Snoqualmie Valley Record


Letters | A Valley veteran speaks against Syrian intervention

September 19, 2013 · 1:57 PM

I am a Vietnam veteran and my son is a U.S. Army captain who has served in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. My brother served in Vietnam. We have served honorably, but I have to scream about my opposition to our potential involvement in Syria.

It is a very sad series of events in Syria, and very sad to see the continuing slaughter of Syrian citizens by any means including chemical weapons. However, we should not continue to pretend to argue that it is in our national security interest to unilaterally, or with several European allies, bomb the Syrian military. We have to finally realize that we cannot contrive every reason to impose our military might on these Middle East despots.

I do not want any more of our soldiers killed or maimed. I do not want us to unintentionally kill innocent Syrian men, women and children. We have to stop this madness. I ask that our citizens and Washington politicians please stand up and speak out against this craziness! Enough is enough!

Ed Kelley

Fall City


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