Thought I would take this to a new thread rather than the SNP thread. So do we bomb Syria. My initial reaction is no how can that help. When you then look at the issue you can understand that it can help. IS is being depleted of resources both in terms of hardware and "troops". The UK has bombed an oil field twice. I am ok with this, it is a legitimate target as IS are gaining funds from selling oil. I would like to know who is buying the oil and what we are doing with them. IS then have funds to buy hardware, not just guns but explosives and armour. I want to know who is selling it to them and what we are doing about it? It is not UK/USA arms as these are more sophisticated than the weapons IS are using. If you deplete troops and resource from an air campaign it means the people on the ground. Troops from Kurds, Iraq, Iran will have a better chance of taking on IS. this is happening with some success in northern Iraq. If you bomb, you will kill people. be it IS fundamentalist troops or some of the 400 from the UK that have gone to fight with them. (I would prefer no one to die, but this is not going to happen) I think we would all agree that IS/Dash/Deash or what ever we call them is not a group of people that should be in charge of a country/state. They believe that democracy is wrong and evil. They subjugate women, they kill people that are gay. They live and work in a barbaric way. They also want to have the entire world run this way. Do we bomb or do nothing? just let these people get on with that they want to do. We are now having first hand witness accounts of the barbarity (it is not just violence) We have people now living in this country that have had family beheaded and raped in the name of IS. Reasons not to bomb. Mharia Black thinks if we bomb them we might make them angry and they might try and bomb/harm us. She is young she might not remember the ejjits that tried/did bomb Glasgow airport. Also is that what we tell kids in the class, try not to upset the bully, that way they will pick on someone else not you? If the UK bomb there is a probability that innocent people will be hit and die. Is the man driving the IS oil tanker innocent? For me he is and that is an issue I have. IS will attack the UK, they have attacked: Beirut, Paris, Boston, Varies USA states. Various African nations. should they be allowed to do this? is hitting back just and angry reaction? Should we do something? or nothing. I think we should bomb, I have lots of friends shouting "not in my name" but they are not saying what should be done. Our central belt schools now have families that have been victims of IS should we just take them in, feed them and tell them to forget about their country?