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David Amess murderer claims he did it because the MP voted to bomb IS in Syria. However…

Misguided: it seems Ali Harbi Ali murdered Sir David Amess because the MP had voted in favour of airstrikes on Syria – that had hardly any effect.

Ali Harbi Ali, the murderer of Sir David Amess, said the killing was a terrorist act of revenge because the late Southend MP voted for airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria.

The attack therefore joins the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing and Westminster attack, the Parsons Green train bombing, and possibly the 2020 Streatham stabbing, as attempts at reprisals for the airstrikes involving a coalition of western powers, for which 397 MPs voted in 2015.

Although, considering the fact that Ali was radicalised in 2019, This Writer wouldn’t have put it past him to have been motivated by the airstrikes against IS in Syria the previous year – when no Parliamentary vote took place at all. There’s nothing rational about these people.

But then, there was very little about the vote to bomb Syria that was rational, either.

For examples:

None of the arguments in their favour – by David Cameron or Labour turncoat Hilary Benn – made any sense. As opponents argued, previous interventions in Iraq and Libya had destabilised those nations, making them a home to terrorists – exactly the opposite of what we were told would happen. Innocents would be killed in huge numbers – even if we knew where the terrorists were hiding, it would probably be behind children or the sick, in schools or hospitals (as we had previously experienced). Dropping bombs on Syria would increase the outflow of refugees. Our bombing would have as little effect as that of the other countries. And when bombing Syria was previously debated in Parliament, it was against President Assad, and therefore on the same side as the terrorists, and if we had gone through with it, Daesh/IS would have controlled most of Syria by the time the 2015 vote took place; how could anyone possibly argue that the current plan would have a better result?

The BBC was so keen to make the UK public support the airstrikes that it lied about a demonstration against them, saying that a violent hard-left hate mob made a show of intimidation outside Labour MP Stella Creasy’s home in an attempt to bully her and other MPs against supporting the strikes – when in fact, a peaceful demonstration filed past her Walthamstow office at a time when nobody was there.

The BBC was also among a media coalition that tried to make the airstrikes Jeremy Corbyn’s responsibility after he allowed Labour MPs to have a free vote. The media mob wanted people to think Mr Corbyn had given his MPs free rein to support the Conservatives, when in fact he had put all the responsibility onto them; the blood would be on their hands, not his (he voted against airstrikes).

Then-prime minister David Cameron exhorted his MPs not to “sit on their hands” and side with Jeremy Corbyn and others he labelled “a bunch of terrorist sympathisers” – as usual, taking a leaf from the Nazi propaganda playbook. As Hermann Goering put it: “The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders… All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”

Collateral damage caused by the bombings was huge. You may remember the image of a boy called Omran, sitting in an ambulance covered in blood, his face registering shock after he wiped it and his hand came away covered in blood. Hilary ‘Bomber’ Benn, who spoke eloquently in support of the airstrikes in December 2015, had nothing to say when challenged about it.

And the attacks caused huge numbers of people to become refugees – many of whom arrived in the UK to be greeted with sympathy by Tory and Labour MPs who had voted to cause their predicament.

Most pertinent to Ali Harbi Ali, though, is the fact that the airstrikes had little or no effect on IS. By February 19, 2016 – more than two and a half months after the December 2, 2015, vote – the total number of IS casualties achieved by the UK was seven.

Sure, IS was defeated in Syria and was driven out of that country in 2019 – but it seems likely to This Writer that this had more to do with the undemocratic decision to take further action in 2018, when MPs were not given a vote.

So this terrorist probably committed his murder on the basis of a misunderstanding about a massive Parliamentary mistake.

Source: Ali Harbi Ali guilty of murdering MP David Amess in terrorist attack | UK news | The Guardian

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Do Israeli airstrikes in Gaza indicate that the new boss is the same as the old boss?

Rain of terror: Israeli bombs land in Gaza.

Was it a forlorn hope, to believe that a new government in Israel might herald a new relationship with Palestine?

Well, let’s not be fooled by appearances.

Contrary to the BBC’s report, Israeli forces aren’t bombing Gaza again because Palestinian terrorists unilaterally launched incendiary balloons.

It seems those balloons went up because far-right extremists were permitted to march through Palestinian neighbourhoods of Jerusalem, shouting, “Death to Arabs!”

(The BBC does mention the march – close to the end of its story, and right after admitting that the Hamas-launched balloons caused fires in fields and appear not to have harmed anybody at all.)

The operative question, then, is whether the new Naftali Bennett government approved the demonstration. I have a doubt about that.

It takes a bit of time to get permission to hold a big demonstration – or at least, it does here in the UK. My understanding is that permission must be sought days – sometimes weeks – in advance.

Was this one approved by the Netanyahu government as a last act of spite against Palestine? I wonder…

Hamas had threatened action if the march went ahead, but the fact that it wasn’t a rocket attack and seems not to have harmed anybody suggests that it was more an expression of protest than a declaration of war.

