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British general: the country is not able to withstand serious enemies

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The recently retired British General Richard Barrons, who served as commander of the Joint Armed Forces of Great Britain, told the defense committee that the cut in funding for the British Armed Forces could not but affect the combat readiness of the military, the country could not defend itself against such enemies as Russia. This was told by Sky News correspondent Alistair Bunkal, who followed the meeting of the committee. Quotes correspondent InoTV.


British general: the country is not able to withstand serious enemies


Alistair Bunkal: “I will explain who General Sir Richard Barrons is. He left the British forces last year. The general has relevant information, which makes his words even more significant. Before leaving, he held the post of commander of the United Armed Forces of Great Britain. He observed the condition of all three components: the ground forces, naval and air forces. He served in Northern Ireland, in other places: in Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan. In short, he has a lot of experience.

He told the defense committee about the upcoming or ongoing verification of the state of national security, the results of which will be published early next year. Rumor has it that this will lead to an even greater reduction in spending on the British Armed Forces. In particular, probably a thousand soldiers of the Royal Marine Corps may lose their jobs, a number of Royal Naval ships will be withdrawn from service fleet etc. And this is what Richard Barrons said in response to these assumptions. "

Gen.: “People working in the field of defense should always move forward. They never admit - not publicly, neither to themselves, nor to enemies, nor to allies - that they are broken. But when they fly, float or land on land and look at their weapons, support, see the lack of training and look at their allies, they understand that they are not able to perform combat missions. ”

Alistair Buncal: “The context for these statements and for checking the state of national security is the growing threat from the Islamic State (IG, the group is banned in the Russian Federation), as well as Russia. The general was asked whether, in his opinion, the UK could defend itself against an attack or any of the threats that the country is facing now, and this is what he answered. ”

Gen.: “Obviously, our country faces existential threats, and of different types: there is, for example, the IG, which, if it had had such an opportunity, would have found weapon mass destruction and would apply it against the UK; Fortunately, the similar prospect till now has been completely stopped. We are also forced to confront with Russia every day, as the Prime Minister said yesterday. There is North Korea, which over the next year and a half will be able to install a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching London. And we are not capable of solving such a problem. ”

Alistair Buncal: “Very straightforward. I am sure the Ministry of Defense will not like such words. However, General Sir Richard Barrons, no doubt, hopes that his words will be heard by the new Secretary of Defense Gavin Williamson, who will have some time - even if there is not much of it - in order to somehow influence the upcoming check of the state security. Anyway, the statements of General Barrons were clearly a warning: the British armed forces tightened their belts too much, and if you cut the budget even more, then national security will be at stake. ”
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 15 November 2017 15: 33 New
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    Is the British lion dead? Probably not yet. It's just that they say so to "regret" (threw some money)
    1. Vard
      Vard 15 November 2017 15: 42 New
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      The whole problem is that while they are fighting the “Russian threat” ... another threat is very real at their home ... one day they wake up in a Muslim country ...
      1. 210ox
        210ox 15 November 2017 16: 01 New
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        They are already almost .. in the operational. Tolerasty brought ..
        Quote: Vard
        The whole problem is that while they are fighting the “Russian threat” ... another threat is very real at their home ... one day they wake up in a Muslim country ...
      2. Kent0001
        Kent0001 15 November 2017 16: 33 New
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        They are already. They have measures of London-Pakistani.)))))))
        1. Monos
          Monos 15 November 2017 17: 36 New
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          Quote: Kent0001
          there is, for example, IS, which, if he had such an opportunity, would find weapons of mass destruction and use it against Great Britain;

          Oh yeah! Igilovskie barmalei sleep and see: how to shy away with something like that across London. They just can’t eat - it is the UK that annoys them. smile
          Quote: Kent0001
          They are already. They have measures of London-Pakistani.)))))))

