Sending a message on Syria

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

We are about to “send a message to Assad” by killing some more people, weakening his armed forces and showing the world we mean what we say.

Strategy is forming, sides are being taken and the effectiveness of a strike is argued. But nowhere have I read about how many people we will kill. It may be important to put that into the equation.

Nor have I seen any suggestions that we kill Assad, who is living the life of a rich ruler (see the New York Times front page for Sept. 13). If the Times knows where he is and we have all sorts of drones, bunker busters and the cooperation of many nations’ secret service organizations, why not try to kill him?

If we want to send a message, that should do it.


Donald Landsman

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