EU begins shooting up small boats at sea
Rear Admiral Potts, or the individual(s) in the MOD who issued the orders to him should reflect on the fate of Admiral Byng, read here.
Britain's taxpayers may consider it acceptable for Potts to command such an operation, but they do not equip a fleet of warships to ever be commanded by foreigners, which must now be a possibility given the precedent set here.
Indeed outside of NATO we have no mutual defence arrangements with the countries mentioned above and in view of the likely coming break-up of the eurozone and the likely consequences of reconciling the unimaginable financial losses of the ECB, we could be exchangingmore than verbal abuses at one another in the coming years if not months.
The greatest threat to Britain comes from the break-up of the EU, shooting up small attack boats, albeit with powerful outboards off Somalia, should be left to the Continentals, if that is how they wish to waste their ever diminishing resources!
Where is the Treaty that makes use of Britain's naval assets legal in such circumstances?