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June 19, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Jailed Mexican leader: Time for John Kerry to do something

Nestora Salgado speaks to community members at a gathering in Olinalá, in the state of Guerrero, Mexico, before she went to prison. (Courtesy of the Salgado family)

A big thanks for an excellent article on the campaign to free naturalized U.S. citizen and Mexican indigenous leader Nestora Salgado [“Pressure mounts to free Renton woman imprisoned in Mexico,” Local News, June 16].

The next question is what more will Secretary of State John Kerry do to

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

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

March 6, 2013 at 4:30 PM

John Kerry meets with Egyptian President, releases economic assistance

Priorities should be at home The article on Secretary of State John Kerry meeting with Egypt’s embattled leader Mohammed Morsi is another example of our policy to bribe other nations with millions of our tax dollars to influence an ally who has already “ramrodded” Islamic focus on their new constitution with violent objections from the secular…

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