works for, and by the oligarchic elite,) if necessary even with blood and iron in far-away lands, yet these so called 'champions' cum war-criminals, continue to defy the strong and steadfast Democratic will of the people at home.

Frankly, those troops needed home, in the UK, US, Canada and other countries, to restore the Democratic deficit at home, by helping local authorities to arrest the war-mongers, the monopolistic powers behind them, paid agents for foreign powers, who work outside the legal limit of the Constitution like AIPAC, and all the political whores everywhere, who sold their Soul for 30 pieces of silver to the Devil, just to name a few.

In the meantime, the citizenry is entitled, ney indeed it is their duty, to step up the level of protestation against these Dark Forces, and remind them, that the sovereignity of the people ultimately lies with the citizenry as a whole, and they are the final guarantor too, above all.
A good example how to notch-up the pressure, and still have room for growth, is how the citizens of Italy, with the leadership of the people of Vicenza, conducted their action against the ever expanding forces of militarism and oppression.

Viva Italia! Grazie Azzuri! You are lighting the road, for all of us.

5:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean you hadn't figured out Blair's game? Did you genuinely think Bush would let him walk away scot-free ?

Naw. Blair's in hock, and so's the whole country thanks to him. I hope he rots.

7:59 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...


Two days ago I posted this comment on your Afghan piece.

Hmm. Maybe those troops being pulled out of Iraq won't get as much leave as they thought.

I didn't want to say too much more then, but see what I meant?

8:53 pm  
Anonymous Tom V said...

Kiwi, you were right on the money.
Do you have similar visionary skill about lottery numbers?

We should hook up: I pay for the price of the ticket. If we win, we share the winning fairly, (50-50). If you loose, you only need to pay for the ticket, and never the lost jackpot, I personally guaranty that.

In this way, we both can play the lottery almost completely risk-free. What do you say, good man?

10:05 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

No visionary skills involved, Tom. I hear (about) things.

10:24 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Speaking of political spin as well as just plain wrong information, Badger has an interesting piece up today at Missing Links ("U.S. Planning a New Regional Expansion") related to the strange spin being provided by the AP as well as of course the American Press on the Condi Rice meeting with the Intelligence Agencies of 4 Arab countries in Jordan.

Cheney helped matters by preventing American reporters from attending the meeting by grabbing Condi's airplane for himself. The reporters had to fly commercial and then apparently couldn't read the German train schedules, so they missed it all.

In the Comments, others have added more information about the fairly extreme bias of Juan Cole which has now come out in the open.

It's no wonder that Americans especially are all looking at the Middle East through a very, very bad framework.

Is it a coincidence that both you and Badger are hitting this truth in reporting issue on the very same day, albeit on completely different subjects?

4:07 am  
Anonymous Stram said...

Hello Old Brit,

Hate to be a publicity seeking whore this morning (or afternoon) but I wrote a piece today that I'd like some one from Australia to read it. Thought maybe you had one of those in your audience.

Have a great weekend, my man.


12:28 pm  
Anonymous Charles said...

Only in America.

Only in America would someone who claims to be liberal ~ progressive completely and utterly IGNORE many huge demonstrations AGAINST Cheney -- then single out one tiny group of right wing nutters to use as an excuse to condemn an entire population of millions.

No wonder Americans are so easily fooled. Lots of them are even fooled by themselves -- that they're liberals.

5:23 pm  
Anonymous martha said...

If stram is looking for people to fight I wonder why HE isn't doing it in Iraq?

9:36 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Rosemary, it is pure coincidence - but I suppose only in the sense that these things are becoming ever more obvious and happening ever more frequently.

Also, I commented at Badgers that Cole came off my blogroll a long time ago - and that before today's out - Badger will be on it.

11:49 am  
Anonymous Stram said...

Martha, I'd love to go back to Iraq but since losing both arms in a NYC peace demonstation that got out of hand, I'm afraid I wouldn't be of much good.

Charles, that's the second time this week some one accused me of being a liberal-I'm going to have to change something here but I'm not sure what it is. I guess if you're anti-war you automatically get labeled a liberal.

I didn't mean to anger people-more like provoke.

I'm sure Australia has a huge anti-Iraq war following, as does Britain and the U.S. I shouldn't 'paint' all Australians to be like their prime minister Howard or those morons holding that Cheney banner since I wouldn't want to be painted with the same brush as George Bush.

I didn't mean to offend those who I agree with on this war, but merely provoke those who I don't.

I guess that's what's known as collateral damage.

12:15 pm  
Anonymous xxx said...

I wonder where Griffon is? Isn't he\she down under?

1:53 pm  

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