In retaliation to an alleged chemical attack on the city of Douma in Damascus, US President Donald Trump has vowed to strike the Syrian Army and allied domestic forces. He is attempting to assemble a military coalition with France and the UK to most likely launch a campaign considerably larger than last year’s strike on the Shayrat airbase.
Many politicians and officials – including a number of Republicans and Trump allies outside of the US – are staunchly opposed to this potential military intervention, as there is no confirmation that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was indeed behind the alleged attack and it’s likely that such an anti-Assad military campaign will lead to further instability in the country.
The former leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage said today that attacking Syria and overthrowing Assad’s government could lead to *Daesh gaining strength and territory in the Arab state.
“What comes next [after Assad’s removal]? Chaos, instability, and maybe, maybe a chance for ISIS to build their forces again. So I would say, even if tomorrow Trump attacks, not waiting for a UN resolution, he didn’t last year, I don’t think we should join, and even if we did get a UN resolution I would still be very thoughtful about this; What in the long-term, are we actually trying to achieve?” Mr. Farage said on April 11.
The former party leader, who currently serves as a…