So refreshing to hear a different and totally-unexpected viewpoint on Syria, especially when the world was condemning the alleged Syrian ‘chemical weaponry attacks’.
A spirited Lady Cox, a House of Lords Life Peer, who sits on the Crossbenches, meaning she supports neither Party, was a guest on BBC Today a couple of days back (BBC Link, with Lady Cox’; at around 02:33.56), The good Baroness, despite the determined interruptions of the ultra-liberal and ultra-righteous Justin Webb, made her points clearly and managed to shut the outraged tones of Webb down to a dull murmur. Her views on the American, French and British missile attack was to assert that the attacks on Syria, on a sovereign Government and nation were illegal, immoral and unjustified. She stated that she visited not only Damascus, but also Aleppo and Homs, both places retaken from the iron grip of the true terrorists in this savage conflict, the Al-Nusra Front and Al-Queada, along with the Army of Islam. Whilst in those now peaceful places, she found many who praised the Assad government, which is what we should all have been doing from the start of this conflict.
Despite Webb’s horrified comments to the effect that she had been taking tea with (his words and opinion) mass murderers, Lady Cox kept her bat straight, and replied that there had been four thousand hostages held captive in Douma by the Jihadis, and when the area was eventually liberated, some two hundred came out alive. She also made the point, also expressed by others, that the chemical attack, IF IT HAD HAPPENED AT ALL, may well have been carried out by one of the Jihadi Terror Groups fighting the Assad government. As she would be addressed when in the House of Lords, the Noble Lady gave as good as she received, inclusive of the rare phrase, used to interrupt a BBC pillock who just would not stop attempting to guide the conversation the way which he wanted ” Could I answer….Thank you” and it was a frustrated Julian Webb who cut the conversation short when he could not get the Noble Lady to agree with him!
But the worst few words was spoken with a bitter contempt by Webb for the one-time favourite of the BBC Today’s ultra-goody-two-shoes brigade, Giles Fraser, who was one of the team members on the Syria trip. He had tweeted great sympathy for the Assad Government: and we can’t have someone breaking ranks, especially one as high-profiled as the good Reverend Fraser!