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Peninsula readers' letters: September 5
From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 09/04/2013 05:35:11 PM PDT
Updated: 09/05/2013 12:48:58 AM PDT
Dear Editor: As U.N. arms experts investigate the alleged chemical weapon strike in Damascus, the U.S. and its Western allies are seriously considering military intervention against the Syrian regime. Though the U.N. experts are yet to conclusively establish who used the chemical weapons, war drums in Washington are getting louder. One must remember that the U.S. 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 U.S., after years of conflict, is finding it hard to get 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 bully. Man's inhumanity to man shows again that mankind can't run its own affairs. Pray for the innocent who are suffering.
Ted Rudow III,