FOREIGN AFFAIRS – SYRIA – 14 May 2013

Dr Julian Lewis: Would my hon. Friend [Alec Shelbrooke] also like to make an observation on whether the task of humanitarian intervention has been that much more difficult by the way we went about it in Libya? We said that it would be a very limited, no-fly-zone-type intervention, but we ended up intervening much more directly on one side, and in a strictly military way, in a civil war?

[Mr Shelbrooke: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for raising that point. That is a recent example of a country that we helped to liberate, but it led to issues for our embassy and that of the US. That paints a picture. However good the intentions to solve a crisis may be, the question is: what comes next? ... ]