British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed his government has offered an armored battle group to be sent to Poland later this year as part of a massive planned “show of force” against Russia.
The armored battle group would include some 1,000 soldiers, along with 25 tanks and 40 armored fighting vehicles. Britain’s Defense Ministry presented it as part of an effort to “re-assure our NATO Baltic allies.”
The Poland exercise appears to be part of NATO’s announced “readiness action plan,” which aims to build up military forces in Eastern Europe, and to speed reaction time of Western European nations to a war with Russia.
There’s no indication that an actual war with Russia is likely anymore, though hawkish rhetoric from months ago surrounding the Crimean referendum and its subsequent Russian annexation has many military leaders in NATO salivating at the idea of a “new Cold War,” with the same run-away military spending as the last one.
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I think Americans should begin a world wide movement to boycott British goods. There's nothing the Brits offer than can't be purchased elsewhere. It may hurt the British people but send a message to their government.
Waiting to see the outcome when you deliberately walk over and kick that sleeping bear.
Why rail against Russian Troops in their own territory and then send 1000's of soldiers FAR from your own Country to the boarders of a FOREIGN Nation thousands of miles from your borders?
Who is destabilizing who?
Britain, The USA and the rest of the EU are the REAL destabilising factors who are seeking to provoke a remarkably RESTRAINED Russia.
If Russia decides to act with force these 1000 British soldiers would be swollowed up in a trice.
agree with you
Russia is (probably) shaking in its boots after the Brits had
arrived in Poland with 1000 of her Majesty's finest, 25 tanks,
and 40 APCs.
The Brits have slipped a long way from being a (world) power to
a shill for the USG. Please pardon me if I don't shed a tear.
Dear Mr. Cameron, the Russians invented "massive" in relation to military action, . . . and believe me, 1500 troops and 25 tanks won't do anything except provide 15 or 20 minutes entertainment for the Russian Army– unless, of course, you are trying to make them laugh themselves to death.
Cameron is really sending 1000 soccer houlligans to moon the russians
The Brits really amaze me with here endless rhetoric and threats
arethey acting on their own behalf or just being told what to do
Russia isn't your enemy Britain
"Anymore"? Until yesterday, Mr Ditz was saying that war was never likely at all! In Europe, a military build up will create jobs, both in the military and in the arms industry. That will help the EU get over the crisis caused by the US neocons' failed attack on the euro.
Hitler invaded Russia with 3,300,000 crack troops and thousands of tanks. So what exactly are these forces supposed to do? And anyways except for the tiny Kalingrad area, there is no border between Russia and Poland!
This war propaganda is so distorted I am feeling ill. Nevermind the neocon role that started this pro-EU coup.
Russia knows that any war will only serve the financial interests of the neocons. He will starve them instead.
None of the vehicles will run and the group will be massively short of officers and NCOs just like the rest of British military.
There is way too much hype as to military power of Russia, this constant meme of what Russia once did sounds a lot like the paid trolls who hyped how dangerous it would be to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, knowingfull well neither nation had a military force.
Then that did not stop trigger happy military from killing civilians galore and shooting the hell out of surrendered tanks trucks andnartillary pieces the Iraq military abandoned before putting on Civies to go home.
Without danger can be no warriors or heroes should not get points for civilians under 10 unarmed women and old men.
Russia would be lucky if it vould move its run down armor to the Polish border and that bottleneck could not be used as launch pad as their airforce is in much the same state of disrepair..
Their military still do not all have theiir new small arms, their rail and road.systems may as well be a fisaster and in same shape as at end off WWII.
NO MILITARY WILL MASS FORCES IN ONE SPOT FOR FEAR OF TOTAL DEVASTATION BY OPPONENTS.
Everyone forgets.Russia suffered over 20 millions in dead almost that in non combat ready wounded, Those masses of men would be gone in one week on todays battlefields.
This is no damn war game scenario the military of world combined could not take on Europe Israel and US, china id a paper tiger and India could whip them nukes and all.
Then 1 million Chinese forces come to town to party with the British.
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