With relations between Russia and the West as fractious as they are at the moment, is this really the time to go sabre-rattling – especially as Russia’s military machine is far more dangerous than ours?
And I feel duty-bound to point out – not for the last time, I’m sure – that Mr Johnson’s monologue against Russia has done nothing to improve the prospect of peace – in Syria or anywhere else.
I would suggest that politicians should think before speaking – but in Mr Johnson’s case, that is a lost cause.
Russia has condemned Boris Johnson’s call for demonstrations outside its London embassy as “shameful”.
The foreign secretary said on Tuesday that he would “like to see” a protest against bombings of the Syrian city of Aleppo, which are being blamed on Vladimir Putin’s forces.
But Moscow, which denies the claims, accused him of “Russophobic hysteria”.
And the Stop the War Coalition said protests in the UK would not “make a blind bit of difference”.
And a Labour spokesman suggested people were free to protest outside the embassies of all foreign powers intervening in Syria, including the US.
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