Here’s what you had to say the de­ci­sion to launch air

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Strat­ton Wil­liams

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

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