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Letters to the Editor - June 6

June 06, 2011

We have no business in the affairs of other nations


To the editor:

Why are we bombing Tripoli, a city of 2 million? Why is NATO engaged in Libya? Could it have something to do with the recent discovery of large untapped reserves of oil? Or could it have something to do with a banking system independent of the European and American usury-based banking structure?

Whatever one thinks of Gadhafi, his government has — more than most — shared its oil income with its people, offering free health care and free education through college to all. Could this attack have something to do with stopping his "bad example" of independence and national sovereignty?

Why are we targeting the leader of a foreign country in a war never officially declared and started without any congressional consultation? Why are we using, as in Iraq and Afghanistan, depleted uranium munitions against a civilian population — munitions that will continue to poison with radioactivity for centuries to come? How is it that we assume we can act this way and not reap a harvest of bitterness and hatred from the world community? How are we paying for these wars — with the slavery of unseen debt to be paid by our children and grandchildren?

Please, let us end this killing and this madness now. We have no business meddling, with bullets and bombs, in the affairs of other nations.

Thomas Klein
Chambersburg, Pa.

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