Am I A Terrorist Sympathiser?

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While I was listening to the news this morning I heard something that made me angry.

David Cameron called Jeremy Corbyn, and all other opponents of action in Syria, "terrorist sympathisers". 

David Cameron "Terrorist Sympathiser" comment makes me angry.


I could not believe my ears.

Does that mean I'm a terrorist sympathiser?


I don't agree with taking action in Syria.

Bombing, and killing, innocent people on the off chance they might kill a terrorist doesn't sit right with me. 

Hundreds of thousands of Syrian people will be killed, seen as 'collateral damage', because our government wants to show support for Paris. At least that's how it seems to me. 

Back in 2001, when the twin towers were attacked and hundreds of people died, the then President of the United States raged war on Iraq. It was Al Qaeda who were the terrorists and we were told in no uncertain terms that they were the bad guys.

Iraq was bombed, hundreds, maybe even thousands, of innocent Iraqi people died. Families lost loved ones, and their lives were changed forever.


In 2005, when London was attacked, it was still Al Qaeda who were the terrorists. The war in Iraq was still going on.

Osama Bin Laden was killed in 2011 and all of a sudden Al Qaeda disappeared. We'd won the fight against terror, apparently.


Now it's Paris that has been attacked and suddenly we need to be aware of terrorist cells controlled by ISIS?

We should rage war against another middle-eastern country, change countless lives on the off chance we'll kill some terrorists?

I'm sorry Mr Cameron but NO.


No one can convince me that bombing innocent people will rid us of terrorism. It didn't happen last time, it won't happen this time.

There will always be people who don't like what the UK, the USA, and others, stand for. There will always be people who want to attack, hurt, kill innocent people.

Bombing, or raging war (again) will NOT rid the world of terrorists.

If that makes me a terrorist sympathiser, then so be it!



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22 comments:

  1. I have mixed feeling about it. I'm an ethical vegetarian, so killing is not something I'm comfortable with. But, while I'm not scared to leave my house, I want the terrorists stopped. I also think is unlikely that operations can take place without innocent lives being lost and that is tragic too.

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    1. It's all tragic, but regardless of how many times we bomb a country there's always going to be crazy people out there that want to hurt and kill. It is a sad state of affairs.

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  2. I agree with Corbyn's assessment that unless they have some sort of plan for what happens afterwards, then any form of military action is wrong as it will only create another failed state / more refugees. The whole assessment - there are loads of fighters on the ground - sound way to much like "there are weapons of mass destruction" or "it'll be all over by Christmas".

    We've lobbied our MP and signed various petitions against bombing Syria and are disgusted by Cameron's comments. Disagreeing with him does not make us terrorists. He owes everyone who is thoughtfully disagreeing with him an apology. Disagreement is part of democracy!

    Well done for getting such a thoughtful, well written post on this up. I don't trust myself. (Likely to be too many swears!)

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    1. Thanks hun. I agree with Corbyn, and you, it does sound a bit too familiar doesn't it? Have they forgotten Iraq? I just don't understand why people think it's a good idea.

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    2. Managed a post and gave you a name check! http://www.someplacestrange.net/2015/12/dear-mr-cameron.html (Hope this doesn't count as link dumping)

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  3. Nope you are not a terrorist sympathiser. If it could be guaranteed that only terrorists were bombed then maybe but you can't so no. I can't get over what a buffoon Cameron is.

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    1. Oh I know. His comments were totally uncalled for and he should be ashamed of himself. Because we disagree with him we're terrorist sympathisers, shocking. Thanks for your support. x

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  4. I'm struggling with this too, but then so, I suspect, is Cameron, and all of government. On the one hand more war will of course never end terrorism. It's a fact of life sadly. And yes, war will cost innocent lives, and that is awful. Just awful. On the other hand, being seen to do nothing, and in fact, doing nothing, will only allow the situation to become more out of control than it already is. Iraq was a disaster, and has probably led to today's situation being bigger than it ever was then. But what should we be doing? I think that's where the struggle amongst leaders begins. Because no-one really has a viable alternative, and doing nothing isn't an option. I totally agree that waging war without an after plan is wrong. But arguing against war - as a politician - without presenting a useful alternative, is also incredibly unhelpful. (I'm aiming this at the no's in government by the way, not you!). Such a terrible, difficult situation all round. And I have no answers either :(

