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Letter to the Editor
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Our laws include that we are innocent until proven guilty.

I am my brother's keeper (Genesis). Do unto to others as you would have them do unto you (Matthew 7:12). Are these just platitudes? Should the United States stick its nose into the problems of Syria?

In Iraq and Afghanistan over the past 10 years, indigenous people we were there to protect, and to work with, maliciously misled us. We were given information that caused us to use our troops and drone program to kill these people's rivals, their enemies. Did our NSA and CIA knowingly approve and encourage this? Are we repeating this mistake in Syria? Are we being used as pawns of others?

Yes, children and adults were killed in Syria, and sarin gas was used; these are facts and truths. Did President Assad authorize the use of sarin? Did he authorize one of his subordinates to use sarin? Unknown.

How can we be a credible brother's keeper if we attack, kill and maim the wrong people?

Raymond J. Borkoski

Ford City

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