Newscast Media LONDON—Britain’s armed forces are drawing up contingency plans for
military action in Syria, but no decision had been made about what action may be
taken, Prime Minister David Cameron’s spokesman said Tuesday.
Cameron will decide later on Tuesday whether to recall parliament from its summer
recess to debate a possible military intervention in the wake of a chemical weapons
attack that Washington, London and Paris believe was carried out by the Syrian
government, Downing Street said.
“We are continuing to discuss with our international partners what the right response
should be, but, as part of this, we are making contingency plans for the armed
forces,” Cameron’s spokesman said.
The prime minister will continue talks with other world leaders to agree a
“proportionate response” to the gas attack near Damascus last Wednesday. “This is
about deterring the use of chemical weapons,” the British spokesman said.
Cameron has cut short his summer holiday in order to deal with the Syria crisis and is
due to chair a meeting of Britain’s National Security Council in London on Wednesday.
His spokesman refused to confirm whether lawmakers would be offered a vote on a
possible military strike. “We will make an announcement later today about whether or
not there will be an early recall to discuss these issues,” the spokesman said.
Source: Al Manar
Newscast Media LONDON—British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the brutal killing of a soldier by two suspected Islamists was an attack on Britain and its way of life. He has labeled the killing “a betrayal of Islam.”
Cameron spoke on Thursday following the attack the day before, in which a soldier was brutally murdered in broad daylight near army barracks in London, by two men shouting Jihadist slogans.
Cameron held an emergency meeting of his intelligence chiefs to analyze the response to what he has labeled a “terror” attack, which is the first to strike mainland Britain since dozens were killed in London in 2005 by local Islamists.
“We will never give in to terror or terrorism in any of its forms,” Cameron told reporters outside his Downing Street residence.
“This was not just an attack on Britain and on the British way of life, it was also a betrayal of Islam and of the Muslim communities who give so much to our country.
There is nothing in Islam that justifies this truly dreadful act,” Cameron said. On Wednesday May 22, ITV news broadcast footage taken at the scene in which a man carrying a knife and a meat cleaver in his blood-covered hands told the camera:
“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you.”
“You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you,” he said.
Both suspects in the attack are in custody after being shot by police.
Source: Radio Deutsche Welle
Newscast Media — Newly elected British Prime Minister will face his first political test when he attend the G8 and G20 summits this week in Canada. Already facing the BP oil spill, the economic crisis, and the war in Afghanistan, Cameron will address a global coalition of nations how he plans to contain these crises.
He meets with Obama on Saturday for bilateral talks and it will be the first time the two leaders have met face-to-face since Cameron’s election. The summit is known to draw protests from those who believe the world leaders are attempting to form a one world government.
The Toronto police is on standby and have already arrested a 37-year old female protester for possession of an explosive device.
The G8 meeting begins Thursday, June 24, in Huntsville Ontario and will be followed by the G20 meeting that will take place in Toronto over the weekend. http://www.newscastmedia.com/g8summit.htm