To the editor:
We have been following, with great interest, the events in Syria and the bombardment of Homs and other cities by the dictator of that renegade country, Bashar Al-Assad. Like his father, he is killing thousands to keep himself in power. He calls the opposition “terrorists from outside of Syria” to justify killing so many. He is supported by Iran, Russia and China, who oppose any peace plan. Here is the “axis of evil.”
To stop them the world has to band together and refuse their exports, their pleading for more wheat or staples from us. This axis of evil is supporting the destruction of thousands of years of history in that part of the world and will continue to do so until someone can stand up to China and Russia and declare a stop to this. It may already be too late to stop Assad, but he can be replaced with democratic leadership and turn that beautiful country into a friend to the world.
Our “friendship” and support of Russia have allowed them to eat the grain we furnish them, to continue to build their economy and to support their people, but the backing of Assad should change our position and they should be denied the staples we provide them. The love of Chinese products has changed that country into one that has potential to be an ally of the West, but when it supports this kind of mass killing, it is time to say “no, stop it now.”