This time however the ruling President has not caved in as expected and he has powerful allies. The Russians, the Chinese and the Iranians do not want regime change in Syria. In addition the government troops seem to be winning on the ground. Amateur Jihadists cannot cope with professional soldiers even though the British government, for some unaccountable reason, seems hell bent on giving unknown strangers vast quantities of modern arms which could disappear into a big black hole! I also read that a large proportion of the so called 'Syrian rebels' are actually not Syrian!
What I fail to understand is why is our PM and the Foreign Secretary are so keen on regime change? What is is about Syria that concerns us? Have we not learned anything from Iraq, Libya and Egypt? David Cameron is so desperate that he is prepared to ignore EU rules on arms distribution to ensure that the jihadists are better armed. Suddenly we become an independent country again! When did that happen?
Let us consider the facts. On one side we have the United States, the UK, France, Saudi Arabia and Qatar and on the other side we have Syria, Russia, China and Iran. I don't know about you but I don't like the scenario or the odds! The big boys are squaring up to each other and that is not good for you and me or our families our kids or our grand kids.
If President Assad wins then he will defeat the regime changers and they do not apparently like to lose. I just wonder how far our government, particularly our PM and our Foreign Secretary, would go to ensure victory for whoever they are representing (it sure isn't me!) because I cannot see the point of flirting with a major war in an area that does not concern us.
As usual PM's Question Time did not even throw up one serious question on this issue which sums up how cowed they all are.