A few comments on The Day editorial, "U.S. must take strong Syrian stance," (Aug. 27). What are The Day's concerns? More "red lines?" More Islamist Jihadists getting the upper hand among the rebel forces? The flow of Mideast oil? Being the policemen of the world?
We know the background to this and other previous "situations" in the Mideast, and there are many, but there is no permanent solution.
A recent political cartoon in the Aug. 23 issue of The Guardian Weekly newspaper said it best. It was titled: "The Riddle of The Sphinx," and pictured Egypt in smoke and ruin. A Sphinx was looking down on a confused small animal. The small animal asks, "So when is a democracy not a democracy, a coup not a coup and a massacre not a massacre?" The powerful Sphinx replies, "Who cares?"