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British troops in Afghanistan are not happy with the Christmas present

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Soldiers of the British contingent in Afghanistan expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the command allocated only one pound sterling per person for the celebration of the Catholic Christmas, reports RIA News the Sunday Times newspaper.




According to the newspaper, a total of 500 pounds were allocated to a contingent of 500 British troops to conduct festive events.

“For comparison, their American colleagues received eight New Year trees from New York, festive decorations, a lot of turkeys for the Christmas table, gifts and a copy of the new Star Wars movie for sharing,” the newspaper writes.

The difference between the American and British approaches is staggering,
said one of the British officers stationed in Kabul.

Of course, in the British army "there is not as much money as the United States, but even the Danes and the Mongols seem to do more (for their military)," he added.

Another officer noted that the money allocated by London "is not enough for coffee."

Americans send more money to feed stray cats in their unit,
declared the military.

Recall, the NATO mission “Strong support” has been in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2015. According to a bilateral agreement between the alliance and Afghanistan, there are about 12 thousands of servicemen present in the country, whose functions include training and advising Afghan security forces. Mission declared non-combat.
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  1. jolly deckhand
    jolly deckhand 24 December 2017 12: 03 New
    +7
    Come on, guys, do not pick and choose, you are soldiers ...
    1. Shura Perm
      Shura Perm 24 December 2017 12: 06 New
      13
      Nifiga, they set up a pioneer camp there ... they are in a military situation unhappy with the tree, well, things ... there are men or carduelis young ...
      1. Going
        Going 24 December 2017 12: 59 New
        +5
        These are modern warriors, without a tree in any way.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 24 December 2017 19: 20 New
          +4
          That's why they need "coffee."
          Let them buy drugs from locals, it’s cheap there. Natural environmentally friendly product, no synthetics.
      2. siberalt
        siberalt 24 December 2017 14: 47 New
        0
        How much they earned, so much they received. lol England what in Afghanistan lost?
        1. Normal ok
          Normal ok 24 December 2017 16: 05 New
          +3
          Quote: siberalt
          How much they earned, so much they received. lol England what in Afghanistan lost?

          So they have been tormented there for the second hundred years.
    2. Conductor
      Conductor 24 December 2017 12: 07 New
      +8
      Offended, there are not enough gifts))) They would be in CA, in the harsh masculine reality)))
    3. The_lancet
      The_lancet 24 December 2017 12: 13 New
      +6
      Americans send more money to feed stray cats in their unit

      Normally smile

      1. poquello
        poquello 24 December 2017 12: 18 New
        +1
        Quote: The_Lancet
        Americans send more money to feed stray cats in their unit

        Ok smile

        and here is a canonical example of someone who has a typewriter printing world banknotes
    4. Pirogov
      Pirogov 24 December 2017 12: 21 New
      +7
      Quote: jolly deckhand
      Come on, guys, don’t pick and choose, you’re soldiers.

      Soldiers are different. In 1995, he was with the Americans in exercises in Yavorov, the exercises were very specific, the mattresses came with their own water, cola, food, and a toilet, and the training schedule was broken so these clowns just did what they ate and drank their cola, and then ran in need.
  2. Thrall
    Thrall 24 December 2017 12: 04 New
    +6
    And what did they forget in Afghanistan?
    1. Conductor
      Conductor 24 December 2017 12: 08 New
      +8
      There is a lot of heroin tom.
    2. Boa kaa
      Boa kaa 24 December 2017 13: 43 New
      +8
      Quote: Thrall
      And what did they forget in Afghanistan?

      If you're talking about the British, then your colonial story! When they celebrated Christmas on an imperial scale ... at the expense of the Afghans! And just then they had plenty! But now is not the time, the wrong conditions and heroin are also taken out by others ...
      Sadness, damn it on the whole great British erysipelas. Yeah.
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 24 December 2017 14: 59 New
        +2
        But now is not the time, the wrong conditions and heroin are also taken out by others ...

        Stars and Stripes)

        Sadness, damn it on the whole great British erysipelas. Yeah.

