Cameron Unleashes 'Project Fear' - UK Military Leaders Warn Against Brexit Threat To National Security

Tyler Durden's picture

Just as the government did in the lead up to The Scottish Referendum in 2014, it appears David Cameron is already unleashing resorting to the so-called Project Fear. As The Telegraph reports, following Boris Johnson's lack of acquiescence to Cameron's call for no Brexit, more than a dozen of the country's most senior military leaders will argue that Britain should vote to stay in the European Union because of its importance to national security.

The Daily Telegraph understands that Downing Street is organising a letter stating the importance of the EU to Britain's national security to combat the growing threat of Isil and increasing Russian aggression.

Those likely to sign the letter include Admiral Lord Boyce, General Lord Stirrup and Field Marshal Lord Bramall, three former Chiefs of the Defence Staff, and General Sir Peter Wall, a former Chief of General Staff.

 

Lord Stirrup told The Daily Telegraph: "I don't carry a torch for the European Union at all but one has to look at the realistic alternative not just the World as we wish it to be. In light of the current threats like Isil, Russia and other threats that might emerge you have to think about how we secure our society."

 

Lord Bramall said: "I have always felt that a strong Europe in political terms is infinitely stronger if it has Britain inside it.

 

"If Britain left it would be a much weaker Europe and therefore it would affect the whole balance of power and equilibrium in the Western World.

 

"That affects not just security, but the political side. The negotiations. It is important to have a match for the various power blocs - China, Russia - it's complementary to Nato. I am sure America would very much want us to be in."

However several other former military chiefs are struggling to reach a decision because they are weighing their concerns about national security against their instinctive euroscepticism.

General Sir Mike Jackson, a former head of the army, is among those who are undecided about whether to sign the letter.

He said: "Yes there is a security dimension to the EU but in my mind it is more of a policing and judicial matter rather than a military matter. The military dimension is provided by Nato."

The letter is likely to be published this week and comes as both David Cameron and Michael Fallon put Britain's national security at the heart of their arguments for remaining in the European Union.

However it is likely to lead to accusations from eurosceptic campaigners that the Prime Minister is resorting to "Project Fear" to make the case for staying in the European Union.

Michael Fallon, the Defence Secretary, said in an article for The Sunday Telegraph that Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, wants Britain to leave the European Union.

 

He said: "It is not scaremongering to ask which result Putin would favour. If we left, the European Union for the first time in its history would be smaller and weaker. That's obviously in Russia's interests."

 

The challenges of Russian aggression and international terrorism are global and transnational and Britain "cannot afford" to be alone, he said.

So be afraid Brits, without the help of your Brussels-led 'comrades' you are a defenseless, weak island nation facing the threat alone of ISIS and Russia. We sure have come a long way from "we'll fight them on the beaches..."

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Boris Alatovkrap's picture

British power organ is desire populace to fear and cower and trade liberty for false theater of security. EU R.I.P.

JohninMK's picture

Pathetic and its months until the end of June. God help reality if this is the best they can come up with.

Its not even as if the EU countries buy much military gear from the UK. They don't.

eforce's picture

They aren't fighting for the EU, they are fighting for their jobs/pension, knowing what the UK government is like they don't really have a choice.

Also UK provides a lot of components for various military items around the EU, not that it matters.

Whoa Dammit's picture

As if being invaded by undocumented foreign migrants was not THE security issue.

MalteseFalcon's picture

And so there was no united Europe containing Britain, the Nazis won the war and "Winny" ended up shining Hilter's shoes.

The End.

philipat's picture

Does anyone know what would happen to UK-issued EU Passports if the UK pulls out? Presumably, on the same day, all UK Passports would become invalid?

doctor10's picture

when the usual suspects start to squeal-you're moving the ball in the right direction

fleur de lis's picture

Cameron is such a weenie squealing about England having to look after its own interests. What he's really afraid of is that he and his friends might have to actually work and lose a few tax funded freebies.

The Brits should exit the EU slave ship and do what they have always done for the last 3,000 years -- work and take care of themselves.

