U.K. Parliament Rejects Military Strike On Syria

U.K. Parliament Rejects Military Strike On SyriaMPs have rejected possible UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government to deter the use of chemical weapons.

‘Disappointed’

David Cameron said he would respect the defeat of a government motion by 285-272, ruling out joining US-led strikes. Speaking in Parliament immediately after the vote, the prime minister said:

“It is clear to me that the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action. I get that and the government will act accordingly.”

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond later told BBC’s News night programme he and the prime minister were “disappointed” with the result of the Commons vote which he said would harm Britain’s “special relationship” with Washington. But he said he did not expect Britain’s decision to “stop any action” by other countries.


‘British national interest’

Labour leader Ed Miliband said the result meant military action was “off the agenda”, and added that MPs had reacted against the prime minister’s “cavalier and reckless” leadership. Mr Miliband said Britain’s relationship with the US “cannot simply be about doing what the American president says he wants you to do”.

“Sometimes, under my leadership, we’ll have disagreements with the United States, we’ll take a different view to them, but we’ve got to operate on the basis of the British national interest,” he added.

The defeat comes as a potential blow to the authority of Mr Cameron, who had already watered down a government motion proposing military action, in response to Labour’s demands for more evidence of President Assad’s guilt.

Should other countries go ahead with the military strike against Syria? What is your stance regarding this controversial issue?

Source: BBC News

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Teen Charged Over Fatal Beating Of World War II Veteran

Teen Charged Over Fatal Beating Of World War II VeteranA suspect in the brutal beating of a World War II veteran who later died from his injuries has been arrested, as police in Spokane, Washington continue to search for a second attacker.

‘Serious head injuries’

Police confirmed that a 16-year-old had been charged with first degree robbery and first degree murder in the Wednesday parking lot attack. They said they were still looking for a second 16-year-old suspect, Kenan Adams-Kinard.

The Spokane Police Department said in a press release officers responded to reports of an assault Wednesday and found the victim, 88-year-old Delbert Belton, in his car with serious head injuries. He died Thursday in the hospital. Friends identified Belton, and say he was sitting outside a lodge for the Fraternal Order of the Eagles when he was attacked.


‘Random’

“It does appear random. He was in the parking lot, it appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault,” Spokane Police Major Crimes Detective Lieutenant Mark Griffiths told the station.

The Spokane Police Department is asking anyone with information to call their hotline at 456-2233.

Why do you think was Delbert Belton beaten to death by these teens? What is the root of the many senseless violent crimes happening these days?

Source: Fox News

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