Looking at the complicated situation in Syria I can’t for the life of me see how the RAF dropping more bombs on it will do any good. Indeed, it will probably do more harm as innocent people will die as a consequence.
Sadly it seems that I am branded as a terrorist sympathiser (as is everyone else who opposes the bombing), by David Cameron, as I am highly sceptical of his plan and support those MP’s who oppose him. He has probably succeeded in gravely insulting a third or more of the British people by his crass and child-like remark in my opinion.
I am no pacifist yet I can’t support what seems to be a muddle-headed plan with little or no clear and potentially achievable military objective.
I am no socialist but the treatment of Jeremy Corbyn, who is a pacifist, has been appalling. How can you hate a man who promotes peace?
I know that the terrorists need to be confronted and defeated but please put a credible plan before us that stands a chance of achieving such a noble aim.
And as for Tim Farron, does he know something that the rest of his party, outside of the MP’s, do not? For all the world I would have expected Tim to have taken a similar position to that of the late great Charles Kennedy who stood against the Iraq war when no other political leader would do so.
The vote tonight will be not be a victory for anyone but it could well escalate tensions in the Middle East, ensure that innocent civilians are killed and it might even help the terrorists recruit more of their kind.
Oh, and don’t forget, the risks that our brave RAF crews will be running as we sit back and watch the unfolding story on our TV screens. They are already running those risks in Iraq of course.