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Retired general questioned the ability of Britain to resist the "Russian invasion"

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The defense budget must be increased so that the UK can defend itself against the potential attack of another leading power, leads InoTV statement by ex-commander of the United Armed Forces of Great Britain Richard Barrons.




Everything is very simple. Today there is a risk - and in the future it will appear more clearly - that countries such as Russia and China, which already have the necessary capabilities, will be able to seize the United Kingdom in a very short time,
Barrons said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.

In his opinion, the UK "should be ready for forced wars" in the future, therefore, a further reduction in the number of troops, of which there are currently 82 thousand, must be stopped. "

Barrons believes that his words “should be a signal to UK Treasury Secretary Philip Hammond,” who will present the country's budget next month. At the same time, the general doubts that the authorities will heed his opinion.

According to him, no one in Theresa May’s government “pays special attention to the great danger,” which threatens not only the British, but also their allies.

They will need military assistance - and we will not be able to help. As a result, our position in the world will noticeably weaken,
said the ex-commander.

We must be part of a world that is becoming increasingly unstable and complex. We cannot rule out that in the future it will be necessary to act together with our allies to protect our vital national interests. This is not like Iraq or Afghanistan,
Barrons stressed.
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  1. vorobey
    vorobey 25 October 2017 13: 01 New
    +4
    then they’re not afraid of the Chinese platoon .. but our rusty tanks and missiles .. they’re afraid I would say with pleasure ...

    1. The_lancet
      The_lancet 25 October 2017 13: 05 New
      +1
      Everything is very simple. Today there is a risk - and in the future it will manifest itself more clearly - that countries such as Russia and China, already possessing the necessary capabilities, will be able to capture the United Kingdom in a very short time

      They used to be able to capture this island too. USSR for example
      We must be part of a world that is becoming increasingly unstable and complex. We cannot rule out that in the future there will be a need to act together with our allies

      Really talked about the allies, wow
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 25 October 2017 13: 09 New
        +8
        Quote: The_Lancet
        They used to be able to capture this island too.


        why grab it? I’m a man like all Russians illiterate, in the army I was only taught to count up to three ... just tell me on the fingers why we should capture Britain .. or Sweden, or the Baltic states.
        1. The_lancet
          The_lancet 25 October 2017 13: 34 New
          +1
          why grab it? I’m a man like all Russians illiterate, in the army I was only taught to count up to three ... just tell me on the fingers why we should capture Britain .. or Sweden, or the Baltic states.

          I don’t know why either. But this does not mean that such a probability is excluded. For now, only deterioration of relations between Russia and Western countries is visible. So far, it is only possible to operate on probabilities. What can this lead to? But the level of any danger should be minimized. This is a fact. The standard of living (to which they went with their labor and head) is too great to be at risk. For this, defense systems are being improved.
          1. vorobey
            vorobey 25 October 2017 13: 45 New
            +5
            Quote: The_Lancet
            I don’t know why either. But this doesn’t mean that such a probability is excluded.


            That is, you also cannot rule out the possibility that NATO and the United States may attack us first ... did I understand correctly?

            Quote: The_Lancet
            For this, defense systems are being improved.


            Including with us ... I understand you correctly ... generously excuse me .. I repeat I am a wild, illiterate person hi
            1. The_lancet
              The_lancet 25 October 2017 13: 51 New
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              That is, you also cannot rule out the possibility that NATO and the United States may attack us first ... did I understand correctly?

              I think no one wants to start a war here (logically). But all such situations are modeled in advance. In Russia as well.
              Including with us ... I understand you correctly ... generously excuse me .. I repeat I am a wild, illiterate person

              Why say so?
              1. vorobey
                vorobey 25 October 2017 13: 56 New
                +4
                Quote: The_Lancet
                Why say so?


                well, I’m just not teaching anyone how to live, how to equip my country .. with whom to be friends with whom not to be friends, hence the conclusion is that I am illiterate, and since we are constantly criticized for being backward and wild aggression, it’s wild ... laughing


                Quote: The_Lancet
                I think no one wants to start the war here first, but all approved situations are modeled in advance.


                and situations to respect the interests of partners of their lifestyle are also modeled?

                By the way ... there are graves of British soldiers of the expeditionary force in Russia, and the Americans are the only ones who used nuclear weapons in the war ... so still who has more chances to be afraid ... or the British are afraid to answer for Sevastopol laughing so we have forgiven this for a long time ... and memorials are not demolished ..
                1. The_lancet
                  The_lancet 25 October 2017 14: 02 New
                  0
                  and since we are constantly criticized for backwardness and wild aggression, it’s wild ... laughing

                  No, I didn’t want to say that. smile
                  I do not teach anyone how to live, how to act, how to equip my country

                  There are different situations. It is always better to cooperate and share experience in many areas of life.
                  1. vorobey
                    vorobey 25 October 2017 14: 18 New
                    +6
                    Quote: The_Lancet
                    There are different situations. It is always better to cooperate and share experience in many areas of life.


                    especially so ...
                    1901 - the entry of troops into Colombia.

