EU Democracy!

According to the Daily Telegraph, the majority of EU countries, including Germany, were opposed to supplying arms to the Syrian opposition, because they think arming the ''rebels'' would but worsen the crisis in Syria amid concerns about its spillover to all of the Middle East. Almost all EU countries, added the Daily, wanted to postpone the decision until after US-Russia peace talks in Geneva next month, an argument that Britain and France countered would bolster Syrian Government negotiating hand.  Britain and France were unfortunately able to blackmail the EU and impose a lifting of embargo on the export of arms to the terrorists- cannibals- in Syria.

Actually, only the UK and France alone among the EU 27 members stood behind such a blind arbitrary lifting, which, after all, would be but a stab- or even more Woolwich heinous slaughters- in their own courtyards.

Interestingly, according to scores of British media outlets, more than 80 Conservative MPs, in a joint letter drafted by MP Andrew Bridgen, urged Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a Commons vote before Britain sends any arms to the Syrian cannibalistic terrorists.

The Guardian, in tandem, disclosed that Ministers fear Blair 'parallels' as David Cameron pushes to arm the terrorists in Syria, amid fears that Cameron is in danger of aping Tony Blair as the prime minister pushes for the arming of Syrian terrorists.

Meantime, Sir George Young, the chief whip, has warned Cameron that he would probably lose a Commons vote on arming the terrorists. The leader of the house, Andrew Lansley, confirmed to MPs that a vote would be held if the government decided to arm the terrorists.

Further worthy statements by rational British officials, which Cameron has to heed if to make a stitch in time as to save nine, are those made by the former shadow defence minister Dr Julian Lewis., who underscored that any British intervention would be ''absolutely against our strategic and security interests."

Anyway, would/could Mr. Cameron consider-or not- the British National Party leader, Nick Griffin's recent statements that  "the Syrian opposition movement is dominated by Islamist jihadis committing terrorist acts" .

 

Dr. Mohammad Abdo Al-Ibrahim

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