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U.S. Secretary Kerry at a Senate hearing.
U.S. Secretary Kerry at a Senate hearing.

US exerted pressure on David Cameron for quick vote on Syria.

According to a Minister from Britain, the UK government of Prime Minister David Cameron was under pressure by officials of the Obama administration in Washington to carry out a quick vote on the participation in a military intervention in Syria. The British cabinet minister said that the US officials wanted a very quick vote of the British parliament about the UK participation in a war on Syria.

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The statement by Kenneth Clarke, a British minister without Portfolio, says that Prime Minister David Cameron has been pressured by American officials from the US administration of Barack Obama and that the United States wanted a very quick vote by the British parliament on the participation of the British military in a possible US-led military intervention in Syria.

This is also one of the reasons, according to the British cabinet Minister Kenneth Clarke, that the administration of David Cameron had not enough time to ensure that there would be enough support by the members of the UK parliament for the participation in a US-led military strike against Damascus in advance of the vote of the parliament. The UK parliament has then voted against the participation in a US-led military intervention in Syria.

Kenneth Clarke, the British minister, further said that the trauma of the war against Iraq is the reason why the UK parliament has voted against the participation in a US-led military intervention into Syria and that the “Britons are extremely scared by the experience” of the Iraq war. However, this is understandable. Lies don’t travel far. Not to mention all the useless victims due to the lies and fabricated evidence in advance of the illegal war on Iraq.

Kenneth Clarke explained in his interview that the people were “so scarred by the experience of Iraq” and probably by all the lies and fabricated evidence to justify the bombing of this country that the administration of Prime Minister David Cameron was not able to get enough support for their intentions to participate in a US-led military strike on Syria.

Further, many of the ministers were not convinced that the administration of David Cameron will not repeat “the gross error of Iraq.” It is already a shame when a British minister just calls the slaughtering of many innocent people and the bombardment of a country, justified by the wilfully use of fabricated evidence, faked documents and lies, simply a “gross error.” Of course, any military strike on Syria will be the repeat of this “gross error” and there is no question about this.

The British Prime Minister David Cameron and some of his Ministers in the UK planned to let their soldiers take part (and die) in a US-led military offensive against Syria. However, the British parliament rejected this questionable plan of the British administration and voted against it by 285 votes to 272 in a Commons vote on Thursday, August 29.

In the meantime, a political analyst and commentator has underlined that any US-led military strike on Syria will not only have dire consequences for the Arab country, the Syrian civilians and the entire region of the Middle East, but will also further isolate the Obama administration in Washington.

The Iranian professor Mohammad Marandi, who works at the University in the capital Tehran, said in his interview that a US-led strike on Damascus will further isolate the United States in the so-called international community with the key powers like China and Russia holding it to account.

According to the Iranian professor and political analyst Mohammad Marandi, the Obama administration and thus, Washington in general, will certainly “lose friends” when they really launch a war against Syria.

Syrian soldiers are executed by US-backed terrorists in Syria.
Syrian soldiers are executed by US-backed terrorists in Syria.

Such countries as China and Russia will “be unforgiving”, while other countries in the Middle East and, for sure, the people in Iraq will “harden their stance against the Saudi dictatorship,” other proxy regimes of the United States in the region, and also against Washington, of course.

In case the Obama administration in Washington really launches a military attack against Syria, it “will be seen as a pariah state and a rogue regime that carries out attacks on different countries one after another,” according to the Iranian professor.

The Iranian professor from the University in Tehran further explained in terms of a potential response by the administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran, that it is currently “unclear” whether and how the Iranian administration would react to a US-led military strike on Damascus. However, the political commentator from Tehran also stated that it is certain that the “the Iranians will increase their support for the Syrian people.”

The Iranian professor Mohammad Marandi said the following in his interview:

“The Iranians never show their hands, as they say, but I think that the Americans definitely will recognize and understand that the Iranians will make life for them a lot more difficult and those who support aggression against Syria in this region will definitely not benefit from the strikes and from aggression.”

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