‘Disgust, dismay and anger’ at the horror in Afghanistan – Yorkshire Post Letters Yorkshire News

Hundreds of people gather near a US Air Force C-17 transport plane on a perimeter of the international airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this month (AP Photo / Shekib Rahmani).

My disgust, dismay and anger, generated by Afghanistan’s continuing television horror, were somehow enhanced by Andrew Vine’s graphic word in print (The Yorkshire Post, 24 Aug). I appreciate something that neither he nor anyone else should have had to write.

At his farewell “Where does the influence of Great Britain in the world leave all this?” I can only point out that we are now “world players” in the game of transporting things unnecessarily to half the planet.

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From: Gareth Robson, Kent House Road, Beckenham.

WHERE should I start to unpack Sir Bernard Ingham’s latest blast of bragging? (The Yorkshire Post, August 25). Criticizing those who care about Afghanistan when, for Sir Bernard, the real problem is the “fractures in the body politic of the West.” An excellent example of a “first world problem”. “Hello Afghans, stop whining, think of us in the west and our tedious squabbles.”

What he really regrets, I suspect, is that the world is no longer Britain’s stage and the audience is ignoring Britain’s latest cohort of actors, aside from the occasional uproar at their pompous absurdities and lies, what nonsense of them.

From: PL Taylor, Milner Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield.

ANY individual volunteering in any of the Armed Forces must be among the bravest of our citizens with their dedication to the security of the UK and their responsibilities abroad.

I hope that these admirable people will be greatly rewarded and, should the worst occur, their families will be rewarded in the most generous and respected way.

From: DS Boyes, Upper Rodley Lane, Leeds.

SINCE Tony Blair’s ‘madness’ in Iraq, the Middle East has been in crisis and the world has been a more dangerous place, thanks to the political vanity of former Prime Minister George W. Bush and others.

Why a former prime minister should intervene in the current Afghanistan crisis is a mystery.

From: Dr. John Cameron, St Andrews.

Having been a backup parent in the Royal Navy, Marine Corps, and Black Guard, I couldn’t believe what I saw Tuesday morning: Our troops loaded a wig car onto a plane to evacuate it from Kabul as desperate families watched. .

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