Would you support Britain in joining airstrikes against Isil in Syria?

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France, which has launched a series of ‘massive’ air strikes agains Isil in Syria, has said it would be ‘appreciated’ if Britain joined the fight.

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his country was justified in taking action in Syria. But are we?

This is a very sensitive issue and has the members of parliament divided.  Britain is not taking part in the action in Syria because MPs have so far refused to authorise the extension of airstrikes in neighbouring Iraq.

However, public outrage at the Paris attacks and the wider refugee crisis fuelled by the rise of Isil has put the issue back on the table.

Mr Cameron said it was his “firm conviction” that Britain needed to tackle Isil in the country. Speaking at a press conference at the G20 summit in Turkey, Mr Cameron said:

‘I think people want to know that there is a whole plan for the future of Syria, the future of the region, because it is perfectly right to say that a few extra bombs and missiles won’t transform the situation.’

What are your views? Would you vote for Britain to join airstrikes in Syria? Do you have an alternative suggestion to share?

Would you support Britain in joining airstrikes against Isil in Syria?

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Jax
20th Dec 2015
1
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No because it will not solve the problem.
justabout
19th Dec 2015
1
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No because I don't think it will solve the problem.
David Cameron thinks we are still a super power but we are not.
Pressure has to be put on America and Russia to get the warring factions round the table.
cliffwilly
18th Dec 2015
0
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I believe this very nasty organisation needs to be kept in check in any way and anywhere it is operating.
internationallady
13th Dec 2015
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I read an interesting artice a few days ago, but cannot remember who by or where. It says that bombing should only be a part of the solution as IS are spread so far, but the bombing can help destroy their transport and their ability to make money. The other ways that are necessary are using international intelligence and the war against them on the internet, cutting their communication. Safly we do also have to for now allow Assad to stay in place and to be fair I was told he is less dangerous as he is just one person and we know who he is. Talking however will not help as they are not willing to talk they just want complete power over the world.
Joan Fraser
6th Dec 2015
1
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I am sad (and quite angry) that Airstrikes have been approved; what is to be achieved? David Cameron saving personal face round the table after losing the earlier vote perhaps.

I do believe we must find a way to crush these killers - but feel 'jaw jaw would have been better than war war'. I for one do not think anyone is any safer anywhere since many of our elected politicians went against their electorates wishes, and voted based on THEIR own wishes and desires..... without remembering who they represent or waiting for outcomes and hopefully more accurate intelligence from upcoming Summit.

