Another open letter to Matt Warman MP.

Despite little chance of influencing the corridors of power, I wrote to my local parliamentary representative to try to appeal for restraint regarding an attack on Syria.

 

Thursday 12 April 2018

Dear Matt Warman, with regards to the recent threat of attacks on the sovereign state of Syria, I write to you appealing for restraint and the opportunity for the elected members of parliament to be given a vote regarding this important issue. As you’ll be aware, David Cameron, when he was leader, did just that and parliament rejected the proposal.

We would all agree that the use of chemical weapons is a heinous crime and should be punished by the International community. The US, UK and France are not the International community, just a small part of it.

Given the the time for a proper investigation of the claims, the consensus to sanction or punish Assad, if indeed he did use chemical weapons would be almost unanimous amongst members of the UN. Currently, we do not possess any verifiable evidence to support the rebel claims in Douma, Syria. Assad forces had no strategic gain from using chemical weapons, which brings me to the source of the allegations.

The reason that Jaish al-Islam are the last pocket in Eastern Ghouta is because they are unable to find anywhere to go. So despised by other rebels for their extreme views, even amongst illegal militant groups, of which they are one, the ‘Army of Islam’ are unable to relocate to Idlib, for example. This particular group have been widely accused of using chemical weapons themselves and have been responsible for kidnapping thousands of Syrian Alawite minorities, of which only a hundred have recently been freed into the safety of government troops. The rest are feared dead.

It is with the lack of credibility in this extremist group that I implore you to request a parliamentary vote for the house and at least wait until there has been sufficient time to investigate this alleged crime.

As I type this, it is becoming apparent that terrorist groups are congregating in perceived weak areas of Syrian government control to take advantage of any attack by the ‘coalition’ on Syrian forces. To be the air cover for such barbaric extremist groups would be a crime in itself and heap even more misery on the people of Syria, the overwhelming majority living under the protection of President Assad and the Syrian Arab Army.

It is for the innocent people of Syria, who have suffered so much already that I write to you. A coalition bombing campaign can do nothing but magnify the destruction and death they are already surrounded by.

Thank you Mr Warman.

Update.

Unfortunately, Mr Warman’s government didn’t give the opportunity for the OPCW to book into a Damascus hotel, never mind investigate the suspected atrocity. So if you read this Mr Warman, no need to respond, the RAF spoke on your behalf.

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Kareem Dennis.

Never heard of Kareem Dennis, he’s a rapper or former rapper. In the video, he spells out the honest and genuine empathy of Jeremy Corbyn. The choice is simple in the UK election. The Conservatives have already stated that the interference in Syria will continue and uncritical allegiance to the Americans destructive policies worldwide.

Corbyn has insisted good relations would be maintained with the US but with reservations regarding the support of their military ambitions.

The difference in policy is markedly different on so many issues. Here is just a few.

Vote Labour       X

For an ethical foreign policy that doesn’t include attacking people that don’t attack us. Immigration (a major issue for many British) would naturally reduce with conflict reduction. Stop the privatisation of the National Health Service.

Vote Conservative      X

If you want to continue our international warmongering (which drives people to become refugees) and allow the (drip – drip) privatisation of the NHS. Both as Home Secretary and Conservative leader, May has failed miserably in her attempts to (even slightly) reduce immigration (despite promises). Huge corporations are still making millions trading in the UK without paying reasonable amounts of tax. Don’t expect the Tories to change it.

UK general election set for June 8th……

There really is a choice this time….At least in principle.

The polls show Theresa May well ahead of Jeremy Corbyn and she has seized on the chance of (what she will see as) an easy victory. If it’s down to mainstream media, it will be easy. They will all support the Conservative Party and ridicule Corbyn, hoping to destroy any remote chance of him winning. Also fighting against Corbyn will be a good number of Labour Members of Parliament, supposedly his own side. Having previously tried to get rid of him, they will be hoping a disastrous election result will be his death knoll.

I don’t know the procedure for selecting candidates to represent the Labour Party but if they are going to be defeated, they might as well go down without the help of their own team. I would urge any selection process to take into consideration the treacherous MP’s that have attempted to get rid of Corbyn, repeatedly.

The differences between May and Corbyn.

Corbyn does not support British intervention in overseas conflicts that do not involve us. He doesn’t believe austerity is working. Corbyn is tentatively pro Europe, so would be an alternative to May’s Brexit obligations. If Theresa May’s tenure as Home Secretary is anything to go by, civil liberties and freedom of speech will not be at the top of her priorities. Conservative Party promises to reduce immigration have been a complete and utter failure. Of course, it has to be controlled, this isn’t a huge island but government policy abroad has vastly increased the numbers of refugees in the Middle East and particularly Libya in North Africa. Turkey are controlling the amount of Syrians likely to opt for the Europe but Erdogan is impulsive and unpredictable and so the best way we could reduce that possibility would be to support Bashar Al Assad’s government and stop supporting terrorism. Stability for other countries would improve everyone’s lives but May will continue down the same path that we are going down now.

The wealthy are unaffected by increased immigration.

Think about it: How does uncontrolled immigration affect the wealthy? It doesn’t, apart from it maintains low wages because more people are after fewer jobs. So far as society struggling to come to terms with immigration, all of our infrastructure is put under extreme pressure. The leafy country mansions with increased private security are unaffected by pressure on inner cities. Worst case scenario for the rich is that they have to move to another part of the world.

The best immigration policy.

… Would be to dramatically alter foreign policy. Despite what the politicians tell us, we do support tyrants and dictators, as long as they comply with our wishes. Whilst they keep a tight lid on opposition aspirations, ‘our’ corporations destroy their potential economies by effectively stealing their resources. Continuing to inhibit economical success for the inhabitants, it increases their desire to quit their country for the apparently ‘successful’ West. Emigration is driven by poverty and hardship and ‘we’ are allowing that to continue because of our own corrupt practices. Military force is never used for ‘UK security’, it is used to protect UK companies while they ransack other countries valuables. Corbyn is acutely aware that the UK (and the US) foreign policy is a major reason for refugees but the mainstream media won’t tell you that.

Even if Corbyn did get elected……

… It wouldn’t mean a new horizon for British foreign policy where we would suddenly become world leaders. We only have to look at Donald Trumps words in his election campaign to realise that he’s either a prolific liar or he’s been told, in no uncertain terms, to tow the line. Corbyn is not a liar. He’s a decent human being with a strong perception of what is wrong and right. Unfortunately (or not), he doesn’t have a strong, likeable personality. He seems uncomfortable being the Labour Party leader and is not a particularly strong public speaker. Having said that, he’s not trying to entertain us, he’s trying to do the right thing, in a way that’s fair to everyone.

Research issues on the internet, don’t rely on newspapers and TV.

The Conservative Party have long been a deception. The Labour government under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown was too. Jeremy Corbyn is the Labour leader because he couldn’t bear to see the party being ruled by another ‘Tony Blair’. Corbyn quickly discovered that Hilary Benn was a snake when he made a speech encouraging attacks on Syria. He got rid of him. Corbyn is a principled man. He won’t attack and kill people from other countries and that’s why I will vote for him.