James of Nebraka
Relative of Ian Fleming Creator of James Bond
James went downstairs from the observation car, grabbed his bag from the storage compartment, and tapped his decorative cane rapidly as if this would cause the door to open so he could get off what a fellow passenger called;
“The Red Death Ride. That’s what we call it. We know this may be our last Cornhusker game. If we die in the new stadium they can’t fill, like in the good old days, that is a true blessing. We don’t want to die isolated in our beds, or, taken prisoner if a doomed nursing home!”
Mr. Bond let out a long breath as if he held it all the way from Chicago where he landed. He wanted to come back to America. He came to Lincoln in in 1970 to get his late wife’s nephew out of jail. William was a British subject and Bond would be working with the British Embassy to see that the charges are dropped.
“What about my girlfriend. She didn’t know I was holding. She doesn’t do drugs or alcohol. She’s a follower of Meher Baba?”
“Who?” Bond asked, trying not to get perturbed, because he had a nervous breakdown after being splattered with his new wife’s blood.
“I’ll see what I can do. Who are her people?”
“She claims she is the granddaughter of Douglas Fairbanks Jr. She was brought up by her grandmother in Grand Island. Her three sisters were fashion models. One was the mistress of Robert Vesco. There was a ring of beautiful models working the politicians and military attaches. She would not tell me who her mother is.”
When Bond and the British attorney entered the small interview room, he stumbled backwards, and grabbed the arm of the attorney!
“Rose!” James whispered as he blinked his eyes several times as if to get a clearer view of the serious young woman whose gaze was boring a hole into his brain. James collapsed in the oak chair.
Fifty years later, his leg gave out again. A vein had been taken out in order to replace the vein next to his heart that had stopped beating due to his struggle with the coronavirus, that apparently he was immune from.
To be continued….
President Trump said that Russian interference in the 2016 election a hoax perpetrated by the Democrats to destroy his presidency. He claimed his impeachment was a Democratic hoax too and last week he said the coronavirus — or at least media coverage of the coronavirus — was one as well.
None of those were hoaxes. But that doesn’t mean hoaxes don’t exist. In fact, when it comes to the coronavirus crisis, disinformation, propaganda and hoaxes abound. Ironically, one of the sources is, you guessed it, Russia.
Jeremy Irons: Prior Same-Sex Marriage, Abortion Comments Shouldn’t ‘Continue as Distraction to Berlinale’
A classically trained actor who rose to fame in ITV’s stately ‘Brideshead Revisited’, Jeremy Irons is one of an elite band of actors to win the ‘triple crown’: an Oscar (for ‘Reversal of Fortune’), an Emmy (for the TV
Threatening To Tear Up
I have exhausted myself, and to many, I made a complete fool of myself. Some even wanted to lock me up as a lunatic! Today – I am utterly free! Free in every way! I own Spiritual Freedom, something very rarely achieved, because, I was true to myself, true to the woman I love, and, all alone I stood up to tyranny!
I am the….High Noon Saint! I was born in America! My people came out of Roseville California.
- The UK is threatening to tear up its defense alliance with the US after President Donald Trump’s Iran crisis triggered a rupture between the two countries.
- UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told The Sunday Times that the UK was looking to forge stronger alliances with other international partners that shared its priorities.
- He said the US under Trump risked withdrawing from its global leadership role.
- Wallace also said Trump threatened to tear up the US’s intelligence-sharing relationship with the UK.
Ian Easton and Ian Fleming
Back in 2013 I suggest I am being hacked. I have found the Getty connection to Ian Fleming and am considering a spy novel, but, we are getting along with the Russians.
There is some indication I am being examined in cyber-space. Buster Howe has Ian Easton’s old job, which appears to employ American citizens in the defense of the British Empire. Sir Easton captained the aircraft carrier in photo above. Rena has not come forth. Is she being employed by the Queen in some manner – who is surrounded by beautiful women ready to defend Her Majesty and Britannia. Rena must own dual citizenship. I believe Easton helped design the cote of arms seen above.
