Ex-defence chief: Britain must get on a ‘war footing’ to defeat Islamic State

Britain must accept that “sooner or later” ground troops and tanks will have to be sent into combat to overcome Isil, a former chief of the Armed Forces has said.

Lord Richards said that David Cameron needed to put the country on a “war footing” and rethink its military strategy to extinguish the threat posed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants.

He indicated that “tanks would have to roll and there’s going to have to be boots on the ground”, as he took a swipe at the existing approach, describing it as “dribbling, not clouting”.


Why don’t we leave the “clouting” to Iran and Saudi?

  • bob e

    the west can’t pull off another ground war in muzzie lands. our homelands will be blown to bits by our new muzzie citizens ..

    • Gary

      I agree, the Toronto-18 muslim terrorist tried to slaughter 10,000+ people in the Down Town area during Lunch time via their Truck-bombs which was because of the Jew-hating homophobic Imams ( also CAIR-Canada’s Sheema Khan) in their mosques that used the quran to incite these savages to defend islam since Chretien sent troops to Afghanistan.

      In the mind of the devout muslim that’s ready to kill for allah , islam is at War with every one of the 6,000,000,000 unbelievers which means that there are NO Innocent Civilians killed by muslims.
      The 24 Canadians slaughtered by muslims on 9/11/01 was perceived by the majority in Canada as Deserved for being friends of the Jews , this evidence was seen right after 9/11 when the CBC tried to show that islam=Peace as they hosted their ” Town Hall” special in Ottawa .
      I watched the show which was a disaster for them, almost every young Arab/Muslim student bashed the USA and israel and said that the USA got what was coming . The Host froze and had no choice but to go to the next Muslim/Arab to show these were a few bad apples that spoke….. but no sir, over 90% of them justified it and one girl said that the tax dollars from the victims went to buy bombs that kill muslims .

      Wynne, Barbara Hall, Justin Trudeau, John Tory , and Susan G Cole can only get away with their charade to deny islamic terrorism until the numbers for the pro-sharia/Caliphate gets to where they resort to terrorism bombing as we saw in London, Madrid, and every nation muslims invade in mass .
      Imam Steve Rockwell has gone public to threaten Canada that it will be an islamic State one day because Mulims are out breeding all other groups and will have no choice but to obey the Quran to demand Sharia Law for them , then do jihad to fight for an islamic State with Sharia to replace Canada’s Constitution as the non-muslim minorities will pay the Head-Tax to avoid being killed as a infidel.

      The RCMP and CSIS do squat about these Imams that make it clear they endorse terrorism to take over Canada one day, they also endorse flogging women , murdering gays and the Child-bride pedophilia allowed under sharia.

      We’re screwed because the muslim population is now greater than the Natives or Jewish population which means they will cater to the islamofascists for a few more years in power because they are too stupid to see that they will be the first one beheaded once these rabid animals get in power.

      No wonder Paul Martin hide his $400,000,000.00 off-shore to avoid Taxes and have a place to go just like the other rats and weasel will do once Canada become a hell-hole filled with illegals, drug cartels, terrorists, and the Welfare Industrial Complex for the lazy unproductive types pumping out babies so they don’t have to get a job.

      • eMan14

        It’s a depressing picture you paint.

    • Muslim immigration was a bad idea. It has to be ended.

      • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

        I agree but first look at Harper what is he doing bring them in at the same time bombing them,that means the entire country could see terror attacks,I hope that never happens.

  • Alain

    Here we go again with the same rubbish. Britain, the same as the rest of the West, needs to employ all necessary means to clean out and take out all the garbage they have allowed to enter the country. Every single Muslim pushing the Islamic agenda of supremacy needs to be deported de facto. Enforce the rule of law with no special treatment for selected groups.

    • I can’t wait to hear Cameron’s remarks tomorrow.

  • Brett_McS

    While they are killing each other, leave well alone. I think that’s Sun Tsu or something.

    • Makes sense to me.

    • eMan14

      Sun Tsu or Sen Sible… either one may be correct.

  • Shebel

    If you don’t Eliminate Muslim Immigration–then EVERYTHING else is MOOT.
    So stop talking about it.

  • Jay Currie

    I suspect the Iranian and the Saudis are certainly doing their bit to stiffle ISIS.

    But, in actual fact, if ISIS is the serious enemy of the West some people think it is then the Iranian and the Saudi efforts are going to fall short simply because the two powers are also at war with each other.

    Running a fence up around the lot of them is attractive. So is carpet bombing. But that would require that the West actually acknowledge that ISIS is Islam on steroids and the it is the Islam which is the problem.

    Yes, it would be a dandy idea to stop Muslim immigration right now. But that would require the West to acknowledge that Islam is the problem.

    Yes, it would be a grand thing to start deporting Islamists ASAP. But that would require the West to acknowledge that Islam is the problem.

    Our Happy Clappy leaders can’t bring themselves to admit that there might be a tiny problem with Islam. Which means we have to acknowledge that we have the wrong leaders and get rid of them.

    • martian hologram

      Well said, as always, Jay.

  • canminuteman

    a hundred years ago ten thousand Brits were smart enough to run all India. Thy got the Indians to do the vast amount of the work for them. There is no reason why they can’t do that now. I am sure with a little bit of instigating we could get a huge war going between the shia and sunni of the ME. Saudi on one side Iran on the other. When it’s over all there will be left is ashes and our problems would be solved.