Strike Syria only as a last resort
Any military response to the current situation in Syria would be counter productive. Regardless of how surgical the strike was if just one innocent child died it would only make us just as bad as they are!
I wrote a letter to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy sometime ago and suggested, with the support of our allies and the Russians and Chinese to quarantine and boycott Syria. Stop all trade. To literally imprison them within there own country! We should not take any side in this but force both parties to the negotiating table. Only after exhausting this option should we consider a military response.
If Great Britain had told the North and the South to stop fighting during the American Civil War because innocent children were being killed, would we have listened?
Louis P. Cervone
Police are afraid of drug dealers
The article Todd Pettit wrote about the transit mall being preyed upon by drug dealers with illegal narcotics and heroin straight from D.C. and being treated like the suspect by police -- the same thing happened to a friend of mine in her 60s. Police questioned her about drugs in her purse. They were Tylenol in a Tylenol bottle and Sucrets in a unopened can. They made no report.
I think the police are afraid of these drug dealers. It is easier and safer to accuse the victim. It is no wonder we don't trust or rely on police. It's the same with deputies and state police. You are better off not to depend on help.
Back to the old days. Mean dogs will help.
Hooray for those who expose wrongdoing
Bradley Manning's name is being pushed for a Nobel Peace Prize by many around the world. Add my support to that!
Former Congressman Ron Paul is right when he says Manning, Edward Snowden and others are heroes. Exposing the wrongdoings and crimes our 1 percent government covers up serves well the cause of peace. Enough of the lies of the empire!
Democracy needs truth and transparency. As former President Carter says, we have very little democracy now in this country! Free brother Bradley!
Dreaming of the good old days