It is always an amazing coincidence that whenever a review of the military is on the way, suddenly we are under threat from someone so we need to throw more money at the military.
We have had a succession of bogey men we need protecting from such as Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Kim Jung Un and the default bad guys of the Kremlin who are back at the top of the bogey man list this time around.
Russia wants to cause 'so much pain to Britain that it could launch an attack killing thousands and thousands and thousands' so said the Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, in a well worn tactic of saying don't make the cuts here otherwise it's KAPOW and a mushroom cloud over Buckingham Palace.
Russia responded by saying the comments showed he lost his marbles and worthy of something from Monty Python which is fair enough as they have just been accused of planning to commit mass murder on us Brits.
The irony that the Defence Secretary wants to secure the funding for weapons that would cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths shouldn't be lost here nor the fact that the military has recently taken delivery of a £3bn ship and secured funding of £133 billion for nuclear weapons
which should keep us all warm and snug while the austerity drive goes on.
If Russia really wanted to cause chaos in Britain, it would do what it did in America and make sure the worst Party won the election so campaigning for the Conservatives re-election and keeping a divvy like Williamson in charge of the military should be there mission.