by Larry Johnson at A Son of the New American Revolution
I have several different issues I want to raise. I am posting my chat with Judge Napolitano today. I am told by a good friend and tough critic that it was one of my better efforts. I’ll let you judge.
Let’s start with the military disaster that is the United Kingdom. Britannia is no longer capable of ruling the waves in a wading pool. For example, one of Britain’s two aircraft carriers — the HMS Queen Elizabeth — is in the same condition as Queen Elizabeth, i.e. dead in the water (though the late Queen is dead in the ground).
Operation Steadfast Defender, the biggest Nato exercise in Europe since the Cold War, was a perfect opportunity to show off the modern face of British sea power.
Instead, it has proved to be both a national embarrassment and depressing metaphor for the parlous state of our Armed Forces.
HMS Queen Elizabeth, one of the Royal Navy’s two state-of-the-art aircraft carriers and flagship of the fleet, was to have taken pride of place in the British detachment.
Humiliatingly, she has been consigned to dry dock, apparently because of a rusty propeller shaft. She will be replaced in the exercise by her sister ship, HMS Prince of Wales, but that’s hardly the point.
Having shelled out £3.5billion to have her built, the taxpayer is surely entitled to expect the Queen Elizabeth to be maintained in working order.
The sad state of the British Navy is emblematic of the entire British military. It is a disaster. One of my good friends, a retired former SAS (i.e. Special Air Service) operator sent me the following early this morning:…Continue Reading