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Pacifism doesn’t ensure peace

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I’m sure the peace marchers are sincere in their beliefs (Journal, Sept. 22). In fact, I have never talked to anyone who wanted war. Saying you want peace does not accomplish it. Ask the Tibetans how well a pacifist approach has worked for them. Ask Koreans about their lives under Japanese rule before World War II. Ask Hungarians or the Polish about Soviet Union domination. In the 10 years before 9/11 the U.S. was attacked a number of times at a number of places around the world and the response was to say “naughty, naughty” and do nothing. There will always be fanatics and aggressors but we cannot sit idly by and let them have control unless we are willing to submit to slavery. Cleona Duncan, Newcastle