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Carter didn't get his war except Afghanistan, he can be trusted as much as the British spy he quotes 😡.

UK must be ready for war with Russia, says armed forces chief Nick Carter

The former MI6 officer Christopher Steele has said he believes Moscow thinks it is at war with the UK and its allies.

Asked about this view on Sky News's Trevor Phillips on Sunday, Carter said: "Russia probably regards the global strategic context as a continuous struggle in which, I think, they would apply all the instruments of national power to achieve their objectives. But in so doing, [the Russians] don't want to bring on a hot war.

"So, yes, in a way I think he's right. The question, of course, is how you define war and I, as a soldier, would tend to define war as the actual act of combat and fighting, and I don't think they want that.

"I think they want to try and achieve their objective in rather more nuanced ways."

He later told BBC One's The Andrew Marr Show that Russia was in a "hybrid playbook where you link disinformation to destabilisation and the idea of pushing migrants on to the European Union's borders is a classic example of that sort of thing".

He said it was most likely that the Belarus and Ukraine border situations were "classic distraction" by the Russian government of the type that had been going on "for years and years and years".

Asked whether it could turn into a shooting war, Carter said: "I don't know. I think we have to be on our guard and make sure deterrence prevails and critically we have to make sure there is unity in the Nato alliance and we don't allow any gaps to occur in our collective position."

Christopher Steele still believes his dodgy dossier ...

The UK government has been clear that it had no involvement in the production of the Steele dossier

by Oui on Sun Nov 14th, 2021 at 05:39:19 PM EST

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