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British Army’s New Top General Tells Troops to Prepare to ‘Fight in Europe Again’, ‘Defeat Russia’

Samizdat – 19.06.2022

Russia and the UK haven’t engaged one another directly in battle since the Crimean War of 1853-1856. It was that conflict which became the subject of Lord Alfred Tennyson’s famous poem ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’, the disastrous cavalry charge against Russian troops during the 1854 Battle of Balaklava which nearly wiped out British forces.

Britain must prepare to return to continental Europe to fight and win a conflict against Russia, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the new Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, has said.

“There is now a burning imperative to forge an Army capable of fighting alongside our allies and defeating Russia in battle. We are the generation that must prepare the Army to fight in Europe once again,” Sanders wrote in a letter to the troops after taking over from his predecessor, Gen. Sir Mark Carleton-Smith earlier this week.

Sanders emphasized that he was the first British chief of general staff “since 1941 to take command of the Army in the shadow of a land war in Europe involving a continental power,” carefully wording his comment to avoid mentioning NATO involvement in the 1990s Yugoslav Wars, including the 78-day-long bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999.

The general suggested that the crisis in Ukraine highlighted the Army’s “core purpose” of protecting Britain “by being ready to fight and win wars on land.”

Sir Patrick’s sentiments have been echoed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wrote in an article for The Sunday Times that the UK and its allies must “steel” themselves for a “long” slog in Ukraine, and that the West needs “to enlist time on Ukraine’s side.”

Separately, in an interview with Bild, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg similarly urged allies to “be prepared” for the Ukraine crisis “to last for years,” and stressed that the bloc “must not weaken in our support of Ukraine, even if the costs are high – not only in terms of military support but also because of rising energy and food prices” at home.

Sanders’ enlistment as Chief of the General Staff comes at a difficult time for Britain’s military, with the government announcing plans last year to whittle the regular Army down from 82,000 troops to 72,500 personnel by 2025 – its smallest size since 1714. The prime minister’s office assured that large land forces aren’t necessary in conditions of modern warfare, where smaller units supported by technology and electronic warfare tools are expected to do the job. It remains to be tested whether such logic is applicable to hypothetical conflicts with a large power like Russia, or limited to the kinds of operations the UK has engaged in in recent years, including the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and the aerial bombardment of Libya in 2011.

Britain and Russia haven’t fought directly in a war since the 1850s, and were allies in both the First and Second World Wars, as well as the conflict against Napoleon in the early 19th century.

Russian officials have accused the West of sending billions of dollars’ worth of military hardware to Ukraine to prolong the crisis as long as possible, and “fight Russia to the last Ukrainian” through the proxy conflict. The Russian military has warned that it will destroy Western arms deliveries and foreign mercenaries.

June 19, 2022 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Militarism, Russophobia |

9 Comments »

  1. Britain’s top general is a lying lunatic!

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    Comment by papasha408 | June 19, 2022 | Reply

  2. “Britain must prepare to return to continental Europe to fight and win a conflict against Russia, General Sir Patrick Sanders, the new Chief of the General Staff of the British Army, has said”.

    I think that was Napoleon, and Hitler’s idea as well. Neither succeeded, in fact, Russia destroyed them both. I think that General Sir Patrick Sanders may be suffering “Delusions of Grandeur”. Will he Lead them into battle? I very much doubt it…..Pompous Twat !!

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 19, 2022 | Reply

  3. I HOPE the Russians stomp the Brits into the European ground and put them out of their misery finally.

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    Comment by Benny Hill | June 19, 2022 | Reply

    • If you’re going to comment here, why don’t you try to make it intelligent?

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 19, 2022 | Reply

    • Why do I get this feeling that all of NATO forces are being offered up on an altar just as they have been for Ukraine? If the military was smart they should mutiny and get rid of these elites asap. How can they allow these few criminals get away with their collective power ie military.

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      Comment by Sparrow | June 19, 2022 | Reply

  4. Britain…..showing the world how this tiny island has so much influence…..

    Britain, is a small collection of islands at the end of the day. Island life is more difficult due to the fact that islands lack the natural resources to sustain a population of people trying to build a system loosely referred to as “society”. Britain is smack in the middle of this economic/geographic conundrum. They have nothing of thier own, and what little they do have in resources and logistics, it cannot support the ever burgeoning (and burdening) population it has. Lucky for the United Kingdom, they went sail about and took over all these vassal countries and governments to support whatever the empire needs and sends a tribute back to the crown! Of course London wants WW3, and shakeup in the empire or 5 eyes and Britain is logistically finished, and they’ve known this for hundreds of years! Heck, the best defense they made was the spinoff of the east India company, the United States, which, after rope-a-doping us into debt slavery with two wars, tied our fate to the survival of the crown….America is simply a way to protect Britain’s flank, and to them, nothing more!

    It’s been said so many times over the years with the Britain empire…..FIGHT YOUR OWN DAMN WARS!!!! You chose that geographical moronic spot for a place to have society, now deal with it! Good luck with the Russian air force, quite upgrade from the luftwaffe they brag about with the battle of Britain!

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    Comment by Solitarius Electrum | June 20, 2022 | Reply

  5. lol who will be in the military? the hungry? the homeless? the unemployed? certainly not those wealthy parasites.

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    Comment by chrisirish67 | June 20, 2022 | Reply

    • We may soon find out what they intend for all those military age males they enticed over the border. In the US they have them in camps right at military bases. Ready for training and dispatch.

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      Comment by aletho | June 20, 2022 | Reply


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