Jihadism has gone from fringe cult to a mass movement because non-violent extremists have too often gone unchallenged.
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Assad is not an ally, he is a man whose stubborn determination to preserve his dictatorship has killed hundreds of thousands.
The illusion that we can stand apart from events in Kobane is fuelled by little Englander insularity and hard-left anti-imperialism.
A Western alliance with Assad would be based on two colossal misunderstandings of the situation in Syria.
Only 43 people voted against the motion, but many throwaway statements have been made criticising intervention.