Friday, 26 September 2014
David Cameron will ask MPs in the UK parliament to vote to join the US bombing campaign against Iraq, Chris Nineham from Stop the War coalition, interviewed by the BBC on 24 September 2014, asks, has nothing been learnt from the disasters of wetern inttervention in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. He urges MPs to vote no, like they did last year, when Cameron wanted a bombing campaign against Syria. To save lives and protect human rights the genocidal fundamentalists of Isis must be stopped, whose barbarity shows no limits but surely there are other ways. Do we repeat past mistakes, do we all become complicit in the end. Ultimately war is not civilised, war is failure.
There are no easy answers. But there is this certainty, killing people rarely kills peoples ideas.
Posted by teifidancer at 13:37