To the Editor:
Good morning, Medina! I recently heard on the radio and read online that "some in the United States Congress question how the ongoing conflict in Syria is relevant to the national interests of the United States." Wow!
The only thing which I have to say to those who honestly claim to hold such an isolationist, Joe McCarthy-esque view of the American role in the world today is to read your history!
For example, one will find few connoisseurs of world history willing to dispute the fact that the unbelievable economic and military domination of America in nearly all areas of the world since the end of the second world war can be directly traced to the activist foreign policy employed by the administrations of successive United States' presidents throughout the nearly 70 years since the end of World War II! From Berlin to Korea to Vietnam, Panama to Iraq to Chile, Grenada to Kuwait to the Philippines; all of these are locations in which the U.S. has flexed its military muscle in order to to achieve a diplomatic outcome in line with our own national economic (business) interests.
Just imagine; if Syria falls even further into the hands of those who don't like us very much, such would give these Anti-American elements a spot of land on which to base their operations, and, more importantly (and more ominously, from our perspective), it would give such ne'er-do-wells a willing financial partner with whom to launch indiscriminate attacks upon Americans and American interests the world over! And that, needless to say, is not an outcome which anyone desires!