‘We are going to see a repeat of Libya exercise’ – British MP
"You can sign every human rights declaration in the world, but if you stand by and watch people being slaughtered in their own country when you could act, then what are those signatures really worth?” AP quoted him as saying. “The United Nations has to show that we can be not just united in condemnation, but united in action."
But Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn says the West should let countries determine their own future.
“David Cameron supported the intervention in Libya, has said nothing much about anything in Saudi Arabia, has been remarkably quiet on what’s happening in Bahrain, and as of late, has started to chat away a great deal about Syria. And of course, he’s very unclear as to what the British position will be on the Palestinian vote tomorrow,” he said, reflecting on Cameron’s speech.
“I think he sees NATO as the centerpiece of Western diplomacy,” Corbyn told RT. “And I think we are going to see a repeat of the Libya exercise, in which Britain and France called for a UN no-fly zone, which was then interpreted in a very liberal way and ended up with a massive bombing campaign.”
“Cameron might call it something different, but in reality it’s not a lot different to ‘Tony Blair and humanitarian intervention’. And I think the West is going to pay a terrible price for this constant interference. People must decide their own future in their own countries, in their own way, not by Western bombs,” Jeremy Corbyn concluded.