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    Boris Johnson says UK could join US military action in Syria without Commons vote

    The Foreign Secretary says it would be ‘very difficult to say no’ if asked to join offensive against Assad regime by Trump administration

    Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, has suggested Britain could bypass the House of Commons and join the United States in taking military action against the Syrian regime if it is asked.

    Mr Johnson added it would be “very difficult to say no” if Donald Trump’s administration asks the UK for help in taking action against Bashar al-Assad’s regime in response to another chemical attack.

    Asked on the BBC’s Radio 4 Today programme whether he could envisage taking military action in the region, he replied: “I think it will be very difficult if the United States has a proposal to have some sort of action in response to a chemical weapons attack, and if they come to us and ask for our support, whether it’s with submarine-based cruise missiles in the [Mediterranean], or whatever it happens to be, as was the case back in 2013, it would be in my view, and I know this is also the view of the Prime Minister, it would be very difficult for us to say no.”

    Pressed further on whether the Foreign Secretary would seek approval in the Commons for such a strike, Mr Johnson added: “I think that needs to be tested. As I said I think it would be very difficult for us to say no. How exactly we were able to implement that would be for the Government, the Prime Minister.

    “But if the Americans were once again to be forced by the actions of the Assad regime – don’t forget, it was Assad who unleashed murder upon his own citizens with weapons that were banned almost 100 years ago – if the Americans choose to act again and they ask us to help, as I say, I think it would be very difficult to say no.

    more Boris Johnson says UK could join US military action in Syria without Commons vote | The Independent

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    Boris Johnson is a fvcking idiot.

    He doesn't have any backing from Theresa May on this.

    He's going to be removed from his post soon for the shit he's been getting up to in the last few weeks.

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    American duplicity is astonishing. It declares a fatuous 'War on Terror', yet soon enough it is assisting Islamic terrorists trying to overthrow a secular regime, and turn it into a caliphate. Thank the heavens for Vladimir Putin.

    Boris is a bumpkin. Is he even worth a post, never mind a thread?
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    The UK is being run by dangerous lunatics,

    instead of the usual crazy lunatics

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    Hey he's their lunatic, leave them alone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly
    The UK is being run by dangerous lunatics,

    instead of the usual crazy lunatics
    At least that gets rid of the tautology.

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    Brexit + Boris = UK hit by nuke

    fucking awesome

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    How long till Frexit then Buttplug?

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    not going to happen,

    we have Macron !!!

    and LePen not so hot about it anymore,

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    How many times have you read that America always gets backing from the U.K. for all her wars, under Bush Blair was called his poodle.
    Boris is only stateing the obvious .

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi
    How many times have you read that America always gets backing from the U.K. for all her wars
    We couldn't have won the 'Falkland War' without the Tommy Tanks. Only right we back them now and again.

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    Does this mean there is going to be another 'set up chemical weapons attack' where the whereabouts of an IS weapons dump is leaked to Syria so they can bomb a chemical store and be blamed for using chemical weapons.... A great excuse for more missiles and bombs against Assad.

    Yea I'm cynical but I've seen it all before WMD, feeding viagra to troops, bullshit to justify killing and destruction.

    As for Boris he is only stating the obvious.

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