Here’s what you had to say the decision to launch air
The Reformer took to the streets of Rutherglen this week to ask our readers what they felt about parliament’s decision to launch air strikes on Syria.
“I think it is wrong,” said Lynne Greenhorn, from Cathkin.
“It opens a whole can of worms. It makes me feel more threatened now in our own country.
“It won’t solve the problem and, in fact, could just make it worse,” said the 44 year old.
“I worry for my son growing up here in the future,” she added.
Whitlawburn woman Elizabeth Chisholm ( 78), also thinks the politicians called it wrongly.
“They should have looked at other ways of sorting it out,” she said.
“We should have tried to speak to ISIL and held meetings with them.
“Now we will have Syrians coming here; and how will we know there are no terrorists among them?” asked Elizabeth.
She says PM David Cameron was desperate to do it.
“It’s alright for him – his sons are not the ones in the firing line,” she added.
But William Kelly, from Rutherglen, said parliament had made “absolutely” the right decision.
“But I think we will need more than air strikes to sort it out.
“The coalition will need to put troops on the ground to make a difference,” said William (71).
And he thinks that while it is unfortunate that British military personnel are now at risk they will be ready for it.
“If you join the Army, Navy or Air Force that’s what you sign up for – the chance that we may at some stage have to go to war.”
He doesn’t think that air strikes in Syria will help ISIL to recruit new fighters.
“If people want to join them they’ll do it anyway,” he said.
“I think it’s vitally important that we cut off the terrorists’ cash streams also.
“That’s why the first attacks targeted oil fields because that’s where they get a lot of their revenue from.”
Not listening Doreen Chisholm says that the politicians didn’t take heed of the public’s wishes