Letters to the Editor

September 9, 2013

Wake up, sheeple

How does U.S. bombing of a country already being bombed and shot at alleviate the violence in Syria? How do more civilian deaths improve the situation?

How does U.S. bombing of a country already being bombed and shot at alleviate the violence in Syria? How do more civilian deaths improve the situation? Wouldn’t U.S. involvement unify Hezbollah and al-Qaida?

Since when does a chemical weapons attack become more heinous than bombing or shooting? Dead is dead.

Our leaders warn of huge deficits, Social Security must be cut, unemployment benefits must be cut, government workers are furloughed, no money for infrastructure etc; where does the money come from to bomb Syria?

Didn’t we go through all this before when Saddam Hussein was said to have used poison on his own people? But years and years of brutal repression and torture didn’t matter?

Is it just coincidence that Iraq and Syria have oil, or access to oil as well as natural gas?

When do we wake up and stop the warmongering that impoverishes the U.S., enriches the oil companies and kills a lot of innocent people?

MARY BROWN

Oakdale

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