A “moral disarmament” in the West that has resulted in a reluctance to engage in conflicts will be exploited by Britain’s enemies, the head of the army has warned.You'll have to pardon me the suspicion that if we aren't involved in armed conflict that Sir Peter Wall might well be out of a job...
General Sir Peter Wall said a decade of “politically awkward campaigning” over Iraq and Afghanistan has led to an appetite to “defend on the goal line”.
But adversaries will take advantage of such “reticence” and may have already changed their expectation on how the UK will react to provocation, he warned.
Although he did not name Russia, the comments come at a time when President Vladimir Putin is testing the West’s mettle in a tense stand-off over Ukraine.
The thing is though yes we know we have enemies and another of my suspicions is that the government invited the bastards in to live amongst us in the form of islamics. If we are to be in a war then I want the army here to deal with those whom I just know would love to turn us into one of those misogynistic, homophobic barbaric shitholes they believe are the best possible worlds in the form of a shariah run state.
Unlike Sir Peter Wall most of the UK public are now coming to the conclusion that endless wars with distant foreign states are really none of our business. The Ukraine is none of our business, Iraq was none of our business, Afghanistan should have been levelled back to the stone age (save only that might have been an improvement) for their involvement in training terrorists and then left alone to get on with things and levelled again if they tried something stupid again.
These countries are not worth the loss of life of a single soldier, their problems are not our problems unless they directly attack us, hell we shouldn't even bother with aid as all it does is keep the utter bastards in charge rich and on top rather than encouraging their people to rise up and get rid of them.
No, Sir Peter Wall is wrong, they can plot but our response should be to ignore them unless they directly attack us and then our response should be to level their infrastructure to give them so many problems at home that they'll leave us alone.
And hell no should we take in their refugees.