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Voice of the people

Sep. 04, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

USA can't afford another war

The current Marxist regime in Washington wants to dive the war-weary people of the U.S. head-first into another foreign war, civil in fact, and under "false-flag" pretenses. All this notwithstanding, I would ask any one of them to show us ACTUAL proof of their allegations and, secondly, just exactly who is going to pay for WW III. I believe I know with absolute certainty their response.

This country already has a $16.7 trillion debt. We borrow $1 trillion per year to finance their past mistakes and misleadings.

It's long past time for the complacent to be slapped "upside-the-head" to wake up and give them an absolute and firm NO DEAL! If not, this will give a whole new meaning to death to an already dying America. Listen up, stand up and speak up for all of us.

Rich Christian

Huntington

 

Speak up on the Syrian issue now

I urge all Americans to contact their elected representatives and demand for them to prevent a U.S. military strike against Syrian targets. Like many of my friends and family members, I believe we should not launch an attack unless Americans are directly threatened.

Although I empathize with the victims of chemical weapons in Syria, I remain wary of engaging in an armed conflict against the Syrian regime. The recent Iraq conflict should serve as a lesson for launching a military initiative based on questionable intelligence against a government that poses no threat to our homeland.

President Obama has advocated for a series of air strikes aimed at degrading Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons. As a former U.S. Army ordnance officer, I'm uniquely suited for understanding the technical implications of such a strike. We can't simply blow up their stockpiles without having collateral damage. Any such attack would release lethal chemicals into the air and cause more harm than good. Think of it this way; If you set a hornet's nest on fire then you're going to get stung.

Let's avoid the sting of war by promoting a peaceful solution to the problems in Syria.

Michael Jessee Adkins

Huntington

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