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Posts Tagged: Libya
Toppling a tyrant proved easier than ensuring stability.
The foreign policy aspect of the choice has so far been a poor relation in the debate.
“If we’re given a concept of operations that looks dangerous, particularly around the ground element, than the Government could find itself in unnecessary trouble.”
The Government should order group troops to fight if it so decides. The Commons should then question its actions, debate them and vote on them. That is the right way round.
The country’s brief period of Muslim Brotherhood rule was a disaster – for its economy, its security and its society.
Allowing this vile group to develop an outpost on the coast of North Africa is reckless.
Whether we measure literacy or longevity, infant mortality or sexual equality, the world in 2015 was a better place during this past twelve months.
We will not be “bombing Syria”, but attacking carefully identified terrorist targets in the worst example of an “ungoverned space” that the modern world has seen.
WATCH: Cameron on migration – “Britain is a moral nation and we will fulfill our moral responsibilities”
“The people most responsible for the terrible scenes we see are President Assad, the butchers of ISIL and the people running these criminal gangs.”
Last month, a critical first step was taken to restore stability with an agreement to establish a Government of National Accord.
For too long, islamists have dominated the debate. We need to get onto the front foot.
I believe the time has come for a broadening in the uses of the aid budget and a critical rethink of the way in which the department operates.
The Defence Secretary has suggested a limited deployment of forces to stem the tide of refugees. Yet even if strategically sound, is such a plan politically possible?
I have a recurring nightmare, which I now find has made its way into the real world – the Mediterranean, to be precise.