I have an e-mail from Rena’s schoolmate admonishing me for turning Rena into a goddess. Imagine if there was no Art. What would cyber-space look like. I have found my beloved Muse. They call her Britannia. Got you – beautiful! How many pedestals have you stood on?
The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.
Early portraits of the goddess depict Britannia as a beautiful young woman, wearing the helmet of a centurion, and wrapped in a white garment with her right breast exposed. She is usually shown seated on a rock, holding a spear, and with a spiked shield propped beside her. Sometimes she holds a standard and leans on the shield. On another range of coinage, she is seated on a globe above waves: Britain at the edge of the (known) world.
Britannia is an ancient term for Roman Britain and also a female personification of the island. The name is Latin, and derives from the Greek form Prettanike or Brettaniai, which originally designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Great Britain; however, by the 1st century BC Britannia came to be used for Great Britain specifically. In AD 43 the Roman Empire began its conquest of the island, establishing a province they called Britannia, which came to encompass the parts of the island south of Caledonia (roughly Scotland). The native Celtic inhabitants of the province are known as the Britons. In the 2nd century, Roman Britannia came to be personified as a goddess, armed with a trident and shield and wearing a Corinthian helmet.
As Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington, Major General Buster Howes OBE is focused on operations and contingency planning, defence intelligence, cyber and space, service personnel, defence education and doctrine.
The RCDS Mission is:
“To prepare senior officers and officials of the United Kingdom and other countries and future leaders from the private and public sectors for high responsibilities in their respective organisations, by developing their analytical powers, knowledge of defence and international security, and strategic vision”.
RCDS forms a part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. In fulfilment of its mission, the college runs one course a year, from September to July. Each course is attended by a maximum of 90 full-time members, around one-third from UK and two-thirds from overseas. Attendees are military officers of Colonel/Brigadier or equivalent rank but also include civil servants, diplomats, police officers and representatives from the private sector. All have been selected to attend the course on the strength of their potential to progress to a high position within their profession.
The course composition has been progressively widened to include members from over 40 different countries.
Since 2001, course members have to option to study in a joint programme that leads to a MA in International Security and Strategy from the King’s College London.
Navy officials briefed a group of British Naval officers on key U.S. Navy technological programs and the potential for new science and technology collaboration during a tour here Feb. 13.
U.K. Royal Navy Commodore Alex Burton led the delegation of British officers who toured Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) laboratories and test sites for overviews on programs ranging from directed energy weapons and the Littoral Combat Ship Gun Mission Module to the Electromagnetic Railgun and the Potomac River Test Range.
“Tightening budgets and technology advancements drive us to seek more collaborative opportunities with our international partners,” said NSWCDD Chief Technology Officer June Drake. “Through the years, our close working relationship with the U.K., fostered by our U.K. Personnel Exchange Program officers, has been key to continued discussions as we seek to define future technical collaborative efforts.”
In 1922 a cabinet committee under Winston Churchill, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, recommended the formation of the College. The college was founded in 1927 as the Imperial Defence College and was located at 9 Buckingham Gate until 1939. Its objective at that time was the defence of the Empire. In 1946, following the end of World War II, the college reopened at Seaford House, Belgrave Square and members of the United States forces started attending courses. It was renamed the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1970 and in 2007 the Queen and Prince Philip visited the college.
The British Defence Staff – US, which was previously known as British Defence Staff (Washington), is the home of the Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom) in the United States of America and its purpose is to serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA. The British Defence Staff – US is led by the Defence Attaché and has responsibility for military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA.
British Defence Staff – US alongside the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other Government Departments collectively serve the interests of Her Majesty’s Government in the USA.
The British Defence Staff in the United States is led by the Defence Attaché Major-General Francis Hedley Robertson “Buster” Howes, CB, OBE. The Defence Attaché is the British Ambassador’s senior adviser on defence issues, and as Head of the British Defence Staff in the United States has responsibility over 385 military and civilian MOD personnel located both within the Embassy and in 34 states across the USA. The Defence Attaché is drawn rotationally from each of the three Services.
