Letters to the Editor: November 25

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No reason to rush into war with Russia
At last, someone is saying “wait a minute” to the stampede to aid Ukraine (Opinions, “Israel should consider Ukraine’s and Russia’s treatment of Jews before taking sides, Nov. 4).

If Israel gives Ukraine the Iron Dome missile-defense system, I feel that its secrets will be sold or in Iranian hands in a matter of days.

This is the home of Babi Yar — the 1941 murder of 33,000 Jews, shot and dumped into a ravine filled with bodies, done in part by Ukrainians wearing SS uniforms. SS leaders have monuments to them in the country, as was reported.

Prior to the February incursion by Russia, Ukraine was called the most corrupt country in the world. U.S. President Joe Biden is on record in a speech he gave as to how he had a prosecutor fired that was investigating his son, Hunter. At best, I see no one benefiting from this war but the Merchants of Weapons; at worst, there may be a money-laundering scheme going on between the grantors of the funds and the supposed end users.

Much of what we see as Ukraine was actually the Poland of our survivors — the East by the Zaporizhia, home of the Cossacks who murdered our ancestors for sport and land year after year. Russia and the Ukraine should negotiate a peace or truce, and Ukraine should never be admitted into NATO.

I, for one, see no reason to rush into a war with Russia over this country.

America has no reason to even be in a proxy war here.

JOSEPH SCHVIMMER
Gaithersburg

Shame on the Ravens
With all the news about Jewish and African-American relations, there is something that needs to be pointed out (Opinions, “Kanye West’s hate speech awakens my ‘triple consciousness’ of being Black, Jewish and American,” Nov. 11).

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who was recently signed by the Baltimore Ravens, highlighted a quote in 2020 attributed to Hitler and shared anti-Semitic quotes from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in a series of Instagram posts.

Jackson, who at the time played for the Philadelphia Eagles, had some 1.4 million followers on Instagram. He posted a screenshot of a quote widely attributed to Hitler saying, among other things:

“Because the white Jews knows that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America. They will extort America, their plan for world domination won’t work if the Negroes know who they were. The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching the Children of Israel.”

This reprehensible act by DeSean Jackson should not be forgotten.

Shame on the Ravens for signing him.

MEL TANSILL
Catonsville

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