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UK still seeking to conduct Syria airstrikes

Posted by seumasach on October 7, 2015

The operative word here is “still”: we still, despite the fact that Syrian airspace is under the control of the Russians with de facto US collaboration, are considering airstrikes against ISIL,

“But Cameron has also said he would only take the vote to parliament if he had a convincing plan for Syria after the bloody four-year civil war.’

So he won’t be taking it to a vote then! The people with a convincing plan are the Russians.

Yet, still, we hear the faint and forlorn cry of regime change:

 “We need to demonstrate that we have a vision and a plan for what Syria should look like and I’m clear that means a government not led by Bashar Assad but led by someone who can bring the country together. You need a Syrian government that can appeal not just to the Alawites but to the Sunnis, the Kurds and Christians.”

Still, I agree with the last sentence, but that Syrian government is none other than that of Bashar-al-Assad!

The British government is in total disarray.


7th October, 2015


Britain is still seeking to conduct airstrikes in Syria even though Russia’s military action there is making the country extremely dangerous, Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, has said.

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