I don’t usually break the Sabbath, the Biblical one which I follow, to comment on world events but I am asked by readers about the Royal Navy’s status after the recent events in the Persian Gulf / Strait of Hormuz. For those not knowing, the war mongrels in Washington (dual Israeli / American John Bolton and the obese “exceptional” Third Temple believer Mike Pompeo) were pushing at Iran for more than a year now to get a reaction that may lead to war on behalf of the Jewish State. Yes, a short summary but if you should read my recent books you will find dozens of pages on why the summary reads as is. It is a war that the US and NATO (the aggressors, war criminals under international law & the Nuremberg Principles) should win. However, it will cost dearly in human life and equipment lost (see my blog at https://www.georgemjames.com/blog/who-will-win-usa-or-iran). And with an election coming up this is the last thing that Donald J Trump can afford. Now the UK, the US lapdog since World War Two, got themselves in a mess by seizing an Iranian oil tanker next to Gibraltar. Since they did so on behalf of the US (they say EU sanctions against Syria but we know better) the Iranians responded by seizing two British flagged oil tankers in the Persian Gulf / Strait of Hormuz – one was released and one is still being held. Note please that it is not even debatable if the British action in Gibraltar was legal or not – unless international sanctions are approved by the UN Security Council it is unlawful under International law and of no effect. You cannot rely on them as justification – the Iranian tanker seizure was an act of piracy. Thus, the Brits are standing on the wrong side of international law here as do the Americans but they never cared much about such things since 1999 when Kosovo was bombed, also unlawfully and without UN authority – air piracy thus. And so the Iranians, and this is actually legal under international law or can be defended, by doing the same, quid pro quo. In plain English, “tit-for-tat.” Right, what can the Royal Navy do now to get that ship released and I mean from a conventional viewpoint, not a Special Forces raid to snatch it back.
It was Winston S Churchill that stood out as the statesman that understood naval power more than anyone else. In all his books he has the same message. “The navy is what keeps enemy soldiers away from the mainland.” Before him, one George Washington had the same idea, “Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive.” As I warn in numerous books, the only thing that stands between the Chinese Navy (and they have excellent weapons, see Code Name Ghost, Code Name Lucy and American Military Might – Debunked) and the US mainland is the US Navy (in a deplorable state). Also note what is being built in Chinese dockyards, big carriers and quiet nuclear attack boats – both are offensive weapon systems, not defensive and you must wonder why. Then you look at the way they are going about it and it should frighten you. They test systems and standardize, then they build them at a scale no one can match. Which means that their navy is well-balanced. They have standardised weapons that are new and working better than what the West can produce (read my non-fiction books where this is dealt with). The Royal Navy is not at all like that, not at all, it is Mickey Mouse because of bad planning and even worse faith from the turd brigade (politicians, they float in what they talk, are smelly too besides being slimy).
I wrote something in Intelligence Briefing: “The Royal Navy is a zero on a contract these days. They have almost no ships operational and most of those are terribly old and outclassed. Their entire nuclear deterrent is dependent on US equipment and they lost the ability to operate fleet size carriers, the last such fleet carrier went out of service in the mid-1970s – their Parasite-known-as-Prince-Charles, flew on them as a young man, with the McDonnell Douglas Phantom II. Now they need to be trained by the US Navy on carrier operation or perhaps France or even Brazil. That is how far the once respected Royal Navy is behind the times, close to fifty years, half a century. It is ridiculous but also so terribly sad. The Royal Navy is completely unbalanced. We are reminded of Hitler’s unbalanced Kriegsmarine of 1939… where the capital ships were not built as planned, thus making sure that those existing were fed piecemeal into the action and suffer defeat time after time. The problem is this and it is serious enough to be never printed in mainstream media. God knows why, everyone in naval circles knows about it. The new Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers will only have 12 to 24 F-35Bs on them simply because Whitehall bought only a total of 48 such aircraft whereas the ships could have carried 50 each. Logic thus would have demanded at least 150 aircraft to be bought or manufactured to ensure that some are spare etc. One third are usually down for maintenance, another third is used for training. Thus, and this should shock you, the operational Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier steaming out to meet the enemy has less than half her designed allocation of aircraft on board or if a full load, then only one carrier can be operational, the other one is without fighter protection, lol. This is because that what is available, the miserable 48 F-35Bs (which they don’t even have, and they got rid of their effective Harrier fighters), are split between the two ships and because training must carry on, maintenance etc., almost certainly only 12 F-35B aircraft will be on such a carrier where there should have been four times more by design. There is no excuse, it is outright a pathetic attempt. A US carrier, for instance, will never leave harbour without 60 to 90 aircraft on board and in a carrier group of 3 to 4 destroyers and guided missile cruisers, a nuclear submarine or two, and several supply ships because the carrier alone is extremely vulnerable. Unless you have layered defences around the carrier, other ships spreading out and adding much needed defensive and offensive firepower, the attackers will get that carrier every single time as is proven in war. The Royal Navy carriers, with half their allotted aircraft on board, do not have the required frigates and guided missile cruisers for escorts. The Kriegsmarine problem of World War Two repeating once again. They just don’t have them and so they will, I suppose, join an American task force for mutual protection and be subjugated to American command. With that goes all the remaining prestige the Senior Service had left. In every possible way, the Royal Navy has become a joke and is not reckoned much of a threat by the Chinese or the Russians. The new carriers cannot even claim quantity because their chief offensive and defensive weapon, the F-35B fighter, is in its totality a failure of design concept, that aircraft will lose any fight against a Fourth-Generation aircraft. What is more, the Queen Elizabeth carriers will never be able to keep up with the Yanks, being diesel powered, not nuclear and short ranged. They are further, this is interesting, in the same size and category as the much-ridiculed current Russian and Chinese carriers. For some reason, the Russian and Chinese carriers are seen as the joke but the Queen Elizabeth class is not. There is no doubt who will win the dogfights if such a clash ever takes place, the Sukhois will destroy the F-35B easily, it is proven in tests, and then what? How long before the aircraft carriers are sunk? It is a mess created entirely by the British turds.”
So what will the Brits do? They already stated that they will use diplomatic means only and appealed to their Master, the US Navy, to assist. They don’t want war, they say. In fact, they are humiliated here. Their days of gunboat diplomacy are over. Like a proud man reduced to tatters, they stand exposed. It is pitiable to watch. And for the US Navy, why did you not protect those ships since that is what you are there for officially, apparently. This is what happens when you let your foreign policy be run by war mongrels and for the benefit of another State. We can only hope that sanity prevails but I doubt it.