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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

Britain’s bombing in Syria – no matter what the targets – would be just plain old-fashioned aggression.

The government of Syria has not sought Britain’s help – and contrary to arrogant people like David Cameron, it does indeed have a government, as legitimate as most in the world.

The only people doing any bombing with the permission of the government are the Russians.

This is not a small point for all those concerned about the rule of law, which you might think would be a prime concern for all those who claim to oppose terror.

It took centuries to establish some rule of law in international affairs, and today states like America and Israel and Turkey ignore it completely.

And good old David Cameron wants to join the mob, getting his bit of attention.

And it can’t have escaped Cameron’s attention how handsomely the war criminal, Tony Blair, has been rewarded for doing his dirty part in tearing apart Iraq. He has been showered with gold and sinecures.

Wouldn’t it be natural for Cameron to expect a bit of that for dropping bombs on Syria?

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