Labour should support UK bombing of Da’esh (ISIS) in Syria to help hold the line while an interim political settlement is negotiated
This email notifies you of a new post in Ephems, “Labour should support UK bombing of Da’esh (ISIS) in Syria to help hold the line while an interim political settlement is negotiated“, at http://www.barder.com/4578. This post sets out my reasons for arriving, after a lot of soul-searching and wobbling, at the difficult conclusion that it would be right for Britain to take part in the bombing of Da’esh (ISIS) in Syria as well as in Iraq, where we are already of course taking part in the bombing. My reasons are much more briefly set out in a short letter in today’s Guardian (28 November), itself a much abbreviated version of a longer original which I quote in the new Ephems post.
Please read the full case by visiting http://www.barder.com/4578 where you can see the comments of other readers and (hopefully) add your own — there, please, not in reply to this email. I realise that people feel very strongly on both sides of this issue but I appeal to those impelled to comment on my blog post to use courteous language and to avoid personal attacks on those with whom they disagree. Almost any attitude to this complex issue can be perfectly honourably held by perfectly reasonable people, and there’s no possible point in vilifying those who hold a different view from one’s own.