Editor,

I absolutely condemn the beheadings and mass murders committed by ISIS! Are the beheadings done by U.S.-backed Saudi Arabia less evil than ISIS beheadings? Was the U.S. murder of tens of thousands of women and children in Iraq less evil than ISIS murders? Was the U.S. murder of hundred of thousands of women and children in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia less evil than ISIS murders? Is the U.S.-backed Israeli murder of hundreds of Palestinian boys and girls less evil than ISIS murders? Was the U.S. murder of tens of thousands of women and children in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua less evil than ISIS murders? Was Obama’s murder by drones of many women and children in Somalia, Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen less evil than ISIS murders? Was the U.S.-backed 1973 overthrow of Chile’s government, which was South America’s oldest democracy, to install the bloody dictator Pinochet who tortured and murdered thousands, less evil than ISIS murders?

Do we understand that every time the U.S. murders abroad it fuels more hatred, more fear, more revenge toward this nation? And can make us less respected, less safe?



The U.S. created Islamic extremists in Pakistan in the 1980s, the U.S. supported those extremists and Reagan’s White House glorified them as “freedom fighters” against the Soviets.

When would it be right for another nation to murder our children? If never, how can it be right for the U.S. to murder their children?

Don Schrader
Daily Lobo reader