I was disappointed, though I have to say, sadly, not surprised by the result of the MP vote on Syria this week. Although I knew in my heart of hearts that there was no way it was going to end well, I guess there was still a part of me hoping that it would go the other way.
I cannot say I support this decision. We are adding fuel to a fire that we long ago lost control of. We are blundering into another war that we don’t really understand. We keep talking about protection, about saving people but what we’re doing now is putting another lot of hundreds and thousands of people – innocent people – in danger. We are entering ourselves in and killing who knows how many civilians because we think it will help.
The worst part about this is that it is obviously what the terrorist want. They want us to isolate muslims, they want us to attack innocents. With us taking actions like we are, we are feeding into their hands. We are making it easier for them to convince people to join them. It’s not hard to make a country to look like the bad guy when you’re going around bombing people. It’s interesting and horrific that that statement could be used to describe them or us.
397 in favour