        Ecumenical))) in one photo
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 24 December 2017 15: 06 New
          +2
          Quote: lexus
          in one photo

          This nonsense, like a sailor on a ribbon that is worn on the bosom, everything is written: STUPID! (the original is even tougher, but ... censorship, edrit!) laughing
          1. Lexus
            Lexus 24 December 2017 15: 39 New
            +2
            but ... censorship, edrit!)

            We have to "correct" bully
      2. Normal ok
        Normal ok 24 December 2017 16: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: Boa constrictor KAA
        If you're talking about the British, then your colonial story! When they celebrated Christmas on an imperial scale ... at the expense of the Afghans! And just then they had plenty!

        What about the colony is true. But, only in those days they really were good soldiers. Those who know how to "endure steadfastly ...". And now they’re not the same.
        1. Boa kaa
          Boa kaa 24 December 2017 16: 22 New
          +2
          Quote: Normal ok
          But, only in those days they really were good soldiers. Those who know how to "endure steadfastly ...".

          Colleague, you are absolutely right. I looked at the film "White Feather" ... it was the staunch soldiers that were ... And what is the movie "The Master of the Seas. On the edge of the Earth" !!!
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2017 12: 06 New
    +3
    one pound
    Indeed, the Kingdom has "become generous." If only they did not disgrace and did not offend their warriors. But you (English v / s) do not worry. It is possible that the Taliban will present you with an additional “present”.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 24 December 2017 12: 08 New
      +7
      Well Russia generally organized Brexit for £ 0,75 organized smile
    2. My doctor
      My doctor 24 December 2017 12: 09 New
      0
      And what do we care about their gifts?
      1. Thrall
        Thrall 24 December 2017 12: 15 New
        +5
        Quote: MyVrach
        And what do we care about their gifts?

        So Russia influenced the size of gifts to the British contingent in Afghanistan. It’s elementary smile
  4. Romanych.by
    Romanych.by 24 December 2017 12: 08 New
    +3
    What did the British want? Their owners from the United States allowed only 1 pound each to spend on a gift to everyone. So that the British military would be little different from pets. Equality should be everything. Democracy, then ...)
  5. Lenivets2
    Lenivets2 24 December 2017 12: 08 New
    +5
    Funny.
    Did the Danes know that they were put on a par with the Mongols?
    Go proud now. laughing
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 24 December 2017 12: 12 New
      14
      Quote: Lenivets2
      Funny.
      Did the Danes know that they were put on a par with the Mongols?
      Go proud now. laughing

      The Mongols, unlike the Danes, are a great nation. In Mongolia, they do not offer to bring their pets to the zoo to feed the lions and also to monitor the process.
      1. Lenivets2
        Lenivets2 24 December 2017 12: 14 New
        +5
        You know that, but not ordinary western guys.
        For them, all Asians are primitive barbarians. hi

        Or do you seriously think that the Danes studied history and know about Genghis Khan?
        1. Smog
          Smog 24 December 2017 12: 25 New
          +4
          Quote: Lenivets2
          Do you seriously think that Danes studied history

          That is, not knowledge of history is a sign of civilized man? Oh wow !!!!!
          1. Lenivets2
            Lenivets2 24 December 2017 12: 28 New
            +4
            Quote: Smog
            Quote: Lenivets2
            Do you seriously think that Danes studied history

            That is, not knowledge of history is a sign of civilized man? Oh wow !!!!!


            Well, as the history of Greek, Roman, British, northern states of America ... of civilizations shows, then yes, "not knowing the history is a sign of a civilized man."

            ps this formula is only suitable for Western-style under-civilization.
            1. Smog
              Smog 24 December 2017 12: 35 New
              +2
              But let me disagree with you. They know the story very well. True in its own interpretation.
              1. Lenivets2
                Lenivets2 24 December 2017 12: 39 New
                +2
                Knowledge of history in “own interpretation” = not knowledge of history.
                What is the point of studying history if it contains false premises, course and results.
                With the same success and benefit, you can learn a couple of recipes instead. hi
          2. Jedi
            Jedi 24 December 2017 12: 36 New
            +4
            Hey bro! soldier drinks Well, what kind of shaved stiff-Russians would have long gone to find out the root of the disaster and get lost with springs in their hands. wink
            1. Spez
              Spez 24 December 2017 12: 57 New
              +2
              Quote: Jedi
              Hey bro! soldier drinks Well, what kind of shaved stiff-Russians would have long gone to find out the root of the disaster and get lost with springs in their hands. wink

