Gulf War 3 – Will The Bombing lead to greater Extremism?

Parliament has decided, and once again Britain is going to war in the Middle East. Cameron and Miliband have, in the last 24 hours, reiterated their support for the Free Syrian Army, just days after senior FSA commanders admitted it was collaborating with ISIS and the Al-Nusra Front. Further destruction and Western interventionism could lead to further growth of extremism in the region, which could explain why Russia, China, Syria and Iran are so quiet – do they hope that with the fall of ISIS will come the fall of Britain?




Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the British air strikes in Iraq. Patrick Coburn, author of The Jihadis Return, warns Britain has involved itself in a huge mess that could lead to endless war. Author Dimitris Ballas explains how Britain has fallen behind the rest of Europe, and faces massive inequality and huge numbers of people at risk of poverty. Andy Zaltzman looks at the fall of political comedy in Britain, and believes austerity and an inequal recovery is generating the tensions that could see it rise again. We examine what it means now that Britain goes to war with Iraq once again. And we ask who is fighting who in Obama’s ‘network of death’.

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