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July 24, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Israel-Palestinian conflict: A re-imagined Middle East that would ensure peace

It is inconceivable that the situation in the Middle East will ever be resolved by negotiation with Israel, as is quite evident from all that has transpired since Israel’s formal establishment in 1948. There must be a comprehensive solution imposed upon the territory in a more equitable fashion. The problem arises from the arbitrary allocation of…


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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…


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

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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August 30, 2013 at 7:22 AM

U.S. involvement in Syria

An internal matter I could not have said it better myself: “Let others punish Syria.” [“Editorial: Let others punish Syria,” Opinion, Aug. 29.] Your view is cogent and compelling. Events in Syria are repugnant and horrific. But it’s an internal matter, and none of our business. I am sorry, I am appalled, but I’m not interested in…


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June 18, 2013 at 4:00 PM

U.S. military involvement in Syria

The U.S. needs to step back A majority of Americans don’t want the United States to further involve itself in yet another Middle East mess by arming Syrian rebels with more sophisticated weapons. [“Military aid to rebels in Syria pulls U.S. deeper into conflict,” News, June 16.] We are damned if we do, and damned if we…


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