I wonder if anyone has considered, really considered that many of the defence procurement decisions is due to the politicisation of the MOD.
Inside the MOD today there is a political agenda, which fits neatly in line with the politicisation of the rest of the civil service that we see around us. The rise of Authoritarianism in most of the western nations is growing rapidly, but of a more robust and open nature here in the UK.
Millions upon millions of pounds is being spent on procurement of totally inadequate equipment, not suited to theatre, therefore it is being put into storage whilst our troops in the field are crying out for equipment that they can both use and that will keep them safer from the nature of the threats that they encounter every day.
If we work from that basis, many of the decisions with regard to MOD procurement begin to make sense, whereby much of the purchasing is not destined for our troops overseas to protect our troops from Taliban and Shia militias, but is ultimately aimed directly at us, the people.
Every organ of state, every ministry, one by one have screwed up royally over the past 10 years, the home office, foreign office, health, DfES, Defra, regions, constitution, MoJ, prison service, and ministers have sat and taken the flak over their ineptitude, all of which under normal circumstances would have been resigning matters, we call them idiots and think they are just stupid, but nothing could be further from the truth, they have all been working to an agenda and just taken the hits. Now it is the turn of the MOD, and the reaction is the same.
We are seeing the beginning of the financial meltdown with Barclays Bank and Northern Rock both taking Bank of England last resort loans and the collapse of Victoria Mortgages earlier this week, but we are also beginning to see the people stirring, starting to openly question policies, corruption, 26000 new laws, 3000 new criminal offences, our last remaining sovereignty to be lost to the EU in the Constitreaty and an increasingly authoritarian attitude from local authorities.
Government are getting themselves ready and preparing for mass civil disorder, and it is not just happening here, but right across Europe. At the EU level there is the formation of the pan European EGF (European Gendarmerie Force), a paramilitary police force, and we have seen the ferocity with which Brussels is willing to slap down dissenters in front of the European Parliament this week.
Given that kind of background, perhaps the procurement decisions by the politico's at the MOD are not to some, that stupid.
Remember the methods Government are using to achieve their goals.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will
eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such
time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic
and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally
important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent,
for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension,
the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
– Joseph Goebbels
The Lie is now beginning to unravel. When it does, that's when the repression begins and the government is preparing for the inevitable public backlash.
NuLab – Destroying Britain from the inside out.