Exchanging military between countries is not new but as Alex Salmond, SNP, pointed out on UK TV news Friday there are many things to consider. He used an example of British forces being exchanged in a similar way in the 60s and being used to bomb Vietnam in an American war.
Some will say Islamic State affects or may affect us all and we should be united in our action against that terror organisation; however technically President Bashir al-Assad is still the leader of Syria and launching bombing strikes into his country without consent or approval sets a dangerous precedent.
Salmond also pointed out the possible scenarios if a British RAF pilot was downed in Syria and captured by a terror group, especially before people were aware the country was involved in the Syrian raids.
UK PM David Cameron knew that British pilots were involved in bombing raids in Syria but who else was kept in the loop? Did senior British Royals, Tory MP's and other MP's know what was happening?
Either way since when did the role of PM of the UK include a carte blanche to act at will?
On Tuesday acting Labour Party leader Harriet Harman attended a NSC meeting. The Daily Telegraph has confirmed that "neither Harriet Harman, the acting leader, nor Vernon Coaker, the shadow defence secretary, were briefed about the British involvement when the pair attended the National Security Council."
Seems David Cameron, especially now he has been freed from the restraints of coalition government, prefers the 'little dictator' approach.
The MoD tried a double bluff but failed. As BBC News reports:
UK pilots are not currently taking part in the region, the MoD said, but ministers would have been aware of their recent role - and the prime minister's spokeswoman confirmed David Cameron had known.
We should all be grateful for the Freedom of Information Act and do our best to protect it.
Early this week he pulled a scheduled debate and 'free' parliamentary' vote on watering down the Hunting Act when it became certain the Tories would lose the vote.
Western politicians talk a great deal about democracy and encouraging it in many countries but seem to want to act independently as it suits. Well Mr Cameron that is not democracy.