Yesterday, at roughly 10.30pm, British MPs voted in favour of conducting airstrikes in Syria against so-called Islamic State.
The Internet was fascinated in the build up and following the result has been very vocal.
A high number of people have headed online to vent their bemusement and opposition to the decision that will see RAF Tornado GR4s dropping bombs.
Here are some of the best, funniest, and most moving messages we have seen thus far.
Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity. #SyriaVote
— Polly Wiseman (@Firecrazee) December 3, 2015
— Colin Star (@colin_star) December 3, 2015
£500,000 per missile?! Glad I stocked up on tampons this month, how else would we afford it… #SyriaVote
— Gweni (@g_beauty_blog) December 3, 2015
— SPOON (@SamSpooner) December 3, 2015
— Sameena Zehra (@sameenazehra) December 3, 2015
Hilary Benn – an example to all my fellow socialists of how not to raise your child. Tony Benn went seriously wrong somewhere. #SyriaVote
— Sherelle Davids (@sherelledavids) December 3, 2015
This is the same government that claims they cant fund the NHS but can fund the start of WWIII???? #syriavote
— sazta claus (@sarahthedork) December 3, 2015Advertisement
But there has also been a steady stream of support for military intervention from Britain.
— malgosia skawinski (@solamiga) December 3, 2015
Nothing against Andy Burnham for voting against #SyriaVote Just find him to be a man of fewer convictions than the Yorkshire Ripper
— Timmy Tour (@TimmyTour) December 3, 2015
Have seen lots of British citizens using #SyriaVote to bash their government for bombing IsiS. A terrorist org. Amazingly stupid public!
— Naturally Me (@stereotypesteve) December 3, 2015
— The Leonards Review (@lensreview_) December 3, 2015
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn may have been defeated on the night, but he took to Facebook to assure citizens he would not be backing down over how Britain should approach the conflict in Syria.
But perhaps the best tweet of the day came before the result was announced.
— Mhairi Black MP (@MhairiBlack) December 2, 2015
What lies beyond the bombing in Syria remains to be seen, but whatever happens it will certainly be coming at a high human cost.