Sunday, February 05, 2017

QUICK REMINDER ON HOW THE BRITISH STARTED WORLD WAR ONE

At the height of nations mobilising for war in 1914, King George V, leader of the British Empah and at the time the largest and most powerful empire in the world, told Kaiser Wilhelm's brother Henry that the British did not intend becoming involved in any war on the European continent. Henry sent this message to Wilhelm, who then believing that he need only fight France and Russia, proceeded to mobilise.

But a few days later King George told Sir Edward Grey that Grey must get Great Britain involved in any war. Grey then cited the obscure 1839 Treaty of London which protected Belgium's neutrality but which Britain did not need to enforce unilaterally.

And anyway, Churchill had engineered the 1912 Naval Agreement with France which meant that should France become involved in a war that threatened the French northern ports then Britain would be bound to defend France.

F-ARSE!

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