Foreign Secretary William Hague ( in photo above left ) was cock a hoop tonight at the decision of the EU to end the embargo on supplying weapons to Syria.
His tweet read....
"Right EU decision tonight. Arms embargo on Syrian opposition ended. No immediate decision to send arms. Other sanctions remain".
10:48 PM - 27 May 2013
Mr Hague plans to send arms to the 'moderate' rebels in Syria.
This has raised a few eyebrows as the most powerful 'rebel' factions are mainly bloodthirsty Al Qaeda supporters. How on earth are we to ensure that they don't just take the weapons for themselves ?
The 'rebels' include Abu Sakkar a founder of the rebel Farouq Brigade who likes to eat the hearts of dead Syrian soldiers.
Or Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani who has pledged allegiance to the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The 'rebels' are also accused of using the deadly nerve agent sarin according to war crimes prosecutors.
China and Russia will now feel obliged to supply more weapons to the Syrian regime leading to a total bloodbath.
So what is it all about ?
Why are we planning to expend yet more blood and treasure on yet another quagmire ? Weren't the disasters of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya et al enough for us ?
According to this report it's all about the planned natural gas pipeline from Qatar to Turkey via Syria and then onwards to the rest of Europe. This will negate the need to rely on the politically sensitive Russian gas. We need a compliant regime ( Muslim Brotherhood again ? ) running the show in Syria to make it happen. Assad is not playing the game properly. Like Gaddafi, Hussein etc he will have to go .
If you don't play the game then you're eliminated.
And now more of our best young men and women will end up fighting and dying for big business. Dying or being maimed or being broken mentally. Or making it home in one piece to be murdered by the enemy within.
Or humiliated by Hague's government.
The 'great game' must go on.