Agreeing with Putin

| Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Agreeing with Putin

Regarding the editorial “Putin & Syria: What's he up to?” (Sept. 12 and TribLIVE.com): U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and the Trib are “deeply skeptical” of Russian President Vladimir Putin's peace plan for Syria. I and many others agree with Putin.

We are deeply skeptical of President Obama's assertions that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and of the highly questionable evidence regarding their use and sources that the government refuses to divulge.

It seems illogical and preposterous that Assad would use them when weapons inspectors were already in the country.

I am also deeply skeptical of politicians and media that refuse to acknowledge that the Cold War is over. The Berlin Wall fell 24 years ago and the Soviet Union dissolved 22 years ago.

Russia and the United States now have a common enemy — radical jihadists, as Putin tried to warn us about with the Tsarnaev brothers (the late and surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspects).

Gerald Schiller

Penn Hills

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