Remember when Tony Blair dragged the UK into a war in the Middle East on the basis of a dossier filled with claims that turned out to be completely untrue?
A million innocent civilians died but all the politicians involved hoped – rightly, it seems – that nobody in the UK would care very much.
Now, Boris Johnson is trying to drag us into hostilities with Russia – with Russia, of all places! – because he reckons Vladimir Putin is about to launch a huge war in Europe for no very good reason.
Are we really going to accept that, just because the BBC doesn’t have the nous to fact-check it?
“Russia plans biggest war in Europe since 1945” is the new “We’re 45 minutes away from an Iraqi WMD attack”.
Both propositions fully supported and pushed by the BBC 24/7 with every breath they’ve got.
— Devutopia (@D_Raval) February 20, 2022
Yeah – the BBC…
Evidence suggests Russia is planning “the biggest war in Europe since 1945”, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Intelligence suggests Russia intends to launch an invasion that will encircle Ukrainian capital Kyiv, Mr Johnson said.
We’re being asked to take it all on trust. And our trust in “evidence” and “intelligence” from western governments that want a war to distract us all from the diabolical cesspits into which they have pitched us… should be nonexistant.
So Johnson is now traipsing around Europe, trying to get one of the grown-up national governments to agree with him:
So today Boris Johnson travelled to Germany in the European Union – a Union that he dragged us out of – to preach to other countries about the importance of unity in the face of Russian aggression. #JohnsonOut26
— Siobhan Benita (@SiobhanBenita) February 19, 2022
No luck so far: German premier Olaf Scholz isn’t swallowing it and the only agreement he’s had from Emmanuel Macron is that the next few days with be “crucial for diplomacy”.
That’s thin gruel.
It doesn’t help that Johnson has made a claim that he’ll put a stop to Russian influence – financial and otherwise – in the UK.
But he has been responsible for inviting those Russians into the heart of UK politics, as This Site has mentioned many times in the past.
So Johnson has made himself a laughing-stock:
Boris Johnson has pledged to clean up so called "dirty" Russian money in Britain, so lets look forward to him releasing the Russia report, publishing all the Russian donors to the Tory party and removing the odd peerage.
— Katy (@KatyJayne101) February 20, 2022
The Conservative party and its MPs and associations should hand back all the money they took. It is the only way to show that their days of turning a blind eye to kleptocratic loot are over. https://t.co/oPVSDTi4pQ
— Diana 🕷️ #FBPE #RejoinEU (@Diana38261174) February 20, 2022
BREAKING: Boris Johnson warns he will sanction individuals linked to the Russian state if Russia invades Ukraine. However, it remains unclear whether the Russian billionaires who donate to the Tory party will be exempt x
— Laura Kuenssberg Translator (@BBCLauraKT) February 19, 2022
Nobody believes that Boris Johnson will sling the Russians out of the UK political scene. They pay him too much not to.
It’s money that keeps him in power.
And money and power are the only things that interest Boris Johnson. Don’t you agree?
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