I cannot be at the Lords debate today on Syria, but came across this list of countries the USA have bombed since the Second World War.
Belgian Congo 1964
Dominican Republic 1965-66
El Salvador 1981-92
Yugoslavia – Serbia 1999
The UK participated in some of these.
What right have we to interfere and kill people in another country? We are not the world’s policeman, nor is the US, certainly unless the UN gives a clear authority.
I know that chemical weapons are particularly nasty, but many more people are being killed by more conventional means and the result is the same – death.
It is important to keep our belligerent noses out of other countries problems and, if helpful, seek more peaceful solutions.
But then, only a year ago, the UK was encouraging Syria to buy our arms; war is good for our business.
We must resist yet another air strike, followed by provision of ‘advisers’ followed by more arks supplies to whoever we decide are the good guys. Lets keep out of it all.