Sunday, February 24, 2008

From Other Sites on the Line: 24 Feb 08

The Case of the United Kingdom (and friends?)

Cross posted from Churchill's Parrot

"Our loyal, brave people... should know the truth. They should know that there
has been a gross neglect and deficiency in our defences… This is only the first
sip, the first foretaste of the bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by
year, unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise
again and take our stand for freedom as in olden time."

- Sir Winston Churchill, 1938

A remarkable document has been produced by our good friends at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the leading forum in the United Kingdom for national and international Defence and Security, founded in 1831 by the Duke of Wellington.So pointed and soaring are its words and concepts we are surprised we did not author it ourselves. In fact we did, in so many words. But as many seem apt to regard the word of high ranking British officials weightier than that of a 108 year old blogging parrot, we shall defer, for their clout and experience more than warrant it. We advise, in particular, our American cousins to consider this essay’s observations carefully, as you are less than a year away from deciding whether to follow Britain further down the path of surrender under President Obama/Clinton, or continuing the fight under President McCain.

“Security is the primary function of the state,”
declares the RUSI essay Risk, Threat, and Security: The Case of the United
Kingdom, “for without it, there can be no state, and no rule of law.”

To read this excellent article in its entirety go here:

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