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Letter: CIA did what it had to do

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recent editorial cartoons show your approval of the findings of the Senate Report on the CIA and its actions after 9/11. I would like to remind everybody that the individuals under CIA control have one purpose, and that is to kill as many of your loved ones as possible in as heinous a way as possible. Compare what those terrorists in CIA custody experienced with the experiences of families on …

Letter: Humiliating

Friday, December 19, 2014

We all knew the CIA tortured prisoners during the Bush administration, but the grisly details that were revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report were horrifying. And now the discussion revolves around the effectiveness of the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” lovingly called EIT’s for short. What kind of people would defend torture by any name or for any reason? Man’s inhumanity to man continues …

Letter: Chomsky and Russell

Friday, December 19, 2014

I was pleased to see Jonathan Baird’s very nice tribute to Noam Chomsky for his decades-long fight for peace and truth on the global scene (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). He’s not only a thinker of great intellect and learning, but also one with the moral courage to climb down from the “ivory tower” of academia and talk truth to power, regardless of danger …

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Letter: The path to conflict

Friday, December 12, 2014

The articles on policemen shooting unarmed black men rarely mention the primary reason for these events: It is called resisting arrest. I am not making a case for the police action. When a police officer confronts you, you should be polite in your responses and follow the police …

Letter: Officer did his job

Friday, December 12, 2014

Well, the long-awaited and nationally dramatized grand jury verdict is in on the shooting incident out in Ferguson, Mo. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the killing of Michael Brown, also known as the Gentle Giant. According to the facts presented in the nation’s media to date, …

Letter: Time for change

Friday, December 12, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brought his country to the brink of chaos. Despite Israel’s draconian security apparatus, Israeli Jews are regularly being attacked and killed by Israeli Arabs; Arabs are being attacked and killed by Jewish settlers in the occupied territories and by Jewish gangs inside …

Letter: Well done

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thank you, Rabbi Nafshi, for your thoughtful and educational editorial explaining the role of Sharia law, and religious law in general, within the larger context of secular New Hampshire law (Monitor Forum, Dec. 6). Your piece struck this reader as an inspired and eloquent call for social justice …

Letter: Sharia questions

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I greatly respect the Rabbi Robin Nafshi because all of the rabbis I have encountered are very studious and learned people, without exception. It is not an easy thing to be a spiritual leader, but I have some questions about her “My Turn” article (Monitor Forum, Dec. 6). …

Letter: Support the community center

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A recent Monitor article by Nick Reid reported that the Penacook Community Center has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Monitor front page, Dec. 5). As a former board chair of a private NAEYC-accredited preschool in Concord, I can tell you that …

Letter: Too many mouths to feed

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

We are constantly reading about the food shortage in many of the Asian and African countries. It is a known fact that many of these people create very large families. They do not realize that when they get up in age, they will also be eating the same …

Letter: End the feuding

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I find the actions of some of our state representatives questionable at this time. A member of your party has been elected to lead the House by a majority vote and some of you are pitching fits like children. Rep. Al Baldasaro of Londonderry states that he is …

Letter: Just wrong

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The one resource that needs all the TLC we can afford is our youth. It is obviously a day-to-day grind to bring them to adulthood with the mental tools to better themselves and the world around us. In many cases this task has fallen short of its goal. …

Letter: Questionable selections

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

First, I would like to congratulate the young men and women selected this year for the New Hampshire All-State soccer teams. It is nice to see the recognition given to them. It is hard to understand how players from playoff teams were not selected over players from teams …