Tuesday, 7 April 2015

What Charles is for

There are several reasons why Mr Cameron should not attend Russia's 70th anniversary of Victory Day in Moscow on May 9th, the foremost being that he may lose the election or be engaged in the opening days of coalition discussions. Likewise the Sovereign must remain in London to invite one of the party leaders to form a government. 

However, Cameron ruled himself out some time ago as part of a US-orchestrated hissy-fit at Putin over Ukraine. America seems to forget too easily that Russia had 12,000,000 military dead compared to 400,000 US military dead, and it was Russia that made the British and Canadian -led invasion of Europe on D-Day possible. So far only the Czech president has told the US to get stuffed, banning the US ambassador from Prague Castle. Even long-lived Russian veterans of the war can't go on for ever, and this year is the last milestone anniversary for VE day, as 2014 was the last Normandy commemoration. The prolonged US sulk at having been wrong-footed over Ukraine should not eclipse Russia's true place as our vital ally against Nazi Germany. 

We should, even at this stage, agree to send Prince Charles to Moscow, It is, after all, what he's for.

16 comments:

StephenRBeet said...

Excellent! Yes, the Britsh people shuld be given the opportunity to give thanks for the millions of Soviet troops who risked and lost their lives in defence of freedom in the last war. It would be most appropriate to send Prince Charles to Moscow. Hopefully more EU leaders will attend and tell Obama to put his warmongering in his pipe and smoke it!

TrT said...

The red army
Bringing freedom to Poland since 1939...

Anonymous said...

We should mark the Russian part in bringing Nazi Germany to heel, it is right and proper, what happened at Yalta is another argument.

cuffleyburgers said...

Sad that marking, and remembering the sacrifice of 12 million men should be messed around by the narcissistic prancing of the current occupant of the white house and his circus of obedient EU leaders.

Some things should be above the day to day rough and tumble of their game of thrones, and in fact wiser men would realise that it is the opportunity to meet informally at such occasions which give golden chances to undo some of the damage their normal behaviour causes.

john cheshire said...

I too agree it would be wrong not to have someone in Moskow to represent our country at this commemoration.

Mr Ecks said...



The sacrifice of Russian lives is worthy to commemorate. Under no circs should it be forgotten what shite the murdering socialist scum who ruled Russia were --and to a lesser extent still are. Hitler and Uncle Joe were best buddies until Adolf double-crossed the his piece-of-shit pal. Nazi tanks were filled with soviet supplied petrol in 1940.

I have great sympathy for the people of Russia --suffering at the hands of two pieces of socialist shite. On no account must the celebrants at this little shindig be allowed to forget what a shithole the soviet union was. And how Joe's antics contributed to the early Nazi success.

Raedwald said...

Agree - Stalin was a monster and evil beyond belief, but you just need to listen to Russian veterans to understand their willingness to fight and die for the Motherland and to defeat fascism - a determination and self-sacrifice it would be churlish to pretend hadn't happened.

TrT said...

To defeat fascism, and subjugate poland.
Russian atrocities were far more brutal and far more long term than German.
I don't pretend it didn't happen, I'm not the one trying to gloss over the red armies rape and plunder of eastern Europe.

cuffleyburgers said...

TrT - no one is denying it happened - both were disgusting regimes which between them left an indelible boodstain on the history of the 20th century.

But that's no reason not to remember the fallen, most of whom were innocent lads sent to their deaths by monsters (on both sides).

Anonymous said...

"But that's no reason not to remember the fallen, most of whom were innocent lads sent to their deaths by monsters (on both sides)."

Well said indeed.

Nick Drew said...

we have an open C@W compo running on this:

- who should be sent?
- who will sent?

get your votes in here

TrT said...

Let's honour the SS divisions that operated the death camps too, who by and large were innocent lads sent to their deaths by a monster...

The first wave get the watches
The second wave gets the women
The third wave gets whatever's left

That was the reality of the red army
The Canadians managed to avoid raping their way across france.

TrT said...

In defence of the original point
Sending prince Charles could be considered a calculated insult...

Anonymous said...

In WW2 all particpants were looking out for themselves one way or another. Particularly wanting to avoid invasion or as it is now known multiculturism.

DeeDee99 said...

Agreed. The Russians were our allies in WW2 and we would not have won the war without their sacrifice.

Let's not forget that our "great friends" the Americans were (once again) rather late in getting involved.

We need to send a senior representative and Charles is the best available.

Anonymous said...

"We should, even at this stage, agree to send Prince Charles to Moscow,"

(sotto voce) Perhaps he could stay there after the event?