25 July 2007
Where is the British Wilhelm Groener?
|In October 1918 General Wilhelm Groener told his emperor that the war was lost and that Germany had to seek an immediate armistice. He also told Emperor Willhelm 11 that the army would march home under its officers, but not under its emperor. Willhelm had to abdicate. There was no other alternative.|
Today British generals tiptoe around the truth in Iraq. General Sir Richard Dannet, in a carefully leaked secret memorandum, announces that almost no troops are available to defend the home island, and the army has "almost no capability to react to the unexpected."
Then the House of Commons defence committee tells the government that British soldiers are being sent out on "nightly suicide missions," which the soldiers believe are only about appeasing the Americans.
While all this is going on, just about the only base that the British have left in Iraq, other than Basra airport, is coming under nightly rocket and mortar attack - and, oh yes, the Danes have announced that they are calling it a day and will withdraw their 480 man contingent next month.
Let us be clear about what Britain's 5,500 troops face. They face disaster the moment that the Iraqis decide to mount one big push against them.
So where is the British General Groener? The man who will go down in history as the officer who told the government what it doesn't want to hear?
The war against Iraq is lost. Save the army and fuck the Americans.