Blame It On The Russians…

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Right. Β So today I came across an articleΒ that seemed interesting and legit at first referring to an interview with the English Secretary of Defence. It certainly echoed other articles I’ve come across with Americans complaining about their military readiness and UK generals doing the same; complaints are publicly filed for the whole world to see from several western Nations.

Female participation is criticised since it makes the forces less combat effective, the attitude of (some I hope) students at military institutions are criticised on both sides of the Atlantic, there seems to be no end to the backlash or complaints made public, which I’m guessing is the result of people rejecting the politically correct culture enforced upon them by politicians and/or a cry for help when it comes to better equipment, more funding or maybe a better way to allocate funds.

A great deal of these things I’ve chosen not to share on my blog, such as a political correctness manual, where “subconscious bias” was fought against. Simply put: if a tiger jumps out of the bushes, you should first spend some time contemplating if the tiger is dangerous and a genuine threat before attacking it, because it could potentially be politically incorrect to do so. This of course refers to social issues within the military and a desire to make military culture more like civilian society, and more appealing to women and members of the LGBTQ community… However it does seem as if though normal human instincts should be fought against and further broken down, which leaves me wondering how a culture like this will affect people in combat?

This political correctness manual was so embarrassing to read, in fact so worrying to see as a civilian, that I decided not to publish it, as I thought of it as a disrespectful act to share something of this nature with anyone. Not to forget something that could potentially work against the recruitment of patriotic individuals and depict the military in an unflattering light. Can it potentially help our armed forces to share articles and pass these around? Can the public help or will it just damage reputation and morale? I certainly think that it can have the effect of pushing more young men into the private sector. This political correctness crusade can become a major issue in the future I think.

Yet, after coming across more and more and more complaints, I decided to do so anyway, Β  Β as part of an entry. This PC Manual is official and available for anyone to read and download….. I don’t know how smart that is, but I guess that it is from a post-modern perspective….

Yet the article I read today was, how should I put it, interesting (in lack of a better word) due to the headline pictured above, chosen by the journalist, I’m guessing. Or hoping.

The reason as to why I’m reluctant to share “the-Russians-are-coming-to-get-us-narratives” on my blog should not be surprising, as once again we are moving into “the-boy-who-cried-wolf-territory,” a dangerous narrative to peddle when you are a leader….or more correctly put: this seems to be the case when observing things from a citizen’s perspective, whether correct or not.

What I’m witnessing when travelling/moving around in Europe, what I have seen and heard, what other people are talking about, is apparently Russian propaganda. How can the civilian population take the Russia threat seriously, when the current, imported, internal, threat is not properly addressed by our leadership? It can easily seem (whether genuine or not) that Russia gets picked as a scapegoat, rather than addressing the very real issues and problems that the European population have to deal with everyday. Is Putin to blame for how the so-called migration crisis is handled by the European leadership? Are the Russians to blame for the cultural tensions that we are currently facing as a result of street level diversity and anti-western measures? Sure, who really knows who is behind a bomb going off here and there, but what do you do, when bombs, as I’ve said before, are just the tip of the iceberg? The problems that we Europeans have to deal with are real and genuine and not the result of Russian interference, unless they secretly run the entire world and we are all Russian puppets, which sounds nothing short of insane.

According to Hillary Clinton, Putin was the Godfather of the Alt-Right. As if though Nationalistic sentiments cannot emerge without Russian interference. Trump’s victory was also the result of Russian interference, and so is the general disgruntled air among the European populace, tired of losing their culture and countries to foreigners and politicians with their own strange agenda. I’m guessing that fragmentation within the U.S.A. as a result of criminal gangs and self-segregation, also can be pinned on the Russians. Social cohesion/trust actually breaks down the more ethnic/racial diversity you get within your borders……I’ve linked to articles and studies about this here on my blog, studies and articles by experts from various backgrounds.

Anyway… check this out: currently I’ve borrowed a whole bunch of books about roughly the same topic; in one of these I found a paragraph describing how fearful the English were of a 5th column during WW2. The intelligence community were not interested in German infiltration. Do I have to explain how absurd it this to read about this in the current year? Infiltration is welcomed into our societies, you’ll be called a bigot if you don’t want 5th columns. So if this is the impression civilians get, then how on earth can the Russia narrative be expected to be successful? Where are these Russians destroying us from within? I don’t see them, do you? I do however see expansionist militant Islam, and how new-Europeans carve out territories for themselves (while defending these from us) and as I’ve said before, how long does it take before these expand any further?