          Yes there measures. They have the whole city hall - purebred Britons.
      3. Pirogov
        Pirogov 15 November 2017 17: 39 New
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        Quote: Vard
        one day wake up in a Muslim country.

        Very happy for them. This is called themselves on ...... whether.
      4. Orionvit
        Orionvit 15 November 2017 18: 30 New
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        Quote: Vard
        The whole problem is that while they are fighting the “Russian threat” ... another threat is very real at their home ... one day they wake up in a Muslim country ...

        And even this, by and large, is not the biggest problem. This British general simply casts a shadow on the fence, talking about a reduction in funding, as the main threat. Their main threat is in another, namely, "multiculturalism" and the so-called "tolerance." The other day there was news that in England, the teacher who the transgender student called the girl was fired. A country in which such things are happening has no future.
    2. alstr
      alstr 15 November 2017 15: 44 New
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      The British lion has died for a long time.
      And so - yes they need money.
      1. Paranoid50
        Paranoid50 15 November 2017 16: 11 New
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        Quote: alstr
        yes they need money.

        Duc, everyone needs money. laughing However, recently malicious statements from the poisonous island have become frequent. It seems that retired generals and senior officials go to work in the military-industrial complex and begin to severely lobby for the interests of this very military-industrial complex. But if the shaving is really so sad, then ... it's good! fellow
        1. Kleber
          Kleber 15 November 2017 16: 30 New
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          Also a double-edged sword, the mayor of London professes Islam. Can you imagine what will happen when the highest military ranks of the Islamists take over? This is still a nuclear power. They will announce jihat - we won’t have any problems.
    3. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 15 November 2017 15: 46 New
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      The main threat of GREAT Britain is small and located on the opposite side of the ball North Korea.
    4. Angel_and_Demon
      Angel_and_Demon 15 November 2017 16: 13 New
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      Quote: 210ox
      Is the British lion dead? Probably not yet.

      he became a bedside rug for striped
    5. Barshchik-M
      Barshchik-M 15 November 2017 16: 36 New
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      the country will not be able to defend itself against such enemies as Russia.

      The cunning Anglo-Saxon is dark .... Do not defend yourself, but attack Russia! Their eternal dream to destroy Russia has failed again and they are shaking now that we can ask them all.
  2. Humpty
    Humpty 15 November 2017 15: 44 New
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    "the country cannot defend itself against enemies like Russia."
    As in a joke about a lady:
    - Man, I'm afraid of you ...
    It is not strange, even in Australia from time to time they are afraid of Russian attacks. Where does this nonsense get into their head ...
  3. Kelwin
    Kelwin 15 November 2017 15: 50 New
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    They just subconsciously feel that they are about to have to answer for 200 years of Jesuit politics. Which will be completely correct.
  4. HAM
    HAM 15 November 2017 15: 53 New
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    Do not be afraid, shaving, you have Teresa, she will tear everyone ..
  5. den3080
    den3080 15 November 2017 16: 09 New
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    1. there is, for example, ISIS, which, if he had such an opportunity, would find weapons of mass destruction and use it against Great Britain
    2. We are also forced daily to confront Russia, as the Prime Minister said yesterday.
    3. There is North Korea, which over the next year and a half will be able to install a nuclear warhead on an intercontinental ballistic missile that can fly to London.

    we will analyze the points lol
    1. Great Britain helps IS as an ally of the USA. No questions.
    2. Who will force? For example, Russia does not confront the UK.
    3. Here I want to say YES. EXACTLY. Moreover, ICBMs from the North. Korea will fly to London, three times circling the Earth. Well, there is nothing to argue, the devil is linguistic wassat
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 15 November 2017 18: 44 New
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    Very happy for the British Armed Forces. Decay further, in the same spirit.
  7. razved
    razved 15 November 2017 20: 45 New
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    The general message of all such statements - give money.
    1. Allitet
      Allitet 15 November 2017 21: 22 New
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      The general can see little money when they saw off to retire!