Softly does it and this is what we are good at. Just as well that we have not attacked, as only now does Russia’s battleplan against Britain become apparent. Its soldiers have surrounded Douma in Syria and put it into lockdown.
Russia has now criticized the British directly of making up the chemical weapons’ attack in Douma. Russian Ambassadors have been trumpeting their innocence, even after we saw such sad images of poisoned children. Unfortunately for them, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reports from similar agencies of up to 500 people affected by a chemical weapons’ attack in Douma and 60 lives taken.
The International Inspectorate for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has sent Inspectors to Douma. They will start work tomorrow 14 April, exactly a week after the chemical attack. Speculation says that Messrs Putin and Assad have had plenty of time to clean up the chemicals and their residue.
So the Russian soldiers are to be protected by Mr Putin, except it is rather that the West does not want to bomb the Inspectors. Luckily we have not attacked. We would have been condemned worldwide if something had happened to them. I hope that they have bodyguards.
It is not bombs that are needed, but escorts for foreign aid to be distributed in Syria. The British are good at protection, yet we are treading on eggshells around the US and the Russians. Why? How did we allow this to happen?
I would not like to have the US in my corner. Its President is volatile, unreliable and rapidly stopping his entry into war. Let the British go to war and the US can have its usual stance on the sidelines. The British will be the fall-guy and maybe after its destruction, Russia and America will come to the diplomatic table.
Russian pride has been deeply bruised, after no-one believed them when they were accused of using chemical nerve agents on British soil. The media says that there is clearly no other plausible explanation.
If the Russians are so innocent, why have they not tried to help children and the old with antidotes to the chemical attack?
Who and where are we supposed to bomb? It is ridiculous. Protect and build relationships; that is what we are good at on the world stage. To keep that ability, we must steer clear of Messrs. Putin and Trump.