As Defence Attaché at the British Embassy in Washington, Major General Buster Howes OBE is focused on operations and contingency planning, defence intelligence, cyber and space, service personnel, defence education and doctrine.
Buster was educated at Christ’s Hospital and York and London Universities and was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1982. He initially served as a troop commander in 42 Commando RM, deploying for the first time on operations in Northern Ireland. After training a recruit troop, he qualified as a Mountain Leader and was then posted to Recce Troop, 45 Commando RM. Following a stint as AdC to Major General Training of Reserve and Special Forces RM, he was appointed to the 2nd Division, USMC, as a Regimental Operations Officer (for the First Gulf War). He subsequently commanded Charlie Company, 40 Commando RM; Commando Training Wing at CTCRM; 42 Commando RM (for the Second Gulf War); and 3 Commando Brigade.
Buster has worked in personnel policy in the Fleet HQ as well as having been a planner in the Rapid Reaction Force Operations Staff of UNPROFOR in Bosnia and a strategist in the Naval Staff Directorate in MOD. He has attended the Naval Staff College, the Higher Command and Staff Course, the Royal College of Defence Studies, and the Pinnacle Course. Additionally, he has served as a Divisional Director for ICSC(L) at the JSCSC and as COS to Commander Amphibious Forces (CAF). He was Chief Joint Co-ordination and Effects in HQ ISAD X in Kabul, followed by a post as Director Naval Staff, in 2007. He served as Head of Overseas Operations in MOD before being appointed Commandant General Royal Marines/CAF in February 2010. For 15 months up to 1 August, Buster Howes commanded Operation ATLANTA, the EU Counter Piracy Mission in the Indian Ocean.
Captain of Deal Castle, President of the Royal Marines Mountaineering Club, and Vice President of the RNRM Children’s Charity, Buster has three daughters and his interests range from teaching them table manners and repairing the things they break, to mountaineering, gardening, art and ideas. He recently gave up water skiing.
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A Defence Attaché is a member of the armed forces who serves in an embassy as a representative of their country’s defence establishment abroad. The Defence Attaché is responsible for bilateral military and defence relations.
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WASHINGTON — In what is believed to be the first time since the 1940s, the entire British defense staff will be here March 25 to discuss long-range strategy and the impact of budget cuts with their U.S. counterparts, according to U.S. and British sources.
The meeting is reminiscent of the Combined Chiefs of Staff, when British and American military leaders joined forces during World War II. Both nations are undergoing significant budgetary reductions and will continue to rely on each other in future years for support. Understanding what capabilities will survive and won’t is essential to long-term strategic planning.
Easton joined the Royal Navy in 1931 and qualified as a pilot at the start of World War II in which he saw active service on aircraft carriers. On 4 January 1941, flying a Fairey Fulmar of 803 Squadron from HMS Formidable during a raid on Dakar he force landed, with his aircrewman Naval Airman James Burkey and was taken prisoner and held by the Vichy French at a camp near Timbuktu until released in November 1942. He was appointed Assistant Director of the Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1960 and was seconded to the Royal Australian Navy as Captain of HMAS Watson in 1962. He went on to be Naval Assistant to the Naval Member of the Templer Committee on Rationalisation of Air Power in 1965, Director of Naval Tactical and Weapons Policy Division at the Admiralty in 1966 and Captain of the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph in 1968. After that he was made Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Policy) in 1969, Flag Officer for the Admiralty Interview Board in 1971 and Head of British Defence Staff and Senior Defence Attaché in Washington D. C. in 1973. He last posting was as Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1976: he commissioned armourial bearings for the College which were which were presented during a visit by the Queen in November 1977. He retired in 1978.
The Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies was a UK senior serving military officer between 1972 and 2001. The post rotated through the three branches of the armed forces in turn. In 1971 the old Imperial Defence College became the Royal College of Defence Studies. In 1991, the post was downgraded to three-star, and then in 2001, it was opened up to competition through public advertisement. Subsequent incumbents have as yet all been senior retired military officers.
