A new survey has revealed that seven out of 10 people in the UK do not approve of an intervention in Syria; after Britain’s highest-ranking military officer suggested an attack on the Middle Eastern country.
The survey by the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPACUK) found just 28 percent of participants approve of “a no fly zone and western intervention in Syria” against 72 percent who oppose such a move.
The results come as the UK government continues with its hostile and illegal approach against Syria.
Meanwhile, Britain still has soldiers in Afghanistan and its army, navy and air force are faced with increasing budget cuts. So if the UK was to carry out any credible military intervention, it would need strong support of a larger US operation.
In 2011, Prime Minister David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy, the then president of France, involved hesitant US President Barack Obama into interfering with the conflict in Libya.
If the UK was to push ahead with a new military intervention in Syria on any scale, without the support of the US, it would be a tough operation for the Tory-led coalition, which has already become unpopular domestically for its austerity measures and failing to help Britain’s weak economy.