In the U.S., Pew reports:
By a 48% to 29% margin, more Americans oppose than support conducting military airstrikes against Syria in response to reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.
IOW, 48% of Americans oppose military airstrikes in Syria, and a full 23% don’t know. (Only 29% of Americans support military airstrikes.)
Meanwhile, in the U.K., which is the United States’ major ally in Middle Eastern affairs, a whopping 81% oppose intervention in Syria:
Asked what Britain’s policy on Syria should be, regardless of any parliamentary vote, just 19 per cent want the UK to join US-led missile strikes.
… while the majorities of U.S. and U.K. citizenry do not want to intervene in Syria, an overwhelming majority of “those who shall not be named” do want the U.S. to intervene:
While polls in the US and United Kingdom have found overwhelming opposition to their countries attacking Syria, a Gal Hadash poll published in Israel Hayom found that 66.6 percent of respondents would be in favor of American and European military intervention in Syria.
Only 17% opposed a US/EU strike and 16.4% did not know….
The Gal Hadah poll was taken Wednesday among 500 adult Jewish Israelis and had a margin of error of 4.4 percentage points.
Given this wide disparity of opinion, and what it ought to entail in terms of governments respecting the will of their citizenry, let’s see what happens.
Kevin MacDonald has more.