              The Russians would conduct tactical exercises with the aim of practicing capturing camouflage means (Christmas trees) from the enemy, provisions, as well as fuels and lubricants and other medicines drinks
              1. Jedi
                Jedi 24 December 2017 13: 00 New
                +3
                Your statement of thought raises the question: do you have any relation to MTR or intelligence? If anything - answer in PM. wink
                1. Spez
                  Spez 24 December 2017 13: 10 New
                  +2
                  No, what are you ... It's just that my sofa is covered with camouflage))))
                  1. Jedi
                    Jedi 24 December 2017 13: 16 New
                    +4
                    Like mine. wink
              2. Normal ok
                Normal ok 24 December 2017 16: 11 New
                0
                Quote: Spez
                The Russians would conduct tactical exercises with the aim of practicing capturing camouflage means (Christmas trees) from the enemy, provisions, as well as fuels and lubricants and other medicines

                100500 !!! And here you don’t even have to be a commando. The gunners did the same)))
        2. LSA57
          LSA57 24 December 2017 12: 39 New
          +5
          Quote: Lenivets2
          Or do you seriously think that the Danes studied history and know about Genghis Khan?

          well, you probably heard the song laughing
          1. Normal ok
            Normal ok 24 December 2017 16: 13 New
            0
            Quote: LSA57
            Quote: Lenivets2
            Or do you seriously think that the Danes studied history and know about Genghis Khan?

            well, you probably heard the song laughing

            Class.
            1. a housewife
              a housewife 25 December 2017 02: 26 New
              +2
              Well, this is us Genghis Khan - the conqueror. And in Mongolia, a large and beautiful monument was erected to him.
              1. Dalailama
                Dalailama 26 December 2017 03: 21 New
                0
                He freed them from the Chinese, and his transvestite son, whom they themselves hate, went to Russia.
            2. Ace Tambourine
              Ace Tambourine 25 December 2017 11: 51 New
              0
              Look at how the national Japanese orchestra "Smoke on the Water" performs, especially on one of the soloists ...
    2. LSA57
      LSA57 24 December 2017 12: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: Lenivets2
      Did the Danes know that they were put on a par with the Mongols?

      and they, by the way, are the most faithful striped litter. how hard on command from behind a puddle Nord Stream-2 through their territorial waters is not allowed
      1. Lenivets2
        Lenivets2 24 December 2017 12: 54 New
        +5
        "and they, by the way, are the most faithful striped litter"

        Well, it's you in vain.
        The litter competition between the Balts, Poles, Norwegians and Danes is not over yet.
        And declaring a winner is too early and incorrect. laughing
        1. LSA57
          LSA57 24 December 2017 14: 06 New
          +1
          Quote: Lenivets2
          And declaring a winner is too early and incorrect.

          The result is logical, a draw. there’s only one prize, permission to lick the anus
  6. LSA57
    LSA57 24 December 2017 12: 11 New
    +6
    Americans send more money to feed stray cats in their unit,
    declared the military.

    could share with the allies the little shaves laughing
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 24 December 2017 12: 16 New
      +7
      Quote: LSA57
      Americans send more money to feed stray cats in their unit,
      declared the military.

      could share with the allies the little shaves laughing

      Well, no, let the cats try to rob them now smile
      1. LSA57
        LSA57 24 December 2017 12: 40 New
        +4
        Quote: Thrall
        Well, no, let the cats try to rob them now

        who will let them go to them laughing
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 24 December 2017 12: 21 New
    +7
    A soldier must endure all the hardships and deprivations of military service.

