Just when the world gets closer to total insanity, along comes the second rate power known as the United Kingdom to push the globe closer to World War III. From the UK Telegraph tonight:
Before I comment on the stupidity of such a move, the reality is much more terrifying. The Minister of Defence for the United Kingdom is not only willing to send ground troops into Ukraine to act as “advisors” but is pushing to test the patience and limits of Russian military policy with even more overt action.
The Defence Secretary, who replaced Ben Wallace in a mini-reshuffle a month ago, said: “We’ve seen in the last month or so, developments – really the first since 2014 in the Black Sea, in Crimea – and Britain is a naval nation so we can help and we can advise, particularly since the water is international water.
“It’s important that we don’t allow a situation to establish by default that somehow international shipping isn’t allowed in that water. So I think there’s a lot of places where Britain can help advise. [I] did discuss it with President Zelensky and many others this week.”
The Brits are also pushing to not only train Ukrainian troops inside the failing state, but also to build defense industry facilities from the UK inside the nation:
“Particularly in the west of the country, I think the opportunity now is to bring more things ‘in country’ – not just training, but also we’re seeing BAE [the UK defence firm], for example, move into manufacturing in country, for example.
If there was any way to push the world over the edge and into a nuclear abyss, this is a good way to begin that process. Perhaps all the vaccines truly have caused halve of the world to go insane.
UPDATE 19:05 ET:
And of course someone at the top of the actual military probably made the MoD and Telegraph change the story somewhat.
UK propaganda at its finest.