UK Syria

BoJo Misses The Party

John Watson | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Politics
John Watson

It is always wise to be careful what you wish for and the reason normally given is that you might just get it. In the bowels of the Kremlin they must be pondering that at the moment as they wonder whether their support for Mr Trump assisted him to power and reflect on how quickly it has all blown up in their faces.

US-Russia Relations 'May Be At All Time Low,' Donald Trump Says After Syria Veto

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump has said US-Russia relations might be at “an all time low”, after the two countries clashed over the future of Syria and Russia vetoe...

Refugee Teen Shot In Syrian School Attack Dedicates Life To Helping Others

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education

A teenage refugee, who was shot in the leg during an attack on his school in Syria, has been awarded a prize for helping others in Leeds. Mohamad Kha...

Sean Spicer dropped a horrific clanger on Syria totally buried by his Hitler apology

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK

Whoops! Sean Spicer slips up & admits today why the US REALLY struck Syria: "The goal for the US is to make sure that we destabilize #Syria" pic.twitt...

Syria, Emotion And Trump's Presidential Masculinity

Jenny Mathers | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

So when looking for guiding principles that might help to understand Trump's next moves, bear in mind the competing demands of his presidential masculinity: impulses powered by emotion and instinct enacted in ways designed to make him look tough and manly.

Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Answer BBC Question About Syria

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics

.@jeremycorbyn refused to answer a question on Syria at a business conference— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 11, 2017 ...

The Real Reason Syrians Are Changing Their Facebook Profile Pictures To Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK

Donald Trump’s intervention in Syria has sparked a curious wave of support and criticism, manifesting in the social media profile pictures of the tr...

Downing Street Refuses To Back Trump's Stance On Further Syria Airstrikes

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics

Downing Street today refused to give its unconditional backing to further US airstrikes in Syria if the Assad regime carried out more chemical weapon ...

Syria: A Tipping Point, Or Not Yet?

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

The real victims have been the Syrian people who rose up six years ago to gain their basic freedom and right to political participation. So will they be allowed to exit this dark tunnel, and are we witnessing a tipping point?

Does Trump McFly Secretly Satisfy Our Inner Demons?

Jethro Shirley-Smith | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jethro Shirley-Smith

The truth is, as peaceful as we all want to be, Dostoyevski might be onto something when he says: right or wrong, it's very pleasant to break something from time to time. Because sometimes enough is enough. And morality snaps. But can we ever stomach Trump McFly being the champion of the innocent? Can Trump lead Syria to the happy ending that takes the future of Syria back to the joys of it's past?

The Wages Of Non-Interventionism

David Browne | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Politics
David Browne

Ultimately, it's still too early to tell whether Donald Trump's policy shift will have the desired effect, and the Syrian war may finally come to an end with a transfer of power of some sort. What we can see, however, are the wages of non-interventionism: chemical weapons; barrel bombs; and the rise of extremist groups.

'By Proxy Russia Is Responsible For Syrian Gas Attack' Sir Michael Fallon Turns Up Heat On Moscow

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics

Russia is responsible “by proxy” for the deaths of more than 80 civilians gassed in Syria last week, the Defence Secretary claimed today in bold a...

Sunday Shows: 'The World Can Sleep More Safely Thanks To Trump Bombing Syria'

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK Politics

The Andrew Marr Show Former Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond appeared down the line from Aberdeen, and claimed Boris Johnson looked like a “mini...

Critics Savage 'Washington Poodle' Boris Johnson For Pulling Out Of Moscow Visit

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.04.2017 | UK

Boris Johnson will push leading nations to demand Russia withdraws its forces from Syria when he meets counterparts for talks in Italy next week. The ...

Enraged Syrian Refugee Defends Donald Trump's Air Strike At Anti-War Protest

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

An enraged Syrian refugee accused Stop The War of trying to silence him as they protested outside Downing Street against Donald Trump’s air strike. ...

Did President Trump Do The Right Thing?

Dr Kate Ferguson | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Ferguson

History may well remember President Trump's decision last night as a critical juncture in Syria's tragedy. But without a comprehensive strategy to curtail Assad's crimes and bring peace, then stability, and in time justice to Syria one night of limited airstrikes will hang in history as an empty gesture that failed to save lives and hampered global efforts to build legitimate and lasting multilateral mechanisms for civilian protection and atrocity prevention.

Trump Might Be Seen To Have "Done Something" For Syria, But He Has Done Nothing For The Syrian People

Dr Aidan Hehir | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Aidan Hehir

These airstrikes are, therefore, impelled much more by self-interest than by compassion or a commitment to support the anti-Assad forces. Rather than being prompted by the deaths of "beautiful babies", the airstrikes more likely constitute an attempt by Trump to bolster his own image; they enable Trump to present himself as more forceful than his predecessor, and can be used to counter the narrative that he is in Putin's pocket.

Syrian Refugee Urges Trump To 'Punish The Killers' Of Her Friends

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

A seven-year-old Syrian refugee famous for documenting the horror of living in Aleppo has shared her support for Donald Trump’s airstrike. Alabed, w...

TV Host Hails 'Beautiful' Weapons Hitting Syria By Evoking Leonard Cohen Song

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

you dope— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) April 7, 2017 American anchor Brian Williams sparked an immediate backlash fo...

"Q:And babies? A: And Babies." Trump Finally Realises Assad Is A Very Bad Man

Jay McCarthy | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK
Jay McCarthy

I will never forget the first time I saw the infamous Vietnam War protest poster, titled "Q: And babies? A: And Babies." As a young girl, I stared tra...

Nigel Farage Has Finally Turned On Donald Trump Over Syria Airstrikes

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

Nigel Farage has broken with his unwavering support for Donald Trump and attacked the US President for launching air strikes in Syria. The former Uki...

Corbyn: US Air Strike On Syria 'Risks Escalating' Conflict

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has warned that the US air strike against the Assad regime “risks escalating the war in Syria still further”. In a statement, the La...

Donald Trump's Airstrike In Syria Has Really P***** Off The Alt-Right

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK

Some of Donald Trump’s most fervent far-right and alt-right supporters are rapidly turning against him following last night’s airstrike against a ...

UK Backs US Syria Strikes, Says Michael Fallon

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has said the the British government supports the US cruise missile strike on the Syrian air base from where a chemica...

Trump's Syria U-Turn: What Next?

Robin Lustig | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

It is not always a bad thing for political leaders to give the impression that they are unpredictable. It makes it much more difficult for their enemies to calibrate responses. But Donald Trump is not unpredictable in a good way. He is erratic. His aides have no way of assessing what his next move will be. As a result, they can't plan ahead. Do they have any idea what they're going to do next, now that they moved the Syria conflict into a new phase? I doubt it very much.