War with Russia not likely next year, says Defence Secretary

Michael Fallon in the House of Commons [Image: PA Wire/PA Images].

Michael Fallon in the House of Commons [Image: PA Wire/PA Images].

Why is everybody getting all hot under the collar, then?

Is it as one Twitter user suggested – that all the fuss over Russia is to keep the population of the UK cowed, while not pushing us all to mass hysteria?

Suggestions that Britain could go to war with Russia next year are “too extreme”, the Defence Secretary has said.

In a hearing of the Commons Defence Committee Michael Fallon said while there had been “much greater Russian aggression” in 2015, a war next year was not likely.

Source: War with Russia not likely next year, says Defence Secretary Michael Fallon | The Independent

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7 thoughts on “War with Russia not likely next year, says Defence Secretary

  1. Fibro confused

    When any Govt recent Labour included are struggling and truths of their actions and non actions ie clamping down on mega rich tax evaders, use the tools of suggesting a conflict to try and get the public to take it’s eyes of the cruelty and forget lack of action as previously repeatedly promised, add people’s disquiet over Orgreave in the wake of the Hillsbrough inquiry. M Thatcher used to cold war with great success, so a tried and tested routine

  2. mohandeer

    Am allowed to share Vox and other posts but unable to comment. Well done Mike for acknowledging what so many US alternative media is saying.
    It’s a distraction and done to justify false claims of Russian aggression to mask the fact that it is US/UK aggression and the west’s murderous duplicity and complicity in war crimes we have committed whilst blaming Russia

  3. Roland Laycock

    much greater Russian aggression where they have been asked by a legitimate government for help with terrorist that are backed by the US and UK, Crimea the people voted to become part of Russia which it was for hundreds of year it had Military maneuvers in it own country and the West (US) class these as aggression.
    So what about the US and UK paying and arming terroists around the world as the US like to put it they make a regime change to take control a country so they can extract its wealth without paying, just look at Bhopal disaster in India l immediate death toll was 8,000. the leak caused 558,125 injuries, including 38,478 temporary partial injuries and approximately 3,900 severely and permanently disabling injuries and the US walked away from it and this is only one of there greed and arrogance. The UK is also trying its best to stop the UN banning all nuclear clear weapons wonder why.

  4. casalealex

    “As for some countries’ concerns about Russia’s possible aggressive actions, I think that only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO.

    I think some countries are simply taking advantage of people’s fears with regard to Russia. They just want to play the role of front-line countries that should receive some supplementary military, economic, financial or some other aid. Therefore, it is pointless to support this idea; it is absolutely groundless. But some may be interested in fostering such fears.

    I can only make a conjecture.

For example, the Americans do not want Russia’s rapprochement with Europe. I am not asserting this, it is just a hypothesis. Let’s suppose that the United States would like to maintain its leadership in the Atlantic community. It needs an external threat, an external enemy to ensure this leadership.

    Iran is clearly not enough – this threat is not very scary or big enough. Who can be frightening? And then suddenly this crisis unfolds in Ukraine. Russia is forced to respond.

    Perhaps, it was engineered on purpose, I don’t know. But it was not our doing. 

Let me tell you something – there is no need to fear Russia.

    The world has changed so drastically that people with some common sense cannot even imagine such a large-scale military conflict today. We have other things to think about, I assure you” Vladimir Putin

    2015-06-06, Interview to the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.

  5. NMac

    Please remind me someone. What happened to Napoleon’s and Hitler’s armies on the road to Moscow? When will they ever learn?

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