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Opinion: Letters to the Editor

Letters for May 10

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Opinion,Letters to the Editor

Hearing raises more unanswered questions on Benghazi

Re: "Witnesses: Military protection in Benghazi blocked," May 9

No matter what the Obama administration says or does, Benghazi is not going to go away. The families of the diplomats who were murdered by freelance terrorists are not going to forget the loss of their husbands, sons, and brothers. They -- and the nation -- are demanding justice.

Aggravating the cover-up is the lack of information that is needed to arrive at some closure.The three whistleblowers from the State Department who told Congress what they knew on Wednesday pointed to the smoking gun, but did not produce it.

That smoking gun will no doubt uncover the hidden culprit in this sordid affair of abandoning Americans under attack by an enemy that thrives on opportunism.

Who gave the order to the military to stand down? Who made the decision to allow terrorists to kill Americans? Who is responsible for the idiotic and sophomoric cover-up? Who are the principal liars and obfuscators of the facts? Why is the military being politicized?

These are some of the questions that remain unanswered. The American people want the truth and demand punishment for those who are guilty.

"What difference does it make now?" asked Hillary Clinton. It makes a whole lot of difference to the nation.

Louis Ginesi Dominguez

Warrenton

Congress must act to halt gun violence

Re:" Gun control forces struggle to keep issue alive," May 7

As a mother and a sane human being, I am pleading with Congress to pass legislation to protect my children from gun violence.

Enough is enough. We don't want any more mass shootings. The insane American gun culture is becoming a form of domestic terrorism.

I offer a Mother's Day greeting to all the mothers who have already lost their children to gun violence.

Regina Perez

Alexandria

Syria used as conduit to illegally arm Hezbollah

Re: "Obama's blink on Syria could bring peril to allies," May 1

Israel's recent attacks against the advanced weapons Syria is trying to ship to Hezbollah have brought a level of clarity to the Middle East conundrum that heretofore has been missing.

With the exception of Syria, the Arab League hates Iran and is desperate to foil its plan to dominate the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. They support the overthrow of the Assad regime and are secretly applauding Israel's attacks while feigning the expected outrage against "Israel's aggression."

The Arabs are happy to have Hezbollah and Hamas continue to amass weapons, primarily destined for attacking Israel, and will deal with their subservience to Iran in due time.

Iran is outraged. They have Bashar Assad's Syria as an ally and a conduit for illegally arming Hezbollah in defiance of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701, which ended the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war and stipulated the disarmament of Hezbollah.

The oil princes fear the Muslim Brotherhood and the myriad armed factions threatening their kingdoms, and everyone hates the Jews, the old whipping boy they drag out to distract their people from the misery of life under medieval Islamic regimes.

Len Bennett

Deerfield Beach, Fla.

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