Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Four Questions We Need To Answer Before Bombing Isis Or Assad

By Paul Mason, Sep 21, 2015 The Guardian

As early as November, parliament could be asked to authorise bombing in Syria. It will be a re-run of the 2013 debate with one important difference: this time we will be bombing the other side.

The UK’s national security body was said last week to have recoiled from a proposal to impose a no-fly zone against President Assad’s air force, using ships and cruise missiles. The government is reportedly “nervous” of any military action that might provoke an Iraq-style protest movement. Instead, we will be asked to authorise strikes against Isis, already the target of RAF bombing missions in Iraq. They are right to be nervous, because so is the British public. There is revulsion at the outcome of the Iraq and Afghanistan interventions; despair over the west’s inability to rebuild democracies in the dictatorships it invades.

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