This is an important MUST READ leader in the FT. Check it out!
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?
- Uk Parliament Stunningly Rejects David Cameron on Syria (businessinsider.com)
- UK: Parliament rejects military action in Syria to deter Assad regime use of chemical weapons – 290813 2225z (goatysnews.wordpress.com)
- Mere Media? CNN Anchor Sweating as UK Parliament Votes “No” on Syria Attack (newsrescue.com)
- UK Parliament Rejects Syria Military Strike, Obama “Willing To Go It Alone” (antioligarch.wordpress.com)
- BNP leader Nick Griffin travels to Syria – to negotiate PEACE (express.co.uk)
- In Stunning Move UK Parliament Rejects Syria Military Strike, Obama “Willing To Go It Alone” (peakoil.com)
- UK Parliament Rejects Military Strike on Syria (voanews.com)
- U.K. Lawmakers Reject Cameron Plan for Syria Strikes – Bloomberg (bloomberg.com)
- British Parliament Stuns Prime Minister David Cameron, Votes Against Military Intervention In Syria (blackchristiannews.com)
- Syria crisis: US isolated as British MPs vote against air strikes (noliesradio.org)