Thursday, 2 July 2015
Daesh to be attacked in Syrian strongpoint
There is nothing illogical in the government's proposals, which one would expect parliament to approve. When RAF strikes were rejected in 2013, MPs were not only worried about a thin end of the wedge leading to another Iraq, but the precursors of DAESH were already prominent in the forces opposing Assad. Knocking out the official Syrian forces would surely have strengthened "the caliphate" and led to a worse situation than we are actually in.