Be Alert To The Dangers Of War

Posted: November 23, 2012

Many of us were alarmed at the reports of Israel’s more than 50 airstrikes against its little neighbor of Gaza. Certainly, Israel seemed justified after days of bombardment from Gaza, with mortar shells and rockets. But with at least 10 Palestinians dead and “fragile relations” with Egypt, the dangers of the civil war in Syria igniting and spreading war in the Middle East becomes very great.

Wars have an ominous way of spreading. The United States is far away from the Mediterranean Sea — or used to be. But our citizens do travel, and so do the members of our families, and as wars ignite and spread, so do the dangers and liabilities.

We need to be alert as a nation, lest we are dragged into a war that none of us wants.


Warren Strickler
Harrisonburg