Tuesday, December 22, 2015

: re: The Security Council Wakes Up on Syria

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From: barry levine
Date: Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 8:12 AM
Subject: re: The Security Council Wakes Up on Syria
To: "letters@nytimes.com"

To the Editor:
         The boundaries of Syria are a vestige of imperial clashes in
the First World War; they never corresponded to an ethnic or cultural
nation. So while "the abrupt removal of Mr. Assad now would only
destabilize Syria", we must ask what are our interests here. Where
stability and legitimacy are at odds, I as an American stand for
legitimacy; if stability were our sole guiding principle, the United
States would still be British colonies.
Barry Haskell Levine


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