With the ongoing Russian Special Military Operation in Ukraine, the British government has been talking tough against Russia. Except their mouths are writing checks their body can't cash. The British Army is so small, it couldn't even fill Wembley Stadium in London.
The new Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in the world. It was inaugurated in 2020 and has the capacity to hold 132,000 spectators, making it the biggest cricketing venue ever. Overall, it sits second behind the Rungrado 1st of May Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, which is the world's biggest stadium, with a capacity of 150,000
Yet according to the British government, the entire British Army consists of . . . . 77,000 troops.
The Army admitted that by 2025 it would only be able to field a combat division consisting of just a single maneuver brigade and an interim maneuver support brigade.”
And, on the other hand, they say they must make cuts:
The British Defence Secretary revealed that discussions are ongoing to scrap plans to reduce the army to 73,000 troops amid the heightened threat from Russia.
The original plan, prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, aimed to bring full-time troop numbers from 77,000 to 73,000 by 2025.”
“ So in my negotiations with the Treasury, I’ll be looking at whether we should go down to 73,000, or whether we can maintain it. I think our second point about, you know, is it a good metric? I don’t think it’s a good metric at all. And it has often been a metric just handed out from the Treasury and Number 10 over the years, whereas any other business would seek to be given the challenge of how do you reduce your salary envelope?”
Reduce the “salary envelope”?
They can't even fill Wembley Stadium with troops! Britain is defenseless.
Most of the rest of NATO is just as useless. Just look at the pathetic response to current Ukraine situation, using the three Baltic States of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.
Latvia is home to the "NATO Enhanced Forward Presence"
“ The Latvian multinational battalion battle group is based at Camp Adazi, near the Latvian capital of Riga, and contains approximately 1,500 personnel.”
1500 NATO soldiers?
Plus 4 (four) aged Canadian CF-18 fighter jets. Yes, you read that correctly . . . FOUR fighter jets.
“ The Lithuania multinational battalion battle group is under the command of the Mechanized Infantry Brigade Iron Wolf of the Lithuanian Army and based in Rukla. The battalion has a headquarters company, three to four combat companies and various support units. The Battle Group is led by Germany. Each rotation lasts six months.”
This so-called International Battle Group consists of . . . . . . . . 1233 NATO soldiers
All public information sources regarding the Estonia Army indicate it has "Around 1000 soldiers."
Estonia also makes clear these personnel are mostly support troops. Coordinating with local forces.
It is merely a token force.
IT GETS WORSE
Based upon the amount of ammunition that Ukraine has gone through in the one year of its fight with Russia, the ammunition stock piles of NATO can only last . . . two weeks if a battle erupts between NATO and Russia.
TWO WEEKS . . .
NATO is a Farce
When a person starts actually paying attention to what "NATO" actually is, it quickly becomes clear that "NATO" is . . . A FARCE.
So why is it that these farcical countries, with their rinky-dink, weakling, armies, are making such a fuss over Ukraine? Why do NATO countries shoot-their-mouths-off when they cannot back up what they say?
Russia has little to fear. Yet the Lilliputians of NATO speak as if their words matter. NATO should sit down and be quiet before they get us all killed by Russian missiles.
The question is “WHY are they doing THIS” with Russia and with China?
The only answer is that they want the Russians and Chinese to destroy the West.
We have been sold out by our own politicians.
An age old dilemma:
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.” ―
Russia "Red Lines"
For literally YEARS before the Russia-Ukraine fighting erupted. Russia warned Ukraine and the West that Ukraine joining NATO was a "Red Line" not to be crossed. The West ignored Russia's repeated warnings.
Take a look now at what happens when you cross a Russian Red Line:
This was Marinka, Ukraine:
THIS is what happens when a Russian "Red Line" gets crossed.
We should not continue on the path we're on with the Russia-Ukraine troubles. We should negotiate peace while Russia is still willing to let us.