BoJo Likens Ukraine’s Proxy War on Russia to Britain’s ‘Finest Hour’ To Save the Empire in World War II
May 3, 2022 (EIRNS)—Imagining himself to be a reincarnated Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed the unicameral Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, virtually today and, in language that bore no resemblance to reality, told the MPs that they were living through their “finest hour,” the famous line that Churchill used in describing Britain’s resistance to the onslaught of Nazi air raids in World War II. Ukraine’s resistance was “one of the most glorious chapters in military history,” he said. “I have one message for you today, Ukraine will win. Ukrainians taught the world that the brutal force of an aggressor counts for nothing against the moral force of people determined to be free,” Johnson added.
Announcing a $376 million package of new military aid, Johnson asserted that “Ukraine will win,” and “Ukraine will be free.”
Repeating the lie that Russia had intended to take Kyiv, he recounted the fantasy: “And though your soldiers were always outnumbered—three to one it is now—they fought with the energy and courage of lions. You have beaten them back from Kyiv. You have exploded the myth of Putin’s invincibility and you have written one of the most glorious chapters in military history and in the life of your country.
“The so-called irresistible force of Putin’s war machine has broken on the immoveable object of Ukrainian patriotism and love of country. This is Ukraine’s finest hour, that will be remembered and recounted for generations to come.”
The florid rhetoric to one side, Bojo told his audience that the weapons will keep coming into the country in quantity, as long as necessary—to keep the war going.
“We will carry on supplying Ukraine ... with weapons, funding, and humanitarian aid, until we have achieved our long-term goal, which must be so to fortify Ukraine that no one will ever dare to attack you again. It is precisely because of your valor, your courage, your sacrifice, that Ukrainians now control your own destiny. You are the masters of your fate, and no one can or should impose anything on Ukrainians. We in the U.K. will be guided by you and we are proud to be your friends.”
Compare to Johnson’s pretense, Churchill’s speech to Parliament on June 18, 1940, ending with what BoJo daren’t ever say:
“I expect that the Battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire.... But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States ... will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age.... Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’ ”