No Alternative: Theresa May Sends British Jets to Join Airstrikes on Syria
No Alternative: Theresa May Sends British Jets to Join Airstrikes on Syria. The attack on Syria is a response to the obvious evidence that Syrian President Assad was responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Douma, killing dozens of people, according to British Prime Minister Theresa May.
There was “no practical alternative to the use of force” because diplomatic measures against Syria were blocked.
The attack was a message for anyone using chemical weapons, May said. “We can not allow the use of chemical weapons to become normal: in Syria or in the streets of the UK or anywhere in the world.”
The Russian ex-doublespion Sergej Skripal and his daughter Joelia were hospitalized with severe poisoning symptoms in an English hospital last month. According to the British government, the Kremlin was behind this attack with the chemical weapon Novitsjok.
Four British jet fighters attacked missiles on a Syrian military base on Saturday morning 80 kilometers west of Homs. Chemical weapons would be stored at the base.
“This is not about an intervention in a civil war or a change of regime,” said May. “It is a limited and targeted attack that does not allow the tensions in the region to escalate any further and that does everything to prevent civilian casualties.”