Any NATO attack on Syria would be an outrage, a flagrant act of aggression. There is no justification for attacking Syria. It is not in Britain’s or Syria’s interests. There is no legal mandate for military intervention, because Russia and China have vetoed at the United Nations Security Council a US-British resolution which would have opened the door for NATO to attack Syria.
The United Nations is founded on state sovereignty, the right of nations to decide their own future. So it is for Syria’s people alone to decide what government they want.
The UN charter permits the use of force only in the case of attack or imminent attack on a sovereign state. Is Syria attacking, or about to attack, another state? No.
The government told us that its wars against Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya were humanitarian wars, that killing by NATO forces would save lives. “Humanitarians” now call for war on Syria, but when has all this self-righteous do-gooding actually done any good?
These wars have simply killed more people. These wars brought not peace and democracy to invaded countries but reaction, disorder, widespread use of torture, warring tribes, break-up of the countries and foreign exploitation. They have and are costing us dearly. No to meddling and war! ■