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More than 80 people, 15 of them children, have been killed or wounded by rebel snipers over the last six months in the besieged villages of Fuah and Kefraya in Syria.

If you want a good example of why Donald Trump is so popular, look no further than the mess in Syria ("Syria's failed cease-fire," Sept. 29). There's no reason why the United States must be militarily involved in that country, nor should we be dealing with Russia regarding that country. If our "main objective in Syria is the destruction of ISIS," our leaders need to look at themselves in a mirror. If it hadn't been for our meddling in the Middle East, ISIS would not exist in the first place.

Donald Trump has stated over and over again how we must stop being the world's policeman. Face it, my tax dollars have paid for too much death, destruction and misery. It's time our representatives in Washington rein in the military industrial complex and trigger-happy commanders. Let's heed the advice George Washington put forth during his farewell address when he said we must avoid attachments and entanglements in foreign affairs.

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Toppling President Bashar Assad of Syria is none of our business. We have failed miserably at "regime change" far and wide. It's about time we keep our nose out of everyone else's business!

Rosalind Ellis, Baltimore

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