BRITISH pilots are being dragged into a second Afghanistan, a politician has warned.
Yorkshire Euro-MP Godfrey Bloom – who served in the military for 30 years – spoke out against the bombing of Libya.
Planes from Britain and several other countries are currently attacking forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
The no-fly zone, supported by the United Nations, aims to protect rebels in the east of the country.
But Mr Bloom, who served in Afghanistan and Iraq during three decades in the Royal Logistic Corp, opposes the bombing.
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) man said: “This military intervention is Libya is ill-thought out, unjustified and unprepared.
“The war coalition has no coherent strategy for North Africa and the Middle East, and is walking into a chaotic situation about which it knows little.
“UKIP considers it rash, to say the least, for ill-equipped soldiers and airmen of this country to be led into an open-ended commitment which frighteningly reminds us of Afghanistan.”