Sophie Wilkinson | Contributing Editor | Friday, 4 December 2015

David Cameron\'s Facebook War Post Reported For \'Threat Of Violence\'

David Cameron's Facebook War Post Reported For 'Threat Of Violence'

The Debrief: His announcement of air strikes on Syria was pretty light on the lols...

On Wednesday, the House of Commons voted in favour of launching airstrikes against Syria in a bid to protect Britain from Isis. There's a lot of opposition to this decision - Syria is way too messy at the moment, and it looks to be inevitable that when we drop bombs on Syria, we won't only hit Isis/Isil/Daesh, we'll hit innocent civilians.

We've heard stories of people trolling Labour MPs like Hilary Benn, whose speech was cited as the reason many Labour MPs who'd otherwise be opposed to military action changed their minds. And Neil Coyle recieved a death threat (accompanied by knife emojis) while Stella Creasy and other female MPs have fielded images of dead children tweeted to them by people seemingly acting on behalf of the anti-war left. But David Cameron, the Conservative who suggested we launch the air strikes in the first place, is being held to account in a seemingly smarter way.

After it was confirmed the military would launch the air strikes, Cameron told the world via Facebook, saying:

I believe the House has taken the right decision to keep the UK safe - military action in Syria as one part of a broader strategy.

Posted by David Cameron on Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The result? People are reporting it for being a 'credible threat of violence'. Toby Goodwin, one commenter, said: 'ive reported david cameron's facebook page for being a "credible threat of violence"'. This comment has 15,000 likes.

Other people are simply quoting what David Cameron said about the Russian air strikes (which are hitting all rebel groups, not just Isis/Isil/Daesh) when Putin launched them back in, um, October: 'Russia's bombing campaign in Syria will "Lead to further radicalisation and increased terrorism." - David Cameron, October 4th, 2015.

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