Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Beating of war drums

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The Daily Star









Published: Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Beating of war drums

Ted Rudow III, MA, Encina Ave, Palo Alto, CA

As the UN arms experts investigate the alleged chemical weapon strike in Damascus, the US and its Western allies are seriously considering military intervention against the Syrian regime. Though the UN experts are yet to conclusively establish who used the chemical weapons, war drums in Washington are getting louder. One must remember that the US case of weapons of mass destruction against Iraq fell flat on its face. The regime change there, instead of bringing peace, has thrown the country into a vicious cycle of violence and turmoil that shows no signs of abating. Same is the case in Afghanistan, where the US, after years of conflict, is finding it hard to make a face-saving exit.

If the U.S. and allied forces go in on the ground to attack, the Russians are going to be very upset, and that could lead to a major war. The Russians and Chinese are especially upset at the U.S., but many other nations also consider the U.S. an arrogant big bully. Man’s inhumanity to man shows again that mankind can’t run its own affairs. Pray for the innocent who are suffering!

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