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What's Haigh playing at?


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Seems British Governments have got a taste for playing God, and intervening in foreign wars. Haigh is gagging to supply weapons to the Syrian opposition, without any assurance they won't finish up falling into the hands of Muslim extremists; and in the obvious knowledge that more weapons in Syria will mean even more death and destruction. No wonder the Russians are now trying to counter Western intervention with arms for Assad.

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What I can't understand is why it's us and the Americans who are getting involved while the likes of Jordan, Egypt and Saudi stand by and watch.

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What I can't understand is why it's us and the Americans who are getting involved while the likes of Jordan, Egypt and Saudi stand by and watch.

 

These arab states will probably then be suitably convinced to forget moderation &  join forces with Iran ,Al Qaeda & the militants in Pakistan .

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Well, the destabilisation continues - the arrogant Israelis are threatening to "take out" the AA missiles supplied by Russia; on the basis that no one can have better kit than we have. Any involvement by the Israelis will pose some difficulties for surrounding Muslim States, as to who they side with. The message for the UK and France, is "keep your nose out", stop trying to be pretend super-powers; even the Yanks seem to have learned their lesson on involvement.

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Don't forget that the "arrogant", as you call them, Israelis are right in the front line should anyone get it into their heads to use the new armament outside of Syrian borders so are looking at self defence. It's all very well for you to make such judgements from the safety of your lounge in Warrington far from the threat.

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The kit being supplied by the Russians - AA missiles are defensive in nature - intended to counter air incursions by the West, and no doubt will  compromise Israeli air supremacy in the region. I take your point about Israeli paranoia, due to their geographical location, but I'm not sure they are legally entitled to dictate what kind of weapons their neighbours have, not that Syria is in any position at the moment to get involved in conflict with Israel.

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According to some press reports today, "hundreds" of British Muslims have gone to Syria to join the rebels to fight against Assad......and one is reported to have been killed.

 

Now if that is true, surely anyone returning from there should be locked up because they obviously have jihadist and extremist tendencies

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So is Haig now a jihadist for wanting to supply arms to Syrian  "rebels"  considering that the final outcome may involve the downfall of Assad's government to be replaced by one that could be Al Qaeda friendly, &  how will that scenario affect the region in terms of stability ? In a hostile environment Israel is running out of neighbours who will at least respect its borders .

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