Well,well,well.. I originally blogged this on March 15 ASIG #748 and emailed it to my local weekly paper- the wakefield express and baaanngg ! Friday April 1st. they publish. a not too rdeacted version.
There aren’t half some right cheeky bastards sticking their unwanted noses into Britain’s domestic politics these days. The BBC’s news website of 15 March reports:-
” If Britain votes to leave the European Union it could have a negative impact on the Nato alliance, a senior US military commander has warned. Lt-Gen Ben Hodges, head of the US Army in Europe, said he was “worried” the EU could unravel just when it needed to stand up to Russia. He acknowledged the vote was a matter for the British people, but said he was concerned about the outcome. “
Have we suddenly become El Salvador or Guatemala ? Don’t tinpot,strutting warmongers like him over at the Pentagon have better things to do right now ? Such as targetting the next North African / Mid East sovereign state that US foreign policy requires be bombed to smithereens for no accountable reason ?
Apparently the British electorate’s decision on June 23 is of ” strategic interest ” to the General. The correct term to be applied to anyone making any such pronouncements about a sovereign,democratic nation state’s political processes,is ” egregious “. The general’s remarks are egregious. And the words he uses stink of an altogether unpalatable arrogance and hubris common amongst military commanders of the World’s pre-eminent war-mongering, imperialist power.
With historical hindsight,it was really a pity that the British failed to snuff out the little monster at its birth in 1776.Just imagine of all the subsequent pain,misery and sorrow that could have been avoided – such as President Obama’s visit to the UK next month.