UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon’s comments have been pre-released to the media and give notice of Britain’s sending troops to countries bordering Russia on a permanent basis:
`We are already deploying RAF jets to the Baltics and providing crucial training to the Ukrainian armed forces,’ Mr Fallon plans to say. `Now we will have a more regular drumbeat of troops deploying in the Baltics and Poland.’ FT
He has already stated: `This is further reassurance for our allies on the eastern flank of Nato – for the Baltic states and for Poland…That is part of our more persistent presence on the eastern side of Nato to respond to any further provocation and aggression.’ The Guardian
According to various reports in the media the troops will join German and US troops already based in Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland; and the commitment will initially comprise about 100 troops. This is extremely worrying and it is a pivotal moment in UK and NATO history, although it is predictably downplayed by the UK Government and the initial deployment figures provided are low. Considering the Cold War period, the crucial theatre in Europe was Berlin where the forces of NATO faced the Red Army. Now NATO borders Russia itself, a few hundred miles from Moscow and St. Petersburg. United Kingdom of Britain and Northern Ireland are sending armed troops to be based permanently right on the borders of Russia. This is HUGE as UK policy dictates that exact details of military deployments and military equipment need not be released. So the initial figures of a hundred or so personnel could change without notice. UK troops camped out a couple of hundred miles from St. Petersburg, but remember this is Russian aggression.
UK citizens did not have say in this dangerous escalation of course. However, there does come a point when the general public must be held accountable for their silence and inaction; and specifically the media for its complicity in this threatening behaviour. They routinely support the narrative of Russian aggression and dutifully engage in anti-Russian propaganda, even to the point of defending the worst terrorist organisation in the history of mankind, ISIS. (Written by Nenada)