The majority of Britons didn't support Cameron's plan of starting an immediate airstrike campaign against ISIL in Syria. And rightfully so, because the Prime Minister should first at least understand against whom and why Britain should fight in Syria before sending in its RAF fighters.
"Cameron has no workable plan," Komireddi said.
Except it isn't, because a unified Syria exists only on a political map, while in reality the country is divided between a lot of competing groups — Assad's army, ISIL, al-Nusra Front, Kurds and a bunch of other groups whose name Cameron has probably never heard of, let alone their religious and political affiliations.
Cameron, for example, claimed that there are 70,000 "moderate" Syrian rebels. The only questions are how did British intelligence agencies manage to make such a precise list of Syrian rebels, especially based on the degree of their "moderation"? Where did they get their statistics from, what methodology did they use to arrive at this number and what criteria did they use to assess these rebels? And then why not 60,000 or maybe 85,000?
The point is the British intelligence simply doesn't know what they're talking about, Komireddi said, adding that instead of making such ludicrous claims, Cameron should learn from the United States and its failed program of training Syrian rebels.
"We could benefit from the experience of the United States, which spent more than half a million dollars training rebel forces — only to lose control of them later."
That's right, after spending hundreds of millions of dollars and several years of training "moderate" rebels, the US government could only account for less than ten fighters, while the rest either defected to jihadists, such as al-Nusra Front, or simply ran away.
It's absurd to believe that even if Assad is thrown out of office and other groups come to power, that they would stay loyal to Britain and other Western countries. One doesn't need to go far and look at Libya or Afghanistan, the author reminded.
"The French, British and Americans have no understanding of what's happening [in Syria]," Komireddi quoted one of ambassadors of a major Asian country.