It was once the case that, however imbecilic or incompetent our politicians might be, Britain could rely on the armed forces as the last bastion of common-sense, sanity and grounded values to defend us against chaos and tyranny. No longer. This is what Britain’s Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, told an audience at Chatham House today:
He said the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington showed the devastation that attacks fuelled by political, economic and social deprivation could achieve.
And also:Global warming is such a threat to security that military planners must build it into their calculations… risks that climate change could cause weakened states to disintegrate and produce major humanitarian disasters or exploitation by armed groups had to become a feature of military planning.
There's plenty more if you go to her main page and scroll. And if this woman is angry at you, do not let her within head-butting distance.
This man believes the demonstrable nonsense about man made global warming, in the teeth of all the empirical scientific evidence to the contrary. He has swallowed all the falsifications about malaria and ice caps and hurricanes and polar bears; he believes the earth is now hotter than at any time in history despite clear evidence to the contrary; he believes that wild guesswork built on wilder hypotheses built on dodgy computer models has come up with the truth. Worse, much worse – he believes that the 7/7 attacks were caused by ‘deprivation’. This man is the head of our armed forces, responsible for our safety –and yet he has not got the first glimmering of a clue about the reality of the global Islamic jihad that threatens his country and the entire free world and against which his soldiers are fighting. Instead he parrots the sub-Marxist, cretinous claptrap that blames the west for all the ills of the world.
One day I will wake up and find all this was just a nightmare.
Update: Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup? Sounds like a gay porn name. (Need I make the standard disclaimer?)