Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Sneaky Peek From Alastair "Crowley" MacDonald's Diary Vol 2
* Photo credit: London Evening Standard with thanks
So unpopular with the public was Tony Blair that there was real fear that he might be lynched when he visited our troops in Afghanistan. For public relations and fritness reasons it was impossible to surround him with armed Met Police. "Sarf' of the Thames, no way, Guv. Besides them Squaddies shoot back." Consequently, a secret plan was hatched by successive Defence Secretaries, the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Army top brass to deny ammunition and, where possible, shooty guns in Afghanistan, by means of the logistics supply system. In return, jobs would be guaranteed for Brigadiers and above and spending would be increased on horses (must have more horses than helicopters) and big green tanky things in case Russia had to be invaded.