With verbal missiles flying across oceans and diplomatic channels, World War three seems to be around the corner as world leaders get butterflies in their stomach over the death of former Russian spy. This time, it is no longer North Korea, but Syrian Assad seem to be currently caught in the cross fire.
The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has called emergency meeting of the British Cabinet over Syrian chemical attack, claiming that “all indications” point to Assad regime. Indications are that she has already ordered submarines to move closer to Syria, within striking distances. To give them legal backing, he summoned the parliament out of recess to address the Syrian issue, believed to have the backing of Russian strongman, Vladimir Putin. White house has refused to rule out direct confrontation with Russia, and President Trump has, in his usual brash manner, asked Russian backers to “get ready” for missiles.
Adding this to North Korea Nuclear attack threat and the spy killings, the duo of Trump and Putin engaging in war of words, the issue of a global confrontation may be inevitable, with the United Kingdom joining forces with France and US in a military expedition against Assad. May have been spitting fire, saying that the perpetrators of the Douma,s gas attack “must be held to account.
Cross-Bench peer Lord Rickett, returning back to work for the emergency meetings, sees the issue on ground as grave enough to warrant deep considerations.
“It seems to me the question they have to answer is if the US and France our two closest military allies decide that it is right to take action, is it right for Britain to stand aside? Not least since we are the only other country in the world in recent weeks who has been subject to an attack using chemical weapons. I think it would be right for the three major western military powers to act together,” he said.