Sabre rattling baffles reader

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Editor: With no disrespect toward either the Russian or Ukrainian peoples (perhaps they fear an expansion of NATO), the sabre-rattling of the U.S. and, alas, of the current prime minister baffles me in the extreme.

Where were the cries of “foul”

when Britain’s government insisted on the division of my native land in 1921? Was that cruel business a matter of national security or merely an act of pandering to foolish religious bigotry?

But then, consistency in international affairs has never been a strong suit of the U.S. (in whose army I served during the Vietnam War). Is history no more than a story, one to be ignored and then forgotten?

Colmán O’Hare,


Organizations: NATO

Geographic location: U.S., Britain, Vietnam Charlottetown

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