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Thread #151984   Message #3553861
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
28-Aug-13 - 04:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Subject: RE: BS: chemical weapons in Syria
Cameron is talking in terms of a very limited operation, with no question of trying for regime change. Not that it makes any difference what he wants. The British and other little countries are just window dressing.

In practice the odds must be that things are going to be much much bigger before it's over, and spread much wider. That's what I meant by August 1914.

It appears the Labour Party has said they won't support anythng until the inspectors havve done their work and reported to the UN. Since it seems unlikely that Washington will wait for that there could be a problem for them in finding a way to go back on that. The Labour Party has always ended up backing any war that's proposed by a British government.