Cameron would be better off in a new career as a hairdresser or cosmetics consultant, or a servant for the Rothschilds. That's what he always was anyway.

buzzsaw99's picture

you know it's a shitty deal when the military starts making foreign policy. it's not so much that europe will make the uk stronger but rather that the UK will make europe stronger. WTF? this is just moar globalist claptrap. smells like bullshit!

css1971's picture

Yeah, cos Britain is under immediate threat of invasion from Russia and China.

 

WTF?

Volkodav's picture

dup, cos Britain fights alone flashbacks...

better blame War Criminal Churchill and seek treatment

Anasteus's picture

Idiotic arguments of desperate and dead scared plutocracy.

buzzsaw99's picture

better lube up again citizens of the uk!

JustTheTTIP's picture

This Brexit theater is getting way too much media attention. Forced circlejerk by the EU media.

Sudden Debt's picture

If you use the fear card, you've convinced all the babyboomers.

 

Normalcy Bias's picture

False Flag in 3...2...1...

Au Member's picture

False flag the week before the vote, keep it all nice and fresh in the minds of the voters

patrickhenry61's picture

OH GOD!!!! False flag mania now at ZH! Everything is a false flag, even the Apollo moon landing. I'm sure Rothschild used his time machine IPhone, to tweet Dick Cheney to go ASAP to England and rig every voting booth to be used in the referendum. Rothschild reassured him that he'll have plenty of time, since the voting will be in June. I'm sure GW Bush will lend a hand here or there. Also on standby will be the Bildebergers (lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, with a (wink, wink) SECRET ingredient), Men In Black underwear, Black helicopters, the Illuminati, the Freemaasons, the Stonemasons, the Stone Temple Pilots, the CIA, the FBI, the DEA, the Dept of Agriculture, the Elks Club, NASA and finally, the community of Bigfoots living in the moutains of Oregon and Washinton state. So many involved in false flags it makes your head spin off quicker than ISIS slicing it off!!!

BullyBearish's picture

This is the same country who did everything they could to keep China addicted to opium...just for the money.  A false flag is as big a deal to them as to Turdogan...

Ms No's picture

If you leave the EU you will all die!  You will be legless lepers and brimstone will fall from the skies!  We will starve you for your insolence!  Continuing to be fisted by the Oligarchs and enjoying it is clearly the only sensible choice.  It's the only choice you have!  Do what your told! 

two hoots's picture

"...it's complementary to Nato. I am sure America would very much want us to be in."

Smells like military sales speak and intel accessibility. 

 

I am Jobe's picture

Screw the Brits and their stupid Pound. Let them collapse bitchezz. 

Big Corked Boots's picture

If the pound sterling really was a pound sterling, I'd be all in.

Kreditanstalt's picture

You mean, "importance to the national security BUDGET"...

arbwhore's picture

Putin is not your enemy, Central Bankers are.

Budnacho's picture

"We cant leave the EU.....Billionaires depend on it!"

FrankieGoesToHollywood's picture

Staying in the EU is a matter of national security.  By leaving the EU, they will not have a voice in what geographies the EU chooses to destroy by pushing debt, bailouts, and default.

The_Prisoner's picture

National security was the same reason invoked for coveringupthe names of the Lords and members of parliament implicated in pedophilia. I kid you not, Look it up.

Pig fuckers and kiddie fiddlers are the favourite past times of the ruling class in Brittain.

Stroke's picture

Pig skull fuckers......There, fixed it for ya

MaxThrust's picture

May be someone should remix a recording of Churchill in the vain of (will fight them on the beaches) but related it to the waves of Syrian youth waiting in Calais to  invade Britian.

Here's another idea. Produce a pack of playing cards with images of Eurocrats in Nazi uniforms with the Hammer and Sickle on the arm band. The Joker could be Junker. the Four aces can be reserved for Rothchilds

Amish Hacker's picture

I made it almost to the end of paragraph 2, where the British MIC tries to justify its latest idiocy by citing the need "to combat...increasing Russian aggression."

XRAYD's picture

Wait, so they are relying on France, Italy, and German to "save" them from Putin?

