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Liar: Theresa May is not being straight with you about her reasons for ordering air strikes on Syria.

The case against the legality of the air strikes Theresa May ordered in Syria is growing.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a carefully-worded statement on the strikes that could not hide his opinion.

“There’s an obligation, particularly when dealing with matters of peace and security, to act consistently with the Charter of the United Nations and with international law in general,” he stated, implying that the United States, the UK and France had not.

“The Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. I call on the members of the Security Council to unite and exercise that responsibility.” The United States, the UK and France are all members of the security council, along with Russia – which supports the Syrian government. The demand for all four nations to put away their bullets and bombs and find a peaceful solution could not be clearer.

UK Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn used much plainer language. In a letter to Mrs May, he wrote:

“I believe the action was legally questionable, and this morning the UN Secretary General has said as much, reiterating that all countries must act in line with the UN Charter.

“You assured me that the Attorney General had given clear legal advice approving the action. I would therefore be grateful if you would publish this advice in full today.”

He also stated: “As I said I believe that Parliament should have been consulted and voted on the matter. The UK Prime Minister is accountable to Parliament, not to the whims of a US President.”

Mrs May has yet to respond – although some others have spoken up for her:

Here’s the appropriate response – from Mail columnist Peter Hitchens, who is doing good work on this matter:

Tory daftie James Cleverly weighed in:

But it turns out he was a lightweight:

What exactly did Theresa May hit, anyway? The Barzah Scientific Research facility, that had a clean bill of health from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) last November…

… and an empty snake venom antidote factory, it seems.

Theresa May spent £1.6 million on those strikes.

Ah. So there was a reason to bomb the anti-venom factory – but only if the Tory government has been up to no good. Why would Theresa May want to sabotage the OPCW inspection? What could they find that the Tories would want to hide?

Is it possible that the Russians were right when they predictedfake chemical weapons attack in Syria, that would be used to justify air strikes on that country?

If so – and circumstantial evidence suggests an investigation would be appropriate – then I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that very little of this entire affair is legal.


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