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March 06, 2013

Re "Syria assails U.S. for aiding rebels," March 3

Here's an idea: If they don't want our help, don't give it to them.

The U.S. government is partly to blame for keeping the Syrian war alive by employing both political and moral double standards. However, it is important to look at why the U.S. still intervenes despite the fact that the other allies — Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey and Qatar — all choose to aid Syrian rebels, reportedly through supplying arms.

America's participation in Mideast affairs lacks a principled foundation because it is based on the consent of Israel. It seems as though the U.S. is more concerned with maintaining power and influence in the Mideast than it is with ending the Syrian crisis.

Samar Saad

Fountain Valley


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