Mark Wallace doesn’t seem to think that the populace or Parliament should have a say in whether or not we go to war, even when that war has nothing to do with us. He seems to think that the democratic decision was “mistaken”.
There was nothing mistaken about it.
“The consequences of the vote will be numerous. More Syrians will die, many of them probably through further uses of chemical weapons.”
He cannot be serious. How many more would / will die at the hands of US and its bombs? How many of them will be civilians?
You only need to look at Iraq and Libya to see that the West’s intervention has devastated those countries and has been responsible for atrocities against minorities – particularly Christians.
Is anyone proud of those results?
Is our country any safer, any freer or any more prosperous?
The only beneficiaries of these wars are:
* the banks, which finance all sides;
* the war machine;
* despotic elements which then go on to take power;
* the “security” services and Big State proponents and corporate hangers on.
The ordinary person has lost liberty and security and is paying for it all.
I’m glad democracy won. May it gain strength, once again.