I’m reading that UN inspectors need another 4 days to do inspections. That at the moment we don’t actually know who used chemical weapons.
I’m reading that the UK has allowed chemicals and weapons to be exported to Syria.
I’ve an email in my inbox from my MP, that says she expects to support the government on the basis of a clear and present danger to civilians.
This seems disingenuous to me. There are dangers all over the world, all the time. Why, right now, do we need to intervene in Syria? At the same time, how can we stand by and let women and children die?
(Won’t you think of the children?)
Did the government think of the children when allowing weapons to be exported? How will this intervention be any different to the other recent interventions, that have done little to empower the civilian populations of the invaded countries, and little to cut down on loss of life? Or am I just swallowing yet another set of media lies?
I don’t know who to believe. I don’t know what to think. I do know that I don’t support military intervention. That the UN inspectors should be given time to do their jobs. That sabre rattling isn’t the way forward. And that we can’t sell weapons one year, and then complain when they get used the next.
Have you heard from your MP? Have you formed an opinion, raised your voice, stated your case? Should this be a free vote, or will this be a party action, and our democracy makes little difference?
How do we save the children?