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US can’t be world’s police force



Published: Wed, September 11, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

US can’t be world’s police force

With all that has taken place in the Middle East and now with Syria it may well be time to get out of the region altogether. We have been engaged in wars that we had no business getting into. The American people did not benefit anything from them except to lose a lot of good sons and daughters; the only benefactor of this was big oil.

The people of the Middle East have fought among themselves for 3,000 years. Are we so arrogant as to think we can change this? And after we leave, it will revert back to the norm.

The United States can no longer be the world’s police force or its welfare bank. The rebels we support today will be the terrorists that we fight tomorrow. It is time that the government started taking care of this country’s greatest asset, and that is the American people.

Jim Eidel, Beaver Township

What precisely would strike on Syria accomplish for US?

The United States wants to launch an air strike against Syrian President Bashar Assad. To what end? Will it prove that Assad is gassing his own people? Will it stop the killing in Syria? Can this air strike stop the civil war that is being waged in Syria? To what end?

U.S. President Harry Truman put the U.S. in the forefront of the Korean conflict to show the world that the United Nations was a viable organization for world peace and a place that could help resolve problems around the world.

We will not be dictated to by the United Nations, but we should stand ready to help where needed. An air strike does not resolve anything, except to “prove” our intelligence is “correct” This would be small comfort to those who are fighting in Syria.

Let the United Nations sort this out. Who are the leaders of this “revolution?’’ Is there a government in exile? What do they actually want? That Assad gassed his people does not solve the underlying problem.

To what end?

Leonard J. Sainato, Warren


Comments

1birdseed(66 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

the cigarette smoking W.W.2 generation made the U.S. the greatest country the world has ever seen. the pot smoking woodstock generation took over in 1993 with the clintons. how do you like the mess they made out of this country? you all should be ashamed of yourselves. all of the smokey manufacturing jobs created more wealth the world has ever witnessed. look at what you liberals have done to america. you should all be executed.

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2jojuggie(1290 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

A serious foreign-policy intellectual said recently that Putin’s problem is that he’s a Russian leader in search of a Nixon, a U.S. president he can really negotiate with, a stone player who can talk grand strategy and the needs of his nation, someone with whom he can thrash it through and work it out. Instead he has Obama, a self-besotted charismatic who can’t tell the difference between showbiz and strategy, and who enjoys unburdening himself of moral insights to his peers.

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3PCisnotcorrect(33 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

@birdseed - AMEN!!!!

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