THE UK Defence Secretary has said Scotland would be “definitely more vulnerable” to terrorism threats if it became independent as it would lose access to vital shared intelligence. Ben Wallace said independence would also make Scotland more open to Russian aggression if the Trident nuclear deterrent was removed from the Faslane base on the Clyde.https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19669490.defence-secretary-warns-terror-risk-rise-independent-scotland/
Where to begin?
The rumpUK would not share intelligence with us? They wouldn’t tell us if a known threat was on a flight into Glasgow? Childish? Petty?
Mind you, nobody warned the Manchester Police before the recent bomb there.
Might we benefit from the shared intelligence from the EU that the UK has recently lost?
If we were still in NATO, might the far more engaged CIA, share threats with us?
As for Russian ‘aggression’ or better, snooping in our waters, isn’t that precisely because Trident is there? If it moved to somewhere else, wouldn’t the Russian snooping move there?
And actual terror attacks, anybody with a brain knows that it’s ‘blowback.’
The 9/11 attacks were, as Bin Laden made clear, because of the US presence and disrespect in the holy lands of Arabia.
All of the attacks in Europe have been carried out in revenge for the many deaths and destruction wreaked by Western forces, drones, cruise missiles and aerial bombardment of civilian areas.
I’m reminded of the comment by a US politician when asked why he didn’t take advice from the Army:
Have you ever seen a general with an intelligent face?