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Syria crisis: UK draws up
contingency military plans

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:toledo, 8/27/2013 8:06:52 AM

The UK is drawing up contingency plans for military action in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, Downing Street has said. No 10 stressed any action would be "proportionate", lawful and follow agreement with international allies. David Cameron will also announce later whether Parliament is to be recalled, amid growing pressure from MPs. A chemical attack is reported to have taken place on Wednesday near Damascus, killing more than 300 people.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/27/2013 8:23:17 AM     (No. 9493255)

"Proportionate" to what? Assad killed 300 to 1200 people with sarin gas, so we will kill 300 to 1200 Syrians with cruise missiles and air strikes? Or, twice those numbers?

Lawful? What law will the US and UK comply with when firing missiles? The UN has not passed a resolution. The law of self defense? We have not been attacked by Syria. Perhaps Obamacare, since Obama says "It´s the law".

Agreement with allies? So, several conference calls with Obama means that its okay to go to war? Guess it avoids the out of style Congressional declaration of war or even a resolution for military action. We´ve moved beyond the quaint notion of a Constitution.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/27/2013 9:08:38 AM     (No. 9493321)

It has been reported that the UK is going to send both of their fighter bombers over there, that´s about all they have left of the once powerful RAF.

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