A Message about the Syrian Crisis

The White House has said that the use of military force is still a possibility.  On my website,  I now have a letter to President Obama and Congress concerning my alarm at the Syrian crisis.   We, the American people, must draw our red line in the sand and not let President Obama and Congress drag us into another Middle East war.  We can and we must.  A lasting worldwide peace is apparent to me in the not-too-distant future.

But peace requires wisdom, by our President and Congress.  We must not lapse into emotional military actions.  We must reach out in a positive way to the Syrians.

Everyone, President Obama, Congress, all Americans and all world citizens must think!  Think!  Think!  What is our goal?  Is it worthwhile and what are our risks?  Wars are very uncertain and have many unintended consequences.  This Syrian crisis is no different.

I don’t object to a show of force.  I do greatly disagree with a military response to the gassing of civilians.  Let’s be positive in our action.  Let’s be wise.  Let’s be knowledgeable.  If we really think about it, we won’t respond militarily, but instead help the Syrian refugees – not only with government help, but also with private assistance such as Doctors without Burdens.

There’s already been much killing in the Middle East.  Let’s head in a different direction, the road less travelled so far in human history.  The future is all we have ahead of us.  We must take care to guard it from impetuous military actions.

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