From the LinkedIn page of Robin Horsfall

Former SAS soldier. Writer, Veterans Campaigner and Public Speaker. University of Surrey.

July 9

He must blink first – and he will!

Vladimir Putin and his puppet politician are raising the volume. ‘London will be the first to be bombed’ – ‘‘They want to beat us on the battlefield – let them try!’ This is drum beating and sabre rattling at its most obvious. Raising the threat level has one purpose, to make those supporting Ukraine worry about their own safety and consider sacrificing a friend for their own benefit. It only takes one weak country to waver and others will follow. Some will call this ‘cowardice’, ‘appeasement’ or worst of all ‘real politic’. There is one important thing for politicians to acknowledge. Kowtowing to Vladimir Putin will have catastrophic long term consequences.

The bully does not desist when one surrenders, he takes more. The blackmailer does not ask for less when you pay him he demands more. Surrender in Ukraine means surrender in Europe!

The time is now, the place is Ukraine. This is the moment when the future of the 21st Century is decided. The choice is between Democracy or Dictatorship.

We made the same decisions in 1939 and the free world must make them again today. If we waver, if we shake in our shoes and submit to terror then we will get the future we deserve, with Rulers, Sultans, Kings and Tyrants and our recent century of liberal freedoms for all men and women will be a simple footnote in history.

Putin is playing the mind games he learned in the KGB he wants to know how far we will go to defend freedom. Will we follow the example of Ukraine and fight? Or will we follow the examples of Neville Chamberlain and Daladier in 1938 and kneel to the tyrant today in the hope that he will go away tomorrow?

We cannot and must not back down. Putin’s noise does not come from confidence it comes from fear. His munitions are being expended, his soldiers are dying, the advantage of his artillery is diminishing. Now is the time to stand strong. It is the time for all free nations to find their courage and stand on the wall.

He must blink first and he will.

Slava Ukraine!

Who Dares Shares

Robin Horsfall

3 comments

  1. “This is drum beating and sabre rattling at its most obvious.”

    Mr. Horsefall, of course you’re right. But, there are certain individuals in various capital cities who still put too much value on what the evil little runt says.

    “The time is now, the place is Ukraine. This is the moment when the future of the 21st Century is decided. The choice is between Democracy or Dictatorship.”

    Yes! But, it’s a horrid thought to know that we have shortsighted, spineless cowards all across Western politics! And, those dictatorships all across this globe know it.

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  2. The intensification of the ruzzian hostilities on February 24, 2022 of the 2014 war in Ukraine have brought a lot of things to the surface. It has shown whom people really are, what they stand for, and if they stand up at all. It has revealed flaws and strengths from various nations and organizations. It has completely redrawn the geopolitical landscape, the way armed forces operate around the globe, and the way wars will be fought in the future.

    Onlyfactsplease “Yes! But, it’s a horrid thought to know that we have shortsighted, spineless cowards all across Western politics! And, those dictatorships all across this globe know it.”

    Indeed very much so, how this has been playing out has embolden dictators and bad actors. The line has already been crossed. It’s time to stand up against putler and his demonic horde once and for all, they are bent on complete genocide on any and all whom don’t bow down to them. They can not be reasoned with. Attempts to kowtow are seen as weakness and putler just takes more seeing what he can get away with. He only understands brute force, and we must brace for him doing the most shocking and stupid things until he is removed.

    May God bless the UAF and the allies of Ukraine. May God protect Ukrainian children, grant them comfort, safety and hope in victory. God protect the freedom loving, determined, courageous people of Ukraine, be their strength and their shield.
    in the Name above all names: Amen!

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  3. Weakness is provocative. The appearance of it led Putin to go into Ukraine with a full on invasion. The Ukrainians proved a bit different than his advisors told him would be the case, but political weakness in Germany, France, Italy, and the US, has allowed the deaths of thousands in Ukraine, and those countries are doing themselves no favor in the process.

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