This is coolbert:
General Sir Richard Shirreff has spoken and done so in an unspoken manner!!
"Britain has become 'semi-pacifist' under Cameron, says retired general as he warns of war…[tr]"
"David Cameron has made Britain a 'semi-pacifist' nation more interested in protecting 'welfare and benefits' than adequate defenses, one of the country’s most senior retired generals has warned."
"General Sir Richard Shirreff, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said the UK had 'shrunk in to itself' and carries an 'increasingly impotent stick'”.
"He said the country now risked losing its post-Falklands global reputation for military might. …"
Normally words and opinion of this nature from an ACTIVE DUTY SERVING OFFICER AT LEAST IN THE UNITED STATES WOULD BE INSTANTANEOUS GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL.
General Sir Richard is retired so he can afford to be outspoken
NOT only David Cameron responsible for the British no longer being a major world power.
The English ever SINCE THE END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR SLOWLY BUT SURELY DOWNSIZING THEIR MILITARY.
Recognize also the British military from top to bottom very competent and able to with regard to manpower, training and ability. ARGUABLY THE FINEST FORCE IN THE WORLD FOR ITS SIZE ALL BRANCHES!!