Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for an intervention in the Syrian conflict, saying that the cost paid by the West for not getting involved could be higher than that of intervening in the conflict.
Speaking at an Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem, Blair said the intervention in Syria is necessary as the cost of staying out may be paid at a higher price later.
“We should be taking a more interventionist line. You don’t have to send in troops, but the international community should think about installing no-fly zones,” he added.
Blair is accused of war crimes for joining the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003.
The US and Britain invaded Iraq in blatant violation of international law under the pretext that former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein possessed and stockpiled weapons of mass destruction (WMD). No WMDs, however, were ever discovered in Iraq.
Blair’s warmongering policies have left hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and hundreds of British troops dead in the course of the war.
It seems that British officials want to play out the same scenario in Syria.
Earlier last week, Britain backed Washington’s claims that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons against foreign-backed militants in the country, raising prospects of joining the US in arming the insurgents in the Arab country.
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