Dr. Michael Pravica: Letters dedicated to Stella Jatras

by 1389 on June 20, 2013

in 1389 Blog Mailbox, Afghanistan, Stella (Stavroula) Jatras, Syria

From: Dr. Michael Pravica
Sent: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 10:24 AM

Dear Friends:

Today, I had two similar letters published in The Hill (Washington DC) and the Portsmouth Herald (New Hampshire) on the Syrian crisis and, in the case of the first letter, on Bill Clinton’s calling Obama a “wuss” for not intervening.

These letters are dedicated to my good friend and fellow activist over the past 21 years, Stella Jatras,+ who recently passed away. May she rest in peace knowing that she tried her best (which is all the God wants us to do) and knowing that she made the world a better place though her tireless efforts.

Michael


 

Letters
The Hill
Washington DC

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

US military intervention does more harm than good
From Dr. Michael Pravica

Given Bill Clinton’s horrible track record of illegal and vicious bombing of Serbia to distract public attention from the Monica Lewinsky affair, he should be the last person to give advice to Obama (“Carney: Obama ‘welcomes’ advice from Bill Clinton on Syria,” June 13). The West is playing the same dangerous game in Syria as it did in the former Yugoslavia by supporting religious extremists — particularly Islamic extremists — in the view that the “enemy of my enemy must be my friend.” As a result, the desperate, illegal and unilateral interventions in Syria, Libya, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Afghanistan and elsewhere by Western powers are destroying nations (and international law), and creating religiously fanatical and ethnically “pure” banana republics in their stead. This is causing tremendous instability throughout the world and may lead to WWIII very soon.

Considering that our nation is still in the midst of a horrible economic crisis with nearly $17 trillion of debt, we can ill-afford yet another expensive and illegal intervention in a faraway nation.

Henderson, Nev.


 

Letter to the Editor
The Portsmouth Herald
New Hampshire

Wednesday, June 19

U.S. can’t afford another expensive intervention
June 19, 2013 2:00 AM
June 17 — To the Editor:

I enjoyed reading John Meinhold’s letter to the editor titled “Arming rebels in Syria looks like Afghanistan II,” in the June 15 edition of the Portsmouth Herald. The West is playing the same dangerous game in Syria, as it did in the former Yugoslavia, by supporting religious extremists — particularly Islamic extremists — in the view that the “enemy of my enemy must be my friend.” As a result, the desperate, illegal and unilateral interventions in Syria, Libya, Yugoslavia, Egypt, Afghanistan and elsewhere by Western powers are destroying nations (and international law), and creating religiously fanatical and ethnically “pure” banana republics in their stead. This is causing tremendous instability throughout the world and may lead to World War III very soon.
Considering that our nation is still in the midst of a horrible economic crisis with nearly $17 trillion of debt, we can ill-afford yet another expensive and illegal intervention in a faraway nation.

Sincerely,
Dr. Michael Pravica
Henderson, Nev.

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