for the British government to get involved in military action in Syria?
We are already in a strained relationship with Russia regarding state sponsored assassination attempts, the alleged chemical attack has yet to be verified, a full parliament would almost certainly be split over it, and the country that is already extremely polarised on domestic social and Brexit issues would add this to the splits.
Generally I'm in favour of these actions against rouge/corrupt governments that care naught for there own populations misery, but on top of our own possible domestic splits, we also risk being dragged into a prolonged engagement as Trump announces his morning thoughts via twitter stream.
We always have been at best, a tad subservient to the USA, at worst the lapdog state, but I do believe that if we ally ourselves to Trump on this one and become associated with his puerile online Twitterings, we will certainly lose face in a big way.
Time to let America go it alone this time I'd say.
On the military front, it is no bad thing to have the world's most powerful military machine on our side
Which is exactly why we are in thrall.
The whole of our defence strategy, from Trident to the F35, is entirely in the hands of the US, which means, in effect, the hands of one man, whose decision making, some may say, is not always entirely rational.
He can twist our arm any time he wants. As you point out, this ill be accentuated after Brexit.