Afghanistan. Iraq. Libya. Now Syria. Next year Iran.
Are we starting to see a pattern emerge here? The decision to attack Syria was made over a year ago and ratified at Bilderberg back in June.
David Cameron made the announcement via Twitter, writing: “There’ll be a clear Govt motion & vote on UK response to chemical weapons attacks.”
Parliament will reconvene for the debate on Thursday, and the announcement comes as Downing Street confirms “contingency plans” are being drawn up to send the military into the Middle Eastern country.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western powers to stop ‘hand wringing’ over the crisis and back up its strong words with military action.
Last week, it was claimed a chemical attack sanctioned by Syria President Bashar al-Assad’s Ba’ath Party killed more than 100 people in Damascus.
Downing Street said all options were still on the table but insisted that no decision has been made over what form of action to take.
A spokesman said: “We are continuing to discuss with our international partners what the right response should be, but, as part of this, we are making contingency plans for the armed forces.”