Letters to the editor - Wednesday (9-18-2013)
U.S. shouldn’t let itself be drawn into war in Syria
In the debate about Syria, the great argument for U.S. intervention is that hundreds of women and children have been killed by chemical weapons. But has it been fairly explained that the rebels might have used chemical weapons? The Zionist supporters in our country argue Syria is at fault. These people are led by Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and John McCain of Arizona. Others who support U.S. military action are Zionist leaders such as William Kristol, Martin Indyke, Henry Kissinger and former Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
Their outcry is that President Assad is killing innocents, but so are the rebels. In a revolution, both sides suffer losses. Where were the bleeding-heart Zionists when their government murdered more than 3,000 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip? This is another Zionist plot to drive the U.S. into another war. The State Department is full of Zionist sympathizers, led by John Kerry and others beating the drum for war with Iran. Israel’s Zionist government is behind the so-called Arab uprisings. Israel bombs Lebanon, Syria or any other nation without any outcry from the Zionists who control our government.
In 1967, the Zionists attacked a U.S. ship off the coast of Syria, in international waters, to prevent Zionists from invading Syria. The USS Liberty suffered the loss of 34 American sailors, with 167 seriously wounded, and the ship almost sunk. There was no outcry from other nations. There have been calls for a congressional investigation of this attack since 1967, but the coverup started with Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and President Johnson.
We don’t need another war. What right does President Obama have to be the world’s sheriff, getting us involved in another conflict? I believe the Palestinians are entitled to a state, as the Jews are. But Zionists in Israel cause problems for Jews and Palestinians who want peace. If we demanded that the Israeli government stop building illegal settlements on occupied Palestinian lands and encouraged a peace agreement for a Palestinian state, there would be peace for the world.
— Victor S. Farrah
Sides and censure
Jim Sides wishes to censure a fellow commissioner. Well, there certainly must have been some awful act committed that he personally witnessed! Except that it supposedly occurred eight months ago!
Folks who have had the responsibility of managing people know this basic tenet: If there is a problem, one deals with it promptly and decisively; then they move on to their other important duties. A good manager does not wait eight months to spring something on someone in a political huff. But certainly Sides knows that with his vast managerial experience? Maybe not.
Commissioner Jon Barber went through a rough patch some years ago. Who of us has not? And Sides’ humanity, sunshine and supposed Christianity thought the best way to handle the situation was to get his minions to publicly re-embarrass someone.
Well, whatever the egregious act Sides is accusing Barber of, it must have been something terrible, like failing to have the capacity to get along with other local government leaders, or failing to stand up for public teachers in the county, failing to follow the directive of a U.S. District Court judge (basically thumbing his nose at that judge) or getting the commissioners into a multiyear stalemate with the city over the siting of a school administration building.
Now, that’s what you’d call leadership and moving forward for Rowan County. Perhaps not.
— John Blair
Thank you to the 600-plus volunteers who helped with the Rowan County United Way Day of Caring on Sept. 12. You were there to spread mulch, paint, make breakfast, trim bushes, operate a Bobcat, prep lunch, etc.
You showed up to make a difference for the many residents of Rowan County who benefited from your donation of time.
Thank you for caring!
— The Arc of Rowan Board of Directors and staff