Dear Mrs. Johnson,
This is an open letter that has been copied to the Grantham Journal and the website Dissident Voice.
According to news reports today, the United States is poised to launch missile strikes against Syria. Unless this is supported by a resolution from the United Nations Security Council such an action would be illegal in international law – a war crime in other words. As you are the Member of Parliament who is supposed to represent me I would like you to know that I strongly object to any British support for any illegal action, especially if initiated by the United States. Given that Britain has a bleak history of involvement in America’s illegal wars, there is very real concern that HMG may feel inclined to do so yet again, and I cannot strongly enough stress my opposition to any such move.
The events that took place in Salisbury a couple of weeks ago are deeply suspicious. Allegedly two Russians were attacked with an illegal chemical agent. With truly breathtaking haste, given the fact that there was no evidence to support it, the British government blamed the Russian government. The fact there was no such evidence was verified by the absence of any claim to that effect by the police, who attended the scene, as well as a statement issued from Porton Down, who examined the forensics and clearly said there was no proof of Russian involvement. The only other possibility that might have supported the British allegation is that evidence was…