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To the editor:
Our reluctant Secretary of State is slowly learning
his responsibilities with the call for bombing in Syria. I was
sickened to see poor little babies being tossed onto a trailer and
being hosed down after Assad's chemical attack on his own people.
But a pseudo air strike on a airport was not the proper political
response. Why would we give the Russians advance notice of our
attack? Why did we strike an airport that was fully functional the
next day? What was accomplished to help the refugees and those poor
Trump has further created a hornet's nest in the Middle East. We
have angered the Russians, Turkey, and Iran. This will kick off
conflicts that will build even more tension in a crisis-oriented
region. Other countries in the region will get involved. Then
European countries will jump in to (hopefully) defend our side.
Other nuclear countries will feel they have to get involved. A huge
domino effect will be the result. Those far-right Christians that
support Trump will believe this is the fulfillment of Bible
It seems Trump badly needs an ego boost so he approved this attack
of 59 missiles, at a cost of millions of dollars, that could be
better spent on infrastructure projects, Meals on Wheels, education,
and so on.
[to top of second column in this letter]
Trump sends off these missiles while he's dining with the Chinese
President at Mar-a-Lago. He accused Obama of failing to cross the
red line yet he stated in tweets before he ran for office that
getting involved with Syria would be Obama's folly. He even stated
that it would just be an ego boost for Obama's presidency. But,
Trump's first 100 days have become a dismal failure. This attack was
to boost his ratings in polls. Now he's our great "Commander In
Chief". Polls will rise. Or? Was it a diversion from the
investigations into all his connections with the Russians and Putin?
This President talks out of both sides of his mouth. He won't allow
the Syrian refugees into our country but let's them die at the hands
of Assad. He has no true compassion. Refugees wanting to get out of
Syria would have to be vetted on 17 levels before they would be
allowed within our borders. They desperately need assistance with
basic needs. Let's help the refugees and their babies instead of
showing off with a display of missiles.
April 12, 2017]
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