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U.S. Downing of Iran Air Flight 655

July 09, 1988

In every adventure of imperialism the moment of complicity comes when people back home can no longer persuade themselves that they do not know about the brutal massacres carried out in their name. In Vietnam this moment came with My Lai; in El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua the endless, still growing lists of death squad victims rob us all of our innocence. July 3 brought 290 more screaming, tortured victims falling the long mile to their deaths.

On this most bitter of all Fourths of July will American citizens listen, and, hearing the terrible cost, demand an end to Reagan's undeclared war against Iran?

BILL DOYLE

Inglewood

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