Discussion of the more serious side of the Mail's agenda
By Malcolm Armsteen
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If you go to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission site
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you can get a list of every cemetery. There are many more than you would expect, but Afghanistan isn't on the list as it isn't maintained by the CWGC, being looked after by locals.
By Daley Mayle
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I remember going around a church's graveyard in Gibraltar. It wasn't a war grave but it was certainly the last resting place for many young women in the 18th and 19th century who unwisely joined their army husbands out there.

Back to 'Stan. It's worth reading up on the first and second Afghan wars involving Britain in the 19th century. The cliche of not learning from history certainly rings true.

You have to admire the British Empire who managed to spin a heroic story out of the retreat of 16,000 British soldiers and civilian who were wiped out by both the weather and Afghan fighters.
By Andy McDandy
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The only westerners who went into Afghanistan with any level of success were Alexander the Great and Flashman. One's a fictional character, and the other, the greatest general of antiquity, didn't make it out alive.
By Big Rob
I have come to believe that 9/11 was a goad for the US to come and attack Afghanistan, as was the 1993 bombing, the attack on the USS Cole and the Embassy bombings.

After all, the Russians were roundly defeated as were other attempts to overthrow that country. All that happened after the 'West' invaded post 9/11 was a slow erosion of public support for the war, which would have ended in apparent defeat for the 'West' too, had Osama not been killed.

The really dumb thing was we went an gave Al Qaeda an unnecessary second front by invading Iraq.
By Big Arnold
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The monstering begins.
The beauty therapist mother from an upmarket home who sparked search for missing son after telling police he had disappeared from his bed
Beauty therapist Rosie Kular, 33, realised son was missing on Thursday morning from Edinburgh flat
Aged 24, she married Nigerian taxi driver Omotoso Adekoya
Although they are not divorced, Mr Adekoya lives in an apartment near her
By 2010, Miss Kular gave birth to fourth and fifth children – twins Mikaeel and Ashika, who have had no contact since with their Pakistani father
Among Miss Kular’s friends was Mohammed Omar Abdi, 25, who was killed in a gang gun battle in Edinburgh last year
Miss Kular links to groups promoting local parties and DJs on Facebook

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By satnav
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Jan Moir wades into the debate about the family fined for taking their kids out of school in term time to get a cheap holiday in Greece.
Sometimes I can’t help but feel that if you are white, working class, tax-paying, law-abiding, dutiful citizens who — just once! — take a tiny step out of line, then you can expect absolutely no quarter from anyone. Ever.

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By Abernathy
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Well, doesn't that just sum it up? If you're black or brown you can step out of line any time you like without fear of any consequences . But white people get caned extra. Racist bollocks on a stick.

As if we didn't know.
By satnav
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Jan also includes this bit of bollocks in her article.
Even so, how has it all come to this? Couldn’t a little common sense and goodwill have been shown by the local authorities? Not least because the Sutherland children have an excellent attendance record and are good pupils.
Whilst the father did claim before going to court that the kids had a good attendance record and worked hard in school when giving evidence under oath he said one of the kids and missed a lot of school and was getting into trouble at school so they had gone away on holiday to try and deal with it.

Jan also makes out it was the local authorities decision to prosecute when actually it is the DFE that has told schools that they have no option but to involve the courts.
By youngian
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Businessman tackles two thieves after catching them red-handed on his property . . . now HE'S one on trial for assault
Kevin Green, 53, and Timothy Cross, 32, tried to escape into a neighbouring field with jerry cans full of stolen fuel, the court heard.

Reminiscent of the Viz story about the sprightly 30 yr old ex-army boxer who picked up a rusty iron bar to whack kids around the head for stealing apples from his garden.
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