http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37646781 The British government is now, it seems, pondering the possibility of some kind of military action to prevent the destruction of the rebel held half of Aleppo by Syrian and Russian forces. Three years ago we had a discussion on this forum as to whether the British should get involved at that time. Myself along with many others said "enough is enough when it comes to trying to bring down dictators in other countries" Common sense prevailed and Cameron backed down. The UK did get involved to a certain extent along with other nations to try and help the rebels trying to bring down the Hassad regime in Syria by supplying arms and other logistical support or in other words poured petrol on a fire that was already going well. The Russians are never going to stand by and see their pet dictator overthrown and the civil war has escalated to what we see today. Is this the time for us to get involved? I don't think so. The stated aim of helping the Syrian civilians caught up in the crossfire will just be put in more danger. Prolonging the war by trying to annul the effect of the bombing etc is only going to make things worse,not better. On a slightly different note I have noticed a marked reluctance of the usual suspects to have any demos in London to try and stop the war. If it had been the Yanks bombing eastern Aleppo do you think they would have been so unconcerned. Where is the "Stop the War alliance" when you want them? Why isn't the Socialist Worker churning out the banners and whipping up demonstrations outside the Russian Embassy to register their dismay? I think we probably know the answer don't we?