Stop the UK’s illegal airstrikes in Syria

Amid the crickets from UK media on what is shaping up, just in the two weeks since the #parisattacks, to be another epic illegal war, this time in Syria not  Iraq, waged by our elected representatives with our tax money…

Premier David Cameron has proposed arms funding of £12 billion  to be used to fight ISIS.

Russian Media, RT comes out with this gem explaining how this is all very illegal, on top of the other practical reasons not to get involved in a war that really does not have anything to do with your immediate security:

Syria’s Government in September said essentially “Don’t bomb us or terrorists on our territory, it’s illegal” in two letters to the UN.

Illegal airstrikes in Syria are nevertheless ongoing from Russia, France and the US.

UN resolution last Friday used fuzzy language authorising countries to use “all necessary actions” to stop IS but didn’t make it legal (still) to bomb Syria, according to an article on European Journal of International Law (EJIL).
Last Wednesday, UK government pulled UK tax billions into the trigger happy mayhem.

Call me a conspiracy theorist but this looks like bit like the start of WWI to me, a terrorist event (French theatregoers vs. Arch Duke Ferdinand) resulted in proxy war and then all out war between superpowers in a divided Europe. Which was, by the way, a very nasty war.

We should avoid entering a war between superpowers if possible, no amount of tax money will repay for the lives lost.

Airstrikes require deaths that are certainty, rather than a possibility, such as they are in the world tolerating the existence of ISIS.

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Terrorism

I see only military and police responses proposed as solutions to terrorism. Considering 200 people are killed in terror attacks in Iraq on a typical day….

The mess in Syria and Iraq probably wouldn’t be half as bad, or even have happened if the weapons manufacturers that happily headquarter in the UK and the US hadn’t been allowed to send weapons to the Middle East and if  governments in US, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran had respected the sovereignty of Syria, as well as Iraq in the prior years.