Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Muslim Extremists murder Scottish Soldier in Afghanistan, capture and executed by gunshot to the head, then they claim fire fight to cover crime
It was murder.
A Scottish soldier was snatched and executed by the Taliban yesterday after he wandered off alone from a remote checkpoint in southern Afghanistan.
Kidnapped he died by gunshot to the head.
It was the first kidnap of a British soldier in this conflict.
The murder casts a dark shadow over what was supposed to be a victory tour as David Cameron highlights ‘progress’ in transforming Afghanistan.
Afghanistan isn’t being left a better place after the withdrawal of British troops; it is a deeply corrupt country.
Nothing as been achieved unless the installation of a corrupt government led by Hamid Karzai is anything to be proud of!
He sat back and passed a law legalising rape in marriage.
And then there are his officials involved in the drug trade.
People who suddenly live in mansions while working as government workers!
After the allies leave Afghanistan, the country will return to civil war unless Karzai can buy off the tribal leaders using aid and drug money.
People can accept that in war operations, soldiers can sometimes die, but to be captured and executed crosses the line.
Last night, Taliban leaders quickly boasted that they had killed a British Soldier following a fire fight with western forces.
Spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf said:
"The soldier was captured yesterday evening during a firefight. When the fighting got more intense, we couldn't keep him so we had to kill him."
However officials from Isaf - the Nato-led mission in Afghanistan - said last night that there was no record of fighting in the area.
So, he was murdered in cold blood by the Taliban.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University