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Syria a French legacy, not British
While British imperialism may have been a mixed blessing for many nations that previously composed the British empire, certainly Syria was not one of them ("British imperialism made a mess in Syria; now they want us to clean up after them," Sept. 11). The letter writer, after checking the history of the region, should note that Syria came under French and not British domination and that ever since Syria gained its independence, France has felt a certain amount of responsibility for that nation's future.
September 17, 2013