By MargaretJames-Cooper: AN OPNION.
With the drums of war rhetorics beaten by air strike advocates over the weeks, it would have been a surprise if Parliament voted no to strike action in pursuit of ISIS. It has to be said that ISIS barbarism, and callous brutality hitherto has not lent itself to pity of any kind.
Prime Minister, David Cameron was quick to point out that ” there was no legal barrier to similar action in Syria”. Yes Mr Cameron, there is a legal barrier, if you are trying to circumvent the failure of losing that mandate in Parliament the last time you tabled the Syrian question.
The role of United Nation to make such decisions must not be side tracked, a role that for some time now have been left to America and NATO country members to usurp. Above all, loathe or like Assad, the sovereignty of Syria must be respected.
The fear of the 43 members of Parliament who voted no to strike action, the fear of NO WAR Campaigners, and those apprehensive of the efficacy of this action grinding ISIS, is rooted in the ‘UNTRUSTWORTHINESS’ OF United States of America, and it’s usual suspects of BOMB HO’ friends to stick to the mandates given by their Congress or Parliaments to fight ISIS; rather than see it as carte blanche to implement a regime change in Syria.
MP Skinner echoed the voices that were not in Parliament when he asked the Prime Minister: ” when will the “creep” come in? In other words, will this be like the United Nations Libya No Fly Zone which was criminally undermined, resulting in the death of Ghadaffi, and the country ‘ airstruck’ to medieval times. Another Iraq, Afghanistan?
What are countries like Saudi Arabia, Quatar doing in the coalition of ‘air strikers’, when they are strongly alleged to sponsor some of designated terrorists; when countries like Syria/Assad and Iran who could help in these matters are sidelined?
THE TRUST OF MANDATES GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH MUST NEVER BE ABUSED.