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TERRORISM: Article reflects bias against US ally

Letter by Burt L. Talcott, Tacoma on Feb. 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm | No Comments »
February 4, 2015 5:17 pm

Re: “Jordan executes jailed militants as revenge” (TNT, 2-4).

I must disagree with this article regarding Jordan’s “revenge” execution of two POWs in retaliation for the caged burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by the barbaric Islamic State.

The McClatchy writer used terms describing Jordan as “a police state.” The “move might backfire” – and Jordan “risks sinking to the murderous level of ISIS.”

Jordan is our friend and ally – one of few in the Arab Middle East. It is fighting back (despite its small size and lack of military wherewithal), defending its sovereignty. What is the U.S. doing to stem or eliminate ISIS? Helping Jordan? Waiting? Ignoring ISIS barbarity?

Please don’t follow McClatchy when ISIS burns-alive one of our pilots – or beheads a roomful of our children. ISIS is unrelenting and the U.S. is in its cross hairs.

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