                    1902 - the invasion of Panama.

                    1903 - The United States sent warships to the Isthmus of Panama in order to isolate Colombian troops.

                    1903 - the entry of troops into Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Syria.

                    1904 - the entry of troops into Korea, Morocco and the Dominican Republic.

                    1904 - 1905 - American troops intervene in the Russo-Japanese War.

                    1905 - US troops intervene in the revolution in Honduras.

                    1905 - the entry of troops into Mexico (they helped the dictator Porfirio Diaz suppress the uprising).

                    1905 - the entry of troops into Korea.

                    1906 - the invasion of the Philippines, the suppression of the liberation movement.

                    1906 - 1909 - US troops enter Cuba during the election.

                    1907 - US forces implement the protectorate of "dollar diplomacy" in Nicaragua.

                    1907 - US troops intervene in revolution in Dominican Republic

                    1907 - US troops participate in the war of Honduras with Nicaragua.

                    1908 - US troops enter Panama during the election.

                    1910 - Nicaragua. US troops invade the port of Bluefields and Corinto.

                    1911 - Americans land in Honduras to support an uprising led by former President Manuel Bonnila against the legally elected President Miguel Davila.

                    1911 - the suppression of the anti-American uprising in the Philippines.

                    1911 - the introduction of troops in China.

                    1912 - US troops enter Havana (Cuba).

                    1912 - US troops enter Panama during the election.

                    1912 - the invasion of American troops in Honduras.

                    1912 - 1933 - the occupation of Nicaragua, the constant struggle with the partisans. Nicaragua has become the colony of the monopoly United United Fruit Company of other American companies.

                    1914 - US troops enter the Dominican Republic, the battle with the rebels for Santa Domingo.

                    1914 - 1918 - a series of invasions of Mexico.

                    1914 - 1934 - Haiti. After numerous uprisings, America enters its troops, the occupation continues for 19 years.

                    1916 - 1924 - 8-year occupation of the Dominican Republic.

                    1917 - 1933 - the military occupation of Cuba, an economic protectorate.

                    1917 - 1918 - participation in the 1st World War. At first, America was "neutral", i.e. sold weapons for astronomical amounts, became rampant, entered the war already in 1917, i.e. at almost the very end; they lost only 40000 people (Russians, for example, 200000), but after the war they considered themselves the main winner.

                    1917 - American magnates gladly funded the socialist revolution in Russia,

                    1918 - 1922 - intervention in Russia.

                    1918 - 1920 - Panama. After the election, troops are introduced to suppress the riots.

                    1919 - COSTA RICA. Rebellion against the regime of President Tinoko. Under US pressure, Tinoko stepped down as president, but the unrest in the country did not stop. The landing of US troops to "protect American interests." Election of President D. Garcia. The country has restored democratic rule.

                    1919 - American troops are fighting on the side of Italy against the Serbs in Dolmatia.

                    1919 - US troops enter Honduras during the election.

                    1920 - Guatemala. 2 weekly intervention.

                    1921 - American support for militants fighting to overthrow Guatemalan president Carlos Herrera for the benefit of the United Fruit Company.

                    1922 - intervention in Turkey.

                    1922 - 1927 - American troops in China during the popular uprising.

                    1924 - 1925 - Honduras. Troops invade the country during the election.

                    1925 - Panama. US troops disperse the general strike.

                    1926 - Nicaragua. Invasion.

                    1927 - 1934 - American troops stationed throughout China.

                    1932 - invasion of Salvador from the sea. There was a rebellion there at that time.

                    1936 - Spain. The introduction of troops during the civil war.

                    1937 - a single military clash with Japan.

                    1937 - Nicaragua. With the help of American troops, Somosa comes to power, having displaced the legitimate government of H. Sakas. Somosa became a dictator, his family ruled the country for the next 40 years.

                    1939 - the introduction of troops in China.

                    1950-1953 - war in Korea. About 350 thousand people, 1000 tanks, over 300 ships participated in the hostilities. The predominant part of the military contingent and military equipment provided the United States.

                    April 1961 - an attempt of the American invasion of Cuba in the Playa Giron region in order to overthrow the government led by Fidel Castro.

                    1965-1973 - the war in Vietnam. The largest use of US forces after World War II.

                    1964-1973 - US armed operation in the fight against the Pathet Lao front in Laos. Over 50 thousand people participated.

                    October 25, 1983 - June 1985 - US military operation "Sudden Fury" in Grenada to overthrow the left-wing government of the island nation.

