As my Nan would’ve said.. when us kids decided to have a temper tantrum cos we couldn’t have our own way. Tonight I really expected old Dishface to burst a blood vessel when the result of the vote came in with regards to his motion about intervention in the Syrian Crisis.
My god when he said, “I get it,” I was waiting for him to do a Kevin and Perry, and storm out of the chamber, slam the door and shout, “It’s so unfair”.
Nobody I know agrees with what is happening in Syria, we all deplore the use of Chemical Weapons… but after 3 other wars, namely Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, each which have failed in one form or another, I think the majority of people just don’t want to face another war… There are still bombs going off daily in Iraq which are killing innocent people, there are still Taliban attacks and as for Libya well things are not so rosy there either.
So let’s go back a couple of days… Dishface (and what a mug it was tonight), cut his holiday short, arrived back in Downing Street and started to lay the law down.. He was recalling parliament and there would be a vote at the end of the session as to whether we take military action against Syria.
He had been discussing the state of play with Obama about military action and we were being led to believe that action could be taken against Syria before the weekend is out. And to me his quickness to rush this through parliament left me with the feeling that plans had already been drawn up with the USA and he was just hoping to get the sanction of Parliament before he gave the order for our military to unleash missiles.
So today was the day that Parliament was recalled, but Labour was not having us go into a war before the UN weapons Experts had reported back to the UN. Dishface wasn’t prepared to wait… no he was recalling parliament and the MP’s were voting… end of.
But due to Labour tabling another motion, Dishface was forced into a corner where he had to water down his original motion to state that we would not take action until after the UN Weapon Experts Report and that we would have another vote.
During the day, we have heard of six Typhoons heading for Cyprus to protect our interests.. we also heard of Russian warships heading for the Mediterranean.
The people of Britain have lived through the Iraq war… families have seen their loved ones go into battle and return home in a body bag. We have seen what 10 years of conflict have achieved in Iraq.. there is some stability but there are bombs exploding on a daily basis.. innocent people dying and what for? God only knows.
We, the public, have had the dodgy Iraq dossier and are very skeptical as to the evidence that Dishface was putting before Parliament today.
The British People could see the wider view.. they could see how bombing Syria could escalate matters in the Middle East… The British people want to wait for the UN Weapon Experts report and the full backing of the UN Security Council, something Dishface was not prepared to do initially.
How could Russia and China continue to agree to support Syria if the evidence from the UN Weapons Report stated categorically that Assad and his Military are the only persons who possess these chemicals weapons and therefore must have launched them? Then maybe with full UN backing the people of Britain would have felt different… who knows?
If things had gone Cameron’s way tonight, and missiles were fired at strategic targets, with belief that these were where Assad was keeping his Weapons of Mass Destruction, then innocent civilians would have been killed by our bombs… And the most sobering thought is this.. our military actions could have destabilized the entire region and it could have ended up with bombs flying all over the place.
Whatever we do or do not do with regards to what is happening in Syria.. we just can’t go in all guns blazing and hope Syria sorts itself out afterwards. It is not that we, the people who are glad that the Government lost this vote, don’t care, because we do.. it is just we think that maybe a democratic solution is far, far better than bombs raining down on people.
Today was a day when Democracy won….