Sunday, 22 November 2015

The United Nations resolution is clear in support of action against Isil

Last week saw a genuine game changer at the UN when they passed an unequivocal and unanimous resolution deciding "to combat Isil by all means". The full text of the UN debate is below.
The PM will set out his approach on this issue to Parliamanetary in the near future.

1 comment:

  1. Wars, which are a major failure of diplomacy, are easily started but hard to finish!
    If unavoidable in the case of Syria/Iraq it would be wise to consider first what will happen when the war is won i.e who will govern the broken bodies and shattered remains and how can this be achieved with the minimum loss of life and destruction [TE Lawrence made a point of this in his book 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom' written nearly a century ago after his experience in the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans].
    When was a war last won by air power alone? -probably Japan, after the A bomb was dropped but at what cost to innocent civilians! terrible!
    Fighting land troops from the air with drones is the reverse of chivalry and would never have been countenanced 300 years ago - wars are won with ideas and in fair fight where enemies take equal risks and can respect each other when it is all over - what would happen if ISIS get drones and start sending them here? - Pandora's box has been opened again!
    To pacify this region a United Nations land force is needed which would overwhelm the combatants and disarm the whole region, police it and govern it until such time as the population are capable of governing themselves again - the poor civilians would welcome this and the refugees would return and help to re-build their country!