    And they think that in the scout camp.
    1. Lenivets2
      Lenivets2 24 December 2017 12: 25 New
      +3
      Yes you what?
      There is not enough toilet paper, Pepsi are not delivered to the front lines at all.
      Well, how can you fight like that, this is some kind of mess! laughing
      1. Sands Careers General
        Sands Careers General 24 December 2017 14: 09 New
        +4
        Beasts ... They didn’t even put Playboy’s fresh number under the Christmas tree laughing
  8. moskowit
    moskowit 24 December 2017 12: 30 New
    +1
    It is a known fact that the British soldiers refused to attack because of non-delivery of toilet paper to the unit ... Not from fear that there was nothing to wipe, but from failure to fulfill obligations by the quartermaster services .... So there is nothing new ....
  9. Karakut
    Karakut 24 December 2017 12: 32 New
    +3
    British troops in Afghanistan complained

    Gifts are already in place ... gentlemen!
  10. midivan
    midivan 24 December 2017 12: 35 New
    +3
    [/ quote] British troops in Afghanistan expressed dissatisfaction with the fact that the command allocated only one pound per person for the celebration of Catholic Christmas, [quote]
    Well wash the chukhans! 1 pound is almost as much as 80 rubles! They quickly chided, with a bubble for two snouts the Afghani and Barbarysk’s palms are enough, and there’s something to catch up with there, walk around the fields laughing Well, you understand me .... yes
    1. Non liberoid Russian
      Non liberoid Russian 24 December 2017 13: 10 New
      +1
      1 pound in Afghanistan they buy opium or heroin faster than palenk
      1. midivan
        midivan 24 December 2017 20: 17 New
        +1
        Quote: Not Liberoid Russian
        1 pound in Afghanistan they buy opium or heroin faster than palenk

        Yes there is good stuff lying under my feet laughing so you won’t have to pay, or you wouldn’t give a couple of poppy bushes or grass for free from your garden if the military came with weapons wink
  11. Rusland
    Rusland 24 December 2017 12: 36 New
    +9
    Let them go over to our side, we will warm them, feed and congratulate them. To warp you.
  12. HEATHER
    HEATHER 24 December 2017 12: 50 New
    +3
    “For comparison, their American colleagues received eight New Year trees from Washington at once, holiday decorations, many turkeys for the Christmas table, gifts and a copy of the new film“ Star Wars ”for joint viewing.” Warriors fight well!
    1. Smog
      Smog 24 December 2017 12: 53 New
      +3
      Quote: VERESK
      Warriors fight well!

      In Star Wars.
  13. izya top
    izya top 24 December 2017 12: 52 New
    +1
    as children No. ugh ...
  14. Masya masya
    Masya masya 24 December 2017 12: 54 New
    +6
    and what, for solitude, then? let them be thrown off and pick up 500 pounds and schnapps ... walk ragged! laughing
  15. fa2998
    fa2998 24 December 2017 12: 59 New
    +1
    [quote = LSA57] [quote] Americans send more money to feed stray cats in their part,
    declared military. [/ quote]
    And we, from the high stands, all reproach the Americans in a high defensive budget, but you know how many homeless dogs and cats are in the world! And everyone needs care, and here 700 billion bucks will not be enough! laughing hi
  16. Altona
    Altona 24 December 2017 12: 59 New
    +2

    In order to somehow especially annoy the British soldiers, they presented me with such a set for the New Year. Scotch whiskey with glasses. hi drinks
    1. oldzek
      oldzek 24 December 2017 13: 33 New
      +2
      I tried gin and whiskey .... vodka is better IMHO
      1. ul_vitalii
        ul_vitalii 24 December 2017 13: 46 New
        +6
        Yes, this stuff is full on the shelves, even poisoned with viskar.
  17. Rusland
    Rusland 24 December 2017 13: 05 New
    +9
    There is still a week left, gifts will be brought up if the plane does not crash on approach.
  18. Non liberoid Russian
    Non liberoid Russian 24 December 2017 13: 09 New
    +1
    did they put little pipipax?
  19. Altona
    Altona 24 December 2017 13: 24 New
    +1
    Quote: Rusland
    There is still a week left, gifts will be brought up if the plane does not crash on approach.

