Britain’s Top Military Brass: The UK Must be Prepared “To Go to War”. “We Must Risk War with Syria”
By Global Research News
July 19, 2013
“Britain has to be prepared to “go to war” is the message of the outgoing British Chief of Staff General Sir David Richards.
In an interview in the Daily Telegraph, Richards criticized the British government for its ineptitude. According the General Richard, if the British government wishes to restrain the Syrian regime, it must continue arming the Al Qaeda rebels as well as implement no-fly zones. “The (former) Chief of the Defence Staff also warns that the Government needs to clarify its “political objective” in Syria before a coherent military plan for dealing with the Assad regime can be recommended.”
General Sir David Richards, however, emphasized that a “no fly zone” is not enough, and what is required is an all out ground war, implying the illegal land invasion of a sovereign country.
“You have to establish a ground control zone. You have to take out their air defences. You also have to make sure they can’t manoeuvre – which means you have to take out their tanks, and their armoured personnel carriers and all the other things that are actually doing the damage.
The chief of the defence staff also warns that simply introducing a no-fly zone on its own would not prove effective and that other military measures would be required. (Con Coughlin and Robert Winnett, Daily Telegraph, 18 July 2013. Read Complete Daily Telegraph article: Army chief: We risk war with Syria)
In his interview with The Daily Telegraph, General Sir David Richards said that “if you want to have the material impact on the Syrian regime’s calculations that some people seek” then “ground targets” would have to be “hit”. …