Delusions Of Grandeur

Via Zerohedge we get an update on the Russian government’s reaction to Mrs May’s attempt to achieve with a couple of nerds in a basement in Cheltenham what Hitler failed to achieve with four million men…

Not only is Russia groundlessly and provocatively accused of the Salisbury incident, but apparently, plans are being developed in the UK to strike Russia with cyber weapons.  “Judging by the statements of the Prime Minister, such a decision can be taken at tomorrow’s meeting of the National Security Council.  We invite the British side to once again consider the consequences of such a reckless move

She’s making herself look a fool and that wouldn’t bother us particularly, except that by extension she is making us look impotent and weak.

A more measured approach than handbags at dawn would achieve equally much (although what she expects to achieve is rather hard to say) and make everything easier to manage, especially the inevitable final climbdown.

Theodore Roosevelt gave some wise advice to a certain Henry L. Sprague, on January 26th 1900, he wrote: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far”.

Somebody should tattoo this on May’s forehead.

Update:  Philip Johnston at the Telegraph has obviously read our blog…

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