Only hours after what might have been my low point in the culminating week of an intense, stress-filled Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto month, this news, thanks to a pointer from readersupportednews, re: Syria. Perhaps our collective prayers and meditations are working after all to reverse the momentum, despite craven MSM cheerleading, for war. And perhaps Obama has been more canny than we think.
The Prime Minister has now said he will wait for a report by United Nations weapons inspectors before seeking the approval of MPs for “direct British involvement” in the Syrian intervention.
Downing Street said the decision to wait for the UN was based on the “deep concerns” the country still harbours over the Iraq War.
MPs had been recalled to vote on a motion on Thursday expected to sanction military action. Instead, after a Labour intervention, they will debate a broader motion calling for a “humanitarian response”.
A second vote would be required before any British military involvement. This could now take place next week.
This could possibly be a turning point against military action against Syria: fingers crossed. And then this from PBS NewsHour today:
In this excerpt, President Barack Obama says he has not made his decision on U.S. action against Syria. For the full interview, watch the PBS NewsHour Wednesday. President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has not made a decision about action against Syria, and stressed he has “no interest” in “any kind of open-ended conflict” there. In an exclusive interview with PBS NewsHour co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, Mr. Obama said: So what I’ve said is that we have not yet made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place. And nobody disputes — or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in Syria against civilian populations.
Of course, the wild card here is still Israel; and seeing support of a military intervention crumble around the world, it may still do something nasty (i.e., a false flag somewhere) to get things in motion.
But right now, it doesn’t look as though there will be any military intervention in Syria for at least a little while; hopefully, that will be a time for the precious few adults in the room in the bowels of power in DC, Tel Aviv, and London to realize that this was a lousy option at best, and that absolutely no one in their right mind believed that Al-Assad had used chemical weapons on its own people just when the UN chemical inspections team was coming to call.