OBama calls off Congress vote on Syria Intervention
The BBC are reporting that President Obama has called off the Congress vote on taking military action in Syria.
This is good news to me!
President Obama has acted very wisely here. I am proud of The House of Commons in the UK, too, for showing some wisdom.
Really, it all began to go wrong on that fateful evening when the British Politicians voted no. Followed by a tide of public opinion in Europe and the
US that this was a bad idea this whole campaign was bound to end as a non starter.
People are not so easily swayed these days with that old tool of manipulating moral outrage and see that two wrongs do not make a right. It is my
sincere belief that military action in Syria would have made conditions much worse in Syria and LESS SAFE for Israel.
The biggest "pushers" of the military option are clearly visible; David Cameron and John Kerry are now bizarrely left looking rather warmonger like
in the wake of on going decision making.
There was no other choice. If we had backed the rebels in this civil war we would have been backing some very savage and brutal factions who have
It is time to go back to the drawing board regarding middle east foreign policy in the west. Yes, Israel is our ally and yes we should protect that
nation if it is ever threatened. However, we cannot allow our governments to get so mixed up in this that they end up backing jihadists and Al Qaeda
I also think that Mr Putin has played a strong hand in this. He has been a crucial player in preventing what would have been a catastrophic
intervention. He has been a friend to the west on this occasion. I am sure he has his own agenda in Syria, but this man has shown himself to be a very
So where does it go from here? I would very much like to see chemical weapons withdrawn from the equation and put under the jurisdiction of the UN, so
NOBODY can use them.
As far as the civil war goes in Syria it is their business to sort out this conflict. Saudi Arabia and other governments supporting the rebels should
back off. It is my belief that there would not be any rebels as such if they had not gained financial and political support from certain nations.
It certainly is not finished, but we have a reprieve here. It is my wish that democracy, common sense and diplomacy be seen to win the day here. What
a boost that would be to morale the world over!