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OWoN: More Legal BS! Leaders need to step up, agree, go in and total them all right now. Strap these Damned Lawyers to the Missiles and launch them. Watch how fast Legal Opinions change then! Man Up or Shut Up! Killers only understand one message. Helicopter Gunships and drone missiles will take it to them all.

Film these rats running once we take it to them. Let none escape. Use Doomsday Bombs. Atomize them all.


Air Strikes against Isil in Syria likely to be illegal, Commons assessment finds - Image: PA


Air Strikes against Isil in Syria likely to be illegal, Commons assessment finds


Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, attends a meeting of foreign office ministers in Paris amid warnings that air strikes in Syria may be illegal

The Telegraph
By Steven Swinford
15 September 2014

Air strikes against Isil extremists in Syria in the wake of the murder of British hostage David Haines is likely to be illegal without the permission of the dictator Bashaar-al-Assad, according to an official assessment.

David Cameron is expected to announce air strikes as early as next week against the Islamist "monsters" who murdered Mr Haines, who are now threatening the life of another British hostage.

Mr Haines became the first Briton to be murdered by a man believed to be the British-accented terrorist known as "Jihadi John", who has previously beheaded two American journalists.

In footage, released on Saturday night, the terrorists threaten to murder a second British captive – Alan Henning, a 47-year-old aid convoy volunteer from Manchester who was captured in Syria late last year.

Mr Cameron is expected recall MPs after attending the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, at which he will outline his plans.

However, an assessment by the House of Commons Library has found that air strikes in Syria "will be difficult to justify legally" unless Assad requests assistance from the West. Even if he does, the paper notes that "it is unlikely that the West could be seen to be responding to such a request".

It suggests that the West will need a United Nations security council resolution to authorise any action. The note says: "Any action against ISIL in Iraq will be inadequate without action against them in Syria and the rhetoric against the Assads may be toned down.

"Action in Syria will be difficult to justify legally without a request for assistance from the Assad government, and it is unlikely that the West could be seen to be responding to such a request."

"The British government has said that any action in Syria will comply with international law, and the most likely way to achieve this would be to claim that military action is for humanitarian purposes, using the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. This remains controversial, however, without a United Nations Security Council resolution to authorise it."

Downing Street last week appeared to overrule Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, after he suggested that air strikes would not take place in Syria amid concerns over the Assad regime's air defence system. Downing Street said that Mr Cameron has not "ruled anything out" and "Britain could still take part".

Mr Hammond is today attending a meeting of foreign ministers in Paris to discuss how to tackle Isil.




Mr Cameron returned to Downing Street late on Saturday night after learning of the murder of Mr Haines and the threats to Mr Henning. The Prime Minister chaired a Cobra meeting on Sunday before making an emotional statement condemning the Isil terror group.

Mr Cameron said that he has an “iron determination” to destroy Isil and pledged to “hunt down” Mr Haines’s killers.

He described Mr Haines, an aid worker, as a “British hero” and said the UK is “incredibly proud” of him.

“David has been murdered in the most callous and brutal way imaginable by an organisation which is the embodiment of evil,” Mr Cameron said. We will hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice no matter how long it takes.”

Mr Haines’s brother, Mike, paid tribute to his brother, saying that Mr Haines was “most alive and enthusiastic” in his humanitarian roles and will be “missed terribly”. He added that Isil terrorists “need to face the consequences of their actions”.

In the strongest indication that he is preparing to call for air strikes, Mr Cameron said that Mr Haines’ murder would “strengthen our resolve” to take on the threat posed by Islamic extremists.

He said: “It falls to the Government and to each and every one of us to drain this poison from our society and to take on this warped ideology that is radicalising some of our young people.”

A series of former military chiefs have also urged the Prime Minister to commit to air strikes. It is understood Mr Cameron will set out his desire to join air strikes at the UN meeting.

The Prime Minister described Isil as an “evil” and “callous” organisation and added: “They are not Muslims, they are monsters. They are killing and slaughtering thousands of people – Muslims, Christians, minorities – across Iraq and Syria,” he said. “They boast of their brutality; they claim to do this in the name of Islam. That is nonsense. Islam is a religion of peace.”

A growing number of Tory MPs who opposed military intervention in Syria last year said they are now backing military strikes.

Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, said that military action must be taken against Isil “before it’s too late”. He said: “I think there’s a clear imperative we deal with Isil, deal with the threat, ensure the stability of the region itself. There is a clear need for us to act internationally against this group before it’s too late.”

Sarah Wollaston, the Conservative MP for Totnes, who voted against air strikes in Syria last year, said she now supported military intervention and wanted Parliament recalled.

She said: “We should now as a matter of principle join the US in targeted air strikes.”

Boris Johnson, writing in The Telegraph, says: “We would be mad not to use our defence capability, where we can, to make the world a better place.”

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2 comments :

  1. This BS is just that...and they only have proof of the fake beheading by the some people that put out the tapes on Obama, oops I mean Osama Bin Ladin.

    A bomb is too good to strap these "shysters" to...dig a hole, deep...

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    1. Sotloff Video Found by Group Connected to Homeland Security & Responsible For Releasing FAKE Osama Bin Laden Video
      http://vaticproject.blogspot.com/2014/09/sotloff-video-found-by-group-connected.html

      Vatic Note: This pretty much speaks for itself. Usually something is so well hidden that I feel a need to analyze and present my results, but this one is so transparent, I don't believe I need to say much more than the obvious. How did Homeland Security that is suppose to be for Domestic purposes only, get a hand on this video that was done elsewhere in another country? How did the neocons/neolibs insert themselves where they not only Don't belong, but should not have access to such people, places and systems?

      How did these dual Israeli citizens who are neocon khazar zionists get it into their hands to pass onto Homeland Security? Does ISIS work for Homeland security? Do they work for the neocons/neolibs directly? Is that what the hackers were trying to determine, is who all those people, REALLY work for at DHS?? Wouldn't that be a hoot if the hacker discovered that ISIS worked for the neocons/neolibs? Or at least the Zionists that run DHS such as ADL and SPLC. 25,000 names is a LOT OF PEOPLE, so who are they?

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