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Cameron has now proven beyond doubt that he is a spin doctor not a leader

 
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I already knew this but even I was amazed  at what reportedly came out of his mouth over those people who opposed the move to join with the bombing of Syria. According to the Telegraph Cameron said

“You don't want to walk through the lobbies with Jeremy Corbyn and a bunch of terrorist sympathisers."

He added: "If you, like me, agree that Isil needs to be defeated, you should not be sitting on your hands."

"They want to bomb us now, they would have liked to bomb us already."

"I don't want to win this on the basis of Labour votes. I want to win this on the basis of Conservative votes."

He labeled those people “terrorist sympathizers” because they were calling for a coherent international strategy, taking into account what has been learned from the last 15 years of war in the Middle East.

This  “bunch of terrorists sympathizers” include

  1. General Stanley McChrystal, who has stated that dropping bombs on Isis won’t work and isn’t a strategy

  2. Retired US Army Gen. Mike Flynn, a top intelligence official in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, says that the drone war is creating more terrorists than it is killing.

  3. Cameron’s own Foreign Affairs Committee published a report saying there should be no British airstrikes in Syria without a coherent international strategy to both defeat ISIL and end the Syrian civil war.

  4. Maj-Gen Chapman Chip Chapman who is a former Head of Counter Terrorism at the Ministry of Defence and ex-Military Adviser to US Central Command said Bombing will make us a popular ally with US but won't make us safer

  5. Julian Lewis, Conservative chairman of the Commons Defense Committee said the government was in denial about the effectiveness of bombing without deploying viable ground troops. He compared Cameron’s assertion that there are as many as 70,000 moderate opposition fighters in Syria with the “dodgy dossier” on Iraq’s military capabilities.

Even the Financial Times ran an article with 43 key points most of which outlined why the government’s plan is unsound. The piece in the FT pointed out that :-

39. We recognise that there are people in this country with doubts about the wisdom of this action.

40. But, since those doubts are going to be articulated by Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, we are not too worried about that.

David Cameron has shown us time and time again where his loyalties lie and they certainly aren’t with the people of Britain.  However he is a very dangerous spin-doctor, for be assured a ‘spin-doctor’ is exactly what he is.

He showed NO REAL LEADERSHIP here.

Cameron has no strategic plan. No plan for rebuilding Syria; rather his speech in the debate was predicated on misinformation, on building fear and on discrediting any opposition to his proposal. School-bullyboy tactics.

Cameron_Bully.jpg “These terrorists are plotting to kill us and to radicalize our children right now” he said adding yet more fear to the ‘threat that the anti war lobby’ are terrorists sympathizers.

The government’s own National Security Advisor had said in a briefing to MPs that more than 40 per cent of the 70.000 moderate opposition fighters he talked about were in fact radical Islamists

Far from being a unified force of “boots on the Ground” this 70,000 is made up of no less than 120 separate rebel groups (1), with radical religious differences and most with no training. The commonality between them is their hatred of Assad rather than a focus on ISIS.

 However, Cameron is well practiced in Spin!

A former Carlton executive remembers Cameron as "quite unremarkable". Another senior media executive who attended many meetings with Cameron says: "He didn't lead well or dictate the agenda. He always had opinions … and he was an articulate speaker but … I can never remember [him] grabbing a meeting because of the power of his arguments or the manner of his delivery."

Many of the journalists who dealt regularly with Cameron in his younger days, still remember him as a PR man capable of dissembling and doling out disinformation. "I have to pinch myself when I think he could be prime minister," says (one) senior journalist. "I can still picture him wringing his hands behind Michael Green's back. It's like that saying from the US – they say 'Anyone can become president' – and now I'm starting to believe it."

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1. A map showing the rebel control distribution within Syria during the Civil war as know two years ago

 

 

 

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commented 2015-12-08 19:44:48 +0000
It also turns out that ISIS are desperate to get into a massive war with the west in a way which will "play into the group’s apocalyptic rhetoric and so help them in recruitment… Their propaganda is rife with references to scriptural prophecy regarding the last great battle of our time … A showdown between “Muslims” (they think this refers only to them) and their enemies, in which the enemies are vanquished." http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-why-the-us-cant-send-in-ground-troops-to-defeat-the-militant-group-a6763511.html

It is also a problem that the greatest opposition to Isis is from the Kurds, and they will only fight for historically Kurdish territory, Cameron is insisting on bombing Raqqa, and saying there are 70,000 troops on the ground. He failed to explain that most of these troops will not fight for Sunni territory and Raqqa is Sunni.
commented 2015-12-06 16:44:55 +0000
Remember “Vote blue go green?” It would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. Cameron lectures other leaders on climate change whilst showing no commitment to a better world in his own backyard. I think that’s what they call hypocrisy. Cameron is certainly a spin doctor and his cynicism seems to know no bounds. He also shows himself capable of behaving very nastily – as in the " bunch of terrorist sympathisers " comment or “swarm of migrants”. He seems to love high office but only for the prestige it gives him and not for the power it gives him to make life better for millions of ordinary Britons. Peter
commented 2015-12-04 15:07:03 +0000
Don’t let’s forget some of the other back of an envelope policies: Hug a Hoody, Greenest Govt Ever, Big Society and oh yes, the NHS is safe in Our Hands. Well, this unprincipled slippery school bully has helped me to become a more radical and active Labour supporter. (Hmm, is there an analogy there I wonder?)
commented 2015-12-04 14:38:51 +0000
It is always important to respect one another’s views, however hard this may be. Politics inspires strong feelings and passion, especially when we are debating bombing that will affect innocent civilans as well as Daesh combatants! Cameron’s deliberate PR approach to tainting his opposition is both dishonourable and dishonest.

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