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Intervention in Middle East has been a disaster

THE bombing of Islamic State forces by President Obama is yet another foolish course of action by the US, supported by Britain.

The turmoil brought into the Middle East by Bush and Obama has meant death and displacement for millions and untold future deaths. The 40,000 Iraqis stranded on a mountain top without water, awaiting death at the hands of Isis, are there because of US/UK meddling.

The consequence of Washington and London's reckless interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria has been to unleash evil.

The various sects that lived in peace under the rule of Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi and Assad are butchering one another and Isis is in the process of creating a new state out of parts of Iraq and Syria.

The policy of "humanitarian intervention" is a fraud, which has killed far more than it has helped. It should be consigned to the dustbin of history.

ALAN HINNRICHS

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