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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

David Cameron wants us all to feel safe - so he's decided to bomb Syria

In response to an FT article by Jim Pickard on 4th October 2015, entitled 'Cameron focuses on national and economic secirity'

“We will provide security at every stage in your life,” said David Cameron".

No he won't, he'll provide political soundbites at every stage of your life. If he works really hard maybe he'll come up with something as convincing as 'the cheque is in the post' or even 'your call is really important to us' 

Speaking purely for myself, bombing Syria will do nothing for my sense of security. Getting in the middle of a war zone currently being contested by two superpowers; both squabbling over which group of fighters to kill  - the 'really really evil terrorists' who we thought were not so bad when we armed them, or the the 'not so bad now but formerly evil terrorists', whom we supposedly invaded Iraq to kill a decade or so ago...will not create an outbreak of serenity in my house.

In short Mr Cameron, I'd feel much more secure if your put your ego and/or your poodle tendencies into a dispatch box and stored them in the cellar for the remainder of your time in number ten. And if it's not too much trouble, ask Monsieur Hollande to quit with the chest beating too - weak Presidents don't get any stronger when they strut about getting tough with people overseas.

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