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Former UK Defense Minister Says NATO May Need To Send Ground Forces To Ukraine

By Tyler Durden | Zero Hedge | February 1, 2023

The “domino theory” was once used to great effect in order to manipulate the American public into supporting the Vietnam War, but will the same narrative work to get the west to support World War III with Russia?

Former UK Defense Minister Sir Gerald Howarth seems to think so as he uses this exact claim to justify NATO boots on the ground in Ukraine.

It should be noted that a large percentage of the American populace and most of Europe have no interest whatsoever in engaging with Russia and possibly its allies in all out war, but the establishment appears intent on forcing the issue anyway. The delivery of NATO tanks and the possibility of longer range missiles will no doubt trigger a wider response from Russia, which will then be used by NATO as a reason to escalate further.

At the very least, Howarth does admit what many in the alternative media have been saying for some time – That Ukraine’s efforts have ground to a halt without further support from NATO troops. The deliveries of money and weapons are nothing more than a stop-gap; wars are won by men.

The former minister suggests that Ukraine is essentially too big to fail and that NATO cannot allow Russia to prevail in the region, otherwise they will be emboldened to strike other nearby nations. There is zero evidence to support this argument, but it is clear that NATO talking heads are desperate to drum up some kind of public fervor.

Are western citizens willing to fight and die for Ukraine? It’s highly unlikely.

February 1, 2023 - Posted by | Mainstream Media, Warmongering, Militarism | , ,


  1. “It should be noted that a large percentage of the American populace and most of Europe have no interest whatsoever in engaging with Russia and possibly its allies in all out war, but the establishment appears intent on forcing the issue anyway”.

    Once again, the Military Industrial Complex is ‘Gung Ho” for another War, this time in Europe, heavily influenced by the Zionists embedded in the highest levels of the American Government.
    And who will have to fight it?, America’s poor, unemployed will be Press Ganged into service again, just like Vietnam, and for what?
    This is going to get SO much worse before it is over, and sanity returns, but, in the meantime, get the Mince grinders ready, for America’s young men, who know nothing about politics.


    Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 1, 2023 | Reply

    • Brian, I don’t believe it will be Americans fighting and dying in this war, rather the European nations will be doing the bleeding and dying. Just as is being very clearly demonstrated in Ukraine right now. IMHO, it is time the rest of the World got together, and fronted these murderous western powers, laid down the law to them, and put a stop to their aggression, otherwise the majority of them would deal with the minority of the Western criminal gangs. Which is long over due.

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      Comment by itchyvet | February 1, 2023 | Reply

      • I count this as the third time the Anglo-Americans will have gotten Germany to fight Russia for them. And they’ll get some other Europeans in on it as well just as before. Slow learners.


        Comment by aletho | February 1, 2023 | Reply

      • I mentioned the Military Industrial Complex because The British Government has been infiltrated by the same people who have corrupted the USA Government and control the levers of Power in each country, from ‘behind the scenes’

        These “infiltrators” control both governments, silently almost, from within.

        I might like to remind both countries that Mr Putin has warned that if Russia has to fight them, The West will pay a “terrible price, like you have never seen”, for provoking the war in Ukraine

        Maybe Russia should A-BOMB Israel, just to emphasise his threat and a deadly warning to the West as well.

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        Comment by brianharryaustralia | February 1, 2023 | Reply

  2. We must stop this madness by helping bring into being a new security and development architecture for ALL nations: Tune into Feb 4th Schiller Institute Online Conference “The Age of Reason or the Annihilation of Humanity?”.
    Program Panel 1: How Nuclear World War III Can Be Avoided 10:00 am EST; 4:00 pm CET) Panel 2: The Name of Peace: A New Security and Economic Development Architecture 2:00 pm EST; 8:00 pm CET speakers include :Helga Zepp-LaRouche (Germany), Founder, The Schiller Institute: H. E. Donald Ramotar (Guyana) former President of Guyana,Former US Amb. Chas Freeman (United States),Diane Sare (United States), candidate for U.S. Senate (New York); Nick Brana (United States), National Chairman, People’s Party; Angela McArdle (United States), Chairwoman, Libertarian National Committee: “Can Americans Put Aside Their Divisions to Stop Nuclear War?” and leaders from Europe,Asia,Africa, Latin America

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    Comment by Marty | February 1, 2023 | Reply

    • My thoughts exactly, Marty.


      Comment by itchyvet | February 1, 2023 | Reply

  3. The way I understand the NATO policy, to do what this A****hole suggests, would be ILLEGAL and contrary to the NATO agreement it’self.

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    Comment by itchyvet | February 1, 2023 | Reply

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