Caribbean 360 is reporting that a University of the West Indies at Mona (UWI-MONA) professor has warned that if the United States’ takes military action against Syria, then there could be dire consequences. The article states:
“Professor of Social and Political Change at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Brian Meeks, has warned that if the United States takes military action against Syria, Jamaica’s fragile economy could be in serious trouble.
Over the weekend, Professor Meeks said a more dangerous Middle East is a more dangerous world and inevitably this would lead to even more instability in Jamaica.
‘One thing that we are already feeling is oil prices. Once there is instability in the Middle East, and there is a lot of it now, oil prices will go up and have continued to go up. A more dangerous Middle East is a more dangerous world, the world will become more unstable and that can have tremendous impact on our economy if war spreads and more particularly on the price of oil.”‘
In addition to Jamaica and the Caribbean, Dr. Meeks believes that a decision to take military action is not the best one for the United States either. Find out why and read this article in its entirety on Caribbean 360.