The UK government is “waiting for instructions” from Donald Trump about whether to launch a missile strike on Syria, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
The Labour leader spoke out after Cabinet ministers agreed “on the need to take action” in Syria to “deter the further use of chemical weapons”.
Ministers said it was “highly likely” the Assad regime was responsible for a suspected chemical attack.
But Mr Corbyn said military action was unlikely to solve the situation.
And ministers also said the nerve agent attack on the Skripals was irrefutably proven by scientists at Porton Down to have been orchestrated by Russia, till scientists at Porton Down refuted the claim.
At least May seems to be waiting for something this time – instructions or evidence – before going off half-cocked and proving Corbyn right. Likely it’s instructions from the orange ponce.
It’s bad enough that May has to rely on a mobster like Trump. It doesn’t get more embarrassing than that. But the fact that they are willing to create diplomatic chaos, and even go to war, over suppositions, is not merely troubling. It’s terrifying.
At least when Hitler marched into Poland to start WWII, there was concrete evidence that couldn’t be denied. Boots on the ground. Dead bodies. In Syria, the Russian government is now accusing the UK of the chemical attack. And the alarming thing is that one cannot believe the UK government either because of its history of lies.
It’s not as though Putin or his mob has any credibility. It’s that too many powerful countries are ruled by mobsters with no regard for truth, or for democracy for that matter.
Mistress May wants her Falklands, after all, Maggie had those, and so far, she has zilch in the way of wars, so necessary for Conservative credibility. Though let’s not forget that Iraq was a Labour disaster.
There’s a lot I disagree with Corbyn about. But a reluctance to rush into foreign wars without solid evidence and good reason is something I’m in tune with.
Blair’s reputation has never recovered from Iraq. May ought to be bloody sure she isn’t pulling a Blair in Syria.