Posts tagged ‘chemical weapons’

September 1, 2013

Obama Running Scared on Syria?

by duncanr

obamaIn a surprise move, Barack Obama has announced he will seek Congressional approval for his plan to attack Syria – though he has no need to do so, and did not seek such authorisation when he ordered attacks on Libya

So why has he done so?

Given the US public appears as much, if not more, against interfering in Syria than the UK public, and Congress has not been particularly supportive of Obama in the past, this seems a risky manoeuvre

Or perhaps, having boxed himself into a corner, he is hoping that . . .

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August 31, 2013

Dead is Dead is Dead

by duncanr

Forces loyal to President Assad have been accused of using chemical weapons against civilians and opposition forces

I'll lead, you follow !

I’ll lead, you follow !

This has been condemned by David Cameron and Barack Obama as a heinous crime that we have a moral duty to punish by launching military strikes against targets in Syria

But is it?

Dead is dead !

What difference does it make how people are killed?

Is there a ‘good’ – morally defensible – way to kill innocent civilians?

American drone missiles are . . .

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August 30, 2013

F*ck You, Cameron

by duncanr

cameron and eggThe message from opinion polls is very clear – 2/3rds of UK public polled are against any British military intervention in Syria

Despite this, the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has been pushing for the UK to join the USA in ‘limited’ military strikes against Syria.

Yesterday, in a vote in the House of Commons, however, members of his own political party joined opposition MPs in voting against any UK attack on Syria

Some sanity, at last – the last thing we need is another Messianic Christian leader (spouting about ‘moral duty’) dragging us into another foreign ‘adventure’ without any thought of the likely repercussions

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