But this downplaying of causes and effects can only go so far – and Israel’s decision to blow up even more of Gaza with airstrikes is surely going too far.

Did the new government think failing to respond with violence would be seen as a sign of weakness? This seems highly likely.

But now, looking to the future, we need to ask whether this incident will crystallise attitudes in the minds of Israelis and Palestinians.

Also: a little misdirection can cause a lot of harm. Is the mischaracterisation of the cause of the airstrike an attempt by the news media to stoke animosity that may otherwise have died down?

Source: Israel strikes in Gaza after arson attacks – BBC News

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MP attends Syrian refugee event – after voting to bomb their country

Photo opportunity: Tory MP Glyn Davies poses with some of the people who may have been uprooted from their homes and country because he voted to support airstrikes there [Image: County Times].

Glyn Davies has no reason to be proud of Powys County Council’s support for Syrian refugees – for all he knows, it was his vote to bomb their country that caused them to come here at all.

Mr Davies was one of 397 MPs who voted to support “military action, specifically airstrikes, exclusively against ISIL in Syria” on December 2, 2015.

The strikes may have been aimed at terrorists but these things have a tendency to produce knock-on effects. Refugees arrived in the UK as a result of the ongoing conflict in that country – a conflict in which, thanks to Mr Davies’ vote, the UK has been a willing participant.

And then he turned up at the Royal Welsh Showground, speechifying about how great it is that we are providing new homes for people we uprooted from theirs in the first place.

I don’t think it is any cause for pride. I think it may be simply what we owe them.

Powys politicians are proud to be supporting former Syrian refugee families, who are starting new lives here in Mid Wales.

On Monday, August 14, 150 Syrian people came together at Llanelwedd for a picnic and fun day.

The event, hosted on the Royal Welsh Showground and organised by Powys County Council Housing Service, was an opportunity for the families to meet each other and to share their experiences.

Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire, congratulated Powys County Council on its inspiring work to resettle Syrian refugees in Newtown and elsewhere within the county.

Glyn Davies MP said: “I feel proud of our county council’s commitment to the resettlement of Syrian refugees who have been accepted into the UK, following the devastating conflict in the Middle East.”

Read more if you can bear it: Powys proud to be helping former refugees from Syria


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Iain Duncan Smith wants to attack Russia because he is a bloody fool

Iain Duncan Smith should shut up about Aleppo: The closest he ever came to being bombed was when a bird left a message on his head.

Iain Duncan Smith should shut up about Aleppo; the closest he ever came to being bombed was when a bird left a message on his head.

It seems, having failed to commit genocide on UK citizens, Iain Duncan Smith is now determined to encourage it abroad.

He thinks it would be a jolly wheeze to sell arms to the people of Aleppo, so they can shoot down the Russian warplanes we’re told are pummeling the city into ash.

In an article on ConservativeHome, he says he argued for the arming of Bosnian Muslims in the 1990s, when they were being persecuted by Bosnian Serbs, because the argument of the then-government of the UK (Conservative) – that it would create a level killing field – was not better than allowing a one-sided massacre.

I know a thing or three about Bosnia. I was there, briefly, in the aftermath of the war. The fact that they won their country back, despite having had no weapons at all at the start, is a matter of extreme pride to them. Despite the death toll, my belief is that any intervention from the UK would only have got in the way.

So we come to Syria, and the facts are the same. Aleppo isn’t just a city full of innocent people being bombed by nasty Russians for no good reason. It harbours groups of terrorists (see previous VP articles). Does Mr Duncan Smith want to fund terror now?

Suppose his plan was successful and a UK-manufactured weapon was used to shoot down a Russian plane. Does he think Vladimir Putin will ignore the fact that the ordnance was supplied by the British? If so, he does not know the Russian leader.

It is far more likely he would both escalate Russian efforts in Syria and seek restitution from the UK.

Who knows what form that might take?

Iain Duncan Smith is a bloody idiot.

There was blood on his hands at the DWP and now he is trying to get them dirty on the international stage.

He deserves poetic justice – the swift and final kind.

On the news, hardly a day goes by but that the bombing of Aleppo features with more and more stories about the suffering of the Syrian civilians trapped in the city.

Despite all the public condemnation and International initiatives, despite the endless attempts by John Kerry to broker new ceasefires, the bombing goes on relentlessly. Russia is immune to all the rhetoric and refuses to explain or respond to the West’s verbal assaults, whether they are in the UN or on the media.

The only way that the bombing might stop is if the Russians and Syrians start losing some aircraft. Remember what happened when Turkey shot down a Russian jet after it crossed into Turkish airspace, (not the first to have done so) – all incursions stopped.

Providing the weaponry to give the people of Aleppo some defence could alter the balance and provide the impetus to get back to the peace table, though I accept it may yet be too late.

Source: Iain Duncan Smith: Aleppo’s suffering will only stop when someone shoots down a Russian plane | Conservative Home

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