Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Why we must help save Mali


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: barry levine
Date: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 10:16 AM
Subject: re: Why we must help save Mali
To: letters@nytimes.com

To the Editor:
  If, as ambassador Huddleston tells us  the "Tuareg...are culturally,
ethnically and linguistically North African and resist the rule of the
sub-Saharan ethnic groups that run Mali", we should be supporting
their legitimate national aspirations and not rushing to succor their
oppressors. When we ratified the U.N. charter, self-determination of
Peoples became the "supreme law of the land".  Let's try living up to
that treaty obligation before we rush to embrace someone else's policy
of oppression.
Barry  Haskell Levine

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