British America’s Cup Challenge (United Kingdom)
From the Royal Thames Yacht Club, White Crusader was designed by Ian Howlett and was a traditional 12 metre design evolved from the DeSavery Lionhart ’83 boat of the previous Americas Cup event. However, White Crusader II was a radical design and designed by David Hollam. This second boat was used as a trial horse against White Crusader, but the team eventually decided to use the more conventional designed boat. Tank testing was carried out at Southampton University and HMS Haslar. The deadline for acceptance of challenges was 1 April 1986 and Admiral Sir Ian Easton wrote his own personal cheque for $16,000 as an entry fee deposit. Harold Cudmore acted as skipper-tactician and starting helmsman who then handed over the helm to Chris Law for the remainder of each races. Both boats were originally named simply Crusader One and Two but the “White” part of their names were added when millionaire Graham Walker (Of White Horse whiskey fame) gave heavy sponsorship to the British challengers at the last minute before the event started so the “White” was added to their names.
The first writer to use a form of the name was the Greek explorer and geographer Pytheas in the 4th century BC. Pytheas referred to Prettanike or Brettaniai, a group of islands off the coast of North-Western Europe. In the 1st century BC Diodorus Siculus referred to Pretannia, a rendering of the indigenous name for the Pretani people whom the Greeks believed to inhabit the British Isles. Following the Greek usage, the Romans referred to the Insulae Britannicae in the plural, consisting of Albion (Great Britain), Hibernia (Ireland), Thule (possibly Iceland) and many smaller islands. Over time, Albion specifically came to be known as Britannia, and the name for the group was subsequently dropped. That island was first invaded by Julius Caesar in 55 BC, and the Roman conquest of the island began in AD 43, leading to the establishment of the Roman province known as Britannia. The Romans never successfully conquered the whole island, building Hadrian’s Wall as a boundary with Caledonia, which covered roughly the territory of modern Scotland, although in fact the whole of the boundary marked by Hadrian’s Wall lies within modern-day Northern England. A southern part of what is now Scotland was occupied by the Romans for about 20 years in the mid-2nd century AD, keeping in place the Picts to the north of the Antonine Wall. People living in the Roman province of Britannia were called Britanni, or Britons. Ireland, inhabited by the Scoti, was never invaded and was called Hibernia. Thule, an island “six days’ sail north of Britain, and […] near the frozen sea”, possibly Iceland, was also never invaded by the Romans.
An As coin from the reign of Antoninus Pius struck in 154 AD showing Britannia on the reverse
The Emperor Claudius paid a visit while Britain was being conquered and was honoured with the agnomen Britannicus as if he were the conqueror; a frieze discovered at Aphrodisias in 1980 shows a bare breasted and helmeted female warrior labelled BRITANNIA, writhing in agony under the heel of the emperor. She appeared on coins issued under Hadrian, as a more regal-looking female figure. Britannia was soon personified as a goddess, looking fairly similar to the goddess Minerva. Early portraits of the goddess depict Britannia as a beautiful young woman, wearing the helmet of a centurion, and wrapped in a white garment with her right breast exposed. She is usually shown seated on a rock, holding a spear, and with a spiked shield propped beside her. Sometimes she holds a standard and leans on the shield. On another range of coinage, she is seated on a globe above waves: Britain at the edge of the (known) world. Similar coin types were also issued under Antoninus Pius.
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The Ministry of Defence (MOD) protects the security, independence and interests of our country at home and abroad.
We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the armed forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work.
The MOD works with the United States on joint overseas operations and contingency planning, bilateral defence co-operation, interoperability and engages on defence trade.
Our team in the United States assists this work and communicates the broader transatlantic defence relationship, elevates the UK’s interests and reputation and provides high-quality advice and reporting to the UK on all aspects of defence business.