No one really knows who IS/Daesh are, or if their main base is in Syria (I suspect not) - I have such a stomach lurching feeling of Deja vu, and once again say NOT IN MY NAME
lizfid3
4th Dec 2015
2
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These evil people are already spread across the globe. They are not just a band of rag tag lunatics, they are highly organised. Look at how they caused the migrant crisis in order to infiltrate Europe without being noticed. I can't see how us joining the bombing will make any difference to them. We need to concentrate on destroying their money supplies and internet connections as well as weeding out the preachers of hate.
Munsterlander
30th Nov 2015
1
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Yes but much better to have a multinational army in Syria to finally defeat these fools once and for all
Marley444
30th Nov 2015
4
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I think all members of all parties should vote individually and not have to take the stance that their party leader chooses.
SovereignInventory
27th Nov 2015
3
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I have just seen John Nicholl on Sky news and must say he has spoken the most sense I've heard on this issue. The UK bombing Syria will NOT solve the Daesh problem at all. I'm actually agreeing with Jeremy Corbyn on this one.
Wilf
30th Nov 2015
2
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I think you are right and its only really to show we are with our Allies to stop isis. If all the major powers can get together then I think they can be stopped and pushed back which is absolutely necessary. They need to be sorted out once and for all. All the poor people affected by these maniacs.
scandiman
25th Nov 2015
5
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Here we go again, yet another war. If Cameron wants it, I expect to see him leading, instead of staying at home behind his security gates. What is happening in Syria is nothing to do with us. Secure our borders and properly control immigration. We are going to see yet more of our people killed because of someone else's problem. More grieving parents (on both sides), fatherless and motherless children, widows and the results of post-traumatic stress disorder. We are approaching Christmas, where precisely is this 'peace on earth'?
MandM
24th Nov 2015
5
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We have tried everything else but restraint. Give peace a chance.
blodwynBaBaa
24th Nov 2015
6
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I agree we have to come together as an international community to solve the threat Daesh pose to us. However indiscriminate bombing of Syria I don't believe will do that,
Who are we bombing in Syria? Are we for or against Assad now as before Mr Cameron wanted us to bomb for Assad now against him!! I think though he may have changed his mind again...
I also want to know who is buying oil of Daesh? Who is acting a as their bankers and who is selling them arms...
Bombing kills innocent people and destroys homes and land what are we going to do about the refugees we create as we don't seem to want any of those that are already struggling and most importantly what are we going to do after we have finished bombing Syria???
SovereignInventory
29th Nov 2015
3
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I think you'll find that our 'ally' Turkey is buying oil from Daesh.
Barbara58
21st Dec 2015
0
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Yeah, Turkey has turned tail and gobble gobble gobbled off.
internationallady
13th Dec 2015
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I heard this too and I do think we need to do something about it, especially as they do seem to be fighting a solo war against Russia at the same time.
gingerd
23rd Nov 2015
3
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A big NO! Firstly, there are innocent people in Syria who have done nothing wrong, they just live in the wrong place. Secondly, Da'esh has no country therefore cannot actually be bombed as in an act of war. Thirdly, if we did go in with all guns blazing then we would be retaliated against and, in my humble opinion, one act of violence NEVER cancels out another, it just causes more bloodshed. It will also cause even more anti-Muslim (and anyone who may have a different coloured skin or look) feeling, again causing unnecessary violence on our streets.
BirdofParadise
23rd Nov 2015
3
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I would not be happy about ground troops going in but the world has to unite to annihilate these evil cowards. It should not be left to one nation. Also reading in the paper today, men are coming back to this country from Syria and being allowed to carry on as normal. That is totally wrong. They are terrorists and traitors and should be severely punished. This government is hopeless. I see one man is the son of a Rochdale councillor. How many strings pulled there then.I have absolutely no faith in this government regarding many things.
thefilthycripple
23rd Nov 2015
6
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I am against air strikes ,2 years ago William Hague wanted to bomb Assad and arm ISIS . Other than grandstanding for the benefit of our allies ( who always do what suits them ) our efforts given that 2 superpowers are already engaged ,our efforts would not make a halfpenny's difference ! It would make us an even bigger target !
Westminster
22nd Nov 2015
2
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I am loyal and will always support my country, right or wrong.

I will support whatever action the UK wishes to take against ISIS, but I wonder if we could just let the Russians and French have a clear field for a while.

We have lost so many fine young people, not to mention those who have come back with missing limbs, both men and women, I weep for them.

Whatever the Government decide, I do hope and pray that our casualties can be kept to a minimum.
LAW
22nd Nov 2015
0
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100% behind the government on this. We should have done this many, many weeks ago. People like this so called IS group should not inherit the earth and should not be allowed to breath the same fresh air as decent people. Go! Go! Mr. PM
Alicia
22nd Nov 2015
6
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Do we really want World War 3.
Hate does not conquer hate.
Stafilos
23rd Nov 2015
1
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Nobody wants to see another world war, but ISIS does not want to talk just kill, are we to ignore that and do nothing, no they must be stopped.
celtwitch
22nd Nov 2015
2
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You are right, but, hate DOES conquer pacifism, cowardice and procrastination.
JohnHerb
22nd Nov 2015
4
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I think we have to do something. We cannot just let these terrorists keep destroying innocent peoples lives and keeping the populations in Syria and Iraq in a state of fear and repression. Someone needs to help them and that's the Brits along with the French, USA etc. "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
Karine Davison
4th Jan 2016
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Agree with your last statement entirely, but bombing from the air and perhaps killing innocent people and destroying their homes and living, is not the answer. Has to be talk , talk, talk. It eventually worked for Northern Ireland.
Marley444
22nd Nov 2015
5
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I must say I feel really torn on this one. On the one hand I think we should join the other forces, however I have a big concern how vulnerable it will make the UK for further acts of terrorism. We are dammed if we do and dammed if we don't. It would be almost a statement that we would be making - which is the brave thing to do I guess. I think airstrikes alone would not be enough, and we would need troops on the ground too. I am truly grateful for the brave men and women in our armed forces who will have to implement whatever strategy is agreed upon. We live in a very ugly world at the moment with very sad and worrying times ahead 🙁
Riggs
22nd Nov 2015
3
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Agree with your comments.I think there is an element of "start with the end in mind"
Air strikes...and what? What will the boots on the ground.look like?, numbers?durations? ...and what do we plan to leave in place? I for one would like the package explained.

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