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Within hours of the British parliament voting to expand its bombing mission against ISIS to include Syria, British security forces flew into action.So much for Prime Minister David Cameron's assertion that expanding the United Kingdom's largely token airstrikes will make the country "safer" from terrorist attacks.The two other things that happened hours after parliament gave the green light was that British Tornado jets took off from a Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, Cyprus, and dropped seven Paveway IV laser-guided bombs on the ISIS-controlled oil fields in eastern Syria that Cameron said had funded attacks on the West. At the same time, six Typhoon jets and two Tornados deployed from the U.K. to Akrotiri, joining the eight Tornados already there that have been attacking ISIS targets in Iraq for the last year and a half.The British bombing of Syria is a meaningless gesture, a fig leaf to cover for a lack of leadership in the West to tackle either ISIS or the murderous rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad.Cameron's duplicity was best summed up by Julian Lewis, chairman of Parliament's defense committee, who said that after former Prime Minister Tony Blair's "dodgy dossiers" about weapons of mass destruction which led the U.K. into the Iraq war, we now have Cameron's "bogus battalions".
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