Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

Syria a French legacy, not British

Francois HollandeBritain

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.

This explains why French President Francois Hollande has expressed a concern about what has occurred in Syria, even to the extent of proposed intervention, while Great Britain in its actions has been influenced by its own agenda and regard for the U.S.

Nelson Marans, Silver Spring

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
Francois HollandeBritain
  • Mission accomplished [Editorial]
    Mission accomplished [Editorial]

    Our view: The destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stocks has made the whole world a safer place

  • Syrian chemical weapons may linger [Letter]
    Syrian chemical weapons may linger [Letter]

    Are The Sun's editors naive enough to really believe that the last of Syrian chemical weapons have been turned over ("Muscular diplomacy," June 26)? I think that in the haste to find something to praise President Barack Obama for, you may again find egg on your editorial page. Remember the "red...

Comments
Loading