Head of UK Army Gen.David Richards: "We Cannot, Need Not Beat, al-Qaeda!"Submitted by BleuCream013 on Sun, 11/14/2010 - 01:10
My my, have we come a long way.
"We cannot, need not beat, Al[CIA-da]: UK Army chief"
Original TeleGraph UK Article:
"General Sir David Richards, new head of Britain's armed forces, said the threat posed by 'al-Qaeda and its affiliates' meant Britain's national security would be at risk for at least 30 years.
"Britain's top soldier says al-Qaeda cannot be beaten: The new head of Britain's armed forces, Gen Sir David Richards, has warned that the West cannot defeat al-Qaeda and militant Islam.
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent 9:30PM GMT 13 Nov 2010
He said defeating Islamist militancy was "unnecessary and would never be achieved".
However, he argued that it could be "contained" to allow Britons to lead secure lives.
Gen Richards, 58, said the threat posed by "al-Qaeda and its affiliates" meant Britain's national security would be at risk for at least 30 years..."