                    April 1986 - after the introduction of economic sanctions, the United States launched military actions against Libya. Residential areas of the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi were bombed.

                    December 1989 - US military operation "Just Cause" in Panama in order to remove from power the country's leader Manuel Noriega, accused of drug trafficking and the promotion of terrorism.

                    January 17 - February 28, 1991 - a military operation by the United States and its allies to liberate Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, code-named "Desert Storm."

                    1991-1995, 1998-1999 - Interethnic war in Yugoslavia and NATO aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.

                    17 January 1993 - The United States launched a missile strike at an object located about 20 km from the center of Baghdad, where, according to Washington, work was underway to create nuclear weapons.

                    26 June 1993 - The United States launched a missile attack on the main Iraqi intelligence command and control complex in Baghdad in response to Baghdad’s allegedly alleged plans to assassinate US President George W. Bush.

                    3 September 1996 - The United States launched a cruise missile attack on Iraq after Iraqi forces conducted an operation against the Kurds in the Erbil area of ​​northern Iraq.

                    August 20, 1998 - a blow to the "terrorist targets" of Afghanistan and Sudan in response to terrorist acts against the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

                    March 24, 1999 Serbia - Operation "Allied Force". This historical review is especially interesting in terms of how the United States and Co. behaved in a situation where one independent country tried to pacify one self-proclaimed republic.

                    7 October 2001 Afghanistan. The United States is conducting an operation in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, allegedly launched in response to the September 11 terrorist act of 2001.

                    20 March 2003 Iraq war - a military conflict that began with the invasion of US forces and their allies in Iraq, with the aim of overthrowing the regime of Saddam Hussein. It was codenamed Iraqi Freedom

                    August 2008 of the year. Armed conflict in South Ossetia. A failed US attempt to start a war with Russia using Georgia.

                    19 March 2011 year. The war in Libya. Under a far-fetched and deceitful pretext, they created a reason for invasion

                    Latest invasions:

                    + Somalia and South Sudan

                    + Operation to change power in Egypt and Tunisia - "Arab Spring"

                    + Operation using Al Qaeda in Syria

                    NOW UKRAINE! - as well as the United States and Britain, such peaceful countries don’t establish “democracy” but those who are against simply have to shoot ...
                    1. The_lancet
                      The_lancet 25 October 2017 18: 34 New
                      0
                      Just the facts that are mixed in a bunch
                      Why is nothing written between 1939 and 1950?
                      Or on the site where you found it here "forgot" to fill out?
                      1. vorobey
                        vorobey 26 October 2017 01: 16 New
                        +3
                        Quote: The_Lancet
                        Just the facts that are mixed in a bunch
                        Why is nothing written between 1939 and 1950?
                        Or on the site where you found it here "forgot" to fill out?


                        Do you want to mix the fight against Hitlerism with aggression? you carefully read the list ...
          2. bagr69
            bagr69 25 October 2017 13: 59 New
            +4
            what did they go with their labor and head

            Are you joking now ???
            Remind about colonies and slaves around the world? Recall the world wars, in the unleashing of which the Great Britain played an important role? Remind about the destroyed indigenous peoples of Africa, Asia and America ???
            1. The_lancet
              The_lancet 25 October 2017 14: 03 New
              0
              Remind about colonies and slaves around the world?

              I had no doubt that remind.
              Remind. I read
              1. bagr69
                bagr69 25 October 2017 14: 07 New
                +4
                What hypocrites are you all ...
                I hope that when you are conquered by Turkey or Arabs, for example, the Russian leadership will have enough will not to interfere "in your internal affairs."
          3. Lelek
            Lelek 25 October 2017 18: 59 New
            0
            Quote: The_Lancet
            In the meantime, only the deterioration of relations between Russia and Western countries is visible.


            Hey. Here is autumn, and colds, and colds, and snot-drooling. And in FOG Albion they are especially sharp. And with Bob Johnson they are in the form of literature (before a trip to Moscow). Apparently nasally letting the overseas “brother” know that I'm going, I’ll talk to this nasty Putin, but you, bro, don’t worry, our position does not change. The signal has gone.
      2. bagr69
        bagr69 25 October 2017 13: 11 New
        +8
        And why Russia and China your little island ???
        There is nowhere to plant rice, there is no land, all year round it rains and cold weather, there is no place to catch fish, there are no mushrooms ... And they all go in the opposite direction ...
        1. dauria
          dauria 25 October 2017 13: 32 New
          +3
          There is no place to plant rice, no land, all year round rains and cold weather, nowhere to catch fish, no mushrooms


          Well, after nuclear strikes, not only rice can, and bananas with eyes will begin to grow. And the fish will run through the fields. wassat
        2. den3080
          den3080 25 October 2017 13: 47 New
          0
          There is nowhere to plant rice, there is no land, all year round it rains and cold weather, there is no place to catch fish, there are no mushrooms ... And they all go in the opposite direction ...

