The UK and France have led calls for the embargo to be relaxed.
|France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, left, Britain's Foreign Minister William Hague|
The British and the French have done more than enough damage in Syria already, dating back as far as 1917. Now this inept Foreign Secretary, in cahoots with French, is itching to get British weapons into the hands of one, or more, of the fragmented elements of the "rebels" fighting Bashar Al-Assad. As is invariably the case with British foreign policy in the Middle east, Britain, (Mr. Hague) has no idea who to give the weapons to or which section, or sections, of the "Opposition", Britain should support. British and French involvement in the Middle East generally is littered with bad judgement leading to bad decisions.
The provision of weapons to any component of the Syrian opposition, would be compounding an already disastrous situation by an ill conceived and indefensible intervention. The long term consequences of such an intervention would plague Europe and perhaps the world for generations to come.