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Poll: Military intervention in Syria (57 member(s) have cast votes)

Should the UK take military action against the Syrian regime

  1. Yes (9 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  2. No (36 votes [66.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  3. Undecided (9 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

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#166 George.

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 08:17 AM

 

But what, if anything useful, is this board here for? Do they get paid for being involved in anything and can they actually justify their existence?


Edited by George., 19 September 2015 - 08:29 AM.


#167 Ironwithin

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Posted 19 September 2015 - 02:47 PM

Every poll I have seen say no one wants any More, but the great and the good can put us plebs In our place and use our money for their misguided Ideals. It's sickening if it was not so important.

#168 Capeesh

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 02:15 PM

This poll and thread was started when the UK government wanted to bomb the Assad regime in Syria which was knocked back by our representatives in the House of Commons.
Things have moved on and are now even more complicated
The new Commons vote is about air strikes against ISIS in Syria which has UN backing.
The track record of military intervention by the West in the Middle East can hardly be described as successful.
Will joining the war in Syria help end it, defeat ISIS, protect us from terrorist attack or improve the lives of civilians in the region?
Doing nothing might also have terrible consequences, I don't think anyone has a clue how to deal with this terrible situation.

Edited by Capeesh, 02 December 2015 - 02:37 PM.

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#169 Colin

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 02:43 PM

Will joining the war in Syria help end it, defeat ISIS, protect us from terrorist attack or improve the lives of civilians in the region?

 

Personally, I don't think so and, I think it is a sad claim by various government ministers (and others) that it will..

 

I know that something must be done but, bombing the hell out of the place isn't going to make any difference to the IS fanatics who have already returned to Europe and are intending to bring the 'jihad' here at the earliest opportunity.  Neither is it going to help all the civilians "on the ground" in the region.

IS are not stupid and will attempt to use civilians(?) as a shield.


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#170 Capeesh

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 05:50 PM

^^^ Watching some of the debate before the vote, some of them are seriously trying to say our bombs are so advanced they only kill baddies.
I agree we need to do something but it seems a bit of a shambolic response to a serious problem.
Hopefully there is somebody in power who knows what they're doing.

Edited by Capeesh, 02 December 2015 - 06:19 PM.


#171 brian.smith

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:14 PM

its a joke why why o why


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#172 concerned shetlander

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Posted 02 December 2015 - 11:41 PM

Carmichael has just voted for the Tories again. Been promised a nice little earner In the lords I would think, in case he loses his court case and his nice little earner as mp for shetland. What a disgrace.
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#173 Colin

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 06:24 AM

"Hopefully there is somebody in power who knows what they're doing."

 

That I'm afraid, is the triumph of hope over experience.



#174 Urabug

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

Well i'm not sure voteing to bomb Syria was good or bad,but Scotland will certainly pay a heavy price for not supporting this action.

 

Watch the National contracts and possibly oil/de-commisioning contracts ect

 

Will they come to Scotland.

 

Shame on the SNP



#175 George.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 10:25 AM

Well i'm not sure voteing to bomb Syria was good or bad,but Scotland will certainly pay a heavy price for not supporting this action.

 

Watch the National contracts and possibly oil/de-commisioning contracts ect

 

Will they come to Scotland.

 

Shame on the SNP

 

So you don't know whether it's a good idea or not but we should buckle down and do as we're told, Urabug? You're obviously prepared to stand on your own two feet and do as you're told, and proudly too. The SNP are willing to put their own beliefs, and the beliefs of the people that voted for them, forward, but Carbunkle voted Yes - regardless of the views of the people that voted him in.



#176 fionajohn

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 10:44 AM

smarmy carmy has just endangered us again ...when will that useless piece of human excrement hand in his notice .....no brains only greed and no respect for the people he is meant to represent 


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#177 Urabug

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 07:59 PM

Are you psysic George --how do you know what the people who support Alistair want !  -- I certainly do'nt.



#178 George.

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 08:20 PM

Are you psysic George --how do you know what the people who support Alistair want !  -- I certainly do'nt.

 

Are you suggesting that Carbunkle's supporters are delighted that Britain has gone to war with Syria for no good reason, Urabug. If so, I'd like to see some proof - but only if you have any, of course.



#179 Wheelsup

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 09:30 PM

Wouldn't life be wonderful if people didn't have free will and simply followed the party line. Of course blind obedience is the easy option. And that works for all political persuasions. If people would try and leave their dogma behind and produce a solution that works that would be fine. I think for the majority doing nothing but gripe is doing nothing.
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#180 Gorgonzola Butt-cheese

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