British Defense Minister Michael Fallon at this week’s Andrews AFB Conference of the Anti-ISIS Coalition took a leading role in attempting to prevent vital cooperation between Russia and the United States against ISIS. Fallon also attempted to spread defeatism to stall the planned attacks on Mosul and Raqqa, the last big cities held by ISIS. The most obvious way Fallon’s wrecking job makes sense is in the context of the Chinese-British alliance.
The British, now allies of China, have used the just-concluded Andrews AFB conference of the anti-ISIS coalition to sabotage emerging cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States in the cause of destroying ISIS. As the Washington Post reports:
‘The timeline has “clearly accelerated” for a Mosul offensive, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon said in an interview, but “a lot more planning” is needed for what comes afterward. Britain agreed during the conference to double its troops on the ground in Iraq to 250, he said. An offensive in Raqqa, he said, “looks further off.” Fallon, who has been defense minister for the past two years, is one of the few senior cabinet members to keep his position following Britain’s recent reshuffle of the Conservative Party government. Although Britain is flying combat missions against the Islamic State in Syria along with the United States, Fallon said he had not seen any “formal” U.S. proposal to coordinate counterterrorism strikes there with Russia. “We don’t think it’s right to collude in any way with Russia,” he said. “We’re happy with the current arrangement.”’
This is Perfide Albion playing the classic Trojan horse role in slowing the destruction of ISIS, which is an urgent necessary to reduce terrorism and deprive the Trump campaign of the fear-mongering that is its principal stock in trade.