BRITAIN VOTES ON AIRSTRIKES IN SYRIA-WAS IT THE RIGHT VOTE?
Wednesday December 2, 2015 the British Parliament voted 397-223 to take part in the airstrikes in Syria against ISIS/ISIL. Prime Minister David Cameron was unsure if he would have the support he needed for the airstrikes, but after a 10 1/2 hour debate, he won the votes for the airstrikes. However, it is difficult to not correlate the bombings against ISIS/ISIL to the “War on Terror” when former President Bush urged then Prime Minister Tony Blair to be part of taking out Al Quada.
“The debate recalled Britain’s divisive 2003 decision to join the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on what turned out to be false claims about Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. Many lawmakers came to regret supporting the war and ensuing chaos, and blamed then-Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair for lacking a plan for post-war reconstruction.”
Many of the opposition to the airstrikes believes that it will make little difference in getting rid of ISIS/ISIL, which is highly agreeable. Too many innocent lives were lost due to the “War on Terror” created by the U.S., mostly innocent civilians are killed during war time and with Germany joining in the efforts to get rid of ISIS/ISIL the airstrikes is a mistake. Playing politics is the reason why the decision was made, however such decision created a un-necessary war that we are still recovering from.