    -----------------------------
    Christmas is already tomorrow.
    1. ul_vitalii
      ul_vitalii 24 December 2017 13: 44 New
      +7
      Only ours will remain to cope, if anything, then 13.01/XNUMX., Better later than never. And there, and Chinese on the way. Let them hope.
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  21. Graz
    Graz 24 December 2017 14: 03 New
    0
    So the British are mostly Protestants, so why should they celebrate Catholic Christmas. 500 pounds, I think it’s enough for all the Catholics in the British garrison
    1. a housewife
      a housewife 25 December 2017 02: 29 New
      +1
      Christmas is not Catholic, but simply on a different calendar, so in the West everyone celebrates the 25th. We simply moved to the 25th of December on the old style on December 7th.
  22. family tree
    family tree 24 December 2017 14: 04 New
    +1
    Air and the boatmen hurried at the British from the warriors what Although, even I’m messing around. No, the Penguin wants everything, and then we'll see, it is corrupting the army. Where is the Royal Navi? Of all frigates and corvettes, one is on the move. And still require gifts for Christmas. Lucky that there is no Luftwaffe, as in 40-41 laughing г
  23. Vasyan1971
    Vasyan1971 24 December 2017 14: 28 New
    0
    "... but even the Danes and Mongols seem to be doing more (for their military)."
    Vikings and Mongols rule!
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 24 December 2017 15: 13 New
      +1
      Quote: Vasyan1971
      Vikings and Mongols rule!

      What kind of Vikings are there ... negative Degenerates as a result of the incest of the insane Hamlet and Ophelia. wassat In Europe, it seems that each country is responsible for its “own” sector of mental and sexual disorders, from “classical” pederasty to necropedozoophilia, yeah.
  24. Disorder
    Disorder 24 December 2017 15: 12 New
    0
    Let them rejoice that they did not forbid to celebrate, as in some cities of the EU in Denmark.
  25. Nuclear fuel station
    Nuclear fuel station 24 December 2017 15: 26 New
    0
    The only thing left for the British was to eat stewed meat stewed for 20 years, bread made from feed grain and kneel down with the inscription “Caucasus power” as shaving foam, as is customary
    1. family tree
      family tree 25 December 2017 02: 19 New
      +2
      Quote: Nuclear gas station
      kneel with the inscription "Caucasus power"

      I’ll tell you one clever thing
      Do not make laugh, it doesn’t work out, this reprise is a hundred years old at lunch, come up with something new what
      At least for those who were not in the army.
      Go for it, clown! drinks
      1. Nuclear fuel station
        Nuclear fuel station 29 December 2017 11: 48 New
        0
        Sorry, I didn't mean to hurt your old wounds.
  26. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 24 December 2017 18: 21 New
    +1
    Of course, in the British army "there is not as much money as the United States, but even the Danes and the Mongols seem to do more (for their military)," he added.
    At the Russian Embassy, ​​all NATO troops receive cool lollipops from the Russian Santa Claus! laughing

    1. family tree
      family tree 25 December 2017 02: 35 New
      +1
      Sadyk (So that he, the sergeant of the SA, would have a crowd of gurus and a sea of ​​vodka with a delicious snack in a Muslim paradise, well, Jesus would help, Sadyk was the right man) for two Santa Claus, he almost sent to the steam room. wassat
      Here what for compromising to spread?
      She will catch a sore throat, but she will not be paid insurance what
      Don't you feel sorry for Zhon?
  27. osoboye_mneniye
    osoboye_mneniye 24 December 2017 21: 10 New
    0
    How touched the names of their missions. "Strong support," for example.
    Interestingly, but there is a mission "Indecisive support"?))
    And about rations for the new year, this is a hint to them that it would be better for them to return to their ice ...
  28. Shuttle
    Shuttle 25 December 2017 11: 43 New
    0
    Special Region of Yogyakarta

    (C) dressed up.