Comments on: On Syria, England defects http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1931 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:11:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1931 The UK is a declining power, and we in the US need to look at the UK and learn. Becuase that will be us in a few decades: irrelavent!!!

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By: Samrch http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1930 Tue, 03 Sep 2013 06:21:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1930 The US and Britain has little gain by who wind in Syria both sides hate the West and Iran not Syria is the nuclear treat.

If we attack any one in the Middle East it should be the clergy that run Iran and the professional employed in their nuclear program.

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By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1929 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 16:55:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1929 To John Lloyd –
Your title is incorrect, the UK voted against a miliary strike on Syria. England is only one part of the UK. You seem to intermingle England, Britain & the UK as if they are the same thing. As a journalist you should know better.

To any interested in global reality –
ENGLAND is the southern part of the GREAT BRITAIN. The UNITED KINGDOM includes England, Scotland & Northern Ireland.

However, I’m doubting anyone commenting here really cares about reality.

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By: Urban_Guerilla http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1927 Mon, 02 Sep 2013 10:56:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1927 You describe the belief that the Tony Blair government lied to get the UK into Iraq as erroneous.

How so? Mr Blair said the evidence that Iraq possessed WMDs was clear and compelling. Check Hansard for his speech.

Mr Blair also said that ‘even today’ Saddam and his sons could stay on if they just gave up their WMD.

But there were no WMD. And there was no evidence either. When asked by the several inquiries afterwards the UK authorities could find no real evidence. Therefore, when Mr Blair said the evidence was thorough, compelling, chilling, he lied. He may have believed Iraq had WMD, but rather than question this erroneous belief when challenged, he chose to fabricate evidence. That is he lied.

It was more important for Mr Blair to look ‘credible’ with the public and the Americans than it was to speak the truth.

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By: changeling http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1926 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:17:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1926 I would not be at all surprised to see this “limited strike” on Assad turn quickly (perhaps simultaneously)into an all out bombardment of Iran’s nuclear program. Justified revulsion over the use of poison gas alone does not overcome the likelihood of a retaliatory strike causing more harm than good in Syria’s civil war. It would probably strengthen Al Qaeda too.What this strike will enable is a claim that Iran fired missiles at Israel in support of Assad. That’s all it will take, and in the heat of the moment there will be no need to substantiate Iran’s actions.

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By: Killiebrad http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1925 Sun, 01 Sep 2013 07:15:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1925 England defects ??? are you suggesting that Scotland has already left the union I thought the referendum was on the 18th of September 2014, as well as Wales and N. Ireland following suit remember many men and women served and died from these 3 countries fighting Westminster’s wars, you are doing them a dis-service with your headline

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By: AZreb http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1924 Sat, 31 Aug 2013 13:03:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1924 When many of us in the US have questions regarding our government’s actions, no one can blame the UK for questioning and then deciding not to back us.

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By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1923 Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:01:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1923 Alexa – any chance you can come to a concise point without giving us your family history?

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By: katethegreat http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1922 Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:05:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1922 First of all it isn’t England it’s Britain! Secondly for the land of the free to note; it’s democracy at work. Thirdly most ordinary people don’t give a jot about a “special relationship”. Lastly why is it always in inverted commas?

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By: theoligarch.com http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/08/30/on-syria-england-defects/#comment-1921 Sat, 31 Aug 2013 05:30:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1014#comment-1921 Dear John Lloyd,

It’s not at all out of the question that the gas attack was a hideous attempt by the rebels to get hold of weapons, in April they were suspected of small scale gas attacks designed to get the US to ship them arms, and killing lots of thier own people means nothing to these blood drinking rebel groups.

It’s surly this possibility that help back the Parliment – they said the evidence is inconclusive. Were the government to lauch widespread attacks the evidence would not be inconclusive and Cameron could win another vote.

In club it’s easy to get carried away, overanalysing, fretting about red lines that are really more grey, and drinking ideological Kool-Aid. One isolated attack means nothing, they are dying like flies in Syria already, droves more will die before this civil war ends, don’t get hooked up on one inclusive event, wait and see what happens. That’s the advice of the British Parliment, and its advice you gung ho Americans would be well advised to listen to. When it comes to gepolitics it’s surely the great old powers of Britian and Germany that know best, the US is really a child by comparison.

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