The gesture brigade demanding bombing – and perhaps an invasion down the line – is a dangerous response after the Islamist horrors of Paris.
Given the horrifying record of UK interventions in the Middle East, it’s extraordinary that military action is now being considered in Syria.
After the sacrifice of thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars, the region is now a cauldron of death and destruction.
A truce is the only way out of this maze, says John Pilger, otherwise, the atrocities in Paris and Beirut will be repeated.
Remove all western military from the region and stop backing the most reactionary leaders should be first steps to solving the crisis.
After Paris, the terrible, large-scale failure – of western politicians, regional leaders and the wider world – is clear, says Paul Rogers
In Paris, ISIS showed it could hurl back into Europe a portion of the barbarism unleashed in the Middle East over these long years.