A British member of parliament with a doctorate in Russian military strategy is warning that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is preparing an attack on the United Kingdom in preperation of World War III, Newsmax reports.
“For a long time it was only speculation,” Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely, who sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote in a Thursday op-ed for The Telegraph. “Now we know for certain: Russian spy ships are mapping wind farms and key cables off the British coast. There can be only one reason for this: to learn how to sabotage U.K. and European critical infrastructure in the event of a full-scale war with the West.
“The sobering truth is that our potential adversaries, Russia in the West and China in the East, are gearing up for wider conflict. That does not mean that conflict will happen — preparation makes it less likely — but we must urgently recognize the extent of the threat to the current order.
“Our world is becoming markedly more dangerous. And Britain is not ready.”
“We have failed to see the trend, in Russia but also in China, because for too long our leaders naively assumed the rulers of those countries shared our own outlook and assumptions,” he wrote. “They do not. As we have seen with Putin, war is not only thinkable, but necessary.
“Using his spy ships in the North and Baltic seas, he is threatening to expand that conflict still further. We cannot afford to let him do so.”