Syria

Reader Input: Had enough, America?

They gave us Chernobyl, shot down airliners, destroyed millions and now this? The Ukrainian diaspora understands (Russian President Vladimir ) Putin must get to Syria before a pi ...

Reader Input: Middle East must be of help

Let me understand. Certain members of Congress (re: Barbara Lee and others) think that we ought to wait for congressional approval to commit forces for air strikes in Iraq and Syri ...

Reader Input: Stop ISIS cancer from spreading

It seems our president may be dragged by the foot into Syria. Realty trumps a failed foreign policy — a policy in which bad guys flourish. Sen. (Dianne) Feinstein stated th ...

Reader Input: Watching while world crumbles

When released from U.S. custody in Camp Bucca, Iraq in 2009, future ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi warned commanding officer Lt. Col. Kenneth King: “I’ll see you guys ...

Reader Input: US must act against ISIS

There are two lessons we should have learned: 1. Stay out of others’ internal affairs when they do not threaten us. 2. When threatened, action must be timely and decisive ...

Reader Input: What to do about Iraq?

What to do in Iraq? If you’re a Republican or tea partyer, you can blame President Barack Obama. If you’re a realist and follow what’s going on, you know that the ...

Reader input: Fight injustice within borders

It is very sad and angers me to watch what the Syrian government is doing to its people. While we should supply aid in health and resources to struggling countries, launching an at ...

Reader Input: US government hardly blameless

When I first heard about the poison gas attack in Syria I didn’t think much of it because the news is always bombarding us with stories of people getting killed. However, w ...

Reader Input: US should back peace, patience

I would like to address the ongoing conversation concerning the United States’ involvement in the situation in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry should not expect other ...

Reader input: Country needs to stay out of it

We keep hearing America needs to regain its credibility in the world. This can be done by attacking Syria. However, by our continual foreign involvements after Vietnam, we will not ...

Reader input: Diplomacy is certainly the way to go

I agree with Rosalie Wohlfromm (“Diplomacy first in our dealings,” Reader Input, Sept. 13, 2013) that diplomacy is the way to go regarding Syria and in all,  if no ...

Reader Input: Diplomacy first in our dealings

In answer to your query about whether the Obama Administration has acted properly, I would say yes (“The situation in Syria,” Call to readers, Sept. 11). I contend th ...

Reader Input: Keep US troops clear of Syria

I didn’t create the red line. It was the world that did it (paraphrase) by our “you-didn’t-build-that,” unaccountable, cowardly, idiot commander-and-thief r ...

Reader Input: Pressure officials to avoid Syria strike

You have got to be kidding. After over a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan we are now being asked to endorse a third military misadventure in Syria. The solid advice of the Ame ...

Another View: Obama’s case for war: Clear and clearly wrong

Russia’s diplomatic intervention in the Syrian crisis is welcome news – but whether it is real or illusory, the president needs to step back from the precipice he has t ...