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  • "Thankfully and again thanks to the Tories who have reduced our armed force capabilities to dad's army status, we cannot participate in any war... I am just embarrassed these clowns at Westminster still play at being a world power and making us all look silly. Thatcher went to 'war' in the Falklands, with cruise ships and tug boats, But Cameron taking on the Russians is insanity, already Russia has consolidated its armed forces in the Crimea already. We get gas and everything from Russia, we and Europe stand to lose the most, the USA loses nothing, they are a spent force too, its OK to bomb Iraq and use drones at Pakistan that won't do a thing to Russia. Crimea wants to go Russian, they speak Russian ARE Russian, so let them do what they want,let Kiev rely on Europe full in the knowledge the UK already wants out itself."
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Call for peace

First published in Letters

NATO was set up as a defensive organisation at the end of the Second World War, to combat Russia’s supposed warlike intentions. Since the Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down, Nato has grown more and more aggressive and more warlike.

Nato is a military alliance binding Europe to the United States’ foreign policy, a foreign policy which after Iraq, and more recently Afghanistan, has become increasingly unpopular around the world. In September, 60 world leaders will meet at The Celtic Manor, Newport to continue making their war plans.

Peace activists from around the world will be flocking to Wales to make their voices heard.

If Nato thinks Wales will give them a warm welcome, they can think again – because this will be amongst the biggest protests Wales has ever seen.

Yes, the powerful will make their voices heard at the Nato summit.

But we must make sure the peaceful voice of Wales will reverberate around the world to reach those who need peace and justice.

Ray Davies Pandy Road Caerphilly

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