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SystemSystem Posts: 5,841
edited April 14 in General

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Ed Miliband’s legacy to the world cannot just be measured by his inadvertently handing the Labour leadership to Jeremy Corbyn*. He also played a decisive role in preventing the UK joining proposed action against the Assad regime after Syria used chemical weapons in 2013. The effect of Britain withdrawing from planned operations – and doing so because of opposition in the legislature – was to cause Obama from drawing back from his ‘red line’ on Syrian chemical use, to open the region to Russia, to stabilise Assad in power and to normalise the use of chemical weapons in Syria (and, quite possibly, beyond).

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  • MarqueeMarkMarqueeMark Posts: 17,480
    The world stood by us as we did the right thing on Salisbury. Which was aimed at preventing the use of nerve agents becoming just another casual thing that Russia does. So we are right to stand by those same people as they do the right thing on Syria. Which was aimed at preventing the use of chemical weapons becoming just another casual thing that Russia and its allies do.
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