Margaret’s Letter in the NY Times!

Margaret’s Letter in the NY Times!

See the original post from the New York Times here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/opinion/us-weapons-in-ukraine-and-eastern-europe.html?_r=0

 

To the Editor:

Re “U.S. Poised to Put Heavy Weaponry in East Europe” (front page, June 14):

What is astounding about the United States’ proposal to put heavy weaponry in Eastern Europe is that it would also entail spending our tax dollars on upgrading railroads and building new warehouses and storage facilities there.

What is outrageous is not only that we are going back to the Cold War but also that we are using resources so vitally needed at home to rebuild our infrastructure, our railroads and our water and electric systems. We need to invest in our children’s future.

This move of weapons to Eastern Europe ignores the fact that cooperation between the United States and Russia is vitally necessary if we are to solve the challenges of global climate change, terrorism and economic security.

MARGARET MELKONIAN

Uniondale, N.Y.

The writer is executive director of L.I. Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.

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