UK serves as a sidekick of US imperialism: American academic

The United Kingdom serves as “a sidekick of US imperialism” and is no position to take on the might of the Russian armed forces, says Professor Dennis Etler, a political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.

Etler, a professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, told Press TV on Saturday that Britain’s primary role is to support the United States in its demonization of Russia.

He was commenting on a statement by General Richard Barrons, former head of Britain’s Joint Forces Command, who said the United Kingdom would not be able to confront serious military powers, like Russia, in the event of a conventional war.

Barrons warned the Defense Ministry before he stepped down in April that the Britain would quickly be overwhelmed by a concerted Russian air campaign, The Financial Times reported Saturday.

Professor Etler said Barrons’s “assessment is undoubtedly true, but besides the point. Russia,…

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