A British Mother to David Cameron: “You are an Extremist … This War is in Your Name Sir!”

This is the text of the open letter of Angela Kerrigan published in Evening Times  

The British media has carefully twisted the meaning of Angela Kerrigan’s statement. 

Evening Times:

Dear David Cameron,

This is my beautiful daughter, she is almost three-years-old. I’m sitting tonight watching you debate the prospect of bombing Syria. You claim that it is to protect every man woman and child in this country from extremist. I’d just like to correct you, you are an extremist. What she needs, is to be protected from you.

“The war on Iraq didnt stop the 7/7 bombings. It didnt stop the Glasgow Airport bombings. Why you think bombing Syria will stop Daesh is beyond me. Extremists are everywhere, your intelligence tells you this, yet you insist on concentrating you military action on one country. One country with hundreds of thousands of innocents. Innocent men, women and children, just like us!

“And as for you Jeremy Corbyn, you were voted in to lead your party, lead them away from the same catastrophic decisions they made about Iraq. But instead you have been upstaged by your very own shadow foreign secretary, who received a standing ovation for his war mongering. You have failed to lead your party.

“The French bombed Syria. They were attacked just weeks later. Going to war to prevent war is absolute lunacy! Dropping bombs on children just like mine below, from 34 thousand feet, offers us zero protection.

Britain has been on severe risk/ red alert since August. And yet the first time I have been scared is tonight. Watching you offer up hugely reactionary and extreme solutions to protect us from Daesh.

My heart tonight is with the parents and grandparents in Syria who are waiting to see if the actions of my country are going to destroy their lives, their homes, their existance. I want them to know, loud and clear, this war is in your name sir! Their blood will be on your hands. I cry for them.

What you have done is guarenteed that my daughter, Erin Rose, will grow up to see the new generation of extremists you will have created with your military action. Its history repeating itself. Its a never ending war.

“Not in her name!”

Britain has since carried out its first airstrikes in Syria, hours after MPs voted overwhelmingly to authorise military action.

Since the decision, Angela has posted: “And as the first bombs fall. I pray for the innocents who’s blood will be running in the streets.

“Syria, I’m so so sorry.”

Angela Kerrigan

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