For some time the posts over at Bridge Ward News have been, well, shall we say, interesting. But James’ latest post here mostly, makes a lot of sense.
James Spencer says
If we get involved in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria then it may be the first just war that we’ve fought since the Falklands.
The overused term “the next Hitler” really does seem appropriate when a group cuts babies in half and buries women alive due to the religion they were born in.
Unlike the economic chancers and political malcontents who often claim political assylum in our country, these communities really don’t seem to have anywhere else to go. However our political class (including church leaders) have totally lost the trust of the electorate on this, so letting the victims in will be a tough sell.
And more than that it is our responsibility because we broke it by invading Iraq and destabilising Syria. Our political class is already indirectly responsible for genocide, if it does nothing it will be directly responsible.
What the third paragraph is about I don’t know but the rest is mostly correct.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto’s adventure in Iraq is the direct course of the present barbarity. The fact that the only objective Bush and Blair had was toppling Sadaam Hussain and there was no objective to keep the country stable has lead to a weak government that is powerless to stop the onslaught.
Any action we take in Iraq now should have clear objectives. The main objective being the absolute destruction of IS formally called ISIS. I would support any action be it humanitarian or military by Great Britain, including the deployment of ground forces.