Some of you may not like what I am going to write but I need to write it. I need to get it off my chest and I would like to see people’s comments on it.
In March 2017, there was a suspected Chemical Attack on the streets of Salisbury. One ex-Russian spy and his daughter were targeted. The official line, within 2 days by the FCO was that it was Russia, and only Russia. It took the OPCW two weeks to come to assess the chemical agent, the UK took 2 days.
Within a matter of hours of the Prime Ministers comments, and after a meeting with the Prime Minister, Nicola Sturgeon tweeted the below (my response included).
Fast forward a couple more weeks and we are faced with yet another Chemical Weapons attack, this time in Douma, Syria. Again, Russia is implicated along with Assad.
Before military action could be debated and before the OPCW inspectors could get to the suspected Chemical Weapons sites, the UK, USA and France bombed them.
This is on top of the fact that the POTUS tweeted a couple of days prior that the US Military was pulling out of Syria and that Assad was winning against the rebels – yet Assad did this to his own people, forcing the US and the West to remain, and ramp up their military involvement?
Since then, Ian Blackford, Leader of the SNP in Westminster has been vocal on implicating Assad and Putin without conclusive proof of an actual Chlorine Gas attack. Yesterday, Ian tweeted the following:
To complicate the matter, Robert Fisk (Foreign Correspondent with the UK Independent. He has been a ME correspondent since 1976. Robert was the first journalist on the scene and the first to talk to doctors at the hospital that treated these civilians. He had this to say:
Stepping away from the Russia/Chemical issue for a second, Pete Wishart, long standing MP for the SNP and staunch independence supporter tweeted recently that he believes the next independence referendum should be held at the ‘optimal time’. When quizzed on this ‘optimal time’ he couldn’t really say when that was or how that ‘optimal time’ could be ascertained. I blogged on this a short while ago, titled, Now is the Time, Now is the Hour.
It appears that there is a movement within the SNP, or at least some form of agenda which is creating division. The Grassroots, the core SNP vote, in the main does not believe Russia was responsible, nor do they believe that the next referendum should take place after March 2019.
I cannot quite conclude why the SNP appear to be sowing seeds of division, are they employing the same tactic or divide and rule? Or are they simply being badly advised? Or worse yet, are they in a position that they know will demand a referendum and they are trying to stop it…
Whatever the reason for these very poor judgement calls, they run a massive risk of losing many voters next time round, particularly if they allow Brexit to happen against our will and allow Scotland to be drawn yet again into another illegal war, especially when we have a lifeboat in the form of a mandate to call a second referendum.