The MOD is responsible for: defending the UK and its overseas territories, providing strategic intelligence, providing nuclear deterrence, supporting civil emergency organisations in times of crisis, defending our interests by projecting power strategically and through expeditionary interventions, providing a defence contribution to UK influence and providing security for stabilisation.
The British Defence Staff in the United States comprises some 750 military and civilian MOD personnel based in over 30 states across the US. Their mission is to protect and advance the UK and its interests by reinforcing the transatlantic defence and security relationship.
Preserving global peace & security — The UK and the US co-operate to address the world’s most pressing security challenges.
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Younger son of Walter Easton, and Janet Elizabeth White-Rickard, of West Mersea, Essex.
Married 1st (08.05.1943, Chelsea district, London) Shirley Townend White, WRNS (26.09.1922 – 12.2002) (marriage dissolved) [she remarried (1962) Lt. Merrick Edsell Maslen, RN (1923-1994)], elder daughter of Mr & Mrs Keith Townend White, of Wimbledon Common; one son, one daughter.
Married 2nd ((09?).1962, Kensington district, London) Margarethe Elizabeth Martinette Van Duyn de Sparwoude (marriage dissolved) [she was earlier (1945) married to Ian A. McKenzie Williamson]; one daughter.
Married 3rd (09.1987, Isle of Wight) Irene Victoria Christensen; one son, one daughter.
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The Knights of Justice form the first of the three classes of members of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta together with the professed conventual chaplains. They make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. “They are religious for all purposes of Canon Law.” (Constitutional Charter, Article 9, Par. 1). Unlike most professed members of Catholic religious orders, they are not required to live in community. (Constitutional Charter, Article 9, Par. 1).
The religious superior of the Knights of Justice, under the Prince and Grand Master, is the Grand Commander, currently Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein. Most Knights of Justice are members of a Priory or Subpriory. Where there is no priory or subpriory, Knights of Justice are admitted in gremio religionis, reporting directly to the Grand Commander (Code, Article 150, Par. 2).
All Knights of Justice have the title Fra’ (an abbreviation for the Latin word frater meaning brother). They are divided into the following ranks:
- Venerable Bailiff Knights Grand Cross of Justice Professed in Perpetual Vows
- Knights Grand Cross of Justice Professed in Perpetual Vows
- Commanders of Justice Professed in Perpetual Vows
- Knights of Justice Professed in Perpetual Vows
- Knights of Justice Professed in Temporary Vows
- Knights admitted to the Novitiate
Until 1989 all Knights of Justice had to be nobles, but since then non-noble Knights of Magistral Grace have been permitted to advance into the category of Justice. The Prince and Grand Master is still elected for life from among the Knights of Justice who have the nobiliary requirements prescribed for the category of Knights of Honour and Devotion.(Constitutional Charter, Article 13, Par. 2).
In 2016 there were fifty-five Knights of Justice. In 1895 there were forty-six, in 1938 twenty-four, in 1968 twenty-three, and in 1986 twenty-four.
The black church robe worn by the Knights of Justice has a different shape from that worn by the knights of the second and third classes. It is distinguished by the cross of Malta on the left side (not on the centre of the breast). The cross is completely white (not merely outlined in white).
The Knights of Justice in perpetual vows wear an additional garment called a scapular (but different in shape from other monastic scapulars). It is wrapped from the back and rests on the left arm (similar to a maniple). It has four large tassels and is embroidered in gold with the symbols of the Passion of Christ.
The red military uniform of the Knights of Justice is distinguished by a white collar, white lapels and white cuffs. The feathers of the feluca worn by Knights of Justice are white instead of black.
Knights in minority
Until 1961 Knights of Justice could be admitted to the Order in minority, i.e. when they were children. This would give them seniority when applying for commanderies in the Order. Most of these Knights of Justice in minority did not take solemn vows when they became adults.