          only the first is true))
          and there is enough land and rains not all year round, but in the south of Britain palm trees, magnolias grow, flowers bloom all year round, fresh fish and all sorts of other seafood, hosh in cafe restaurants, hosh from fishermen buy directly from nets, about mushrooms ... I don’t know, but judging by the statements of shaggy boriska there are a lot of them ...
          and about the oncoming ... this ... the whole world travels on the opposite)) because the French had spoiled their revolutionary ideas once wink
      3. 79807420129
        79807420129 25 October 2017 13: 27 New
        +5
        Quote: The_Lancet
        They used to be able to capture this island too. USSR for example

        Is this your ex-general coming? According to the figs of both the USSR and Russia, China doesn’t need to take this island either. A frightening crow, afraid of every rustle, would be treated for paranoia or something. laughing
    2. Finches
      Finches 25 October 2017 13: 08 New
      +5
      Why the hell are we for this viper? Looks like an Anglo-Saxon general, wants to receive the pension of a Russian general ... laughing
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 25 October 2017 13: 20 New
        +4
        Quote: Finches
        Why the hell are we for this viper? Looks like an Anglo-Saxon general, wants to receive the pension of a Russian general ... laughing


        let them hold a referendum and go beyond Crimea .. laughing what's the difference island or peninsula .. laughing then the pensions of Russian generals will and inappropriately worry that China will attack laughing
      2. volodya
        volodya 25 October 2017 13: 20 New
        0
        Quote: Finches
        Why the hell are we for this viper? Looks like an Anglo-Saxon general, wants to receive the pension of a Russian general ... laughing

        He wants more money for the army and weapons! Mani, mani, mani .................................!
  2. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 25 October 2017 13: 09 New
    0
    Some kind of zombie is happening. In Africa they are chasing zombies, the same topic is in America. Now England is zombie that we will attack. What is happening in the world? We have enough resources of our own, we don’t have thoughts to attack. This zombie is necessary for the defense industry to finance its programs.
    1. Nasrat
      Nasrat 25 October 2017 13: 25 New
      0
      Zombies are happening with us .... and in particular in VO! Every bunch from the west - everything is broadcast ... and comrades are happy to comment on the nonsense .. wassat
    2. alexddd
      alexddd 25 October 2017 13: 26 New
      0
      I do not like this zombie. Hitler before the jump shouted the same thing to the whole world that Germany was being attacked, aggressors offended and then ... Well, you remember.
  3. serriy
    serriy 25 October 2017 13: 21 New
    0
    It would be necessary to somehow reassure this man ("ex-commander of the United Armed Forces of Great Britain, Richard Barrons"). Drink vodka, the doctor to him with a shot. drinks Where are our people in Britain?
    Would explain. We are peaceful, we are not going to attack anyone. Unlike the Saxons. Well, sho are they catching fear on themselves !? laughing
    1. Sinbad
      Sinbad 26 October 2017 09: 31 New
      0
      They don’t understand human words, only with their fist in the face, then they will love, respect, lick their hand and wag their tail. It's a pity the fist is too small for this snickering hari.
  4. Severomor
    Severomor 25 October 2017 13: 22 New
    +1
    The cat knows whose meat has eaten!
    To seize! - it's in their blood. They think that countries other than “capture” cannot live otherwise.
  5. Egorovich
    Egorovich 25 October 2017 13: 25 New
    +5
    Frightened, scared. Afraid, then respected.
  6. Glory to Berkut
    Glory to Berkut 25 October 2017 13: 39 New
    +2
    We’ll attack Britain as well ?! Only the schedule of seizures for the quarter was approved! Redo again ??? * waved a doomed hand and trudged into the office *
  7. Obstacle
    Obstacle 25 October 2017 18: 31 New
    0
    In vain he doubts that there trump cards in his sleeves are like dirt ... Do not underestimate the ever-present enemy. (IMHO)
  8. Lelek
    Lelek 25 October 2017 18: 47 New
    +1
    ( Today there is a risk - and in the future it will manifest itself more clearly - that countries such as Russia and China, which already have the necessary capabilities, will be able to capture the United Kingdom in a very short time,Barrons said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph.)

    Do we or China need it?
  9. Slovak
    Slovak 25 October 2017 18: 56 New
    0
    Already on the islands "afraid of the Russian invasion"? The West has completely lost its mind. In my opinion, only Africans do not shake and do not scare themselves
  10. Fkjydjckfrgh
    Fkjydjckfrgh 26 October 2017 13: 19 New
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    Did General Zadornova have heard enough? So here; dumb and - for a minute, two big differences.