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    1. Thank you for such a thoughtful post. It is a difficult situation and if I was in Cameron's position I'm really not sure what I would do. I'm glad I don't have that responsibility on my shoulders. I think it's just so sad that innocent people have to die at all. :(

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  5. Thanks for writing this post. If you're a terrorist sympathiser then so am I - and a lot of other people who disagree with the government on this. A completely outrageous remark from Cameron. Of course it's an incredibly complex situation and there are valid arguments on both sides. To me, this level of abusing the other side suggests Cameron knows he doesn't have a strong case for war. And plenty of people with military expertise and experience have said it won't work without a proper strategy. Not only will air strikes not help to defeat ISIS, but it could make things even worse. They want more civilians killed (which of course they will be) as the more ordinary people suffer the easier it is for them to recruit more terrorists. And it really frustrates me how many times the suggestion comes up that the alternative to war is 'doing nothing'. Who is funding ISIS? Who is giving them weapons? Buying their oil? There are alternatives. And what about Assad? He's the main problem in Syria, as he's killed far more civilians than ISIS has. Urrgghh... it's all such a mess. And there are no easy answers. Sorry for the essay! And thanks again for the post. #brilliantblogposts

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    1. I love the essay! I think this topic gets everyone talking because we all have our own opinions and as long as they're expressed in a thoughtful way it's great! You're right though, I don't get the 'doing nothing' thing. Just because we don't want to drop bombs on innocent people doesn't mean we don't want to do anything. Like you say, it's such a mess.

      Thanks again for sharing your opinion. xx

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  6. If you are then I must be too because I agree with you! Something needs to be done obviously, but not this. Killing innocent people is just wrong. Plus, why does anyone think ISIS will care? They have wreaked more havoc in Syria than anyone, effectively we are now helping them out. How does David Cameron not see that by doing this we are widening the divide and heightening the fear and unrest, which means we are playing right into their hands! #binkylinky
    Debbie

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    1. I couldn't agree more Debbie! Thanks for commenting. x

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  7. Yes, I think I agree with you. No matter how many times we try and quash this kind of terror, another pops up and replaces it. History shows us that there is always going to be some group of people who oppose one another and, unfortunately, some will go to extreme terrorist lengths for their 'cause' often against the vast majority. I don't think dropping bombs is the answer but as others have commented I have no viable alternative to suggest. There is no easy fix and I do the relish the job of the politicians making decisions in these situations. However Cameroon is a buffoon for making such a stupid comment. #binkylinky

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    1. My autocorrect changed his name! I am talking about Cameron just to be clear!

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    2. Ha! I agree with your last statement - definitely!

      No there isn't an easy fix, I don't think anyone can say what would fix it to be honest. But I think there are probably viable options that aren't being considered because of financial issues or political motivations. The Hubby said that some of the MP's who voted for bombing Syria had been threatened, they were told they'd lose their jobs if they didn't vote the right way. He said "So they thought it was preferable to bomb innocent people rather than lose their jobs". I think that pretty much sums it up for me. :(
      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. xx

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  8. I really don't know how to feel about all this. The thought of killing innocent people is so wrong and atrocious. Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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  9. I completely agree with you we have done this numerous times and problem is still there it makes us a bigger target ten of thousands innocent people will die and the cost is huge in money terms thanks for linking to the Binkylinky

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    1. Thanks Nigel. Yes to the money thing - I wonder how much our government is going to spend? We couldn't afford the Iraq war so what makes them think we can afford this one?
      Thanks for your comment. x

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  10. Hi Morgan, you or anyone else who is against using military action against Isis is not a terrorist sympathiser. Getting rid of these terrorists is not as simple as simply sending in the armed forces to bomb the place, but what the answer is I'm not sure anyone knows for sure, but it should not include killing innocent people because that would bring everyone down to the same level as the Isis.

    xx

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    1. Thank you Debbie. It is such a tough topic and I know there are people that feel strongly about it in both camps. I just can't justify killing thousands of innocent people for the hope that we might 'win'. What does 'winning' equate to anyway?
      Thanks for your thoughtful comment. xx

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