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September 12, 2013 at 11:14 AM

The Syrian crisis

Punish chemical-weapons manufacturers If chemical weapons are outlawed to be used on planet Earth, why are companies still allowed to manufacture them? [“‘This is not a world we should accept,’” page one, Sept. 11.] Why not go after these organizations and put them out of business? If chemical weapons are illegal, then so are the companies…

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September 10, 2013 at 6:57 PM

U.S. military involvement in Syria

Nonviolent solution My 10-year-old son suggested what might be a workable, nonviolent solution for Syrian citizens to deter and even survive Assad’s purported gas attacks: an airdrop of gas masks. [“Russia, U.S. raise hope on Syria,” page one, Sept. 10.] Israel has gas masks available for civilians, so we could ask them how many were required…

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September 10, 2013 at 6:54 AM

U.S. military involvement in Syria

Stay home As a country, we don’t have the resources or the will to enter into a conflict with Syria. [“Syrians plead their case for, against U.S. military strikes,” page one, Sept. 9.] We are not the world’s policemen. We are being sucked into a mess, and our less-than-presidential president has put us there. What little is…

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September 9, 2013 at 7:22 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

U.N. and NATO: Step up Am I wrong in wondering why the United Nations and NATO haven’t been more vociferous and outspoken on the current use of chemical weapons in Syria? [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] It seems to me that they, and other international groups, should be heading up,…

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September 7, 2013 at 7:56 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Speak out I write as one US citizen of many who stands strong against U.S. strikes in Syria. [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] President Obama, give me my hope back. I do not stand with your decision to destroy the lives of Syrians. I am speechless as I remember when we…

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September 6, 2013 at 11:23 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Right and moral I couldn’t disagree more with your paper’s position on the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons on its own people.[“Editorial: Congress, just say ‘no’ on Syria,” Opinion, Sept. 4.] The editorial stated, “Congress also needs to explain why the heinous use of chemical weapons crosses a line not exceeded by conventional slaughter and…

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September 5, 2013 at 6:59 PM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Obama is embarrassing us President Obama went to a synagogue in Sweden, and said that his plans to retaliate against the Syrian government are motivated by the example of Raoul Wallenberg, who issued passports to thousands of Hungarian Jews, saving them from the Nazis in 1944. [“Obama, in Sweden, likens U.S. quest to Wallenberg’s,” News,...

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May 20, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Investigation of the deadly Benghazi attack

We need leaders we can trust I enjoyed reading Kathleen Parker’s column [“The Benghazi attack, redacted,” Opinion, May 13]. Her opinion is cogent, thoughtful and generous. More generous than mine I’m afraid. I see what she calls a “mischaracterization” of what happened in Benghazi as nothing but a damned lie told by people who broke our trust…

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May 3, 2013 at 6:33 AM

President Obama’s second attempt to close Gitmo

Plans for shutdown must be definite and lawful President Obama is correct in his understanding and willingness to end the use of the Guantánamo prison [“Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps,” seattletimes.com, May 1]. What is needed now is a definite date. This means: release dates for the 86 detained persons already cleared for release,…

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March 18, 2013 at 6:00 AM

Debating the Keystone XL Pipeline

Pipeline will lead to runaway climate change I urge President Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline and for your readers to speak out against it [“Obama’s climate goals shape Energy, EPA choices,” News, March 5]. Despite what a few industry-paid climate-denial “scientists” are mouthing, the scientific community as a whole is practically unanimous in validating…

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