” I would never side with Russia against genuine popular movements in Syria or anywhere else”
Brian Slocock:For two years the term intervention has been used to scare people with the ghost of Iraq, to stop the Syrian revolutionaries getting the aid they need.Brian Slocock independently reached the same conclusion. 'I don’t like the term “intervention” – it is a classic “floating signifier” which obscures rather than clarifies rational discourse. Supplying humanitarian aid is “intervention”. I am firmly in favour of “intervention” in the form of providing arms to the Syrian opposition – especially those like effective antiaircraft weapons, that are needed to defend civilian populations. Beyond that we enter an area of difficult calculation.'