There is no foreign policy that could appease the likes of the Manchester terrorists. Islamists damn us if we intervene, and damn us if we don’t.
Posts Tagged: Syria
Mohammed Amin: As a Muslim, Briton and Mancunian, I believe that defeating terror requires us to stay united
I am fed up to the back teeth with people pronouncing that such terrorist atrocities have nothing to do with the perpetrators’ religious views.
The next few years abroad will be as absorbing as any in recent years, and will demand more of the new Tory intake’s attention than might be considered usual.
Nadhim Zahawi: Labour MPs know that Corbyn is weak on defence, Trident and our enemies. So how on earth can they support him?
Many have already described why he is unfit for the job. Indeed, many have tried to remove him. Their support now is a joke, a delusion, a denial of reality.
Plus, Karl Rove discusses the differences between running a business and governing.
The Prime Minister spoke for many when she said that “we should all be proud of the help and support we are giving to people around the world”.
Above all, don’t neglect the obvious. May is vulnerable to Tory revolts – as the NICs debacle proved. She wants a real working majority.
Any military action against the country would be highly likely to create huge regional instability, economic disruption, as well as potential wider war and loss of life.
Nicholas Mazzei: The Korean crisis highlights a stark truth. Britain is completely unprepared for war.
Outcries over the loss of soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq show that the British public is simply unwilling to see soldiers dying.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
Douglas Hansen-Luke: Here’s how we can help Syria – by feeding, educating and treating its refugees.
To advocate regime change without a plan for the future would be criminally negligent. What we can do is to influence, support and invest in the people of Syria.
One virtue of democracy is that it does not give special prominence to the loudest people in judging the mood of a crowd.
Martin Parsons: For Syria to have a future, the West must stop jihadist genocide as well as Assad’s war crimes
Action must go beyond ISIS to prevent other, similarly-minded, jihadist groups prospering.
Since the strike on Syria, Bannon’s influence is waning while Kushner’s waxes.