What Is The Situation?
In light of the recent and horrific attacks in Paris, the British Government voted last night to begin carrying out airstrikes in Syria against the group that calls itself ISIS. The first airstrikes took place last night, only shortly after the vote. Many YouTube personalities have reacted to the vote (mostly negatively) and we have provided a roundup of these opinions for you, so that you can make your own mind up.
Ministry of Defence says the first air strikes have taken place in Syria after MPs voted for military action against the Islamic State group
— LBC Breaking (@lbcbreaking) December 3, 2015
YouTubers often discuss serious global topics, (because sadly we live in a serious world) and we feel it’s our duty to bring you all the news that YouTubers feel is important. Here is a roundup of some of the views expressed:
Anastasia (aka Floral Princess) Opposes Violence
Just woke up and heart about Britain bombing Syria. Violence isn’t the answer. I wonder what this world has come too sometimes — Anastasia (@AnastasiaK_xoxo) December 3, 2015
Helen Anderson Fears How The Action Will Change Attitudes Towards The UK
Woke up to see the news about the airstrike in Syria. What is wrong with our government? Your people and the rest of the world will hate you — Helen Anderson (@HelenAnderz) December 3, 2015
Lewis Paker Viewed The Issue As Grey
The UK hasn’t voted to go to war tonight, we have voted to extend our airstrikes. Airstrikes which are already working in Iraq. — Lewis Parker (@LewisParkerUK) December 2, 2015
He Also Disagreed With Over-Politicising The Issue
Being told that I’m not ‘true labour’ because I was in support of the governments proposals is ludicrous. This is above party politics
— Lewis Parker (@LewisParkerUK) December 3, 2015
Evan Edinger Kept Things Simple
Why England why — Evan Edinger (@EvanEdinger) December 2, 2015
As Did Emma Blackery
I’d quite like to not live in the UK anymore 😒
— Emma Blackery (@emmablackery) December 2, 2015
Myles Dyer Made His View Very Clear
Myles Has Previously Explained His Position On The Matter
Myles Dyer argues that the greatest problem with the plan to bomb Syria is the lack of a clear plan. He also fears the start of ‘mission creep ‘ – a phenomenon where military action extends beyond it’s original goal (he cites Iraq war and the 2011 Syria campaign as an example).
You can find more information about the issue here.