US ready to act alone as UK rejects Syria strike – FT

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English: US President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron trade bottles of beer to settle a bet they made on the U.S. vs. England World Cup Soccer game (which ended in a tie), during a bilateral meeting at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Canada, Saturday, June 26, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is an important MUST READ leader in the FT. Check it out!

US ready to act alone as UK rejects Syria strike

There are two aspects to this story.

Firstly, there is the incredible embarassment for David Cameron to be defeated by the UK Parliament on a vote for military action against Syria. Cameron has been urging President Obama to action as part of an international coalition against Syria. Personally, I am proud of this demonstration of UK democracy. I hope that it will focus minds towards replacing David Cameron with a more effective and experienced leader.

Secondly, the article focuses on the likelihood of the US acting alone in Syria. However, justification seems to be moving towards US security considerations. As highlighted in the Economist, there are now no easy options for Obama in Syria.

Let me turn this to an open question:

Are we seeing the re-emergence of the neocons in the US?

Any thoughts?

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4 responses

  1. Pingback: Syria: David Cameron’s fairly honourable defeat – Telegraph « Dr Alf's Blog

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  3. The Neocons Dr Alf talks about are not “re-emerging ” but have been in evidence all the time.
    Their policies for regime change for Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia, Africa, Russia, China, Eurasia and North Korea are there for all to see on the official Project For A New American Century website.

    The maps which I referred to in other posts and the interview with General Wesley Clarke in which he describes how former Pentagon colleagues identified Syria as one of the countries, along with Iran, to be subjected to “regime change”, prove that we are being lied to again by both Cameron and Obama in the same way we were lied to by Lyndon Johnson prior to Vietnam and by Tony Blair and George W Bush prior to Iraq.

    The General Wesley Clarke interview can be seen on You Tube with the General’s former Pentagon colleagues being described by him as saying “It’s worse than that General, we(the USA) have decided to “take down” 7+ countries in 5 years” and then bringing down and spreading out the map

    The objectives are not a limited, “shot across the bows” exercise but a much wider Middle East war.
    Obama’s best option would be to leave well alone and concentrate on the US economy but he is not controlling the policy any more than David Cameron is here.

    They, the Neocons and the politicians, are being told what the policy is going to be by those who think they stand to benefit from the war, destruction and mayhem about to be unleashed.

    The public need to wake up, become better informed and root out the dangerous vipers in our midst.
    Identifying them is key to being able to confront them and to do that one needs to see who benefits financially and who meets in secret to tell politicians what to do.

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