Our leaders can’t keep their stories straight on anything to do with the Syrian civil war, writes FELICITY ARBUTHNOT
HOW speedily the lies of the “international community” in general and those of Britain and the US in particular about Syria are unraveling since Russia got involved.
Take Prime Minister David Cameron. On September 24 2014 he addressed the United Nations and committed British aircraft to attack Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq, adding unequivocally that there would be no similar action in Syria and absolutely no “boots on the ground.”
Referring to Iraq he added that the West should not be frozen by “past mistakes.” If Iraq is a “mistake,” heaven alone knows what a catastrophe would look like.
Cameron of course was being economical with the truth. In 2013 Parliament voted not to attack Syria, making Cameron the first prime minister in 200…
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