posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 03:51 PM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Let's not fall ALL over ourselves. Your nation decided to sit this out by the difference of one vote.
Don't want to sound pedantic but it was 13, the motion was defeated 285 - 272.
And to be honest that majority failed to fully reflect the public's opinion, most polls show 66% of the population are against military intervention
- we really have had a belly full of burying our dead in foreign lands over issues that really have little to do with us and we certainly get very
little gratitude for.
These feelings are exacerbated by the domestic situation - services being slashed, piss poor wages and a general perception of overall decline.
We don't want to see more of our own die and spend billions on a war when we are struggling to house, feed and care for ourselves - there comes a
time when you've got to put your own house in order first.
If another big attack gets staged by the rebels, London could turn on a dime and in a flash to be right in the middle of it .....and I rather expect
to see that happen if shooting starts.
But it'd still be against public opinion and that could well prove to be the straw that breaks Cameron's back - he has an election to think about.
"America is bad...while we're all peaceful people wishing THEY would stop fighting!" kind of debate going on.
I for one certainly don't think 'America is bad' - far from it - certainly not the American people.
But I think andy1972 was trying to point out, (and I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm wrong), that by taking military action in Syria the USA is
committing itself to what will probably be another Iraq or Vietnam - and for what?
Yes, the international community has a moral responsibility to protect but surely that should be done in accordance with international law, the same
international law both our country's constantly preach adherence to when it suits.
Neither the USA or the UK are world's police and we should never be so arrogant to presume to be, something we have done far too frequently in the
On a slightly different note; it seems that a slightly more conciliatory tone is coming from both Iran and Russia - can the USA / France respond in