Military action not the answer to alleged Syrian chemical weapons attacks according to Cornish MP
Military action is not the answer to the situation in Syria according to a Cornish MP.
Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall, said he remained unpersuaded “that the UK should engage in or support military strikes in Syria”.
Mr George issued a statement ahead of this afternoon’s parliamentary debate on Syria in the wake of suspected chemical attacks.
Mr George said: “No matter what I may think about the appalling Assad regime and the almost certainty that they have used chemical weapons to kill hundreds and injure thousands of their own people is not sufficient to persuade me that the UK should engage in or support military strikes in Syria.
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“Yes, bomb them with diplomacy, inspectors, humanitarian aid, shelter and support, but recent history should now have taught us that military engagement merely changes the problem; it doesn’t resolve it.”
The alleged chemical attacks sparked outrage across the world and prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to recall parliament to consider the UK's position.
Mr George said there had been many other alleged war crimes in recent years.
He said: “What is the difference between a war crime involving the targeting of a child killed with a bullet or conventional bomb and a child killed by a chemical weapon? Both are horrendous and totally unacceptable incidents. The horror and unacceptability of these are no greater for one than the other.”
The debate in parliament is set to continue into the evening.