Prince Philipp of Liechtenstein (born 19 August 1946) and Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (born 24 October 1947) were admitted as Knights of Justice in minority at the ages of four and three on 15 November 1950; Neither brother took vows as an adult; Prince Nikolaus is now a Knight of Honour and Devotion. The last Knight of Justice in minority was Count Franz-Alfred von Hartig, who was admitted 31 May 1951 when he was sixteen; he never took vows and is now a Knight in Obedience and the Order’s ambassador to Romania.
Prominent living Knights of Justice
- Fra’ Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, Grand Master
- Fra’ Matthew Festing, Bailiff Grand Prior
- Fra’ Ruy Gonçalo do Valle Peixoto de Villas Boas, Grand Commander
- Fra’ John T. Dunlap, Member of the Sovereign Council
- Fra’ Emmanuel Rousseau, Member of the Sovereign Council
- Fra’ Gottfried von Kühnelt-Leddihn, Member of the Sovereign Council
- Fra’ Roberto Viazzo, Member of the Sovereign Council and Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Rome
- Fra’ Ian Scott, former Grand Prior of England
- Fra’ Duncan Gallie, Member of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ Julian Chadwick, Member of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ John Eidinow, Member of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ Max Rumney, Procurator of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ Richard Berkley-Matthews, Vice-Chancellor of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ Paul Sutherland, Member of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ Paul Caffrey, Member of the Grand Priory of England
- Fra’ James-Michael von Stroebel, Vice Regent of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes
- Fra’ John Collins Harvey, Councillor of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes
- Fra’ Thomas Mulligan, Councillor of the Subpriory of Our Lady of Lourdes
- Fra’ Mathieu J. Dupont, Ottawa Vice President of the Canadian Association
- Fra’ Karel Paar, Prince Grand Prior Emeritus of Bohemia
- Fra’ Gherardo Hercolani Fava Simonetti, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Rome
- Fra’ Carlo d’Ippolito di Sant’Ippolito, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Rome
- Fra’ John Edward Critien, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Rome
- Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Member of the Grand Priory of Rome
- Fra’ Silvio Goffredo Martelli, Grand Prior Emeritus of Lombardy and Venice
- Fra’ Roggero Caccia Dominioni, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Lombardy and Venice
- Fra’ Angelo Chiastellaro, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Lombardy and Venice
- Fra’ Nicolò Custoza de Cattani, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Lombardy and Venice
- Fra’ Luigi Naselli di Gela, Grand Prior of Naples and Sicily
- Fra’ Fabio Curcio Rubertini, Capitolar of the Grand Priory of Naples and Sicily
- Fra’ Marco Luzzago, Secretary of the Delegazione delle Marche Nord
- Fra’ Ludwig Hoffmann von Rumerstein, Member of the Grand Priory of Austria
- Fra’ Pierre de Bizemont, Member of the French Association
- Fra’ Guy de Lustrac, Member of the French Association
- Fra’ Bertrand Allard de Sotteville de Villermont, Member of the French Association
- Fra’ Jean Michel Furlan, Member of the French Association
- Fra’ Jean-Louis Mainguy, Member of the French Association
Other orders of knighthood
The term Knight of Justice is also used for a class of members in several other chivalric orders including the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, the Johanniterorden (Rechtsritter), and the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem. However, these knights are not professed religious who have taken the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
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It has become clear to me I an enlightened being who has given up hope of having enlightened offspring – on my side. I was the enlightened being in my natal family, and both my sisters borrowed my light. They are gone. My dark brother is hiding frim his light-brother lest I see there no longer is a comparison, a contest. Both my Bond books are prophetic. With Biden saying the Red States must end their divisive ways and get vaccinated for their own good – at least – my Bond of Nebraska has come true. These Reds want to be martyrs, and take down the Blues with them. They are aiding and abetting our enemies. Earlier in July, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace inflamed existing tensions between the U.K. and China by insisting the Royal Navy would sail wherever international law permitted. The navy is permanently deploying two warships to the region after its new Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier and escort ships sail to Japan through the disputed Asian waters. ‘Obey the Rules’: China Warns U.K. After Royal Navy Enters Waters (msn.com)