On this day a year ago
This is just mad
“Britain’s top army general has told his troops to prepare to fight and beat Putin’s armies in a European land war, it has emerged tonight.
General Sir Patrick Sanders, who assumed overall command of the British Army this week, warned soldiers ‘we are the generation that must prepare the Army to fight in Europe once again’ as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine rocks global stability.“
One is tempted to wonder whether the General had had a little too much Blackstrap (cognac/port mixture, not the rum of the same name) in the officers’ mess.
Look at the readers’ comments appended to that Daily Mail article. Most are scathing about both the perceived “need” to fight Russia and the actual ability of the UK to do so, bearing in mind that Britain was scarcely able to bomb Libya a decade ago, needing French and Italian assistance.
The British Army is somewhere around 70,000 “soldiers” (at present being reduced from 80,000+ to 72,000, officially, but in reality well under strength). A tenth are women. About three-quarters are rear-echelon forces. That leaves (roughly; I am sure that military buffs will correct me) 15,000-20,000 actual or potential fighting soldiers.
The Russian Army exceeds a million active troops. Yes, some are of poor quality; so are many of those in the British Army! Never more so than today. In the British Army, drunkenness and drug abuse are common (admittedly, the former has been known in the recent and historical past!), and the Army has had to lower its physical-condition entry standards for enlistment.
In reality, any “war with Russia” involving the UK would have the British in a role serving as very junior partners to the massive US forces.
To be frank, the British Army is in no state to take on any opponent at present, unless a very backward black/brown enemy (and that would not happen now anyway for several reasons, including the “lift” capacity of the RAF being very limited).
Quality usually trumps quantity, but I see few indications now that Russian troops are hugely below the British level. The newspapers have just reported that the very same general has barred some of the supposedly best troops (reportedly from 3 Para) from being sent on exercise or deployment, after disgraceful goings-on in their Essex barracks: see https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-06-09/armed-forces-minister-sorry-and-embarrassed-over-alleged-sex-video; https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-06-18/para-regiment-dropped-from-overseas-operations-after-alleged-sex-video.
Armies reflect the societies from which they recruit. Britain is subsumed in decadence at present.
As a matter of fact, that general, busy moving his painted regiments on a painted map of Eastern Europe, seems to be preparing to fight the last war (meaning the 1939-45 war against the German Reich). He talks as if Hiroshima and Nagasaki never happened.
Russian military doctrine approves first-use of at least tactical nuclear weapons in any situation where Russia’s borders face existential peril.
The General’s ten or twenty thousand men (women are not on the front-line) will not last long in any war with Russia. Equally important, the families and homes of those soldiers will have been incinerated long before the soldiers themselves ever see a Russian soldier.
Taking a look back, at the bigger picture, this is all part of a cynical NWO/ZOG ploy, like the wars against Iraq. There is no need at all for the UK (or any Western or Central European state) to fight Russia.
The Soviet Union was an expansionist state, and motivated, however sluggishly since 1945, by an aggressive political doctrine, Marxism-Leninism.
That does not exist today. Russia is a mildly-nationalist traditional state, more or less. It may vaguely want to restore its core Soviet and Imperial-Russian borders (Ukraine, the “Pribaltika“, the Caucasus region, even Kazakhstan etc), but certainly has no interest in invading Europe west of Ukraine or Belarus.
There are now secret circles and cabals in the UK, USA etc which are pushing for war with Russia, using Ukraine (a “state” that has only existed for 30 years as a state, and with which the UK has almost no historical connection or common interests) as a pretext. Mad and bad.
Incidentally, I see that General Sanders is an alumnus of Worth Abbey school in West Sussex. In or about 1982, when the General would still have been at school there, I went with my then girlfriend and her two young children to some Roman Catholic gathering there. We camped in the grounds, just near the Abbey. I myself am not Roman Catholic, but went along for the ride, really. I was there for a dull day or two, and had a swim in the small and dark indoor pool, housed in a separate building.
A peaceful place, run by Benedictine monks. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worth_Abbey; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worth_School.
Imagine savages from Benin etc let loose in a civilized milieu such as a Swiss city…it’s just mad, and evil.
The UK is now full of filthy untermenschen of that or similar type. Those who promote migration-invasion are guilty of facilitating the consequent crimes.
It makes me wonder whether the education and training of officers should not be improved, so that nincompoops of that sort do not reach general-officer rank still thinking that a nuclear war with Russia can be “won”.
Interesting. I once knew someone, a former officer, who lived in the Savernake Forest, not very far from Porton Down. He was convinced that the people of Salisbury had been used, en masse, for mood-altering experiments.
Whatever the truth of that, it is at least interesting that the Skrypal case occurred in Salisbury. Was punishment of the double-agent only one motive? Was there another, such as trying to tar Porton Down with suspicion generally?
I myself once visited Porton Down, in the 1990s, with the then Ukrainian Ambassador, a Mr. Komissarenko. I blogged about that trip once or twice: https://ianrobertmillard.org/2022/03/06/diary-blog-6-march-2022/.
See also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porton_Down.