Following on from the spectacular successes of our interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Egypt, it is now reported we have troops in Syria* (sic). What the fuckety-fuck? Who the hell in their right mind thinks this is a good idea or anything at all to do with us?
If true, just about everything is wrong with this. First off, there is no actual vote in parliament, just a few tossers sitting in Downing Street** sending people to their deaths and of course to kill others. Then there is the small matter of yet more meddling to no good purpose. Can we possibly afford to become embroiled here? Can we honestly object when some third party starts unilaterally meddling and let’s be honest, killing in our country if we do so in theirs?
And last but not least there are reports of Syrian tanks massing on the Turkish border to repel any Turkish attack; meanwhile the Saudis are apparently on high alert to occupy Jordan and parts of Southern Syria as some kind of safe zone. This is almost certain to piss the Russians off in the extreme (this is how the Syrians got the Turkish jet, with modern AA missiles supplied by Moscow). And the Iranians are more or less certain to wind up the militias in Southern Iraq to have a crack at the Saudis destabilising them.
So with this utter nightmare possibly about to kick off what are the UK media reporting? The news that Tom and Katie are to divorce.
* http://www.debka.com/article/22133/British-forces-in-Syria-Assad-presidential-compound-said-under-attack Hat tip to the redoubtable Trooper Thomson for the website link.
** I find it almost impossible to believe that of troops have been deployed, the PM did not authorise it.