Thursday, July 19, 2007

"I'll raise you ten..."

As the stand off between the UK and Russia continues, the Russians seem determined to continue to show overt aggression.

The scrambling of RAF Tornadoes (not for the first time in recent weeks) to deal with a Russian incursion into UK airspace comes only hours after the expulsion of a Russian suspected of attempting a plot to kill the tycoon Boris Berezhovsky.

The irritation factor in Whitehall is substantial- and should the Russians respond in kind to the expulsion of their diplomats, the UK will get extremely grumpy indeed.

What we have seen so far, may pale compared to what comes next.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where's Tom Clancy when you need him??!!