NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
In a publication titled, “The Economist,” published in England, the editor issued an article titled, “The Killing Fields” describing his view of the ravages occurring in Syria, together with his opinion on what should be done now to save Syria.
Initially, he asks: “Is it because America and Europe have tired of their own wars that they have started to turn their back on other people?”
The writer then reviews the brutal tactics of Mr. Assad, president of Syria, citing actions such as firing on peaceful demonstrators, the use of heavy weapons, aircraft, helicopter gunships, cluster bombs and the bombing of Damascus, Aleppo and other cities.
“... Were the next few months to stretch into years, as now seems likely, Syria’s great cities would be ground to rubble and the whole Middle East would choke on the dust. To prevent this catastrophe, NATO needs to start making the humanitarian and strategic case for intervening in Syria. Grounding President Assad’s air force could save many thousands of lives ... NATO could enforce a no-fly zone over Syria.”
OK, NATO decrees that a zone is to be set up. What country or countries is or are to act upon that decree? Syria is a Middle Eastern nation and, therefore, one would presume that it would be a Middle Eastern nation or nations that would be involved.
But the writer says: “Even now, Mr. Obama should be working on plans for how he or a President Romney could intervene.” Why?
We are trying now to escape from our many foolish entries into that part of the world. Do not invite us to return on another venture, thank you.
Kings Chapel Road
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Recalling a judge with local links
Editor, The News: Gary Lancaster, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, died recently.
Stand up for New Castle by showing up at polls
Editor, The News: “Stand Up For New Castle.” There is no better way to stand up for New Castle than by voting on Tuesday.
Council fails to embrace value of city’s history
Editor, The News: Concerning the upcoming election for New Castle city council seats:
Community business gives back to people
Editor, The News: I wanted to acknowledge Clark’s Studio for recently assisting the Paws4ACause program that benefited the Lawrence County Humane Society.
Police officers deserve respect from public
Editor, The News: I had the privilege of being one of the altar servers for the funeral Mass for Shenango Township police officer William J. McCarthy IV, who lost his life in the line of duty on May 2.
School officials praised for evacuation effort
Editor, The News: Growing up in a household of football fans, I always heard the term “Monday morning quarterback” tossed around.
New Castle financial swaps reveal risky decisions
Editor, The News: In the weekend edition of The News, an article, “Bill aims to bar public use of swaps” was published that highlighted the New Castle school district. New Castle was the only school district in Lawrence County to engage in credit swaptions.
A serious concern seen with some city students
Editor, The News: “Our students and parents — burden, dysfunctional, waste? Is he serious?” (Quote from George Gabriel’s letter of April 30).
New Castle negativity is justified by events
Editor, The News: In a recent news article, a group that is trying to promote the city states it doesn’t understand why so many people have a negative attitude about New Castle.
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form