Barbadian fights Taliban in Afghanistan

Dozens of Bajans have served in Afghanistan and Iraq

It doesn’t matter what you think of a war that has gone on more than twice as long as World War II. It doesn’t matter what you think about remotely controlled aircraft launching missiles that kill ten and twenty innocent people and children to take out a handful of Muslim terrorists. (What was that definition of ‘terrorist’ again? Oh ya… someone on the other side.)

None of that matters in the context of Bajans fighting for the British and American military. None of that matters in the context of Bajan civilians working in Afghanistan and Iraq. None of that matters when you are there and just trying to survive.

Soldiers don’t give a damn about politics… or whether KFC serves cold chicken, or a neighbour stays up too late yelling at his kids and wife in Grape Hall. Soldiers only care about survival.

A few years ago BFP’s readers were surprised to hear from our own Robert as he did a quick turnabout in Kabul. It is also surprising that Brit soldiers are wearing hats knitted in Barbados.

So why should we be surprised that every day, Bajans are in combat in Afghanistan?

From Barbados to Bagram, beyond

FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan – It’s a long way from the tropical shores of Barbados to the rugged terrain of Afghanistan – the latest deployment in the career of one Air Force battlefield weather forecaster.

Tech. Sgt. Omar Nurse, born on the island nation just 60 miles east of the Caribbean Sea, is assigned to the 19th Expeditionary Weather Squadron, headquartered at Bagram Airfield. But Nurse lives and works far from Bagram, embedded with U.S. Army soldiers at the Tactical Operations Center of Forward Operating Base Shank…

… read the full story at the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System: From Barbados to Bagram, beyond



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11 responses to “Barbadian fights Taliban in Afghanistan


    To much talk , not a wise posting


    “Soldiers don’t give a damn about politics”

    Well, the smart ones do, since there is a much greater chance of them getting deployed when the GOP is in charge. Here we come Iran if slippery Mitt and the neo-cons get elected tomorrow.

  3. Correction, a lot of west indians served in iraq and afghanistan. My son though born inone of the othert west indian islands unlike some of my other kids born in b’dos, served in iraq twice. Please give all west indians their due. And we TALK about CSME.

  4. Breadfruit

    Quite right ‘well well’ .

  5. For the Boer, Tshaka Tsulu (Chaka Zulu) was a terrorist; In Montezuma’s eyes the Spaniards were terrorists (he was truly correct); for Harald in 1066 Guillaume de Normandie was a terrorist; Robert De Bruce & William Wallace were deemed Terrorists by the Sasenach or Edward Longshanks (England) and for Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Geronimo as far as they were concerned George Armstrong Custer, William Cody et al. were invading their home territory… So think we need to stop providing false nomenclature on what was a quest for oil from the previous USA regime?

  6. We knew that, now will u get them to admit it?

  7. 8

    Bourne’s fridge considers him a terrorist.


    Terrorism 18 U.S.C.A ss 1473 Black Law.

    The use of the word is very easy today . know the meaning as it now being used by the US of A.
    when there were hangings , bombings , killings and other means used against others . It was called , just the good old boys having fun , But now the same used against them . Now it has a meaning , look back and see what was done , church bombing , and other acts from the KKK and others hanging from tress. What was that called ?Raping chopping of of limbs , burnings, tar and feathers.mmmm

  9. That was called the USAs ugliest moment of justifying opportunistic evil to other members of the human race, all of which some would be happy to repeat today, but as we have seen in last night’s US elections, the forces are just too strong for a replay.

  10. Harry callihan

    don’t believe it.!bajans too frighten for their
    and if that is so then barbados is in agreement with these wars?
    or these just bajans born or immigrated to USA which actually makes them American and not you get my drift?