So Lee Rigby’s alleged murderer Michael Adebolajo said in court “he was “almost certain” he would be shot and killed by the firearms officers who arrived at the scene of the attack in Woolwich”. So was he thinking about his own family of six and who would look after (and pay for) them if he was killed? Did not his wife and children figure in his plans to “strike a soldier and a soldier only.” Do people like this consider the state is a cash cow that will just support his family, or are they doing that already?
What I don’t understand about his commitment to Allah and al-Queda is that these groups are supposed to be peaceful and self supporting. What goes through the mind of a supposedly intelligent man (he went to university) to think that the killing of an unarmed man, who he didn’t positively know was a soldier, will make the slightest difference to the already reducing presence in Afghanistan?
In the same vein, Sgt Blackman has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the ‘mercy’ killing of a Taliban insurgent. What Numbskull lawyer or legal entity decided that it would be a good idea for this guy to be charged with ‘murder’? They don’t live in the real world and probably imagine that its as simple as twiddling buttons in a video game. And as for the senior army general who said it was a ‘just decision’ is also probably not living in the real world, or his experience of fighting terrorists goes back to NI which bears no resemblance to what’s going on in in the ‘Stan. The Taliban are not a recognisable army, with a training and command structure, or uniform, they are terrorists whose aim is to terrorise, hence the name. In the same vein, do they think their actions will stop the killing of their colleagues? Of course not, like the PIRA in Northern Ireland, whose aim wasn’t a united Ireland, nor stopping government by London, but were merely gangsters who robbed banks to make a living. Will the Taliban be pardoned and given amnesty just like the PIRA ‘soldiers’ who were released as part of the Blair Good Friday agreement; watch this space, it wouldn’t surprise me if they were. Has anyone actually asked Taliban leaders what their eventual aim is? I don’t know, but again I doubt it.