Very much worth reading!
Highlights are from myself...
The four questions we need to answer before bombing Isis or Assad
The west’s failure has already fuelled Syria’s dirty war. Now it needs to address how we got here, the endgame, the legality and the global implications before it asks for permission to shoot
Isis rules half of Iraq because the government the west installed there failed. It rules large parts of Syria because that state fell apart, and the west balked at the chance to fight Assad in 2013. In both Syria and Iraq, then, Isis took advantage of the west’s failure of strategy. Logic therefore dictates that what can beat Isis is not primarily bombs or drones but an effective regional strategy. That’s what I want to hear from the green benches on the day defence secretary Michael Fallon asks for permission to shoot.