Prime Minster David Cameron admits that Britain needs to play a bigger part in defeating the Islamic State in Syria. To do this, Cameron reportedly seeks to work with the United States and its allies to disband the extremist group. Just what is the prime minister suggested plan of attack? Recently, David Cameron made remarks to NBC’s Meet the Press regarding his take on Britain’s involvement and the plans of the British parliament.
“I want Britain to do more, I’ll always have to take my parliament with me… We are talking and discussing at the moment, including with the opposition parties in Britain, what more we can do. But be in no doubt we are committed to working with you to destroy the caliphate in both countries.”
Based on Cameron’s additional remarks to NBC, he is in full support of NATO efforts, including airstrikes, according to USA Today. In addition to his shocking support of possible war, the prime minister also named the Islamic State as a threat to UK national security. He made the following statement about defeating the Islamic extremist organization.
“We know that we have to defeat ISIL, we have to destroy this caliphate, whether it is in Iraq or in Syria.”
In addition to military force, David Cameron believes that the Islamic state can be destroyed by being fed British values such as democracy and freedom instead of what Cameron refers to as “ludicrous conspiracy theories.” The prime minster found that many Syrians and others in the Middle East have been brainwashed by the idea of the Islamic State and its principles.
“We must de-glamourise the extremist cause, especially ISIL. This isn’t a pioneering movement, it is vicious, brutal, fundamentally abhorrent. You are cannon fodder for them. They will use you. If you are a boy, they will brainwash you, strap bombs to your body and blow you up. If you are a girl, they will enslave and abuse you. That is the sick and brutal reality of ISIL.”
In the eyes of Prime Minister Cameron and many other officials, the youth are the most vulnerable to the Islamic State, and without the youth, the organization will quickly die.
“We’ve got to defeat the narrative of extremism, even when it’s not connected to the violence. Because it’s the narrative that is the jumping-off point for these young people to then go and join this dreadful death cult in Iraq and Syria.”
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