Letters to the editor – Saturday – 6-25-16

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 25, 2016

Guns, bin Laden and our reckless government

Why do I go on about politics and things? Because I can’t do anything about something that needs fixing. I can’t auto-tune the system to work right. I can’t edit it with my software or force change. I see a president making decisions without allowing guidance from those who know better, sometimes bypassing the right way to get things done.

Where people are shouting for gun control more than about people control. There may be 100 or more different ways to kill another person. Guns may be the weapon of choice because they were never under stricter control. But in our digital world, a gun can be had from a hundred different places all over the world. The “bad guy” will get one somewhere if he really wants one no matter what our government does. Their laws may soon only restrict sane people from protecting themselves most.

What the untold story about Bin Laden that they do not want told to us is that: “During the anti-Soviet jihad, Bin Laden and his fighters received American and Saudi funding. Some analysts believe Bin Laden himself had security training from the CIA.

The late Robin Cook, foreign secretary in the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2001, believed the CIA had provided arms to the Arab Mujahideen, including Osama bin Laden, writing, “Bin Laden was, though, a product of a monumental miscalculation by western security agencies. Throughout the ‘80s he was armed by the CIA and funded by the Saudis to wage jihad against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan.” His source for this is unclear. But also not proven false at the same time.”

Whatever suits our government’s purpose at any given time, they will do it even if it is wrong to do — do it in secret.

Anyone have a government auto-tune I could borrow?

— Art Liles

China Grove

Lucky departments

Gee whiz, aren’t you vets and the election board so lucky that the county commissioners went out and bought a mall just for you? Never mind all the empty buildings they own all over the county that they cannot find a buyer for. Sure tried hard enough to ram them down the school board’s throat, but they just weren’t good enough for you guys. Aren’t you lucky!

— D.C. Sink