Here in Belgium we have a Kremlin, did you now that? There is a village called Aalter, the rulers of that village family name is the Crem’s, hence we call the city hall over there The Kremlin. They’ve been the major for ages in Aalter. But recently, with the last federal elections, one of these became Minister of Defense.
Suddenly Belgium needs to send 4 of it’s little amount of over aged F-16 Fighter jet to Afghanistan together with a bunch of military instructors to train the army over there. Sending jets made a lot of commotion since most of the politicians (and Belgians too most likely) don’t want the army to fight. They want it to make peace and do humanitarian stuff. But that’s not the thought of De Crem(lin or maybe Gremlin?). The Minister, who’s not even worth to be one but that aside, even wants to end the mine sweep operation in Lebanon to spend the money on an active army. Under an active army De Crem understands an army that shoots and kills and does like G.W. Bushes army did/does.
There was said to the parliament that the instructors in Afghanistan would never ever engage in battle. But guess what happend last week?? They did engage in battle… supposedly as a training mission. Now the parliament is freaking out because they did. (and maybe Belgians too). But come on, what did they expect… that it wouldn’t happen? I’ve known from the beginning of the mission that this would happen. And so did half of the parliament, and yet they approved the mission. ‘We’re part of the NATO so we have too‘. WHAT A LAME EXCUSE. But what can you expect from a bunch of hypocrits. When they are in opposition they are against all military actions, when they have the power they become Ministers Of War
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR ARMY THEN DISMANTLE IT !! DESTROY ALL STUFF THAT SHOOTS AND SHOW THE ENEMY YOUR OTHER CHEEK
(the above would certainly have to count for De Crem since he’s a catholic … but hey so was Bush … I guess they never read that part of the book they believe in)
I wish that next time De Crem visits Afghanistan he walks on a mine, sees the light of a peacemaker and switches all military tasks to humanitarian tasks.