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posted: 9/9/2013 5:00 AM

Other countries should step up against Assad

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The horror created by the Syrian leadership is unbelievable. In my opinion, it cannot be just shoved in a corner somewhere. I am really disappointed in our government's slow and weak requests of assistance from the rest of the world. Other countries should assist us as the leader in answering Assad's criminal acts against the rest of humanity. They are first in line when it comes to seeking aid from the U.S.

What should have been done in the beginning was not to dare the Assad mongers with a "red line." Now we are saddled with a president with egg on his face and on the rest of our country. We should not put pressure on Russia to enter the negotiations to become a referee. If we do something of that nature, China and perhaps North Korea will start rattling swords.

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We cannot be concerned that we will look weak because the world is scratching their heads, saying, "What in the world were they thinking?"

John Volpe

Mount Prospect

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