Russia is talking tough against Britain, in a move against the latter’s opening more bases across the world. The Washington Examiner reports:
Russia could take “retaliatory” actions if the United Kingdom builds new military installations around the world, a top diplomat warned.
“The intention to build up military presence in third countries are of counter-productive, destabilizing and frequently provocative nature,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Friday.
Zakharova’s rebuke followed a forecast from British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, who revealed that the United Kingdom intends to play a more prominent national security role following the exit from the European Union. He has a goal of “creating a deterrent but also taking a British presence,” as he told British media two weeks ago.
“This is our moment to be that true global player once more – and I think the armed forces play a really important role as part of that,” Williamson said. “We are looking at those opportunities not just in the Far East but also in the Caribbean as well.”
Britain’s new independence from the EU will create more opportunities for strategic basing for Britain itself and the US, but also antagonize strategic enemies like Russia and China.
Good for Great Britain. Good to have an ally worthy of being an ally once again. Don’t get me wrong, they’ve always been a rather stalwart supporter and close ally , but DECADES of Socialism utterly gutted their military, regardless of how well trained or equipped they are. One of their own sticking points has been how much they rely on the US to project their power through our support. I know it sticks in their craw, that only in the most limited sense can they do anything independently that when combined with the EU pansy ass straight jacket prevents them from doing what’s right or moral.
Any nitwit who believes in one world order doesn’t understand humanity or people or groups in the slightest bit. Star Trek’s Utopian government WILL NEVER HAPPEN. The only way to get 7+ billion people to cooperate is to exterminate the overwhelming majority of them. It only takes a little bit of studying the other primates to realize that FUNDAMENTAL human interactive processes take place utterly and completely outside the control of the prefrontal cortex – there will ALWAYS be contention.
I wouldn’t be too impressed with AI either because the natural order of things in the universe is such that there will always be competition for resources which drive conflict. It is of the natural processes like entropy and erosion.