The U.S. has no business bombing Syria; that country is no threat to us ("The decisive moment," Sept. 9).

What happened to its citizens was horrendous, but it is uncertain who exactly released poison gas. Even if it were positively certain that Syrian President Bashar Assad was responsible, an attack by the U.S. is too dangerous to carry out.

The region is so unstable that the result of an attack could be catastrophic. Armageddon could ensue.

What we should do is strongly condemn Mr. Assad and leave him to the rest of the world to deal with. If and when he threatens this country directly, then we should not hesitate to respond militarily.

Mary Kollner, Baltimore