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Letter: Writer crossed the line with attack on military

Writer crossed the line with attack on military

In her Another Voice guest editorial, Victoria Ross accused the U.S. military of being a terrorist organization. This deeply offensive notion is an insult to the brave American women and men of the military who have sacrificed much, including their lives, to protect the freedoms of all Americans from enemies who would wipe us out given half a chance.

The freedom of speech Ross abuses was paid for by our military in blood, spilled on the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, in the freezing cold of the Chosin Reservoir, in the jungles of Southeast Asia, and currently in the deserts and towns of the Middle East. The enemies our military is fighting are brutal barbarians with 21st century weapons, who must be defeated lest they continue to engage in murder, genocide, torture, terrorism and other actions too awful to mention in a family newspaper.

And make no mistake, these enemies are skilled in the arts of propaganda and social media as well as combat, so that their malign influence is felt all over the world, from Chattanooga, New York and San Bernardino to Russian airliners, from Paris to the Yazidi and Kurdish areas of Iraq and Syria, from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to anywhere free people attempt to live out their lives without being enslaved and murdered by terrorist tyrants.

Ross’ column ended by inviting people to a rally promoting nonviolence, a civil society and “the common good.” Yet her unwarranted savaging of our military just a few days after the anniversary of Pearl Harbor leads me to doubt her overall agenda, and the agenda of the rally she promoted.

Daniel H. Trigoboff, Ph.D.