Mr Woodcock, who chose the week in March when Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity eclipsed David Cameron’s to claim that the Labour leader was bad for the party…
Who stated on Twitter in the same month that Mr Corbyn was a “f**king disaster” at Prime Minister’s Questions…
And who, in September, accused Mr Corbyn of drawing up a “deselection list” likely to lead to MPs being targeted for abuse…
… thinks the UK should use its enormous military might to scare Russia out of its own military action in Syria.
The man is an embarrassment.
Not only do his words demonstrate his ignorance of the facts – that the UK’s military capability pales into insignificance compared to Russia’s; that Russia is in Syria at the request of that country’s government; and that any UK action against Russia or the Syrian government would put us on the wrong side of international law…
Not only that, but he is ignoring the underlying reasons for Russia’s involvement in the conflict, which appears to be about the theft – or at least ownership – of huge petrochemical resources.
If these assets were taken over by western powers, it would seriously dent Russia’s sales to western countries, with a consequential knock-on effect on that country’s economy.
So Russia has a very strong reason to stay in Syria, keeping western countries out by its presence.
And John Woodcock thinks the threat of action by the UK military is going to make them reconsider?
Not a chance.
It might make them think of targeting the UK, though. Russia has been showing off some of its nuclear-capable weapons system in Kaliningrad, but those have a range of just 700 miles.
Mr Putin might be persuaded to wheel out a few intercontinental missiles, all in honour of John Woodcock and his amazing military strategy.
The Labour Party is supposed to be all about unity, now that Jeremy Corbyn has won another leadership election.
But who wants to be in the same room as a blabbermouth like John Woodcock?
MPS are calling for British military action to stop Putin’s air assault on eastern Aleppo.
Labour‘s John Woodcock , secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Friends of Syria, also demanded an emergency parliamentary debate in a bid to end the violence.
And he urged Theresa May to get the ball rolling when Parliament is recalled.
Mr Woodcock called for British air strikes on Assad’s military bases found to have violated “no-fly zones” to bomb Aleppo. He said: “Russia has to know there will be consequences if they continue to act in this way.
“A ‘no-bombing zone’ proposal would say clearly to Russia and Syria, ‘Every time you drop barrel bombs on civilians, we will attack a regime target. Our firepower is greater than yours’.
“There should be an emergency debate to persuade the Government to act.”
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