MI6 Leader Warns of Potential Threats to UK Security if Trump Returns

If there’s anyone who knows about the UK’s national security and its threats, it’s this former MI6 boss, who just warned that a Trump reelection could remove an “essential” aspect that would put the UK at risk.

Former MI6 Chief’s Warning

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Sir Richard Dearlove, former head of MI6, has issued a warning to the UK over the potential re-election of Donald Trump, citing consequences for the UK’s national security.

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Impact on Atlantic Alliance

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Sir Richard expressed worries that Trump’s actions, if he were to return to office, could be “problematic” for the Atlantic Alliance and could be a “political threat” to Britain.

National Security Considerations

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The former MI6 chief stressed that Trump has the potential to act “hastily” suggesting that if he were to “damage the Atlantic Alliance” then it would be “a big deal for the UK.”

NATO “Obsolete”

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Former President Donald Trump has always been a stern critic of the NATO alliance, arguing that countries do not pay their way and even suggesting that the alliance was “obsolete.”

Intelligence Perspective on Threats

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Discussing the broader intelligence perspective, Sir Richard outlined two primary concerns – the situation in Ukraine as Russia’s invasion continues and China’s potential invasion of Taiwan.

Global Behavior of China

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China’s behaviour is a huge concern of the US, “From an intelligence perspective, the two things we need to worry about are… Ukraine and what China’s long-term behaviour globally is going to be,” Sir Richard said.

China as a “Threat”

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Sir Richard pointed out that China is a concern, “particularly in relation to Taiwan and how threatening China is to Western interests.”

Political Threats

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In addition to traditional security concerns, Sir Richard pointed out the political threat posed by Trump’s potential re-election, stating that he was “worried about” Trump’s reelection, describing it as “problematic” for the UK’s national security.

Importance of Atlantic Alliance

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The potential damage to the Atlantic Alliance was Sir Richard’s main concern since, according to him, “We’ve put all our eggs in defence terms in the NATO basket,” he warned.

Trump’s Warning to NATO Countries

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Trump warned NATO countries “You gotta pay” while addressing a crowd of his supporters at a rally in South Carolina, before hinting that, if he were President, he wouldn’t protect a NATO country if it were invaded.

Trump’s Conversation With NATO Leader

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Trump claimed that he had a conversation with the leader of an unnamed NATO country, “One of the presidents of a big country stood up and said, ‘Well, sir, if we don’t pay, and we’re attacked by Russia, will you protect us?’” Trump said.

Trump Slams “Delinquent” Leader

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In response, Trump claimed that he called the leader a “delinquent” and told them “No, I would not protect you,” followed by cheers from the crowd.

Allowing Russia to Invade

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Trump stunned the world by admitting he would sit back and allow Russia to hypothetically invade the country, claiming, “I would encourage them (Russia) to do whatever the hell they want. You got to pay. You got to pay your bills.”

Biden Urges for Ukraine Support

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In contrast to Trump, current President Joe Biden has pledged billions of dollars in foreign aid to both Ukraine and the conflict in the Middle East, as well as currently trying to get a huge $95 billion aid deal approved by Congress.

Trump’s National Security Concerns

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Trump, on the other hand, argued that the bill should not be approved and that the US should focus on securing its own Southern Border before protecting other countries.

Sir Richard’s Further Warning

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Sir Richard warned that if Trump is “serious” about “changing the balance” with NATO, then it could be detrimental for the whole of Europe as it would not have one of the world’s biggest nuclear powers protecting it.

American Nuclear Umbrella “Essential”

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“The American nuclear umbrella for Europe is, in my view, essential to Europe’s security and defence,” said Sir Richard, showing just how important the upcoming US election is for the UK and Europe.

UK Public Warned

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With only a few months remaining before the election, the warning from the former MI6 boss shows that the UK public should keep a close eye on the happenings across the pond.

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