IS IT RIGHT AND MORAL TO BOMB SYRIA – I’m just a normal, average, hard working bloke. I’ve never attempted to hide my failings for I believe that we all have them; that is we are all flawed in some way or another and we all have our fair share of baggage to be ashamed about.
The issue here is do we have the right to bomb the buggery out of Syria; because quite frankly any attempt to sugar coat the cake that makes it morally justifiable to bomb a nation is reprehensible; for any attack will involve the loss of innocent life, no matter how sophisticated or accurate modern weapons are purported to be.
I have often remarked of my disdain for politicians and this is due to the clear evidence that few, if any – I’ve never met one, are able to tell the truth and they continuously take the moral high-ground but yet refuse to admit to the own shameful failings – Tony Blair is a shining example of this fact.
After MPs voted against bombing the holly-molly out of Syria on Friday Lord Ashdown, that’s Paddy (Pants Down) Ashdown, came out to say that he had never felt so ashamed to be British.
This is the typical nonsensical rhetoric we have become accustom to putting up with. Considering Lord Ashdown’s colourful past one might assume that not murdering innocent people would be far less shameless other than his past antics.
Britain, and the British people, should in fact be thoroughly proud of what happened in the House of Commons on Friday because not only did we witness democracy in progress we stopped another warmonger from staining Britain red with the blood of innocent Syrians.
Consider if you will, just for a moment, the troubles we have within our own country. There a pensioners dying because they cannot afford to heat their homes. We send our troops into conflict zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan without proper equipment. Our National Health Service is being raped by overpaid incompetent executives. We provide billions of pounds to a totalitarianism dictatorship known as the EU and allow foreign despots to squander billions more through Foreign Aid.
Do we have the right to take the moral high ground on Syria when there are atrocities occurring in our own country by our own making?
Before the Syrian crisis the news mainly consisted of David Cameron’s incompetence and lack of democracy for failing to provide a democratic vote on pulling out or staying in the EU.
It might easily be said that the Syrian crisis has been a wonderful opportunity for David Cameron to subvert our attention away from his incompetence of dealing with the home grown issues; and there’s nothing quite like a bit of warmongering to do just that, regardless to the human costs.
The question has to be asked; ‘Is David Cameron so desperate to hang on to power that he would openly attack another sovereign state and murder innocent people?’
It could be easily said that we want to rain down death and destruction on Syria for their own good; but where exactly is the good in that?
I’m afraid this is one cake that cannot, and never should, be sugar coated, for it must never be considered acceptable, moral or noble to bomb innocent people; there are always accidental casualties of war; this is often referred to as ‘collateral’ damage.
Yes we have been feed the propaganda that Assad is using chemical weapons on his people; but as yet neither Britain nor the U.S have provided any significant evidence that he was indeed responsible.
We can however thank the heavens above that many in the House of Commons were able to see through Cameron’s ruse and demand proof before allowing Cameron to engage upon Syria.
Unfortunately those who have opposed the bombing of Syria; because they don’t want innocent blood on their hands, have been labeled traitors to the humanitarian cause of saving the Syrian people. The truth is however, completely the opposite; these people understand that there is nothing noble or moral about killing people.
We have, quite frankly, had a belly full of war. With Bush and Blair colluding and concocting evidence against Saddam Hussein we were deluded into the ideology that an incursion into Iraq was both moral and noble in order to free the people of Iraq.
Of course we now know this not to be the case and not only are we paying the price on a financial level but Britain, along with the U.S, is soaked with the blood of hundreds of thousand or innocent people.
Whilst Bush and Blair’s legacy will be that of the atrocities of an illegal war it is unlikely this Government or any other will ever taken the moral ground and drag both Bush and Blair through a criminal court.
We must never allow Britain to be controlled by despots who will do almost anything to subvert the real issues by pointing the finger at atrocities within other nations. We must, at any cost, uphold the principle of conscience and public option if we are to truly take the moral high ground.
Before you think about the atrocities in Damascus and our moral right to attack Assad consider that Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons, with devastating consequence, on the people of Halabja, not just once but many times over many years. Did the west take up arms and protect these people?
The answer to that is no but that is not surprising as for then Saddam Hussein was considered an ally of both Britain and the U.S. It was only when George W. Bush decided that the U.S need to control the flow of oil did the west then develop a sense of morals and remove Saddam Hussein from power.
It is, was, and still remains pure hypocrisy for there was nothing moral or noble about the war in Iraq.
Tony Blair openly courted Assad, even allowing an audience with the Queen in 2002; this was despite the fact that Assad had been harboring known Nazi war criminals, such as Alois Brunner, the child murderer.
David Cameron talks of morality and that Britain shouldn’t stand by whilst innocent people are being murdered by a tyrant. This was exactly the same ruse Blair used to get us into Iraq; along with falsified intelligence reports.
It was said then that our involvement in Iraq would be shorted lived; that is we would take Saddam Hussein out; install a new government of our choosing (very democratic) and leave.
Years later and billions of pounds poorer we are still fighting a war that was illegal and completely and utterly immoral.
The very notion that we could simply bomb Syria and walk away is folly. It is most likely such an action could trigger a wider conflict; that is Iran bombing Israel which would require us to then engage in more open conflict with yet another country in the Middle East.
If we really want to witness morality in Britain then we need to see David Cameron step down for this is one Prime Minister that Britain can be thoroughly ashamed of for he has never bothered to tackle any of the real issues affecting Britain and he thinks that starting a war with Syria will put him in the same league as Margaret Thatcher.
The truth is that Cameron is a wet who is completely clueless and a fantasist; he blindly believes that Britain can once again be made ‘great’ by bombing innocent people; and all this achieved whilst he jaunts off on yet another holiday in the Med, right alongside Tony Blair.
If Cameron doesn’t resign then the British people must surely come to their senses and vote him out in the 2015 General Election and pray that he hasn’t managed to murder anyone beforehand.