It might be that we will be taken by surprise, that Washington’s never-ending Russia paranoia finally will be proven to be right, but as a member of the civilian population, it is very awkward, strange and absurd to buy into this narrative, especially if it is promoted by people in official denial over the issues and problems that Ethnic-Europeans now face. While the people in power officially address China and Russia as our number one enemies, I think civilians will have a hard time to relate, while trying to live normal lives in an ever-changing Europe. Simply put, people are losing their sense of safety, not because of a Russian presence (at this time of writing) but because of the new arrivals into Europe and how scandalously this has been handled. Everything is changing and many are extremely disgruntled with our western leadership as a result, but I guess we should blame that on the Russians……..

 

UK Military “Close to Breaking” (what the hell???)

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So a while back I heard of the ridiculous political-correctness propaganda forced upon the UK Navy; I didn’t share it on here back then, but here it is: READ HERE.Β Some months later I laughed a bit when I heard that the UK Military apparently are looking for “future leaders with the right personality” (to paraphrase) since there seems to be a problem with the attitude of individuals being recruited into the Military from the politically correct SJW factories….(hmmm..I wonder why?)

Apparently they are looking for people with leadership qualities … I also remember seeing that Donald Trump’s anti-transgender move was criticised by military figures here in the UK, but lo-and-behold, what did I just see over at Yahoo news?Β crazy.

In the middle of all of our terrorist attacks this year I decided to actually find out how big the British Military is and back then I published this:Β The British Military & Police Force in Numbers.

Now it has just been revealed that retired British Army General Sir Richard Barrons is sounding the alarm, which is certainly disturbing news. If this is true I have to admit that I am genuinely surprised; sure I’ve had myΒ suspicions about the state of affairs after figuring out how small our forces are, but technologically I was convinced that we were ready for anything. Not that we apparently haveΒ “an Army that is now broadly speaking 20 years out of date.” This sounds more like the comedy that is Sweden or the tragedy that is Norway. I thought England was in a much stronger and better position; not that it takes much to be that … now that I think of it :/

A retired British Army general has described the UK military as “not fit for purpose” and warned that North Korea might be able to hit London with a nuclear missile “within the next 12 to 18 months”.

General Sir Richard Barrons, until recently one of the country’s most senior military chiefs, told the Commons Defence Select Committee that Britain would struggle to defend itself if attacked and any attempts to reduce the size of the Royal Marines would be “folly”.

“There are clearly existential threats to our country and they come in many forms,” he said to the cross-party group of MPs.

“They come in the form of Daesh (Islamic State), who if they could, would find weapons of mass destruction and apply them to the UK.

“We are locked in a daily confrontation with Russia, the Prime Minister said so herself yesterday.

“We are looking at North Korea which within the next 12 to 18 months will make a nuclear missile to an intercontinental range ballistic missile that could reach London and we can’t deal with that.”

He added: “We now live in an age where people who are not on our side have capability that they could, I’m not saying they will, but could, inflict on the UK homeland at short notice which we can’t deal with.”

Sir Richard had a long career in the Army which included tours of Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

As Commander of Joint Forces Command, he had responsibilities for all three armed services. He retired only last year, something which makes his comments all the more relevant and pointed.

He said: “The people who are in defence…they’re never going to say publically, or to themselves, or to their enemy, or to their allies, that we’re broken but when they fly, sail or deploy on the land and they look at their equipment, they look at their sustainability and they look at their shortfalls in training and they look at their allies, they know they are not fit for purpose.”

General Barrons was giving evidence to the Defence Select Committee during a session about the ongoing national security review. The review is due to be published next year and will likely result in more cuts to the armed forces.

Warning that the UK military is “close to breaking”, the retired general said that unless the Government provides more money “it will fall over”.

He added: “The first discussion in Government should be ‘how much risk are we running in the world and what do we need to do to fix it?’

“They don’t seem to want to have that discussion and so you end up with the risk of a ridiculous zero-sum discussion, both within a service…and between the services which is why you end up with, currently, a Navy that is structurally underfunded, an Air Force that is holding together a bunch of very good equipment but really at the edge of their engineering and support capacity and an Army that is now broadly speaking 20 years out of date.”