Listening to voices from London today, where most people are fed up with wars in the Middle East, I heard different thoughts that are shared here as a list.
List of thoughts about Syria from London (See the annotated list)
1. Prospective U.S. involvement is motivated to mitigate prospective dangers to Israel.
2. U.S. involvement would likely escalate with increased involvement from other non-aligned Middle Eastern countries including Iran.
3. U.S. involvement would likely trigger more hostile reaction by Russia and China.
4. The window for opportunity for timely involvement has passed as Syria is involved in Civil War.
5. There are no “good guys” in Syria, only poor people victimized by civil war.
"Syria war vote doesn't go David Cameron's way in British Parliament
CBS/AP/ August 29, 2013, 5:59 PM
LONDON British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes Thursday, a stunning defeat that will almost guarantee that Britain plays no direct role in any U.S. attack on Bashar Assad's government.
A grim-faced Cameron conceded after the vote that "the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action."
The prime minister said that while he still believed in a "tough response" to the alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad's regime, he would respect the will of Parliament.
In response to the vote, the White House said it would continue to consult with the British government.
"He (Obama) believes that there are core interests at stake for the United States and that countries who violate international norms regarding chemical weapons need to be held accountable."