Vainglorious Fallon promises more money for war



WHAT a vainglorious figure Defence Secretary Michael Fallon cut at the Tory conference, railing against “Russian aggression” and boasting about Britain’s military potential.
He curdled his audience’s milk by berating Moscow’s brinkmanship in carrying out military exercises “on Nato’s borders.”
That sounds very threatening until you reflect that, since the 1991 demise of the Soviet Union, Nato has recruited Russia’s erstwhile allies and even former Soviet republics, taking Nato up to Russia’s territorial limits.
So “on Nato’s borders” actually translates as “in its own country.” Not quite so... read more

 
4 October 2017 in World News, Views: 63
Source: Morning Star
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