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September 28, 2013 at 6:53 AM

Chemicals weapons in Syria

U.S. should stay out Although I agree with the unethical nature of the use of chemical weapons, I do not agree with taking quick action with Syria. [“Diplomats reach deal on Syria’s chemical weapons,” page one, Sept. 27.] Despite much evidence indicating that President Bashar Assad was indeed behind the attacks, news coverage has also shown…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East | Topics: bashar assad, chemical weapons, Human rights

September 23, 2013 at 7:01 AM

Chemical weapons in Syria

U.S. has no credibility How is Syria’s alleged use of sarin gas different from the use of Agent Orange by the U.S. during the Vietnam War? [“Kerry calls on U.N. to move on Syria,” News, Sept. 20.] I submit there is little difference, aside from the lopsided scale of use, between a death by sarin gas…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, Politics | Topics: agent orange, chemical weapons, sarin

September 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Change begins at home “This is not a world we should accept,” exclaims President Obama from the front-page headline. [“‘This is not a world we should accept,’” page one, Sept. 11.] Yes, we should not accept chemical warfare. By the same token, we also should not accept diplomacy through destruction and death. We should not accept blasting…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: bombs, chemical weapons, Drones

September 12, 2013 at 7:02 PM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Exhibit democracy We should recognize the opportunity the United States has to set a positive example for many countries in the Middle East by expressing our popular will on the decision to bomb Syria over their use of chemical weapons. [“Syrians plead their case for, against U.S. military strikes,” page one, Sept. 9.] The Arab Spring…

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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: bomb, chemical weapons, democracy

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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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: Barack Obama, bashar assad, chemical weapons

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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Comments | More in Foreign policy, Middle East, military, Politics | Topics: Barack Obama, bashar assad, chemical weapons

September 8, 2013 at 8:01 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

Step by step The history of U.S. foreign policy is often of a very shortsighted view, resulting in decades of blowback and unintended consequences. [“U.S. may set up training Syrian rebels,” page one, Sept. 6.] Given this, what should be done in Syria? We should bring in U.N. peacekeepers to enforce an immediate cease-fire. Draw the lines…

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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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