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The Army is running out of Ammunition

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Message 1 - posted by John of Paddington, Sep 17, 2006

The Army is running short of ammunition. We have heard already of the other shotages of equipment but this is realy serious. Is Blair trying to run the wars he started on the cheap or is it another health and saftey ploy. The army will now say 'bang', that wont hurt anyone.
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Message 2 - posted by U3775715 - alt id 1, Sep 17, 2006

Send them container loads of Ginsters pasties.
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Message 3 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Sep 18, 2006

To the Afghans war and fighting is a way of life. Any nation that thinks that they can beat them is kidding themselfs. Remember seeing a programme years ago where they have their own gun smiths making exact working copies of machine guns ect . We have bitten off more than we can chew there . We never learn thats our problem.
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Message 4 - posted by John of Paddington, Sep 18, 2006

Yes, very funny Granny, but this subject is not one for sick humour. Blair and his cronies are trying to govern on the cheap yet increase taxes. It has now been established that they have closed all the military hospitals, the last at Hasler is about to be handed over to developers. Wounded service personel, which are increasing in numbers, are in civilan mixed ward hospitals which are themselves understaffed.
It was bad enough that Bliar and Bush started illegal wars but to send in troops under equiped is sending them to certain death. The Government should either fully equip and back our troops or pull them out.
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Message 5 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Sep 18, 2006

John , read a book called the Victorian soldier . In the 1880,s in the Sudan campaigns . The soldiers complained (naturally) that there boots fell apart and that their bayonets bent went they came under attack by the Sudanese . Nothing changes.
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Message 6 - posted by U3312314, Sep 18, 2006

John, you describe this as an illegal war. How so? If you do a bit of reading you will find that they did indeed have United Nations authority because Saddam Hussain has refused to permit access to all sites requested by UN inspectors searching for chemical/biological weaponry within the agreed timescale. Your right they didn't get the second authority but while it would have been politically advantageous it was not needed.

You talk about NHS hospitals being understaffed. If this were true perhaps you would like to explain why newly qualified nurses cannot find jobs and Derriford Hospital is talking of making some staff redundant.

A shortage of ammunition? I must confess to not having heard that report. What are they short of, and where did you discover this?
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Message 7 - posted by Bazza, Sep 18, 2006

Jonboy. Bullets are bullets, and all the foreign invasion forces have plenty of them. Well! how come to date over 100,000 Iragis are "Brown Bread" (Dead).

Jonboy do try and keep up!

Or you will end up like My lord Alan of Woolton, trying to feed himself!
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Message 8 - posted by Researcher 2922573, Sep 18, 2006

Bazza,Better than eating Roo and ostrich economy sausages <laugh> big as they are !
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Message 9 - posted by TheLocalYokel, Sep 18, 2006

Probably all to do with Health & Safety, John.

Like fleeing criminals who must not be put in danger by pursuing police officers, the Army must not endanger the lives of its enemies.

Take the Army's bullets away and their enemies' safety is improved at a stroke.
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