 

buzzsaw99's picture

it's the old: we have to fight putin in germany so we don't have to fight him in ukraine or some such drivel.

Urtica ferox's picture

"If Britain left it would be a much weaker Europe and therefore it would affect the whole balance of power and equilibrium in the Western World."

Decoded version

If Britain left the EU the countries of Europe would come to realise that they would be better off as part of a peaceful Eurasian trading-based bloc (i.e. Mackinder World Island). And that will leave us Anglo-Zionists hanging on the periphery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Geographical_Pivot_of_History

venturen's picture

A LARGE BLACK SWAN!

o r c k's picture

Britain depends on the EU to tell them how many millions of rapefugees to welcome. Otherwise Britain may not take enough and that could seriously damage the British culture. Isn't the EU simply wonderful!? I would even say--Hey, what a nice bunch of guys and gals. Yours truly, always, SATAN.

FedFunnyMoney's picture

The UK has done quite well by not entering the Eurozone. Therefore, one can draw from inference that it would do even better by leaving the EU. A simple trade deal is all that is really needed, instead of EU membership.

The Swiss have fared decently by staying out as well.

WTFUD's picture

That olde devil called Fear's been pulled out of the hat once too often and so's bound to work.

If we vote YES to Brexit are we still allowed to remain an hour behind Germany & France or will we lose the extra drinking hour? I'm on the fence on this! sarc

insanelysane's picture

Dear fellow countrymen,

I am the best PM ever, but unless we stay in the EU, the entire country will implode.  Please vote for my party in the next election.

Dbag Cameron

WTFUD's picture

More of a Colostomy Bag insanely, is dear leader Camp.

logical-different's picture

Good God Prime Minister Cameron is now dancing around like a headless chicken. Don't fall for this B.S. Britain. This guy is master of disguises and is willing to sell his country out for his own good and not yours. You're an intelligent nation so leave while you still have a chance to do so. The EU is nothing more than a system built to be controlled under the umbrella of the United States.

If Cameron is not faking it about the armed forces being in favour of being controlled by the EU/UNITED STATES the following should be done.  Weed these armed forces people out after the next election and fire their asses down the street.  They are there only for the citizenry of the country and not for saving Cameron's ass.

cwsuisse's picture

As long as the UK remains in the NATO I fail to see what would change on the defense side if the BREXIT happens.

Sirius Wonderblast's picture

For clarity, Nato is supposed to be the defense organisation. Not EU - EU has F-all to do with it. Seriously, Maceroon may have made some threat to pull even more funding from our military, but it has no relevance here. But will our bought and paid for media pick upon that? Nooooo.

Racer's picture

CamerWrong at it again

Raul44's picture

Their tactics are really so cheap and predictable its not even funny anymore.

patrickhenry61's picture

The greatest threat to the future of Britain are the Brits themselves. And that's why Britain will never leave the PU. They are to march to their oblivion and lay down upon the ash heap of history. 

patrickhenry61's picture

OH GOD!!!! False flag mania now at ZH! Everything is a false flag, even the Apollo moon landing. I'm sure Rothschild used his time machine IPhone, to tweet Dick Cheney to go ASAP to England and rig every voting booth to be used in the referendum. Rothschild reassured him that he'll have plenty of time, since the voting will be in June. I'm sure GW Bush will lend a hand here or there. Also on standby will be the Bildebergers (lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun, with a (wink, wink) SECRET ingredient), Men In Black underwear, Black helicopters, the Illuminati, the Freemaasons, the Stonemasons, the Stone Temple Pilots, the CIA, the FBI, the DEA, the Dept of Agriculture, the Elks Club, NASA and finally, the community of Bigfoots living in the moutains of Oregon and Washinton state. So many involved in false flags it makes your head spin off quicker than ISIS slicing it off!!!

smacker's picture

I said it four hours ago:

"[...] Everything bad that happens will be blamed on this unfounded fear to put the fear of God into voters. Cameron and his useless Chancellor Osborne will add to that fear every chance they get.

For details see how they dealt with the Scottish referendum by the Politics of Fear."