This is an excellent, MUST READ editorial article from the Guardian. Check it out!
It seems that international military action in Syria , in response to the deployment of chemical weapons, is imminent, waiting for one last hurdle, namely the approval of the UK Parliament on Thursday; Parliament has been recalled for a special debate. Unlike the US and France where military action is an executive decision of the President, in the UK the Prime Minister still needs the approval of Parliament.
The article highlights how the British people are against military intervention and that UK Prime Minister, David Cameron must convince Parliament of the case for military intervention. Let me quote the critical words from the article:
He needs to come up with a clear statement of how military action in Syria will be proportionate, legally sound and, above all, foreseeably finite.
Personally, I struggle with the record of David Cameron’s government, and am wary of their recommendations. As highlighted in the Guardian editorial the the intervention must be:
- Legally sound, and