Wednesday, January 25, 2006

UK Boosting
Levels In

Thanks to Islamophobic for sending this over to me:

The UK is expected to send 3,500 extra troops to Afghanistan in April or May, bringing the total number there to more than 4,000, the BBC has learned.

Defence Secretary John Reid is to address MPs on the matter on Thursday.

The UK takes control of Nato forces in Afghanistan in May, with soldiers due to oversee reconstruction efforts.
There are currently about 850 British troops operating in Afghanistan.

Why would they be doing this? The stated reason is to put down the Taliban in a particularly dangerous reason. That might be, but, could it be that the Brits are, perhaps, planning for Iran?